RE:" CHINA RESOURCING FROM THE WORLD."

Submitted by Rosa Manson on March 18, 2008 - 3:44pm.

Hi!
Recently in the congo, china has made an other on digging for minerals within congo, and has promised them ten times the annual salary that the average person would earn in a year, that works out at three times what the 'Western Donors' have offered in aid up to 2014.
There are many countreis int he developing world that are letting China take away their resources, and have done away with bilaterla aid, and are quite happy to let China invade their country and take away their wealth.
What does oen think and know about this, and how can one prevent this from happening?
The many concerns regarding cheap labour, not caring about the environment they are working in, is this not the opposite to what Aid Working is all about?
Should we not be protecting these countries, and doing as Aid Workers what we do best and that is protect these people from falling into the wrong hands and letting their countries be destroyed by this?
Rosa

Submitted by jcravens42 on March 18, 2008 - 5:46pm.

Could you please cite your sources for the statistics you state?

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Jayne Cravens
www.coyotecommunications.com/development/
Bonn, Germany

Submitted by Rosa Manson on March 18, 2008 - 11:11pm.

Hi!
In Lumbashi Chinese entrpreneurs have set up half of of the 50-odd processing plants
All around Lumbashi, the capital of the Congo's copper rich province of Katanga, there are signs of a sudden chinese invasion. Chinese middlemen have begun buying ore from the area's many wildcat miners and selling it on to processing plants.
In late 2007 the Congolese Government announced that Chinese state-owned firms would build or refurbish various railways, roads and mines at a cost of $12 billion, in exchange for the right to mine copper ore of an equivalent value. That sum is more than three times Congo's annual national budget and roughly ten times the aid that was promised by the "Consultative Group" of Western donors each year until 2010.
The chinese are prepared to invest billions in the Congo-billions more than Western Governments and investors combined are putting in.
some Non-Governmental Organisations worry that Chinese firms will ignore basic legal, environemtnal and labour standards in their rush to secure resources, leaving a trail of corruption, pollution and exploitation in their wake,
by offering aid packages to countries that welcome Chinese investment.
Angola has been receiving so much aid and investment from china that in 2006 it decided it had no need of the International Monetary Fund's billions and all the tiresome of transparency and sound economic management that comes with them.
Sudan, has shrugged off Western threats and sanctions over the continuing atrocities in Dafur, thanks in large part to china's readiness to invest in Sudanese oilfields and buy their output.
Rosa

Submitted by jcravens42 on March 19, 2008 - 8:24am.

AGAIN, I ask -- could you please cite your sources? Where are you getting these stats from? What magazine, newspaper, web site, white paper are you quoting from?

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Jayne Cravens
www.coyotecommunications.com/development/
Bonn, Germany

Submitted by Rosa Manson on March 19, 2008 - 4:32pm.

Hi!
I do apologise, the source about the article on China is from the Economist march 15 2008. ' A RAVENOUS DRAGON.'
Please visit www. economist.com/china. There are various articles on China, and what is happening.
Thanks
Rosa

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