Rare earths – US > China

Roughly 80 percent of U.S. imports come from China, according to the U.S.Geological Survey. As of 2018, the top three rare-earths producers were China, at 120,000 metric tons; Australia, at 20,000 metric tons; and the United States, at 15,000 metric tons. Beijing has readied a plan to restrict exports of rare earths to the U.S. if needed, as both sides in the… Continue reading Rare earths – US > China

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China in Africa

Chinese debt traps are ensnaring African nations. In some cases, there may be no way out... Is this Bad news for Africa.    CHINA’S increased lending to governments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the potential to support economic growth, but also amplifies credit risks for countries with already high debt burdens and deteriorating external positions, Moody’s… Continue reading China in Africa

East Africa – Africa Migrations

Die "migrasie" na ander lande word hier amptelik aangeteken, maar die wat "onwettig" deurgaan word nes in Suid-Afrika nie rekord van gehou nie.  By ons, meer as dubbeld as wat ons burgers is in die land - almal soek gratis behuising, medies, dienste, skole, toelaes - 'n hele maatskaplike kontinent wat gedeeltes hier kom afpak.… Continue reading East Africa – Africa Migrations

SAIIA

LET OP WIE DIE BEFONDSING GEE SAIIA - South African Institute of International Affairs In terms of their website, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent public policy think tank advancing a well governed, peaceful, economically sustainable and globally engaged Africa.   Their research on foreign policy focuses on regional peace and security,… Continue reading SAIIA

Mocambique – China – GAS

Gas is lankal op die horison - maar dis nou "vriendskap en samewerking" asook eiendom.   Gas, steenkool, goud en veral hout word uitgevoer - ontbossing vind redelik plaas. Wie gaan uiteindelik die "gas", steenkool, goud en ander minerale beheer in hierdie area - Mosambiek of iemand anders?    Who will be in control of all the… Continue reading Mocambique – China – GAS

China in Africa and South Africa

Hul onversadigde mag na beheer, kontrole en minerale - wat ook die vervaardiging van wapens insluit.   Heelwat tenders is al in Afrika geplaas en bekende swart leiers is gebruik om tenders te bekom vir die bou van infrastruktuur vir die Chinese. They want land and they want control.  China's hunger for natural resources has set… Continue reading China in Africa and South Africa