Review: Empire of Dust: China In Africa (2011)

In 2007, the Democratic Republic of Congo struck a $6 billion deal with the Chinese to develop their national infrastructure in exchange for access to Katanga’s unparalleled mineral reserves which are worth more than $50 billion. Empire of Dust is a documentary about the Chinese attempt to build a 300 kilometer road connecting Kolwezi with Katanga’s capital, Lubumbashi, formerly known as Elisabethville.

The road was originally built by the Belgians in the 1950s but was neglected and has deteriorated since independence like the rest of Congo’s infrastructure. The Congolese were incapable of maintaining it. The documentary shows how frustrated the Chinese become with the laziness, incompetence and thievery of the Congolese. In Africa, even the most simple tasks become extraordinary challenges for Chinese engineers.


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  1. I’m quite certain the Chinese can succeed where the White man failed. They have a ruthless streak we don’t; they’ll even eat their dogs.

  2. I’ve seen it before. The Chinese definitely didn’t all pretend to be race blind like whites do. Perfectly frank and realist. If we do not get cracking and take Africa, then someday the Chinese will take it in our place.

  3. If China does begin colonizing Africa, then I can genuinely sympathize with the Blacks who will fall under their sway. I wouldn’t wish that fate on anyone.

    The absolutely cut-throat nature of Oriental society really can’t be underestimated.

  4. The whites of today are not the Spanish conquistadors or English pirates of the 16th century. Their cruelty, ruthlessness and rapacity are needed to control sub-saharan africa.

  5. At http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/50799-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo-Lubumbashi-to-Kinshasa is an item I’ve already linked here, at Occidental Dissent. It’s an account of a young Belgian couple’s journey from Lubumbashi to Kinshasa in—not sure when, would have to check—maybe 2009 (though the account wasn’t posted online until 2010). At one point, if I’m remembering this correctly, it’s mentioned that the blacks, deep there in Congo, speak of the white couple as “Chinese,” which is apparently the term for non-blacks.

  6. The Chinese are burdened by lawyers and judges.

    Horus the Avenger in his podcast mentioned a city in China, where they imported 50,000 Blacks from Africa (no kidding) due to UN obligations. The Blacks are behaving there as they do anywhere else.

  7. They want the valuable and vast mineral resources and the massively fertile and productive farmland. The Blacks will fade from existence by and by. The Chinese will ensure as much.

  8. But…but..but… Africa will get Chinese restaurants!

    If Africa is once again colonized, does this mean that the homeland that black nationalists want isn’t going to be in Africa? Maybe this will piss them off and make them want to go back to Africa? What will this do to Asian/black relations in the U.S.? Fray, fray, the rainbow! Could it be any other way?

  9. Blacks are pretty damned cut throat themselves. Stone age savages v high tech, semi civilized savages? There is absolutely no substitute for White people.

  10. The chinks will probably wind up shooting all those lazy, worthless niggers and just bring in a bunch of robots or something.

  11. The chinks won’t put up with any of their shit and they’ll never be called “racists” for keeping it under control.

  12. You’re welcome, Sertorius. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    When I first read it, a few years ago, I thought the entries were being posted while the journey was taking place. Accordingly, the possibility that the young couple would be killed made me think the account might stop abruptly.

  13. No. Niggers are raping Chinese women a lot, and the Chinese men don’t do anything because they think the women must deserve it, the women are afraid to report it usually, they fear the cops will rape them too. It only gets reported if the woman is also murdered. China is a massive sewer.

  14. The largest African community in Asia is in Guangzhou (capital of Guangdong/Canton). There are almost half a million a year, with officially 16,000 residents, a quarter of them “long-term” (over 6 months, usually married to Chinese women), and tens of thousands, maybe a hundred thousand illegals (overstaying visas). The number is unknown (even though city entries and exits are controlled) because of the massive corruption in China.

    Almost all (99%) of the African niggers there work illegally. (Rich, elite African students (kids off politicians etc) on full Chinese government scholarships are more likely to go to university cities.)

    They run the streets, sell drugs, rape, rob. They drive PRC Muslims out of their neighborhoods, and have gang wars. Some African Muslims side with PRC Muslims against Non-Muslim Niggers.

    The local police and politicians do practically nothing because they get bribes from the illegal niggers. They just deal with blatant crimes that draw the media, or when they occasionally get orders to crack down a bit because things are getting out of hand, and they deport a few niggers, then it guess back to business as usual.

    It’s got nothing to do with the UN.

  15. What Chinks succeed at in Africa is helping send niggers north, where their puppet Renzi picked them up and ferried them to Italy then told them to head further north. Now PRC police patrol Paris and Milan, only protecting PRC citizens from the niggers the Chinks helped bring there. The more influence the PRC gets in Africa, the worse everything will get. Unlike the British and French imperialists, the Chinks are incapable of bringing order to Africa. Japan recently increased its military deployment in Africa to counter Chinese influence, and South Korea is combatting Chinese influence in Africa — esp. in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya. They both know they Chinese exploitation of Africa increased Chink threats to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc (Inc. USA). Hopefully Trump will continue to deal aggressively with the PRC enemy. Africa must again be dominated by a white-run Europe.

  16. Those Chinese men are more likely afraid of lawyers and judges destroying their lives, if they did anything to defend their communities.

    Remove the legal shackles from the White man’s wrists and he’d clean house too.

  17. This was a podcast from a few years back so I might have misremembered. I can’t imagine why any country would see them as desirable immigrants.

  18. You know why they wont be called racists? because they did not travel to civilizations, kill their populations, steal their natural resources and then hold them to economic ransom whilst acting as the savior to all their woes.

  19. So you don’t know what the Chinese are doing to Tibet today and you have not read any Chinese imperial history at all. How ignorant.

    Yet another anti-White millennial proving what Sophomores they are. They think they are wise because they completed their first year of college. LOL

  20. Asians are far more likely to be race realists than whites are. That’s why I was very saddened to read an article about the influx of black Africans into China. The article was posted on amren.com some time ago. From what I’ve read, many of the male Africans in China have even succeeded in marrying Chinese women.

    I have a Nigerian friend who lives in China. Even he is aware that a disproportionate amount of African women work as prostitutes and the men as drug dealers.

  21. Seems the inbred-ness of the Jackson’s has climbed to new heights. To compare Chinese actions in Tibet to Western colonialism could only be attempted by an ignorant ‘Murican. Stop burying your head in the sand, this is the outside world calling, it is time to evolve out of your cesspit

  22. Go troll somewhere else. You apparently only know the Marxist version of Western history. Killed their populations? You mean wiped out? Unfortunately, our food, medicine, and hygiene has dangerously grown their population. Just like what the Chinese are doing today, the colonial powers made deals and traded with African tribal leaders for resources. How do you think all that infrastructure was built in the 20th century (roads, bridges, hospitals, schools)? By the Africans? We still send them money and supplies to this very day. Remember, when whitey arrived in Africa, the natives didn’t even have the wheel despite the obvious engineering capabilities of the dung beetle on display right before their very eyes each and every day. In the end, I have a feeling that when the Chinese finally leave Africa, it will have been stripped of everything of value leaving only its unwanted population.

  23. It’s kind of not a bad idea to designate one area as “the Black Jungle” and let the area go down in the worst way. That way young idiot race deniers can be sent there as a punishment.

    It simply isn’t effective to get all your information on racial realities from books.

  24. I love where the Asian tells the African that China at the time didn’t even have the infrastructure the Europeans built in the Congo in the 1930’s. He was amazed at what the Europeans created so many decades ago in that wild, savage place, and how quickly it reverted back to nothing. I’m reminded of the somewhat disputed quote attributed to Dr. Albert Schweizer:

    “I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There
    is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and
    know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the
    intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally
    with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life
    to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but
    I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and
    they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as
    their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will
    destroy all of his work. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who
    would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this
    status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would
    help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as
    your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you.”

  25. Here is what you reference above, J_B:

    “The road is Chinese made. You can recognize the chinese from a distance by the big straw hats they wear. Everywhere in Congo people, especially kids, would shout “Chinois” (Chinese in French) to us. For many Congolese everybody who is not black is “Chinois”. That is due to the large community of Chinese living in Congo.

    The relationship between China and Congo is worrying to say the least. I will not bore you to death with the details, but if you are interested, do a google search on the deals regarding the mining concessions and you will find plenty to read.
    In short: China has lend Congo many billions for rebuilding their infrastructure. Almost all infrastructure works are then outsourced to.. Chinese companies. The chinese companies bring their own – underpaid – workforce and provide little to no employment to the local population. In return for the loan China gets huge mining concessions. Astronomical ‘signature fees’ were appointed to the officials who signed the contracts ofcourse. The whole deal is immensly beneficial for the Chinese, but the question is what is in it for the Congolese?
    And what happens when the 5 billion is spent? They’ll have a few nice roads and bridges. But what about maintenance of this infrastructure?”

    The board won’t allow me to post the URL for the quote, but it is #420.

    This couple has a combination of courage tempered by a streak of craziness. They have nerve to have done this feat and can be very proud of themselves.

  26. Thanks, Sertorius, for providing that passage I’d remembered and for providing, too, the number of the entry in which it appears.

    Your remarks about China’s activity in the Congo have given me a good basic understanding of the situation, though I’m sure I’ll have a better understanding of it when I’ll have done the research you recommend. One does wonder where the situation’s headed—nowhere good, probably.

    Maybe you saw, at #538 of the online account, the summary of Frederik and Josephine’s entire trip, of which their passage through the Congo was only a portion. At about 1:09:30 of a video I’ll link below, the couple are asked what means they had to defend themselves, and Frederik replies as follows:

    “Nothing really. The discussion about taking weapons on
    overland trips has been beaten to death on the internet before. I think we strong—We’re totally against violence, of course. Violence usually doesn’t really solve anything; and even more so, I think it puts you more in danger. Especially in Congo, we’ve been in very heated discussions about money in the middle of the night and were extremely vulnerable at times; but still, most people still had the dignity not to harm you physically. Even in the Congo, that’s no different. While they could have easily done something to us, they didn’t, because we tried to respect these people, and they do the same, sometimes in a very-rough way. I hope that answers your question.”

    Here’s the link:

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