What Is a Modern Day Example of Imperialism?

The influx of Chinese immigrants into Zambia is an example of modern day imperialism. Zambia is a country located in the southern part of Africa.

Chinese investors have been interested in Zambia’s natural resources since the early 2000s and have made deals with its government to mine copper and coal there. This growing presence of Chinese immigrants has been met with increasing hostility from Zambians and has led to multiple attacks on Chinese businesses there.

Imperialism is the use of one nation’s power to rule or influence a foreign country and has been around for centuries. Some past examples include the United States’ annexing of the Hawaiian Islands in 1896 and Great Britain’s colonization of South America in the early 1800s.