China's Second Continent - Part Three: Chapter Nine Summary & Analysis

Howard W. French
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French visited Dar es Salaam in Tanzania where the Chinese presence had grown since the last time he was there. He was astounded by the number of Chinese vendors on the street hawking cheap products like plastic flowers and knock-offs of superior products. Tamimyu Salehe, the Tanzanian Union of Industrial and Commercial Workers, told French that petty commerce was being taken over by the Chinese. It was puzzling why the Tanzanians gave so much space to the Chinese. Salehe believed the Tanzanian government was being paid by the Chinese to tread lightly on them. Tanzanian workers were warned by the Chinese that they’d be fired if they joined a union.

French decided to return to Mozambique since it seemed to be a main focus of the Chinese, the Bangladeshis and even the country’s former imperial ruler, Portugal. French was...

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