Why is China the only country that build infrastructure for natural resources rights?
It proposes R4I investment contracts as a model for taking the greatest advantage of China‘s mining investments in Africa. The basic mechanism is the exchange of natural resources for national infrastructure through the innovative combination of two different types of traditional investment contracts, namely a resource (minerals or hydrocarbons) contract and an infrastructure contract. China gets the resources; the host state in Africa the infrastructure.
Is this type of deal lucrative? If so, then why won't other countries such as India, U.S. and Germany won't provide similar offers to African countries? Is there a reason the Chinese seem to be the only ones doing it? What allows them to do this at a profit?