Implications of African China Business Links (Part 2)

The China business impact extends to governance and to organizations that do not work for profits alone. The unifying thread is to manage resources for the public good. Relative progress of the undeveloped parts of the country, compared with its neighbors, stand in stark demonstration of the effectiveness of the China business approach. Lhasa is a most striking example of this phenomenon. Though His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his supporters may have their grievances and issues, the fact is that the China business end of the plateaus and plains around the Himalayas is decades ahead of the Indian, Nepalese, and Bhutanese sides.

Global and Future Implications for China Business Stakeholders

Large swathes of the world, from the Korean peninsula to the far reaches of South America languish in poverty, ignorance, and disease. Many of them have benefited by toeing Washington lines in terms of generous loans, immigration and textile quotas, vacation bookings, and duties in the streets of Iraq. They are dramatic contrasts to countries on the African continent which supply energy, minerals, and consumers for China business. Beijing acts as a comprehensive trading partner, respecting prerogatives of the African people, while investing generously in their infrastructure, social security, and security.

China business is not altruistic. It is also not divorced from the guidance and influences of Beijing. However, the political establishment is careful to segregate China business from other aspects of international relations. Commercial propositions are dealt with on merits, though China business does not operate with short-term or selfish interests in mind. China business advantages do not come packaged with conditions of support for any particular line of political thinking!