This is the dialogue between CHINA and African REGIME; CHINA: Is that your old mine there? REGIME: Yes CHINA: And that port over there-yours too? REGIME: Uh-Huh CHINA: Can I build a rail road from the mine to the port? And expand the port? And the mine ,too? All I need is long term contract for everything underground. REGIME(Getting visibly excited): Any strings? CHINA(ignoring the question): Here is the down payment- cash. Let me be clear: environmental record, human rights I dont interfere with such things. I just want stuff! REGIME: ABSOLUTELY! CHINA: Oh, and if rebels are too much trouble, we can help there too.