Re: Democracy Hong Kong style
Very sad with Africa, they appear on the whole to get a rough deal whomever goes in, I know there's a lot of criticism which more or less says Africa somehow always needs help in getting things going and can't do it alone, but they just seem to get exploited by everybody.
There's some complex debate around aid being used, or flitered off, or the culture of dependency, it's beyond me. Corruption 'appears' to be rife and endemic over there.
That's a gross simplification of course, it depends on which country within Africa we're talking about, dictators, civil war, many factors involved, but it's continually depressing when you hear about it as a part of the world struggling to catch up and evolve into stability.
I'vw caught a few TV programmes on the Chinese and work conditions over there, it's not ideal. The West has a legacy of exploitation and aid, but we've yet to see how China treats Africa... as Altai says, it's early...
Last edited by Hamlet; 11-May-2012 at 21:48.
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