http://www.bilaterals.org/article.php3?id_article=5083 The issue here is not Chinese "imperialism" in Africa. Many Africans, especially South Africa, are seeking to develop stronger trade relation and EXPORTING African products to China and other Asian countries. But there is something happening both in South Africa and China right now which I will attempt to explain soon. Many of us here who talk about Africa and the need for repatriation, or Sankofa, etc are gonna find that unless we are willing to break totally from "westernization" then Africans will not take us any more serious than we take ourselves. In these times of financial crisis, at home and in the Diaspora, we need to do some quick strategizing and a lot of networking because conditions have reached a critical mass, more than any of us perhaps are aware.