China is investing in various countries in the world mostly in infrastructure development. Prime examples are,
Why don't the West invest in infrastructure-development of poor countries like China does now?
For instance, countries like Canada, Norway, and so on could invest in safer countries (if they feel that there are safety threats in Africa) like India and Bangladesh who need a lot of roads, railways, bridges, airports, and so on. Then they can achieve considerable financial benefits in those countries.
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Daily reminder that nearly every single railroad in Africa was built by Europeans. – hownowbrowncow
Those were part of establishing colonies and transporting military logistics.
Why do you think Canada or Norway would care to have influence in Bangladesh? – not store bought dirt
You skipped India. Was that on purpose? I don't think Canada and Norway should care to have influence on Bangladesh. I think they can invest their money there to have financial gain. Influence would be a byproduct. Specially, Norway, is a very rich country. And, since, Canada doesn't invest in military so much, they certainly can invest them in 3rd world.
infrastructure is infrastructure. We abandoned the continent because "it was the right thing to do". The Chinese aren't giving these things away for three. They're exploiting poor africans for economic gain. – hownowbrowncow
Suppose, China invests money in Ethiopia to build, modernize, and upgrade their roads, hiways, railways, and other public infrastructures. How can that be comparable to oil and mining companies like BP, Shell, Oxidental, MOBIL, and so on operating in Ethiopia? Give me some example that US or European companies building infrastructures in Ehiopia. Europeans abandoned the continents coz either those countries ran out of natural resources or colonists faced nationalist/freedom movements, or became bankrupt in WW2. Not because that was 'right thing to do'.