The South Korea chapter of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) are demanding the immediate seizure of the harassment Africans living in China are being subjected to.
This call comes after reports that the African community in Guangzhou have been left homeless as coronavirus cases stoked anti-foreigner sentiments.
CNN reports that in the southern Chinese city, Africans have been evicted from their homes by landlords and turned away from hotels, despite many claiming to have no recent travel history or known contact with Covid-19 patients.
More than two dozen Africans living in Guangzhou told of the same experiences: being left without a home, being subject to random testing for Covid-19, and being quarantined for 14 days in their homes, despite having no symptoms or contact with known patients.
In a statement signed by Branch Chairman, Zinler Richard condemned the development said it was mind boggling to see so many people on the streets in videos circulating on social media.
“I believe all other African country Presidents affected by this happenings in China now ought to summon the Chinese Ambassadors stationed in their countries to answer questions.
“If any African gets hurt in this sudden Coronavirus discrimination in China, there should be unanimous retaliatory repercussions from the African Union (AU) as soon as possible,” the statement said.
Read a full copy of the statement below:
STOP HARASSING AFRICANS IN CHINA
There are videos making rounds on social media where Africans in China get harrassed in their homes and denied certain public services, upon seeing such visuals it gets to the heart; why in this era and time of civility some Chinese (Not all Chinese) will commit such act?
Africans are seen in the videos sleeping outside because they have been denied access to their homes and other hotel services, are they homeless? How do you complain Trump should stop calling the virus “Wuhan Chinese Virus” while asking all Chinese nationals not to he targeted outside of China for this outbreak yet you harass foreigners (Africans) in China as being reported all over social media???
In the Ghana case, surely we have raised it with our President and our Ambassadors are working on it.
I believe all other African country Presidents affected by this happenings in China now ought to summon the Chinese Ambassadors stationed in their countries to answer questions. If any African gets hurt in this sudden Coronavirus discrimination in China, there should be unanimous retaliatory repercussions from the African Union (AU) as soon as possible.
Chinese nationals living in Ghana and other parts of Africa are living happily and peacefully while going about their businesses, so, what’s this new nonsense going on?
Folks, its mind boggling to see so many people on the streets in the said videos.
But, I was happy seeing the Nigerian consular in Guangzhou, captured on video while intervening for his people, such is the way to go.
Always remember this; no individual African can do much or fight a discriminatory situation alone, it takes the African Presidents, Foreign ministry and stationed ambassadors to stand up for the people strongly and the nonsense will seize.
In this age of globalization, every country in one way or the other needs another country (interdependence) for shared growth and mutual benefits, the world needs more of such cooperation wrapped in unity and love for mankind.
Most importantly, we should also refrain from categorizing all Chinese people as guilty of theses happenings, in every country you would find good and bad people. You the young African should closely follow everything and constructively seek answers from our leaders, also, add value to yourself, improve and brighten any space you find yourself at all times; for a better performing Africa will automatically reflect on it’s citizens wherever they travel abroad. Shalom!!!!!!!
This piece from my peace of mind is solely an opinion shared on the unfortunate happenings in China.
(Branch Chairman, NPPSK)