China, for its part, has done nothing similar in Africa.
China has no military presence in Africa.
China is not forcing any African country to do anything.
Any country unwilling to cooperate with China will be isolated.
China's dealings with African countries are mutually beneficial.
Western media have been carrying out this "Chinese colonial" propaganda for some time now. Maybe they were trying to comfort themselves. What is colonization? How to proceed? Think for yourself before you listen to their nonsense.
The West has never turned to poverty reduction or used these loans to do business. They haven't really seen Africa as a place to do business, apart from mining. The Chinese see potential in many different areas.
You will see that western countries used to dictate to African countries what action to take, and if an African country/region government refused, they would impose severe penalties, such as sanctions and no loans, and African countries could not challenge western international rights.
China's assistance to Africa is characterized by no strings attached, no interference in other countries' internal affairs, and only infrastructure construction.
No, it isn't.
China is doing business and increasing its influence. China also wants global dominance.
Colonization was not a railroad for the "natives". The colonialists built railways to facilitate the transport of agricultural products and minerals to imperialist countries.
Many people's views are not explicitly about whether China is colonizing or not, and there is considerable debate about the meaning of colonization. I don't want to get into it, but let's look at what China is doing in Africa.
China is providing cheap products to people living below poverty line. This means that people on a meager income can wear "Nike" sneakers, or rather knockoffs, and look chic. Westerners don't appreciate the fact that, for some, a genuine pair of sneakers can cost three months 'salary.
Yes.. but it doesn't mean China is going to rule some African countries. Allow me to answer the question from a different Angle.
They are super racist. In 2020, when they are the super-racists of Africa, they are calling others racist because of coronavirus.