Why did the Pentagon choose to announce a new focus on Africa while Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a 12-day tour of the continent? Does China's increasing economic attention there a threat to US interests in the region? Guest host Lawrence O'Donnell looks at the Chinese approach to investment in Africa, human rights and economic development, as well as Pentagon concerns about China's growing influence there. Also, Iraq's Deputy Health Minister arrested for supporting Shiite militias, and on Reporter's Notebook, Nancy Pelosi's plane. How big is too big?
Is China Becoming the Next Colonial Power in Africa?
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Chinese Economic Investment in Africa
While Chinese President Hu Jintao is on a 12-day tour of Africa , the Pentagon has announced the formation of a new command structure focusing on that continent. Trade...
Iraqi Health Official Charged with Supporting Shiite Militias
Iraqi Deputy Health Minister Hakim al-Zamili was arrested in a raid today on charges of supporting Shiite militias. Charged with supplying weapons to the Mahdi Army, led by...