The suspicions of a Chinese invasion of the African continent and a subsequent colonization is not far-fetched as there is an almost complete takeover of the economy of several African countries by the Asian giant through loans and infrastructural development.
It is obvious that Zambia is in the firm grips of the Chinese communist government than any other African country as they have been embroiled in a series of events that gave away their rights to their own country and their people.
Just last year, there was tension in the country after the police swore in new reserve officers who were Chinese and had rights to arrest. The eight officers were outdoored wearing the Zambian police uniforms. An outcry forced the police department to remove them from duty.
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It was reported by Africa Confidential that the country was on the verge of losing its electricity company ZESCO to China after defaulting on loan repayment. The report further indicated that the national broadcaster ZNBC was already being run by the Chinese. The government denied the allegations and vowed to take legal action.
Govt has began a process to take legal action against the Africa Confidential for a smear campaign against the people of Zambia.
— Hon. Dora Siliya, MP (@Dora_Siliya) October 3, 2018
These suspicions sparked protests in the country against the seemingly Chinese invasion. It didn’t end there. Here are some subsequent events that convinced the public.