BRICS Now the New “Imperialists” in Africa
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  • “The BRICS take on more responsibilities as well as a greater stake in the preserving and protecting the liberal global economy; meanwhile we continue to enjoy the benefits of that system while spending less to maintain it. That frees us up to focus on modernizing our domestic economy for the post-industrial 21st century.”

    That sounds a wee optimistic to me. How can countries like Russia and China, who don’t even pay lip service to liberal values at home, be capected to honor them abroad?

  • palooka

    He’s incorrect. The essence of Colonialism is that a colonial power forces the local people to labor for a product/commodity at gun point. It may or may not sell that commodity on the local market.

    China, on the other hand, does not invade, use or threaten force, and uses their own Chinese laborers and materials. It’s much more of a pure business deal and if the local government asks China to leave, they will.

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