'China’s gravitational pull can be felt today in every nook of the globe. Few countries feel the tug more than Namibia,nation with a population of 2.4 million, barely a tenth the size of Beijing. A Chinese telemetry station sprouts from the desert floor, its radar dishes pointing skyward to track satellites and space missions. Twenty-five miles south, a state-owned Chinese company is building an artificial peninsula the size of 40 baseball fields as part of a vast port expansion. Other C projects nearby include new highways, a shopping mall, a granite factory and a $400 million fuel depot. Chinese trade flows through the port: shipping containers filled with cement, clothing and machinery coming in. This small outpost offers a glimpse of what may be the largest global trade-and-investment spree in history.'