Exactly and that was the point about racism. The Chinese don't trust any of them and we are so desperate to avoid the charge of racism, that we adopt an overly trusting attitude to all of them(african governments).The Chinese get their projects done by having everything done by Chinese workers. On most of the Chinese projects in Africa and Eastern Europe, very few locals are employed, and almost none in any position of importance. All the materials and equipment come from China, straight through customs with no inspection or paperwork.
China: Hey Little country, want a new road/dam/power station/university/train line without all the bullshit that comes from asking the IMF, USA, UK, EU, Norwegians, etc?
Little Country: Would love to, however I'm skint and can't even afford new Mercedes for my
brothersgovernment ministers, and no-one will lend me money since I killed all those traitors from the other tribe/religion.
China: Not a problem! We will lend you the money at a very special compound interest rate, calculated in US$. We'll add a little something to enable you to get the Maybach Mercedes fleet you deserve. Just sign here...
...One small detail: miss a single payment and we'll own your airports and ports, as well as any other property we want in the country (military bases and your house excepted), up to the full value of the project.
As a metaphor China is Mr Potter from its a wonderful life and we are George and his saving and loans. Except, the people don't turn up at the end to help, but really do loot everything not nailed down.