The support and ties being built seem to be for capitalistic purposes but… China says Africa is no one’s cheese
Africa is not any country’s “cheese” but belongs to the African people, a senior diplomat said on Thursday ahead of a meeting of China and 50 African nations in Beijing.
“I wish to point out that Africa belongs to the Africans - it is not anyone’s ‘cheese’. Any country that wishes to develop cooperation with Africa must respect the ownership of African countries,” Deputy Foreign Minister Zhai Jun said at a seminar on relations between China and Africa.
The veteran diplomat was referring to foreign criticism that China has moved in on others’ “cheese” as it strengthens ties with Africa and damaged other countries’ interests there.
“China-Africa relations have delivered tangible benefits to Africa’s development, and Africa’s development is good for the whole world and other countries’ cooperation with Africa,” he said.
“To those who view China-Africa cooperation as threatening their own interests, I would say that it is their own mentality and policy that need to be examined.”
Mao in Support of the Afro-American Struggle Against Violent Repression (1968):
The Afro-American struggle is not only a struggle waged by the exploited and oppressed Black people for freedom and emancipation, it is also a new clarion call to all the exploited and oppressed people of the United States to fight against the barbarous rule of the monopoly capitalist class. It is a tremendous aid and inspiration to the struggle of the people throughout the world against U.S. imperialism and to the struggle of the Vietnamese people against U.S. imperialism. On behalf of the Chinese people, I hereby express resolute support for the just struggle of the Black people in the United States.
Racial discrimination in the United States is a product of the colonialist and imperialist system. The contradiction between the Black masses in the United States and the U.S. ruling circles is a class contradiction. Only by overthrowing the reactionary rule of the U.S. monopoly capitalist class and destroying the colonialist and imperialist system can the Black people in the United States win complete emancipation.