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Debunking The West’s Top Ten Lies About Chinese-African Relations

Debunking The West’s Top Ten Lies About Chinese-African Relations

15 DECEMBER 2021

The present analysis will identify and subsequently debunk the West’s top lies about Chinese-African relations. What comes next is a list of lies followed by the motive behind each. Then they’ll be discredited with the facts.

Chinese-African relations are historically rooted through shared struggle, mutually beneficial, and the model of South-South cooperation. They represent the best practices of international relations. It’s precisely because of their pragmatism that the US is spreading lies about them. America hopes to cling to its fading unipolar hegemony by stirring up trouble in Chinese-African relations through information warfare in a desperate but inevitably doomed attempt to cling to its fading unipolar hegemony. Washington wrongly believes that it can turn the continent into a theater of rivalry in the New Cold War.

The present analysis will identify and subsequently debunk the West’s top lies about Chinese-African relations. What comes next is a list of lies followed by the motive behind each. Then they’ll be discredited with the facts. The purpose in doing so is to raise greater awareness of the US’ latest information warfare campaign. It must be confidently challenged in order to expose Washington’s pernicious divide-and-rule intentions. The more that the world learns the truth behind the US’ lies, the faster it’ll complete its ongoing and irreversible transition to multipolarity.

1. Lie: “China only cares about extracting resources from Africa!”

Motive: Misportray China as a selfish power no different than Western ones.

Truth: The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) builds infrastructure and unleashes Africa’s economic capabilities.

2. Lie: “China catches African countries in debt traps!”

Motive: Deter African countries from accepting China’s no-strings-attached development loans.

Truth: All deals are voluntary and Chinese investment guarantees each project’s success with time.

3. Lie: “China’s BRI deals worsen African corruption!”

Motive: Misportray China as an economically and politically irresponsible power exactly like the West.

Truth: China’s deals are with legitimate governments that have their own means of fighting corruption.

4. Lie: “China supports African dictators!”

Motive: Discredit the legitimacy of bilateral relations between China and various African countries.

Truth: All of China’s partners are UN-recognized states and governments thereof.

5. Lie: “China’s engagement with Africa is opportunistic!”

Motive: Misportray China as having no mutually beneficial long-term strategy towards Africa.

Truth: China just published its “2035 Vision For China-Africa Cooperation” strategy document.

6. Lie: “China’s secretly building military bases all over Africa!”

Motive: Fearmonger about China’s supposedly aggressive intentions.

Truth: China’s only foreign base is in Djibouti and aimed at facilitating regional anti-piracy operations.

7. Lie: “China is destabilizing Africa!”

Motive: Misportray China’s growing comprehensive engagement with Africa as detrimental to stability.

Truth: China contributes more troops to UN peacekeeping missions than any other country in the world.

8. Lie: “China doesn’t treat its African partners as equals!”

Motive: Falsely imply that China is hegemonistic.

Truth: The triennial Forum On China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) proves the equality of their relations.

9. Lie: “China is racist!”

Motive: Scare Africans away from doing business with China and traveling to it.

Truth: China has unwaveringly fought against racism and the Chinese people are also victims of it.

10. Lie: “China is neo-imperialist!”

Motive: Discredit China’s socialist ideology of shared development among Global South nations.

Truth: China supported African liberation struggles and invested more than $43.4 billion there by 2021.

From the above examples, several information warfare trends can be clearly discerned. First, the most obvious is that the West is lying through its teeth about China. Second, it’s projecting its own motives and modus operandi onto China. Third, this confirms that it has what can be described as a “guilty conscience” but shamelessly doesn’t want to change its ways. Fourth, this is due to its obsession with retaining its fading hegemony. And fifth, the West cannot realistically “compete” with China in Africa.

Building upon the last observation, this explains why it’s resorting to subversive tactics like information warfare aimed at manipulating the minds of Africans and attacking China’s reputation as a reliable partner. Nevertheless, this is doomed to fail because facts always triumph over lies. Africans can see for themselves the mutual benefits of cooperating with China. It’s for this reason why the predicted Asian Century will surely be accompanied by an African Century and thus herald the rise of the Global South.

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By Andrew Korybko

American political analyst

Tags: China, Africa, BRI, US, Infowars, Fake News, Multipolarity, New Cold War.


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China/US: Cold War 2.0

November 10, 2021

FOREIGN POLICY/TAIWAN

  • China rails against ‘provocative’ Taiwan visit by US lawmakers ( link )

  • China Rejects Historic U.S. Law Protecting Taiwan As ‘Illegal and Invalid’ ( link )

  • Chinese military forces exercise near Taiwan in response to US visit ( link )

  • Blinken Says Allies Would ‘Take Action’ If China Attacks Taiwan ( link )


MILITARY/DEFENSE

  • China invests in artificial intelligence to counter US Joint Warfighting Concept ( link )

  • US encourages Japan to increase defense spending in light of China threats ( link )

  • US testing Iron Dome against Chinese missiles ( link )

  • China’s Shock Hypersonic Missile Test Alarms U.S. Lawmakers: ‘National Security Crisis’ ( link )

  • U.S. Navy Pilots May Not Be Prepared to Go Head-to-Head with China ( link )


CONNECTIVITY

  • China urged cooperation on global infrastructure initiatives as the US moved to announce its global mega-infrastructure program ( link )

  • Misreading of China’s BRI and aid data by US think tanks is disappointing ( link )


ESPIONAGE

  • China Is Evading U.S. Spies — and the White House Is Worried ( link )

  • US accuses engineer of espionage for Chinese company ( link )

SANCTIONS

  • U.S. extends ban on securities investments in companies linked to China military ( link )

  • The United States blacklisted two Cambodian officials, accusing them of planning to profit from construction work at Cambodia’s biggest naval base, where Washington has expressed concern about China’s military presence. ( link )


OTHERS

  • US Holocaust Museum says China boosting Uyghur repression ( link )



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China urges cooperation on global infrastructure initiatives | Source: Anadolu Agency

China urged cooperation on global infrastructure initiatives as the US moved to announce its global mega-infrastructure program, Build Back Better World (BBBW), to compete with the BRI. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin urged different countries to work to build “rather than tear down bridges, promote connectivity rather than decoupling, seek mutual benefits and win-win results rather than isolation and exclusiveness.”

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China eager to continue doing projects with Belarus as part of Belt and Road initiative | Source: Belta Agency

China intends to continue implementing highly effective projects together with Belarus within the framework of the Belt and Road initiative in addition to constantly enhancing cooperation in the area of digital economy. Huawei has been already working on the Belarusian market for 20 years, making its contribution to the development of artificial intelligence, Internet, 5G, and other technologies.

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South Asia

Chinese investors growing frustrated with Pakistan’s CPEC delays | Source: Greek City Times

Although the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is meant to be a cornerstone of Beijing’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, it is facing significant delays as the Pakistan government is unable to resolve impending matters. This threatens to make Chinese investors unwilling to pour billions more into Pakistan’s struggling economy. According to local media, most of the orders passed in an August Pak-China Steering Committee were not implemented.

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Asia Pacific

China Seeks Upgrade of ASEAN Relationship to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership | Source: Sputnik

After 30 years of dialogue with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China is reportedly seeking to upgrade that relationship as its ties to the region deepen. It also comes as the United States tries to boost its own ties in Southeast Asia and wrest the area from Chinese influence. China has grown closer to ASEAN’s 10 member states since it was admitted as an observer in 1991, becoming its largest trading partner last year. That trend will continue as China’s Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure megaproject continues to expand. However, not all is immediately ready. There are regular confrontations between China and ASEAN countries involving fishing fleets, petroleum exploration vessels, and warships conducting maritime maneuvers.

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Principales  acciones y decisiones de China relacionadas a la geopolítica y geo economía

Principales  acciones y decisiones de China relacionadas a la geopolítica y geo economía

Semana del 16 al 22 de Octubre, 2021

  • En materia de Política Exterior, China volvió está semana a reivindicar sus derechos en el Mar de China Meridional, en medio de un nuevo reclamo de Filipinas contra China por sus actividades en una zona económica exclusiva filipina rica en recursos estratégicos, según informa ABS-CBN, una compañía privada de radiodifusión que opera en Filipinas.

  • También relacionado a Asia Pacífico, China instó a países insulares del Pacífico a unir fuerzas para frenar los intentos de la alianza militar AUKUS, conformada por Australia, Reino Unido y Estados Unidos, para contrarrestar las intenciones de China en el Pacífico Sur, asegura Telesur, cadena informativa multiestatal latinoamericana, con sede central en Venezuela.

  • China condenó, por otro lado, a la Unión Europea por votar en su Parlamento a favor de aumentar los lazos con Taiwán y comenzar a trabajar en un acuerdo de inversión con la isla, según RT cadena informativa internacional de origen ruso, con sede en Moscú. La UE había llegado a un acuerdo de inversión con China, pero fue puesto en stand-by, tras un empeoramiento de las relaciones entre ambos.

  • En materia de Conectividad, las dos acciones destacadas de China de esta semana estuvieron relacionadas con el proyecto estratégico de la Franja y Ruta de la Seda, impulsado por China, para alcanzar sus objetivos geopolíticos y geoeconómicos a nivel regional y global. 

  • En primer lugar, China firmó documentos de cooperación relacionados al BRI con 10 países insulares del Pacífico, elevando la asociación estratégica integral que conllevan a un nuevo nivel, según informó RNZ,  radio de servicio público de Nueva Zelanda.

  • En segundo lugar, China anunció que trabajará con Arabia Saudita “para sinergizar aún más la Iniciativa” y “participar activamente” en los principales proyectos de desarrollo del país, informa Anadolu Agency, agencia de prensa del gobierno turco.

  • En el rubro Energía, esta semana una de las principales compañías de petróleo en la República Popular de China, Sinopec, firmó, en medio de la crisis energética que afecta a China, un acuerdo con un desarrollador estadounidense de gas natural licuado, que duplicará las importaciones chinas de GNL desde Estados Unidos, indica la publicación británica especializada en Energía, Energy Voice. En los últimos tres años, los nuevos acuerdos de GNL entre las dos grandes potencias se habían congelado, por las crecientes tensiones políticas entre ambos países acontecidas durante la administración Trump.

  • También esta semana, China firmó un acuerdo con Rusia que impulsará el comercio bilateral de productos energéticos, incluidos el gas licuado de petróleo y el gas natural, según Global Times, diario chino que corresponde al Partido Comunista Chino.

  • En Política interna, lo destacado fue el intento de China de reforzar su control sobre Macao, como parte de un plan para recuperar su influencia sobre la sociedad y las empresas de todo el país, informa el diario de New Lens, perteneciente a Key Commentary Media Group, medio con sede en Taiwán, Hong Kong y Macao. Macao, como Hong Kong, es una “región administrativa especial” de China, que supone un alto grado de autonomía en el marco de “un país, dos sistemas”.

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www.globaltimes.cn

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China Says Allegations It Causes Debt Trap for Africa Are False | Source: Bloomberg

China said it was false to claim that its lending practices have pushed African nations into debt traps, blaming a host of economic factors instead and criticizing media reports on the topic. China has come under fire for its lending practices to developing nations, particularly around the confidentiality of contracts between its state banks and debtor nations. Several African countries, including Kenya and Zambia, have struggled to repay their loans as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on their economies.

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China vows to help Taliban ‘rebuild’ Afghanistan in Doha meeting | Source: Strait Times

China pledged to help the Taliban “rebuild the country” while reiterating calls for the US to lift sanctions against the new leaders of Afghanistan as the economy worsens. China is also counting on the Taliban to rein in radical Islamic terrorists that threaten Chinese interests both at home and abroad. A stable Afghanistan could open up opportunities to develop the country’s substantial mineral resources and give a boost to Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.

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China’s main actions and Decisions related to geopolitics and geo economy

China’s main actions and Decisions related to geopolitics and geo economy

Week of October 16-22, 2021

  • On foreign policy, China returned this week to claim its rights in the South China Sea, amid a new claim by the Philippines against China for its activities in a Philippine exclusive economic zone rich in strategic resources, according to ABS-CBN, a private broadcasting company operating in the Philippines.

  • Also related to Asia Pacific, China urged Pacific island countries to join forces to stop the attempts of the AUKUS military alliance, made up of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, to counter China’s intentions in the South Pacific, Telesur said, a. Latin American multistate news channel, headquartered in Venezuela.

  • China condemned, on the other hand, the European Union for voting in its Parliament in favor of increasing ties with Taiwan and beginning to work on an investment agreement with the island, according to RT, the Moscow-based international news network. The EU had reached an investment agreement with China, but it was put on stand-by.

  • In terms of Connectivity, the two outstanding actions of China this week were related to the strategic project of the Belt and Road, promoted by China, to achieve its geopolitical and geoeconomic objectives at the regional and global levels.

  • First, China signed BRI-related cooperation documents with 10 Pacific island countries, elevating the comprehensive strategic partnership they carry to a new level, according to RNZ, New Zealand’s public service radio.

  • Second, China announced that it will work with Saudi Arabia “to further synergize the Initiative” and “actively participate” in the country’s major development projects, reports Anadolu Agency, the Turkish government’s press agency.

  • In the Energy sector, this week one of the main oil companies in the People’s Republic of China, Sinopec, signed, amid the energy crisis affecting China, an agreement with a US developer of liquefied natural gas, which will double the Chinese imports of LNG from the United States, indicates the British publication specialized in Energy, Energy Voice. In the last three years, the new LNG agreements between the two great powers had been frozen, due to the growing political tensions between the two countries that occurred during the Trump administration.

  • Also this week, China signed an agreement with Russia that will boost bilateral trade in energy products, including liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas, according to the Global Times, a Chinese daily owned by the Chinese Communist Party.

  • In Domestic Policy, the highlight was China’s attempt to tighten its grip on Macau, as part of a plan to regain its influence over society and businesses across the country, reports the New Lens daily, owned by Key Commentary Media Group, a media based in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. Macao, like Hong Kong, is a “special administrative region” of China, assuming a high degree of autonomy within the framework of “one country, two systems”.

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www.rnz.co.nz

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