The Dragons Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa by Deborah BrautigamIs China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, Chinas aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. Chinas tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by Chinas growing embrace.
This well-timed book, by one of the worlds leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of Chinas aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their going global strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the U.S., Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest.
China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigams fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with Chinas rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.
Scientists Await 'Baby Dragon' Hatchlings in Slovenian Cave
China man claims to have captured flying dragon on camera, people scream CGI
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Jump to navigation. The video was uploaded on YouTube by Apex TV with a title "Dragon caught on tape in China" and the description says, "A man in China took footage of this giant mysterious flying creature that was spotted near the border of Laos. The description also says that amid many theories, people are also vouching for the existence of Pterodactyls, the flying reptiles we see in Jurassic Park movies. Watch the video here:. People, however, were quick to point out how the 'dragon seems too sharp in resolution compared with the blurry and pixelated surrounding mountrains' and how the flying creature 'disappear after the rocky mountain'.
Published on Jun 22, An Olm Proteus anguinus swimming in an underground stream, hidden in the Slovenian carstic landscape. Published on May 12, Austropotamobius spp. Heavy rains of Slovenia would wash the olms up from their subterranean habitat, giving rise to the folklore belief that great dragons lived beneath the Earth's crust, and the olms were the undeveloped offspring of these mythical beasts. In The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola, Valvasor compiled the local Slovenian folk stories and pieced together the rich mythology of the creature and documented observations of the olm as "Barely a span long, akin to a lizard, in short, a worm and vermin of which there are many hereabouts".
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All rights reserved. There be dragons—and not just on Game of Thrones. Because "red is the first color of the spectrum that gets filtered out," underwater, these fish appear black, helping them hide from predators, says Stiller, a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego. Their masquerade is likely why they don't have the same leaf-shaped camouflage appendages the leafy seadragon and common or weedy seadragon blend in. Also unlike their cousins, ruby seadragon males carry their babies—but under their tails, not in their bellies. This keeps them close to their prey, including the famously venomous Portuguese man-of-war.