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14.04.2020 Feature Article

China Could Mar Her Relationship With Africa

China Could Mar Her Relationship With Africa
LISTEN APR 14, 2020

China needs to be told off.

That, it's about time she halted her anti-African sentiment and allow all Africans roaming her streets like a prophet gone astray to return to their homes and places of residence.

Multiple videos have surfaced on social media revealing Chinese police officers arresting and detaining African immigrants some of them pregnant.

The continent of Africa has had enough of the crap--- slavery, apartheid, Balkanisation, racism etc. from her former colonial masters and the imperialists.

Thus, her peoples will not and cannot continue to allow themselves to be used as a punching bag any longer.

That, it's wrong and unacceptable to maltreat and humiliate Africans residing in that country, who have sojourned there not as criminals or pan-handlers, but as law-abiding and hardworking people.

It's wrong and unacceptable to seize Africans' passports without any recourse, evict them and leave them stranded in the streets. Indeed, it's wrong to quarantine one race and let go another race.

Did Africans produce COVID-19 or Coronavirus?

No, the insidious virus originated from Wuhan, China and not from Africa. So suddenly, the Chinese are shifting the COVID-19 stigma they couldn't bear to Africans! Isn't that ridiculous?

There are over 10 million Chinese currently residing in Africa--received with open arms. And you cannot take less than a quarter of that population?

The Chinese have polluted our water bodies, degraded our soil and depleted our forests in search of minerals--, especially gold. What a paradox, and now they are crying wolf!

Could this be a fringe that's carrying out these virulent attacks against Africans?

History will always remind us that as peoples we've come too far, but perhaps too soon to forget that we're our own enemies. How quickly did we forget all that! The evil we'd perpetrated against one another ---the British, the American, the French, the Spanish, the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Arabians and now the Chinese all in search of power and wealth.

Remember Hitler's asinine war?

It's said, it was started by a fringe group.

That fringe had belief in the superiority of "Aryan race and an extreme form of German nationalism.

It began in the 1920s, followed by Germany's invasion of Poland in 1939, which would lead to the outbreak of World War II.

Yes, it's always the fringe that stoke the hate or anti-semitic fire. And how quickly did the Chinese forget they were once hated and ostracized by another race.

Did they like it?

Back in the 19th century when Chinese emigrants arrived on the shores of the United States they faced anti-Chinese sentiment. Indeed it dates back in the 1860s, when the Chinese helped build the first transcontinental railroad.

What triggered the anti-Chinese sentiment?

Historians say its origins can be traced to the American missionaries, merchants and diplomats who sent home from China "relentlessly negative" reports of the people they encountered there.

Have the Chinese forgotten the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882? The Act that shut down not only immigration but also naturalization.

The fringe. Yes the fringe, which means they are not part of the mainstream. They're a radical group driving their own agenda. They could be a few 'bad apples' that are making China look bad. If that's true then, authorities in China must nip this group in the bud.

Ambassador Arikana Chihombori Quao, a US-based medical doctor and activist says: "They're a few bad apples that are making China look bad."

She's therefore called on Chinese President Xi Jinping to act quickly to douse the flame. "What is being done to Africans in China is deplorable and the world cannot standby and allow it to continue," she said.

By Gordon Offin-Amaniampong

Gordon Offin-Amaniampong
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