‘There are opportunities…it just depends on if you can grab them.’

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?

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3 responses to “‘There are opportunities…it just depends on if you can grab them.’

  1. Re: One doesn’t usually hear of Chinese being the impatient ones.

    Dude, I’ve no idea how many Chinese you’re acquainted with but this is a truism. Tell me ’bout it, I’ve been livin’ with ’em for DECADES, & it can be REAL tryin’ whether workin’ or livin’ with large numbers of ’em. Well, to look on the bright side of things, I guess they make (others part with their) money faster than other dumba$$ ethnic types as well.

    Re: French Revolution.

    Seems to be workin’ out better than ever in the Lands of the Vikings for some reason, better than France itself ain’t it?

  2. Thus illustrated – the dangers of playing chess when your opponent is playing “Go.”

  3. J.,
    Right on, brudda! ‘Em Mainland types are sure go-in’ places these days. Time to follow their lead & invest your kids in learnin’ the ancient game.

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