"The plans appear on track. Across Africa, the red flag of China is flying.
Lucrative deals are being struck to buy its commodities - oil, platinum, gold and minerals.
New embassies and air routes are opening up. The continent’s new Chinese elite can be seen everywhere, shopping at their own expensive boutiques, driving Mercedes and BMW limousines, sending their children to exclusive private schools.
The pot-holed roads are cluttered with Chinese buses, taking people to markets filled with cheap Chinese goods.
More than a thousand miles of new Chinese railroads are crisscrossing the continent,
carrying billions of tons of illegally-logged timber, diamonds and gold.”