February 11, 2012
More China in Africa: China labor practices in Zambia's mines.
See "One Barking Dog Sets the Whole Street a-Barking" and related links and posts for a discussion on the upshot of a recent Human Rights Watch's report on labor practices in a Chinese company in Zambia. It's all at Deborah Brautigam's China in Africa: The Real Story, which we first noticed here at the year's end. If you're not watching the world's scramble for Africa's resources as many African nations seem to enter their competence phases--following those of achieving independence and across-the-board post-colonial mismanagement--you and yours run the risk of becoming a western Rip Van Winkle.
Posted by JD Hull at February 11, 2012 11:39 AM