ROILO GOLEZ, Philippine National Security Adviser (2001-2004). The world and the Philippines as Roilo Golez sees it. With focus on national security, geopolitics, geo-security, economics, science and government.
Friday, August 4, 2017
In Africa, it’s China vs India and Japan. Lipstick Alley
Where Japan and India could end up scoring above China would be delivering quality infrastructure borne out of a consultative process, in contrast to China’s “government-funded” Belt and Road project. Notably, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta echoed the sentiments of many African states in a recent statement that Japan does not press its own views on the continent—considered an implicit reference to China that is known to be unyielding. Although the games for expanding spheres of influence among Asian powers have begun, the geo-strategic consequences of China’s overbearing economic influence sharply point towards its revisionist agenda.