China Threatens Sovereignty of Several African Nations As It Takes Over Their Resources to Cover Debt

Reports that Zambia would relinquish control of its international airport, electric power utility and broadcasting company to China to fulfill its debt obligations raises questions about Chinese neocolonialism, and Asian nation’s control of assets on the African continent

It is no secret that China has increased its footprint on the African continent with heightened influence and economic, trade and security arrangements with various nations. On a positive note, this new relationship between the emerging Asian giant and African countries has been characterized as a mutually beneficial arrangement and a departure from the imperialist exploitation of Europe and the United States. However, in some cases, Sino-African cooperation may assume the look and feel of a lopsided deal, which some would…

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