Whatever you can get away with.

The exploitation of Africa has been a rather single minded pursuit for the West for more than half a millennium. Oil, minerals, diamonds, gold, land, and, to our everlasting shame,  human beings all appear in this  deplorable catalog..


Now the Chinese, not to be outdone, are in the game with both feet. The Chinese bureaucrat pictured here is wearing a tag that, roughly, translates as our phrase "manifest destiny", although "the mandate of heaven" is closer to the Chinese meaning. The wolf in elephant's clothing is a bit trite but still...


The eyes are those of Xi Jinping. Ni hao.

Manifest Destiny