China Dialogue published on 12 February 2015 commentary on a new book in Chinese titled China-Africa Economic Deiplomacy and Its Implications for the Global Value Chain by Tang Xiaoyang, a scholar at the Tsinghua-Carnegie Center for Global Policy. The commentary on the book is by Liu Qin.
Tang argues that the drivers of resource extraction in Africa are modern society's technological development and consumer demands and not a neo-colonial policy by China. He goes on to warn that the next concern may be the move from China to Africa of energy hungry and polluting manufacturers. This would effectively transfer pollution (and jobs) from China to Africa.