China's relationship with Africa is way overblown (GlobalPost)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — One morning in Beijing, almost a decade ago now, giraffes and elephants emerged from the Chinese capital’s smoggy haze. Overnight, giant billboards had turned Soviet-style apartment blocks into African savannahs at sunset. One billboard showed a tribesman with a bone through his nose (that’s Papua New Guinea, not Africa — oops), but…