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Inside China: General hits U.S. in Africa ^ | May 2, 2014 | Miles Yu

Posted on 05/02/2014 1:20:44 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

A top Chinese defense official has accused Washington of being the mastermind behind a conspiracy to deprive Africa of peace and prosperity, and lauded anti-West dictators.

Speaking April 27 at a banquet in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, Lt Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of staff for the People’s Liberation Army, launched a tirade against the United States and praised Zimbabwe’s 90-year-old dictator, Robert Mugabe. Gen. Qi was the guest of honor for Gen. Constanine Chiwenga, chief of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF).

“General officers and men of China admire ZDF, especially your commander-in-chief, President Mugabe who has managed to stand against Western powers’ machinations to destabilize the African continent,” Gen. Qi was quoted as saying by Zimbabwe’s daily newspaper, The Herald.

“Your president is one of the few leaders of the likes of Fidel Castro, Vladimir Putin and others who have stood against Western powers,” Gen. Qi said. “Few leaders have the courage to stand against the United States of America and its allies.”

Gen. Qi went on to relish Mr. Putin’s aplomb in Crimea and President Obama’s difficulty in dealing with the Russian strongman: “As you are aware on the issue of Crimea in Ukraine, President Putin managed to wrestle with Obama. I once told one USA general that they should not forget history where their attempts at Russia failed.”

Gen. Qi was in Zimbabwe to sign a series of defense projects with the ZDF, including a $4.2 million “donation” handed over to Gen. Chiwenga.

As reported by Inside China on March 6, China is poised to establish military bases and strongholds in Africa, and Zimbabwe has been chosen as one of the first for Chinese outposts in Africa. A Chinese air force and radar base already has been operating in Zimbabwe’s Marange region.

In addition, Beijing has built a National Defense University for Mr. Mugabe in Harare, costing more than $100 million. The military school is partially staffed by Chinese and Pakistani instructors.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africa; china; chinaafrica; chine

1 posted on 05/02/2014 1:20:44 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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The Chi-Coms have had imperial ambitions on Africa for decades. They have been working slowly and steadily towards creating an economic colonization over much of the continent’s strategic resources.

2 posted on 05/02/2014 2:19:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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