What do people in Africa think about China?
Depends, for the black middle class and upper class, Nigerian
We think they are fast, efficient, foreigners that mind their business, honest on a business to business perspective, we also like the fact that they don't deny us technology, as they have plans to build nuclear power stations in Kenya, Angola, Namibia and Sudan which no other country will sell nuclear tech to.
We see them as an alternative to the imperialist
west, the governments like the fact that china gives them low interest loans for infrastructure
A lot of us travel to Europe for holiday and we notice how efficient Germans are when it comes to construction, but in Nigeria, German companies don't live up to that, a bridge that should be built in 8 months will take 3 years and then the Chinese come and finish it under a year.
And we are very thankful that you do not sell military hardware
to our leaders.
Anything that has to do with the sale or killing of the big 5 is a no no, it's cool to harvest the whole forest of trees but those animals are dear to our hearts, we don't like when a giraffe, elephant, zebra, rhino or lion has to leave the continent, if you want to see you come visit…
In general we don't really like non English speakers, but we understand that English isn't your first language.
China is the main exporter of its products to Uganda where I come from. 70% of our products are imported from China.
China has the biggest construction companies in my country, they construct roads we pay later.?
China is very important for us Africans more than the west. If the Chinese knew English we would have benefited more.
Whenever I hear about China the following comes into my mind:
3.kung fu, I watched a lot of Chinese movies during my childhood.
5.fake products, in my country (Tanzania) even if a fake product is not from China, it will be called Chinese product.