As for Indo-African partnership experts, Africa is favouring India’s partnership model over china’s. India’s non-perspective and non-interfering development partnership model is receiving a positive response.
Recent reports have slammed that Chinese business houses are treating African Workers as slaves and they are exploiting many local resources.
On the other side, India is treating Africa as a collaborator and an equal partner. This is clearly evident from India-Japan Asia- African Growth Corridor (AAGC) launched by P.M Modi.
China funded projects are also pushing African countries towards a debt trap. The 6-8% interest charged on loans is neither soft nor long term. The slowdown in the Chinese economy is also further contributing to their exploitative Strategy and also for reduction in salaries paid to the workers in Africa.
VOA’s August report has shown Chinese labour practices in Africa, the victims in the report include Chinese migrant labourers also. Even they are also not spared. China has called VOA report as Western Propaganda.
This report was based on a study undertaken by the Institute of African Studies of Zhejiang Normal University. This study observed that over 55% Chinese firms cannot meet the standard working hours in Africa.
A Chinese labour in Angola said that the Chinese energy major he worked for has treated them as slaves.
However, India’s support of development and capacity- building Projects in Africa has seen the completion of 20 major projects in the last two years. India’s development partnership is based on the needs identified by partner-countries in Africa; Modi has even announced a credit line of $10 billion for the continent in the last India-Africa summit.