Al Jazeera: China Buys the World

In a week-long series titled “China Buys the World,” Al Jazeera looks at “China’s global expansion, and what it means.” The website includes a number of reports and videos focusing on China’s investments in Myanmar, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Egypt and other countries. From the first report:

In the first of our series, we visit Zimbabwe, a country that has literally mortgaged many of its key assets to China as it attempts to pull its economy out of free-fall.

As Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports, many Zimbabweans are asking whether it’s a fair exchange.

Another video looks at China-Venezuela trade ties: