How far is this article correct in its assessment? It is interesting to know who has the Chinese taken over African industry and economy? Has it? The article merely generalises the phenomenon. True China supports dictatorial and even repressive African rulers, but then China is merely doing so to gain the natural resources that it requires. Pragmatically seen, it is quite kosher, given that the West, too supports dictators and ruthless regimes. It is true that a Chinese manager shot down African workers in a colonialist style. That ofcourse was totally unlike a Chinese reaction and may have done immense damage to the relations with the people of that country, even if not with the government. True, using Chinese labour in Africa where there is no dearth of hardy people, will go against China, but then it must have been a necessity since China want to project itself as an efficient nation and gets their projects up in time. The Language barrier and the work ethos may have forced the Chinese to bank on their own labour so that projects get time bound. Yet, there are rumblings over the Chinese manner of functioning in Africa and that Africans are not getting their due. What are they is the issue.