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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:25 PM

Hillary Clinton launches African tour with veiled attack on China

Source: Guardian

Hillary Clinton launches African tour with veiled attack on China

US secretary of stat contrasts US commitment to democracy and human rights with rival powers' focus on exploiting resources

David Smith in Johannesburg
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 1 August 2012 12.46 EDT

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has launched an 11-day tour of Africa by contrasting America's commitment to democracy and human rights with rival powers' focus on exploiting resources.

Although Clinton did not mention any country by name, her remarks will be widely interpreted as a swipe at China, which eclipsed the US as Africa's biggest trading partner three years ago.

The secretary of state is accompanied by a US business delegation on a seven-nation tour that will include Africa's youngest country, South Sudan, and a private visit to its elder statesman, 94-year-old Nelson Mandela.

During her first stop on Wednesday in Senegal, Clinton told a university audience that the US was committed to "a model of sustainable partnership that adds value, rather than extracts it" from Africa.


Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/01/hillary-clinton-africa-china

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Judi Lynn Aug 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Aug 2012 #1
jpbollma Aug 2012 #2
Judi Lynn Aug 2012 #3
leftstreet Aug 2012 #4
nc4bo Aug 2012 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:31 PM

1. 'ere we go

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:20 PM

2. Okay...

As far as I can tell, the USA has had a much worse affect on Africa than China ever has had.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:35 PM

3. Kicking. n/t

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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:11 PM

4. The US lecturing anyone on exploiting resources...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:47 PM

5. And we've begun the Drug War drumbeat

DEA describing Africa as the "New Frontier".

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021037244

Think there's any teeth to this "veiled attack" or just blowing smoke? Is there some kind of chess game going on between China/Africa and the U.S.?

Found this interesting little blog about Chinese/African relations. Pretty interesting stuff, to me anyway.

Oh yea, there's oil over there.



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