China is experiencing trade boom at the expense of the African continent, which has become the waste basket for Chinese rejects, reprobates, criminals, prostitutes and sub-standard goods. Products that China cannot export to Europe, America or Asia due to stringent quality control measures in those places are being dumped in Africa.
China now controls all of Africa's small and medium scale industries in a wicked and unproductive way that is causing Africa untold hardship, pains, hunger, poverty and early deaths from substandard products.
The Chinese do not employ locals, they smuggle their national in, and they do not pay appropriate taxes because their businesses are done in clandestine ways, difficult to access. Their products are all over the place but the Chinese are largely invisible, massing like hoards of animals in back rooms during the day to avoid detection by the authorities.
China has taken over African retail business completely, selling everything from basic home appliances to office equipment such as electronics, machinery, garments, bedding, curtains, shoes, children's toys, furniture, hair creams and attachments, eye glasses, body creams, shoes etc.
The Chinese bring in several container loads of their stuff daily and have taken over the warehouses and front shops in our popular market places from our mothers who now sell their wares on the streets outside the Chinese shops under umbrellas. Arabs, particularly the Lebanese, did the same thing to us all over Africa in the early sixties.
They monopolized our small and medium scale businesses as wholesalers and shop fronts for domestic items such as salt, pepper, oils, rice, yams, textile, drugs, drinks, kerosene, petroleum products etc. They operated from the best business addresses of the time, such as at Balogun Street in Lagos.
The battle to dislodge them from our small scale businesses was bitter and long, culminating in the military era indigenization decree. A campaign (or war cry), in which I played a pivotal role.
Chinese products largely do not have names and addresses of manufacturers on them. They simply state made in China. They also do not usually have date of manufacture or expiry dates for perishable goods and drugs. Their stabilizers, radios, electric bulbs, food blenders, fans, pressing irons, explode, two cases out of three, the first time they are switched on for use.
The one that passes first time use test, lasts for only a couple of weeks. Antennas pack up after a few days use and Chinese cables are responsible for the now frequent fire outbreaks in African homes and offices.
Chinese batteries, first have to be charged for at least 24 hours non-stop, before use, and yet do not give more than a few minutes service at a time. Mobile phone batteries need to be charged every two hours at least.
The best of Chinese laptop batteries provide the maximum of 5 minutes back-up service in the first week of use and progressively drops to a minute before it packs up in five months at
the most. Biro pens write just one word or sentence before it stops flowing even though there would seem to be ink in its tube. At first, I thought retailers were filling the tubes with normal ink and I accused a seller, only to find that that is how they bought them from the Chinese.
While writing this piece, I decided to check out a shop selling mainly Chinese toothpaste because according to the shop owner, customers patronize them because they are cheap. While the quality toothpastes manufactured locally sell for about a dollar per large tube, the
Chinese toothpastes of similar size sell for about ten cents. I opened a tube to try to squeeze its contend out and its supposed paste was as hard as an iron rod and it hit the ground like a large stone.
Soles of Chinese shoes drop off when used to walk in the rain or through flood water. Shirts smell badly, cause sores on the skin, and tear after one or two wash. Jewelries fade or go black on contact with water or the sun.
In 2007, authorities in Europe, the USA, New Zealand, alerted the world that the Chinese were using 900 times the United Nations safe level of the chemical called formaldehyde to treat the clothes they were exporting, A Target TV programme in New Zealand claimed that
Chinese fabrics in children's clothes being sold in New Zealand, contained 900 times the United Nation's safe level of the chemical.
Formaldehyde is used to stop mildew. It causes skin irritations and cancer. Probes in the USA and Europe showed that formaldehyde was only one of the problems, other safety level scares were unmasked in other Chinese export goods including food and made in China toys that
contained toxic lead paints and strong magnets.
Governments around the world, including the USA and Europe imposed bans and or mandatory safety standards on Chinese goods, and Chinese toy companies like the giant retailer, Mattel, said in early August, 2007, it was recalling 18.2 million toys globally because of hazards,
such as the use of lead paints and strong magnets. Recall in essence simply meant, re-loading them for Africa where, even if safety standards were in place, a few dollars' bribe was all that was needed to compromise the laws.
The US authorities warned Africa against grave health risks, in August 2007, from the banned deadly and sub-standard goods, including used clothing that China had re-directed and shipped to Africa. The United States' authorities said that China was using the same chemicals used to preserve dead bodies, to treat cheap textiles sold in Nigeria and several other African countries thereby exposing buyers to serious health risks.
The alarm was described as the latest safety problems affecting Chinese goods, which had spread from toys to textiles. American health Department said scientists hired by the consumer watchdog programme discovered formaldehyde in Chinese clothes at levels of up to 900 times regarded as safe.
Manufacturers sometimes apply formaldehyde to clothes to prevent mildew. Officials stated that most of the affected textiles are shipped to Africa, where there is little government oversight on the booming second hand clothing.
The chemical can cause skin rashes, irritation to the eyes and throat,allergic reactions and cancer. The Chinese authorities did not show any remorse at the time. Rather their Mr. Li Changiiang, head of China's safety watchdog at the time, claimed that the product safety scares were “a new trend of trade protectionism,” and accused some governments of demonizing China products.”
What he deliberately did not say, was that China does not sell the deadly products she dumps in Africa, to her citizens at home. China pretends to be a friend of Africa to quietly take over the
continent's economy and dump her excess population. It is estimated that China has already smuggled over one hundred million Chinese into Africa in the last ten years alone.
China smuggles her nationals into Africa through containers and other clandestine routes such as dropping them off on the high seas at night for local speed boat agencies' facilitation. They take over obscure estates on the outskirts of town and turn them into Chinese enclaves. You do not see too many of them milling around during the day. You see their cheap products everywhere but not much of the Chinese themselves because they live and sleep twenty or more in a back room behind the front shops.
The women prostitute and charge our morally bankrupt elite up to USA $5,000 for a one night stand. These are unsexy looking, rigid, tiny, species, stunted in growth by years of savage communism. Why would our leaders, blessed with millions of the most shapely and sexy females in the world, hanker after male looking tiny females, you might ask? Perhaps, our leaders are trying to find out if their cunts are slanted like their eyes.
Curiosity kills in many ways, including using more of African tax payers money to buy more deadly Chinese goods to kill us all off quickly. Package C (i.e., the Games Village), of the Abuja national stadium contract was awarded to a company called CCEC that appeared to have been the most corruption ridden of the three companies that handled the construction of the stadium and it was the least efficient.
Our governments give contracts to the Chinese because they do not only bid
cheap, they cut the government agents in big. A bridge built by a Chinese company called the CCC, in urban Lagos some four years ago, dragged for years beyond agreed completion date, and collapsed the day after it was commissioned.
China was backing Sudan to steal South Sudan's oil until South Sudan blocked the deal last year. China is backing the Sudanese government and Sudan's Janjaweed militia right now to wipe out the Black population of Darfur and expropriate their lands.
A study in 2008 on foreigners' recent land acquisitions in Africa by GRAIN, a non-governmental organization, suggested that some 40mn hectares of farm land have been grabbed by foreign interest groups in Africa.
The report claims that the scale of the leases is unprecedented and that they do not have complete data on the cases because of the secrecy surrounding the deals. Commercial enterprises, many of them European as well as Chinese companies have been in the lead in cultivating Jatropha, Sorghum, and other bio-fuels, in countries such as Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania.
The Chinese are at the moment negotiating to lease 2.8mn hectares in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to grow oil palm, and a further 2mn hectares in Zambia, to grow Jatropha (a crop used for bio-fuels).
In Mozambique, local opposition to a Chinese project to develop 100,000 hectares was based on plans to import Chinese labour. China sees Africa as virgin land to relocate some of her teaming population.
NAIWU OSAHON Hon. Khu Mkuu (Leader) World Pan-African Movement); Ameer
Spiritual (Spiritual Prince) of the African race; MSc. (Salford);
Dip.M.S; G.I.P.M; Dip.I.A (Liv.); D. Inst. M; G. Inst. M; G.I.W.M;
A.M.N.I.M. Poet, Author of the magnum opus: 'The end of knowledge'.
One of the world's leading authors of children's books; Awarded; key
to the city of Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Honourary Councilmanship,
Memphis City Council; Honourary Citizenship, County of Shelby;
Honourary Commissionership, County of Shelby, Tennessee; and a silver
shield trophy by Morehouse College, USA, for activities to unite and
uplift the African race.
Naiwu Osahon, Sage: New World Order, renowned author, philosopher of
science, mystique, leader of the world Pan-African Movement.