Feb 16, 2021
Jose Manuel Cruz
Neo-colonialism in Africa: The Chinese Strategy in Action

Our speaker this week will be José Manuel Cruz, a Structural Civil Engineer (MSc) with many years of experience working with Building Contractors around the world, including 4 years working in Angola, West Africa, between 2013 and 2017.

He will share with us his direct observations gained as a consultant to Chinese Building Contrators in Angola, on how China keeps using a tested form of neo-colonialism to increasingly control many countries in Southern Africa both economically and politically. 

Note:  Angola was a colony of Portugal until 1975 (Angola - Wikipedia).  Portuguese is the official language of the country.