Originally posted by @wolfe63
Slavery: It seems to be an ongoing and pervasive issue for the Chinese. Yet, they refuse to speak of it...preferring to project a prosperity model which is false and unworthy.
I'm sick of exclusively hearing of all the evils of white America in this Forum. All cultures share in this basket of ugliness. To deny it...is fanciful delusion.
As a general rule, I don't watch linked videos. The racist troll Wolfe63 seems to be in
the mood to post as much anti-Chinese racist **** that he can find on the internet.
Some racist white people attempt to divert attention from white Western crimes
(including slavery and genocide) in Africa by arguing that the Chinese always have treated
black Africans even worse than white people ever did. Of course, that's absurd.
(MIng Dynasty) China had a record of peacefully trading with East Africa.
In contrast to the white Europeans, the Chinese did not attempt to colonize Africa.
The Chinese did not go slave-raiding in Africa. Given that black Africans of status
coveted Chinese goods such as silk and porcelain, the Africans faced the problem of
how to pay for them. (There were only so many African elephants that could be killed to
provide ivory in exchange for silk and porcelain.) So the Chinese were persuaded to
accept a comparatively few slaves from Africa as partial payment for their luxury goods.
China has some historical record of acquiring black slaves, but it's minor compared to
the vast Western economies that largely depended upon black slave labour.
More recently, Chinese economic aid to black Africa was very generous in proportion to
(poor) China's resources. China financed and built a famous major railway in Africa,
which Western governments and corporations had refused to approve or finance.
China has a long record of advising, training, and arming black African 'freedom fighters'
against the racist oppression of Western colonial or white supremacist regimes.
(Wolfe63's sympathies presumably would be with the white people opposing these 'freedom fighters'.)
Now I would not claim that every Chinese individual or corporation always has been
altruistic and honest in Africa. Some black Africans may have legitimate complaints of
mistreatment by some Chinese. But that certainly would fall far short of the long system
of racist oppression by white-dominated Western regimes or corporations in Africa.