True! However, usually poverty encourages tyrannical control, which then leads to armed conflicts. This is a vicious cycle, which makes the country poorer and poorer. This is because in a poor country, the only way to make tons of money is through war, hence the rise of warlords.LOTS and lots of orruption to seed through still and in most of the countries.
China (or anyone else) would ahve to deal wth that, and it is a hard thing to deal with in order for the people themselves to start benefitting from the prgress and then sustain it.
Typically what happens is that warlords and tribnes rise up and take control and filter all the priofits away...until a civil war or underground rebeliion comes along and squanders any hope of a chance in rivers of blood.
Sad thing, but the truth in Africa for hundreds of years.
Not saying it annot happen...just poining out the truth of what goes on there in most countries.
Typically only very oppressive and strong regimes have been able to force any stability...but then there goes all of the "prosperty" fr the people.
Even when you become a warlord, you can't afford to divert your investment into anything else but your military and weapons because you always worry that someone else might kill you and take over. So literally no one dares to spend their money on anything else. And the war continues on...
This vicious cycle can only be broken with some outside help. Someone invests and pumps funds into the basic infrastructures. Once infrastructure is built, business will follow. Then the warlords will see that they can make money in easier and safer ways: doing business. To safeguard their new way of living, they will want to keep peace among different warlords and find ways to collaborate. Then peace would follow.
This is sort of like how different mafia families want to keep peace among themselves because they can make way more money in peace. then it becomes even more important for the warlords to maintain a peaceful environment because they begin to see huge bucks, the kind of money that they wouldn't even dream of during war time. Slowly, the money will trickle down to common people when business booms in the country. Then prosperity becomes possible.