[Marxism] Fwd: Anthropologist Jane Goodall: China is pillaging Africa like an old colonial power

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 22 17:59:57 MST 2016

“In Africa, China is merely doing what the colonialist did. They want 
raw materials for their economic growth, just as the colonialists were 
going into Africa and taking the natural resources, leaving people 
poorer,” she told AFP in an interview in Johannesburg.

The stakes for the environment may even be larger this time round, she 

“China is bigger, and the technology has improved… It is a disaster.”

Other than massive investment in Africa’s mines, China is also a big 
market for elephant tusks and rhino horn, which has driven poaching of 
these animals to alarming heights.


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