IN APRIL, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe would, with China’s help, be “leapfrogging after 18 years of isolation”. But as he left for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (Focac) summit in Beijing at the start of this month, he disclosed that China would not dole out cash to rescue Zimbabwe, but would fund any project Zimbabwe wanted to undertake. China is ready to bankroll many of Zimbabwe’s billion-dollar infrastructure projects like dams, roads, airports, telecommunications and power generation. But no cash will be injected into the country to support these projects. China will execute these projects; materials ― including even nails ― equipment, technical expertise and labour will all be imported from China. The fact that no cash is injected…