China Saps Mozambique of Timber Resources.
“Personally, I think the Chinese are bad,” says Alima Abdul Kadir Issufo, the head of Mozambique’s Forest Department, in her office in Maputo. “I’m not happy with the way they do things. They are — how can you say it? — thirsty?” She laughs. But then her tone turns grave: “To understand others, you have to understand you, America. If you stop buying Chinese products made from our wood, then we can conserve our timber more. You will make a difference. We are all part of the problem.”