In a world that is increasingly interconnected and globalized, the relationships between countries are more complex and meaningful than ever. One such example is the relationship between China and Africa, which has gained increasing significance in recent years. In a recently published YouTube video, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses Western tactics and China’s role in Africa.
The video, published on the “Candid Africa” YouTube channel, is titled “U.S Reporter Hates China in Africa Gets Schooled about the West’s Brutal Tactics”.
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It offers an in-depth discussion and analysis of the relationships between China and Africa and the role of the West in these relationships.
China in Africa: A Different Kind of Influence
Varoufakis argues that China, unlike Western countries, pursues a more humanistic approach in its relationships with Africa. He emphasizes that China, although it seeks to gain influence, is a non-interventionist. This stands in stark contrast to Western countries, which have often used military power and interventions to assert their interests.
As a concrete example, Varoufakis cites Ethiopia. China went to Ethiopia, not with military power, but with the offer to improve the country’s infrastructure. They built airports, improved the railway system, established a telephone system, and built roads – all for free. This approach, according to Varoufakis, is an example of “soft power”.
The West and Its “Brutal Tactics”
In contrast, Varoufakis criticizes Western countries for their “brutal tactics”. He argues that the West has often used military power and interventions to assert its interests. These tactics have often led to destruction and death, especially in Africa.
A Man of Character
The former Greek Finance Minister is known for his clear and blunt statements. He does not shy away from telling the truth, even if it is uncomfortable. His views on the relationships between China and Africa and the role of the West are testament to this.
The BVDSI fully shares his views and recommends watching this video. Truth must remain truth, even if it sometimes hurts interested circles. Predominantly when interventionist and hegemonic strategies are thereby exposed.
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