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Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by aminulive: 1:39pm On Apr 27, 2020
So much has been said, reported, watched, heard and read about the skirmishes in Guangzhou, China, involving Chinese authorities and their enforcement of the rules and order for the control of the spread of the coronavirus in the city of Guangzhou.

The city has the reputation of housing most Africans in China and reports have it that some 320,000 Africans live in and pass through the large commercial city to the rest of China in a less than a year.

From many perspectives, including frenzy and panic, the incident has been relayed to the reading netizens audience worldwide and each reader walking away with personal interpretations.

In the melee, Afri-China Media Centre (ACMC) decided to reach out to the parties in the drama from the various divides and possibly tell the full story for the first time, since only a balanced report would help to mend the cracks and move on again in peaceful coexistence.

How trouble started

Of the whole incident, one of the first Chinese to give us an account after hearing and reading from African sources was Mr. Luo Jun, the deputy director-general of the foreign affairs office of the Guangdong Province, which Guangzhou is its capital city.

He recalled in his written response that, “Guangzhou is still faced with major risks arising from imported COVID-19 cases. On April 5, 2020, Yuexiu and Baiyun districts of the city were elevated to medium-risk areas. There is still the risk of transmission caused by scattered locally transmitted and imported cases.”

To reduce the risk of transmission, protect lives and health of all people, including foreigners, ensure public security in Guangzhou, and to realise the objective of “early detection, early reporting, early isolation and early treatment,” the city carried out a community health screening and monitoring scheme.

Tracing African COVID-19 cases

Under this scheme, on April 9, Liwan District found eight African nationals straying in a place outside a clothing and shoes market, and learnt that they didn’t have places to stay in. At around 7:30pm, staff from Liwan convinced them to get on the district’s van to designated hotel by the authorities called Maohua Hotel. They were calm and cooperative in providing their information. When the van arrived in the second place where three more people in similar conditions were found, the three persons were emotional but got on the van after staff’s persuasion. There were 11 African nationals on board. One of them told others to listen to him and not to check in at the hotel. Liwan staff on board and an English interpreter talked to him and asked him to calm down. He made a phone call and in the meantime kept asking the interpreter to repeat the address of Maohua and raised different questions, which got answered.

The group refused to get off the van when they arrived at the hotel at 9:30pm. The interpreter explained to them the importance of centralised medical observation, policies on people entering the province, and tried to calm them down. One from the group said that he had to take down information of every one of the group before getting off and checking in. Staff in field agreed.

Seized passports?

They checked in one by one, handing their passports to hotel staff for check-in. When five finished checking-in at 10:30pm, with three in rooms and two still at the lobby, a man stormed in and stopped others from checking in. He requested the five persons who checked in to gather at the hotel entrance quickly and that their passports be returned. He claimed to be the Acting Consul-General of Nigeria in Guangzhou. An assistant escorted him.

Facing that, staff and officials on field had a discussion and retrieved the passports, which were being used for check-in, explaining that it was a routine for check-in and passports would be returned after the procedure. He suddenly flew into more rage and seized passports from working staff. He rejected further communication and asked for the presence of foreign affairs office. Another African man appeared and joined the group when ACG was shouting at local staff.

Mr. Liu Baochun, director-general of Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office, arrived at 10:30pm and identified the man as Mr. Lawal Dayo Razaq, Acting Consul General of Nigeria in Guangzhou. ACG Razaq questioned DG Liu the decision to quarantine African people, claiming that local staff took Nigerian people from their homes and labelling it as harassment and discrimination.

DG Liu listened patiently and explained that the government treated Chinese and foreigners equally. With the number of local confirmed cases dropping, there was an increase of imported cases, as a responsible move, Guangzhou decided to test foreigners in the city and did find certain number of foreign cases. It was to protect foreigners from the virus. Schools were about to reopen and the city had the responsibility to ensure a good environment. Chinese people made a lot of sacrifices, with joint efforts from both China and foreigners. Chinese people coming back to the province form Hubei were also required to quarantine for 14 days.

ACG Razaq wasn’t convinced, saying the exercise was discrimination. He proposed lockdown of the whole city with everyone both Chinese and foreigners staying at home and no activities for 14 days. He requested that his nationals should go home and refused DG Liu’s request to talk to Nigerian people in field to check whether they had places to go, saying that DG Liu could only talk to him. When DG Liu agreed to let them go, ACG Razaq refused and pointing at his watch saying it was too late to go home.

DG Liu explained that some people didn’t have places to go and hope they can stay at the hotel for one night. Local government helped negotiate for discounted charges for hotel. There were 13 African people in addition to two Consulate officials.

DG Liu explained and negotiated, at 1:30am after which ACG Lawal agreed to let the 13 people stay at Maohua hotel for only one night, and passports should be kept in their possession.

After Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office officials left, ACG Lawal asked for the English interpreter’s company in checking the hotel rooms. The English interpreter was a young lady and it was her first time to the hotel, so she asked for the presence of one of the hotel staffers, a request that was rejected by Lawal.

When they arrived on the floor where the 13 persons were lodged, the ACG found some protective equipment and daily necessities on the chair at the entrance of each room and was enraged. He kicked off the supplies and accused local authority of treating his people as criminals. Interpreter was shocked and scared, but managed to explain that all people living there were treated equally, and it was for the sake of health and safety.

Eventually, 10 of the 13 persons checked into the hotel had Nigerian passports, two Cote d’Ivoire nationals and one Benin Republic citizen.

Source: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/guangzhou-special-report-of-fracas-maltreatment-allegation-of-africans-in-china/?from=singlemessage

Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by donbachi(m): 1:48pm On Apr 27, 2020
Dis whole story be like water water garri for hand..e no dey enter hand well.

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Niccoloimhotep: 3:33pm On Apr 27, 2020
......while their citizens are roaming freely in Nigeria mining our minerals illegally with reckless abandon.
Buhari abeg come, i wan tell you something cry

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Kizzygentle: 3:33pm On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by buikem2: 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
The other day I was at a supermarket and there was queue. One Chinese man tried to enter and everyone started shouting at him to leave there before he would give them virus.

I went to defend the man and told them to be ashamed of themselves. The people left the man and faced me oh. Ahhh. But the Chinese man couldn't face the disgrace and left hastily.

Racism isn't good, whether done by Chinese or we Africans

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All of you quoting me and saying you would have beaten me to stupor for protecting him, una get shame ni ? Fire doesn't stop fire. You need water. Show them good example and one good act will generate another. Don't use the bad ones in China to paint the image of all asians.

And no. I don't live in Nigeria but in a South African country.

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by emeijeh(m): 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
Audio.

Unfortunately, no one will be penalized.
The Chinese are everywhere with their cheap labor, no one is chasing them.
But to stay in China is a big problem.
Great racists they are, and they are taking over the world soon, no thanks to their population, and of course, THEIR VIRUS

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by habibzyL(m): 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
from the little I was able to read, had it been their parent country is functioning, do u think they will willingly be stranded in a foreign country rather than coming back home?

Africans are truly blessed with bad leaders.

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Roon9(m): 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
Was this written by a Chinese? I couldn't make head or tail from it

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Donlanray: 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
Okay
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Sirvolga(m): 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
Sick world

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Nobody: 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by wilemer: 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
aminuliive:
So much has been said, reported, watched, heard and read about the skirmishes in Guangzhou, China, involving Chinese authorities and their enforcement of the rules and order for the control of the spread of the coronavirus in the city of Guangzhou.

The city has the reputation of housing most Africans in China and reports have it that some 320,000 Africans live in and pass through the large commercial city to the rest of China in a less than a year......


china wrote this

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by YorubaKinging: 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
Signs of the end times.

And they will hate you.. for my name sake

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Mikkymilli: 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
Those of you who will comment on the 2nd to the last page, do you think people will read your comment? grin

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Investmentfreak: 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020

Fear short people

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Hemanwel(m): 3:34pm On Apr 27, 2020
These chinko people: una popsy!

BTW:


Millions of Nigerians will be staying glued to their TV screens at 8pm tonight to listen to words of inspiration, encouragement, hope, and liveliness from our dear presi....

Yay!!! Who gave me that hot slap at my temple?

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by azraeljaheel: 3:35pm On Apr 27, 2020
Glo network cry angry embarassed
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by handsomeyinka(m): 3:35pm On Apr 27, 2020
NA WHO BLACK MEN OFFEND?

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by ignis: 3:35pm On Apr 27, 2020
Meanwhile we still serve and worship the Chinese here in Nigeria.

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Froshloaded(m): 3:35pm On Apr 27, 2020
grin
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by DropsMic(m): 3:36pm On Apr 27, 2020
Hmm



Of all the races on earth, the black race be the least respected.

Virtually every race has shat on us.

We have suffered so tey at one point we were Hunted, caught and kept in zoos like animals

History of Human Zoos: How ‘Exotic Africans’ Were Displayed in Zoos in the West

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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Nobody: 3:36pm On Apr 27, 2020
So from the story

1. The people were picked off the street due to having nowhere to stay

2.The Consul General was annoyed that they were treated as already infected...when they possibly weren't.

3.Somewhere between their version and our version is the truth.

Under this scheme, on April 9, Liwan District found eight African nationals straying in a place outside a clothing and shoes market, and learnt that they didn’t have places to stay in. At around 7:30pm, staff from Liwan convinced them to get on the district’s van to designated hotel by the authorities called Maohua Hotel. They were calm and cooperative in providing their information. When the van arrived in the second place where three more people in similar conditions were found, the three persons were emotional but got on the van after staff’s persuasion. There were 11 African nationals on board. One of them told others to listen to him and not to check in at the hotel. Liwan staff on board and an English interpreter talked to him and asked him to calm down. He made a phone call and in the meantime kept asking the interpreter to repeat the address of Maohua and raised different questions, which got answered.

The group refused to get off the van when they arrived at the hotel at 9:30pm. The interpreter explained to them the importance of centralised medical observation, policies on people entering the province, and tried to calm them down. One from the group said that he had to take down information of every one of the group before getting off and checking in. Staff in field agreed.

What were they doing in China with no place to stay?
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Fosterica(m): 3:36pm On Apr 27, 2020
Chinese virus 2
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by anonymous1759(m): 3:36pm On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by solmus: 3:36pm On Apr 27, 2020
cool
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by Quicktimerz(m): 3:37pm On Apr 27, 2020
Oga! What are you writing.

It's too lengthen and not structured.

When you are done reading please comment
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by guru90: 3:37pm On Apr 27, 2020
I need a summary of that Note.....
Re: Special Report Of Fracas, Maltreatment Allegation Of Africans In China by ABCthings: 3:37pm On Apr 27, 2020
Roon9:
Was this written by a Chinese? I couldn't make head or tail from it
Probably, take the story will a bowl of salt.

MYZOLE:


We are the lowest of the human race.... Some of them regard us less than monkeys in the forest.
You alone o! Don't include me.

Oya now say

Me and my family members are the lowest of the human race.... Some of them regard us less than monkeys in the forest.

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