The issue I have with these reports is it highlights the local corruption in Africa when the issue is that our own greed built the power China has.
For example, Prime Minister Chretien encouraged Canadian industry to exploit cheap Chinese labour. His intentions were not, I am sure, to build a defiant China. He was encouraging us to do what the west had done for centuries, exploit Chinese labour. The Chinese said thank you very much and built a super power. I understand why China approaches the world with a giant chip on their shoulder and a merry F-you in their hearts. I dont think we can really blame China for doing things exclusively to their benefit when we have done that for generations. Now China has turned her guns on Canada for defying her and our economy is going to be hit hard.
I think it's up to us to use our same purchasing power to moderate China's approach now that there are other markets to rely on. Watch what you buy and in another 20 years things may swing around. Keep feeding the Chinese economy and we will never be able to dialogue with them.
Appreciate your info and feedback, I looked at some European websites to try and get info on the value of this particular Steyr. Further input from you on it's value would be appreciated as you have a bunch of them. I assume you collect the Steyr Luxus for a reason ---they are a finely built rifle.