A Zambian college student lost his life after Chinese nationals beat him because he was dating a Chinese woman. While beating him, the Chinese men exclaimed that they would not allow black beings to be raised in their country. No legal action was taken against these men for murder. As this happens in China, over a million Chinese live in the African continent. The Chinese in African seem to get away with a lot, even racist acts. This is a "China problem" that needs to be addressed. It's time to stands up against such racist actions against lack people.
China has a social credit system that tracks peoples’ activities and allocates scores. The government uses this score to measure the level of trustworthiness, which then determines what you’re allowed to do. Purchases like diapers and food increase the score, while items like alcohol and video games reduce the score. Those with low social credit are publicly shamed. There’s even an app that shows who around you has low social credit. In China, being monitored is not new. However, the social credit system uses algorithmic surveillance for social control. In a world where there is much concern over data privacy, this is somehow scary. What do you think of this system?
China's presence is visible all over Africa. Zambia stands out as the country where China invested the most money in 2020. Currently, China possesses one-third of Zambia's national debt. It has invested in the mining and industrial sectors, but also in agriculture. Though some say this is a mutually beneficial relationship, the impact of Chinese presence in Zambia and the rest of Africa is quite controversial. Some Zambians denounce this Chinese presence as a form of neo-colonialism. What do you think about China's investment and presence in Africa?
In early 2020, when the covid-19 pandemic started in China, and its government promised it was containing the virus, there were multiple cases of racial discrimination reported within the country. Several Africans were being evicted from their homes and harassed while health workers tested for imported infections. There were no statistics to prove foreigners, let alone Africans brought the foreign cases. The Chinese government denied these allegations. However, videos circulating on social media proved otherwise as they showed hundreds of Africans thrown out in the streets. Some considered it a case of xenophobia, while others saw it as China doing its due diligence. What do you think?