From this site:
It makes sense in a way – as China develops rapidly, it’s going to adopt some of the same traits as did the European powers in earlier centuries, specifically the desire to colonise – only there aren’t that many options nowadays, Africa providing some the few opportunities left.
The questions for debate are how far will this go? Will Zimbabweans have to stand for it or will they rise up and reclaim their country? Will African neighbours/western nations sit idly by? Should they? Are other African countries destined for the same fate?