It’s quite straightforward:

  1. Help African countries build their infrastructure and, in the process, make lots of friends.
  2. Get a return on their loan investments.
  3. Improve trade with these countries, especially with respect to natural resources.
  4. Develop new consumer markets in Africa for Chinese products. This can only happen if China helps elevate the standard of living for African peoples.
  5. Offload low-end manufacturing to these countries where labour is abundant and cheap.
  6. Utilize China’s surplus infrastructure construction capacity; otherwise, it would go to waste.

It’s a win-win.

Of course, the West characterizes all of this as neo-colonialism. They’re green with envy…



The Smalltalk programming language is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with an exciting conference event at Toronto Metropolitan University called Camp Smalltalk Supreme on the weekend of June 10–12. That’s just five weeks away!

Here is the exact location:

Camp Smalltalk Supreme is open to the public. Admission is free.

Come listen to Smalltalk luminaries such as Adele Goldberg, Dan Ingalls, and Kent Beck. Ask them any questions about Smalltalk. This is the place to learn about this magnificent language.

There will be free giveaways, and birthday cake! Refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!