If you’re concerned about a growing Chinese military threat you’re wasting your time. Rather, if you see China as a threat to American hegemony you should be looking at places like Senegal. Al Jazeera has a special about Chinese immigration to Africa. How many Americans (even in this time of economic hardship) are willing to pack up and move to a new economic frontier? Meanwhile, who do you think is going to have more influence throughout the continent in the next 10 or 20 years?
Best line: ‘Chinese people like to do things quickly and things move slower in Africa.’
One doesn’t usually hear of Chinese being the impatient ones. After all, aren’t they still waiting to see how the French revolution worked out?