SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 30, 2007, 04:42 PM URL: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,484603,00.html
THE AGE OF THE DRAGON
China's Conquest of Africa
By Andreas Lorenz and Thilo Thielke
China is conquering Africa as it becomes the preferred trading partner of the continent's dictators. Beijing is buying up Africa's abundant natural resources and providing it with needed cash and cheaply produced consumer goods in return.