Wanting the Chinese to leave and the old colonial rulers to return, the populist Michael Sata commented; “They exploited our natural resources, but at least they took good care of us. The old colonial rulers; 1) built schools, 2) taught us their language, and 3) brought us British civilization … at least western capitalism has a human face – the Chinese are only out to exploit us”. Baltimmore Zambians and the rest of the world community should further investigate these claims. if their intent is to go back to colonial rule, their Baltimore relatives should petition their countrymen to invite diplomats from various countries over for negotiations, which can lead to an exit strategy or shared responsibility.Mr. Sata should continue to pressure his Baltimore countrymen to petition the U.S. government to authorize sanctions against Chinese businesses until they come to the negotiations table for talks. Chinese investments in the copper rich former British colony are accused of; 1) paying slave wages, 2) flouting basic safety, 3) violating environmental standards, and 4) corrupting African leaders across the continent with multimillion dollar no strings attached deals. Relations with Zambia are threatened to be severed if Mr. Sata were elected. Historically military action would intervene to protect business interest, but put down any related insurrections inspired by the unrest (be it foriegn or domestic). With Mr. Sata as president, things have changed. Zambia’s chief export lends itself to be China’s biggest consumer of copper, forcing the Chinese to work with whoever is in power. Delivering a letter of congragulations by Zhou Yuxiao from his own leader Hu Jintao, Mr. Sata still voices his complaints about the Chinese paying low wages and taking jobs from Zambians. Being a savvy politician, he realized that the Chinese have invested 2 billion in Zambia resulting in a GDP of 16 billion – with half coming last year. There are 25,000 locals working in some 300 Chinese companies in Zambia (privately owned), with the larger compnies adhering to the local labor laws. In the past China’s image was down by; 1) an explosion at the Chinese explosives plant, killing 51, and 2) last year shooting protesting coal miners by chinese managers at the Collum coal mine. Critized by the western press, cultural and linguistic barriers, and China’s political and economical resurgence come to bear. some suggestions would be to; 1) observe the human rights mission, 2) China form a partnership with Zambia to institute government control of businesses with Chinese/Zambian management over the next few years, 3) work at stabilizing their economic and political clout, 4) increased interaction with western businesses (trade zones). Baltimore could make an impact by sending a trade delegation made up of Zambians and Baltimoreans (representing the United States), investing and trading in copper worldwide – providing an economic windfall for Baltimore andincreasing the GDP of the country.