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Chinese Deputy Ambassador: Unlike The British, We’re Colonising Zimbabwe, Africa Without Force Or Seizing Land.

Chinese Deputy Ambassador: Unlike The British, We’re Colonising Zimbabwe, Africa Without Force Or Seizing Land. As ZimEye’s Simba Chikanza pushes to interview Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Asian country’s deputy ambassador has made an initial response on the thorny subject of the country’s alleged colonisation of Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa.

(Readers please note that ambassador Zhao has in the last 2 days asked to have this interview briefer kept from the public eye as he threatened to say its disclosure would amount to what he termed a breaking of journalism rules.)

We, however, release it for both public safety as well as legal reasons seeing the ongoing COVID-19 health risks that have seen Chinese visitors (potentially infected with coronavirus) being unleashed into the community without medical safety procedures such as quarantine. Another worry is the death of nearly 200 people from what the government claims is malaria, one of which is of a 7-year-old COVID female patient of whom the state on Wednesday instructed doctors to certify as of malaria.

Furthermore the embassy has been given ample time since Sunday evening.

“….do we do it by force? Do we come here to take over the land? Do we kill people? Okay? Anyway, I think you should have your standards to make the judgement.”

ZB: – “Do you know how Zimbabwe is colonised?”

SC – Errm, are you saying is colonised or was colonised?

ZB: – “Errm, I mean do you know how Zimbabwe was colonised by the UK or by the Rhodes’ forces?”

SC – Oh, that was by force, that was definitely by both force and coercion. So it was a combination of force.

ZB: – “They killed. A lot of Zimbabweans were killed, and in the first Chimurenga, right? And, so I have several standards to judge whether it is colonisation or not, first do we do it by force? Do we come here to take over the land? Do we kill people? Okay? Anyway, I think you should have your standards to make the judgement, anyway, so we can set another date.”

Date: 26 April 2020

TRANSCRIPT BRIEF WITH CHINESE AMBASSADOR ZHAO BAOGANG

Simba Chikanza (SC) with ambassador Zhao Baogang (ZB) at 6 pm

SC – My interview with President Xi Jinping seeks to look into the future and the welfare of both Zimbabwean and Chinese citizens, locally and internationally.
SC – Are you happy with the general treatment of Chinese citizens by the government of Zimbabwe? I am looking into the future of both Zimbabweans and Chinese people, as currently Chinese citizens are being allowed into the country while locals are subjected to mandatory quarantining.

SC – Do the Self-quarantine luxuries currently guaranteed Chinese citizens by the Zim govt, not create a looming-disaster against both the people and the government of China in the future?

ZB: – “Can we do it this way, you can send me a list of questions then I will think about it, then we could have some appointment, then we answer your questions, is that okay?”

SC – How much in value are the repayable loans that China has given Zimbabwe since the 2017 coup?

ZB: – “You can write down the questions and if I am in a position to answer the questions I will answer you then you have to check with others, that would be the most appropriate thing to do.

SC – Is China colonising Zimbabwe and Africa at large?

ZB: – “Eh, I think, all these are noted, and then I will think about it and how to answer your question. And do you know what is colonisation?”

SC – Colonisation is the takeover of a country by a foreign government whether that is done by force or done by coercion.

ZB: – “Do you know how Zimbabwe is colonised?”

SC – Errm, are you saying is colonised or was colonised?

ZB: – “Errm, I mean do you know how Zimbabwe was colonised by the UK or by the Rhodes’ forces?”

SC – Oh, that was by force, that was definitely by both force and coercion. So it was a combination of force.

ZB: – “They killed. A lot of Zimbabweans were killed, and in the first Chimurenga, right? And, so I have several standards to judge whether it is colonisation or not, first, do we do it by force? Do we come here to take over the land? Do we kill people? Okay? Anyway, I think you should have your standards to make the judgement, anyway, so we can set another date.”

SC – There is also one which comes from a group of our community that is interested in wildlife and tourism. They are asking about – What measures President Jinping has taken to stop illegal trade of Wild animals between China and Zimbabwe. And amid allegations that the Chinese government is involved in this illegal trade.

ZB: – “It is already, no trade-in wildlife between Zimbabwe and China now, no wildlife trade. So then anyway, you can send me the list of questions and we can set another date for the interview. Okay?

SC – There is one extremely crucial one – there is a Chinese doctor based in your country, China, who I conversed with myself and he sells poison to African politicians including those in Zimbabwe, and he also sells an antidote for it. What are you doing to stop that?

ZB: – “Oh well, this is a total rumour, you know.”

SC- I have evidence, he has even sent me a quotation for one of his antidotes, and he has confirmed fully via phone that he has an antidote; That he sells politicians across Africa. He sells politicians this poison, as well as the antidote. His number is 0086159******* this is not an allegation, this is something that I have actually proven myself and I have…

ZB: – “Can you share the telephone number.”

SC – This was in November last year, and this is quite major, and this if I could tell you, ambassador, this poison is the one that was used on Chiwenga.

ZB: – I am going to send you the number.

Source: ZimEye.com