A Chinatown in Algiers? It's all abou...

A Chinatown in Algiers? It's all about oil

There are 9 comments on the San Francisco Chronicle story from Jan 24, 2010, titled A Chinatown in Algiers? It's all about oil. In it, San Francisco Chronicle reports that:

The power behind this runaway building spree is China. Some 50 Chinese firms, largely state-controlled, have been awarded $20 billion in government construction contracts, or 10 percent of the massive investment plan promised by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a nation where jobs and housing are scarce and al-Qaida has struck roots.

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Islamic World

Cliffside Park, NJ

#1 Jan 24, 2010
I wonder how the Islamic World will confront China. All I know is that the relationship will be different from that of the Europeans and Americans. Islam has had a warm relation with China in the past when both were powerful at the same time and Europe was under the dark age.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#2 Jan 24, 2010
You're right about this,lets see if they'll see Chinese as infidels.I don't think Arabs like some stuff Chinese do or eat!
Islamic World

Cliffside Park, NJ

#3 Jan 24, 2010
The Crescent and the Dragon, China and Islam. Sounds like good book in the coming. If Middle East can make peace with China, then maybe we will see another golden age, because the relationship between the West and Islam has not been good for a long time.
Humanity Set

Netherlands

#4 Jan 25, 2010
We Muslim love the West but the West is cheating us and favour one state over all the Muslim states and double standard; they won't be any alternative but work with the Chinese and we thank God there is China offering its savoir faire to less fortunate nations.
Islamic World

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jan 25, 2010
Humanity Set wrote:
We Muslim love the West but the West is cheating us and favour one state over all the Muslim states and double standard; they won't be any alternative but work with the Chinese and we thank God there is China offering its savoir faire to less fortunate nations.
So why was there backlash over this past summer about Chinese coming into Algeria? There was a big fight between Chinese and natives. And also some accused of Chinese eating strange foods which of course is not important. So do you think China and Islamic relationship will be good in the future?
Humanity Set

Netherlands

#6 Jan 25, 2010
Islamic World wrote:
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So why was there backlash over this past summer about Chinese coming into Algeria? There was a big fight between Chinese and natives. And also some accused of Chinese eating strange foods which of course is not important. So do you think China and Islamic relationship will be good in the future?
Backlash happens even between nationals who have short temper.
So far the relations are good as long as China doesn't get too greedy ; relations stay or even improve.
Islamic World

Mission, KS

#7 Jan 27, 2010
Humanity Set wrote:
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Backlash happens even between nationals who have short temper.
So far the relations are good as long as China doesn't get too greedy ; relations stay or even improve.
China have not been greedy so far, but tensions were high last summer, maybe jealousy of Chinese coming to Algeria. Maybe you should read this and think differently:

http://maghrebinenglish.wordpress.com/2009/08...

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#9 Feb 6, 2010
algerianmahboule wrote:
The Chinese are hard working people,they're more than welcome in Algeria,hopefully we will learn a lot from them.
i.e. how to make fake products!
boulboul

UK

#10 Feb 6, 2010
europeans are greedy and evil.they left carnage everywhere they go(included the usa).the big bear is awake,we should welcome him.i don't care what they eat,it is silly to judge people by what they eat;let me reminder those who judges, that "you"youself eat dodgy food(and me as well)like sheep's head,stomach and intestine.so we are not perfect either.

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