China would never allow an African police station in its country. The nation is known for its hostile stance on African immigration, widespread racism, and a
So why would African nations allow China – or any other nation for that fact – to open police stations within their borders?
Did Africa learn nothing from colonialism?
However, of the things that we learn from The Destruction of Black Civilization is this:
The record of the 5,000 years that ended with the European conquest of the whole continent in the nineteenth century shows that every African state remained relatively secure and independent as long as it maintained a strict policy of excluding foreigners from settlement within its borders . That same record makes clear that wherever this policy was abandoned and whites were admitted under any pretext whatsoever, the eventual doom of that state was certain.
The coming of the Caucasian, whether from Asia or Europe, or whether in the name of peace, trade, [or] an “integrated society”…no matter under what pretext they came it meant the destruction of highly advanced Black civilizations.
– from The Destruction of Black Civilization
There are always three phases to colonization:
Phase 1: Merchantile Diplomacy
Colonizers enter a nation as diplomats and traders. They establish diplomatic ties with target nations on the basis of trade.
Phase 2: Militarization
Colonizers justify establishing a military or police presence within the borders of their target nation since “there are Chinese nationals here who we must protect!”
This is the phase that Africa – China relations have just entered.
China says it will increase its military presence in Africa: In Djibouti, where Chinese companies have constructed strategic ports and Africa’s first electric transnational railway, Beijing last year formally launched its first overseas military base, which also operates as a logistics and intelligence facility. Many experts now anticipate more Chinese bases in the years to come, with Namibia rumored as a potential location. – Source
Phase 3: Suzerain
With the economy now under their control and a strong military presence in the borders of their target country, Colonists turn the target nation into a suzerain – a nation that is allowed to manage its own people, but with its policies under control of an external sovereign nation.
That is what makes this development so alarming. From Linda Ikeji:
The opening of the 13th Chinese Community and Police Co-Operation Center in South Africa last week has sparked concerns about China’s growing influence in various institutions across the continent of Africa. Many top South African dignataries gathered in Port Elizabeth to celebrate the opening of the new center, which was established to improve relation and communication between South African police and the local Chinese community. The 3rd Term opening of the Chinese Language Training Program, which teaches law enforcement officers to speak Mandarin, was also celebrated.
However, Twitter celebrity, Julius Malema authored a post suggesting the Chinese were taking over by opening their own police stations. “Now Chinese are opening their own police stations in South Africa. They have already opened 13 & this one was opened yesterday in PE” Malema tweeted. See more rections below….
— Katlego Moraba (@KatlegoMoraba1) November 13, 2018
This is incredibly dangerous.China isn't stopping at Zambia. They have sights set on bigger countries like the DRC and Nigeria where the US has political, economic, and military interests. We have to deepen our relationships there as bulwark against Chinahttps://t.co/nz0SQ6K1z9
— Mark Richardson (@EngineerMark6) November 4, 2018
Folks Concerned After China Opens 13th Police Station in South Africa https://t.co/oK9Zz7BHEO
— Atlanta Black Star (@ATLBlackStar) November 11, 2018
Does South Africa have a police in any City in China?
— Omega (@Ceasefire_Omega) November 12, 2018
China is trying to be the new imperial power and the Chinese are colonizing locations around the world. Will the world stop them? https://t.co/X2HAtyrEFr
— Boycott Dictators (@boydi508) November 14, 2018
Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it.