China in Africa and Latin America: Economic Imperialism?

Western media does funny things with words. When Yankees are attacked for their imperialism, they trot out their usual euphemisms such as “foreign aid”. But lo-and-behold, when China offers to build roads or harness energy in Latin America or Africa, this same western media discovers the vocabulary of “debt trap” and “imperialism”.  The author of this article explains why what China is doing has little to do with imperialism.
(If you have trouble linking to this article, try googling its title “China Breaks the Western Debt Stranglehold on the World” and click on the link that comes up. New Eastern Outlook has been banned on FB and their links often don’t load so they must be doing something right!)
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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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