I wonder what the Chinese did to this world when having a little more money makes everyone suspicious of you? Throughout the course of history, was there a moment where the Chinese set out to colonize anyone? No. All they did was to go in search of friendship and trade.
In world history, China itself was colonized a few times.
When the Siamese and Javanese paid homage to China in the early days of the Malacca Sultanate, it was not by duress. They seek China’s help to make South China Sea safe again because it was inundated with pirates which China successfully did in the spirit of friendship and peace. The British did nothing. Thus, Siam and Java felt obligated. Did China then invade and take over Thailand and Java (currently Indonesia)? No.
When the Sultan of Malacca decided not to pay homage to Siam and Java but to China direct after he found out that both of these countries which he pays homage to uncannily pays homage to China, did China colonise Malacca? No. Instead it got the King of Siam upset who then sent his battleships over to attack Malacca but rescinded after they were defeated by the Sultan which marks the period where Siam cease control of Malacca where it once belonged to them.
Read your history.
When Nigeria and Sri Lanka took loans from China and found out that they can’t service the loans, did China colonise Sri Langka and Nigeria? No they did not. Instead China wrote off one debt and tries to salvage the airport it gave loan to the other. And what did China get themselves into? Only this. People accusing them of economic colonization. Maybe in your mind, China should behave like a commercial bank and auction off these countries to the highest bidder to recover their bad debts instead?
Does that sound more ideal to you?
When countries like ours takes massive loans from China, do you really think China doesn’t know you can’t pay them back? The same way China knew the other poorer countries which took loan from them can’t pay them back?
If a good friend takes a personal loan from you, will you lend it to him knowing he can’t pay you back?
A lot of times, as a Chinese I can vouch for this. We will. Without collateral even. Because we can understand how hard life is like when one has no money. And we work hard from scratch without grants or aid. No race can understand money more than the Chinese. Doesn’t commercial banks only gives out loans with collateral and a guarantee? If what the banks does are legitimately business and earns interest from you, what is the difference between China as a wealthy country giving out loans to you the same way he gave loans to others? The difference is China is not getting anything back because with such low interest, China could have invested it themselves with their multitude of amazingly talented entrepreneurs. What more? They could have watched you die off and be colonized by other countries you took loan from. To prevent that from happening, they gave it to you. But do you appreciate it?
China didn’t colonise us. China could if they wish to. But they didn’t. All they wanted was a rail throughout the entire world where their goods can be shipped out just as fast as they were produced. If the rail is a means of access from them to you, isn’t it Vice versa a means for us as well?
So what is this fuss about people who knows you’re in a dilemma trying to help you out in times of need but instead of saying thank you, all you can think of is getting suspicious over their ulterior motive that makes you want and went to side those that history has proven to be colonizers? Like I say, China has multitudes of creative entrepreneurs. We are but a thorn on their back.
The reason why China is encouraging their citizens to venture abroad is because if they don’t , all the money they amass wouldn’t mean a thing if the citizens invest it into their own country and as a result , they were left with as of today, 50 million untenanted houses and apartments filled with nothing but smog because the citizens are too busy buying too many cars and having too many industries!
So, stop getting suspicious over them!
And look at yourself in the mirror! Ask yourself if you have the generosity inbuilt within all Chinese to help others and always did it in the spirit of friendship and harmony? No you don’t. Let’s face it!
All you can think of is wanting to control the world the way your forefathers did. If not, you’d secretly want to destroy everything that China owns! .And if you can’t do that, you’d destroy the world! And you are so lowly, I think you are even afraid of your own shadow! Why didn’t you get worried when the Shell, Exxon, BP and Texaco Service Stations are worldwide? McDonald’s? Prudential? Apple? Stanchart?
With your kind of thinking, I am a little worried for you.