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Richard Armitage was the 13th United States Deputy Secretary of State, serving from 2001 to 2005. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and then after the[…]

Richard Armitage talks about some of the risks of China’s recent economic and military advances.

Question: Is China getting to Africa before the U.S.?

Armitage:    It’s a mixed bag.  As I read it now, some of the African states are a little leery of sort of the ___________ of the Chinese.  I think they’d be somewhat more conscious and comfortable with us.  And I know a lot of our investment capital and our venture capital from the United States is going into Africa now – telecom and things of that nature – because the markets are growing rapidly.