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John Mashaka: Dhamira ya Wachina Tanzania...

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Muke Ya Muzungu, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Muke Ya Muzungu

    Muke Ya Muzungu JF-Expert Member

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    Katika pita pita yangu, nimeinyaka hii atiko huko kwa misupu, lakini cha jabu ni busara zilizoandikwa kwenye hii atiko. naomba tujadili hasa ni kitu gani wachina wanakitafuta nchini tanzania, maendeleo au kuwatafutia ajira watu wao billioni moja?


    At the time when the world is marred with violence, particularly Africa, and the international community is struggling to mediate for peace, Beijing has failed to take a public stand by either condemning or mediating in some African problems despite her vast economic interest in the continent, which ranges from thirst for natural resources to a market for her goods and semi-skilled labor in need of work. Over a year ago, Chinese leader jetted into Tanzania to show his country's support for people of Republic of Tanzania; He pledged economic and technical cooperation with Tanzania. This was an historic visit hailed by many as a step forward for the two country's mutual understanding. A year later, after Chinese leader's departure, Made in China goods, and Chinese workers have literally taken over country's market; many businesses are either stocking Chinese hazardous products, or are being run by semi literate Chinese experts

    While we welcome the Chinese gesture and the effort, we must raise our eyebrows as to why Chinese interest in the country and continent runs so deep? It will be absolutely unmerited to accuse Beijing forthwith, without providing sufficient evidence for such skepticism. Allow me, if you will, to table my argument that can enable you, our reader to employ logic, and subsequently drawing your own learned conclusion on Chinas true Intent in the African continent. In the height of Zimbabwe political, economic and social nightmare, Chinese flagged ship docked in the nearby South Africa with heavy weaponry destined for Zimbabwe; an act that drew international condemnation, and outrage against China, and that is selling and shipping weapons into a volatile country that trashed democratic right of Zimbabweans.

    China knew that the weapons purchased during the violence were not for peaceful purposes. They were ordered and were to be used to tame the opposition and their supporters into submission and attuning them to sing Mugabe's "Bloody West cannot rule his godly given Zimbabwe" song. China has been the main backer of brutal and oppressive Robert Mugabe's regime whose citizens are dying of starvation, yet spending millions in lavish parties like the American Corporate Executives amid national crisis and human despair. Amid Zimbabwe's political crisis, Beijing supported Mugabe's right to buy a $5million dollar mansion in Hong-Kong while his people were dying of hunger. Where is China's Just nature?

    Most of the heavily armed rebels and bandits across Africa are reigning terror with readily available Chinese made AK-47's. China without a doubt is the largest trading partner of Sudanese government. Khartoum's government is boasting her massive oil wealth with Chinese refurbished oil infrastructure, while reigning terror and despair in the non Arab south. Where is China's peaceful intent? China is siphoning large quantities of Sudanese oil to quench her growing thirst for energy; at the same time turning a blind eye to the genocide in Darfuor. Senseless and barbaric killing of Innocent Sudanese in the South, and this brings into question whether China is a true friend or a foe, because she has both the diplomatic and economic leverages to bring President Bashir, and his henchmen into submission to a sustainable and lasting peace for the people of Darfuor!

    It was an intolerable and an insult to the African people, when BEIJING released a statement through her "People's Daily" publication in regards to the genocide in Darfur, that cited her STRICT non-Interference policy on internal affairs of other countries, while on the background staging what can be termed as a stealthy economic coupe de tat against the African continent; in the middle of human catastrophe, Chinese engineers have been busy laying pipelines for transporting oil back to China. In Kenya for example, China People's daily publication blamed the post election violence on the Africa's failed, imposed, western style democracy. The paper went further to cite elements of colonialism to be the chief culprits that sparks ethnic conflicts around the continent.

    What the Chinese failed to realize is that, Kenya Problem did not need finger pointing; It needed mediation (diplomacy) and sustainable political solution between the opposition and the government, not NON interference policy the Chinese adapted while bloodletting sent the country close to disintegration, and entire region into panic.Like the bloody Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, the Kenyans were protesting for their right to have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, not the one imposed upon them.
    BEIJING has signed numerous oil exploration contracts with a number of African countries including Kenya, in which her president Hu-Jintao himself, signed the deal. China is in Angola, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo Zambia and many others just name a few, hunting for minerals, oil, timber, and market for her goods and expertise. And now China is expanding her wings into Tanzania

    We have a new State of Art National Stadium; thank you to the People Republic of China. Chinese have promised to modernize our Airport, They have promised to rehabilitate our National Radio and Television in Zanzibar.I am sure, President Jintao goodie bag carried more for the Africans, including Tanzanians, who were promised help on agricultural sector, communications and technical cooperation. Good news for our country, hoping we are going to acquire sustainable and durable infrastructural gain and at minimal cost from our long time friend, and my question that follows is rather simple and naïve; what do we give the Chinese in return for their generosity?

    These are not free goodies to be honest. Because China's has over a billion people, and some of her citizens are more poorer that Tanzanians, and would be quite illogical and a dream in the wonderland to believe that all the Chinese are doing, is simply an extension of their love and generous hands to the people of Tanzania, without expecting anything in return. Be DECEIVED NOT! Guizhou, province is poorer, and her residents far needier that millions of Tanzanians. Those who have visited China can attest to this. China's "potentially explosive" population raises a concern for her leadership, who are visioning hundred years ahead, and Africa resources seems to be a viable option to ease social, political and economic tensions that lies ahead.

    Chinese have failed to realize, that no country can advance economic progress without fostering political and social harmony. Vision for economic improvement will be short lived, as the pillars that hold the establishments are likely to crumble at any time instability emerges, sending the entire economic vision into disarray. The China has not been an honest player at the United Nations Security Council, standing on the International community's way against imposition of sanctions needed to get some rogue regimes to comply with world body demands; notably Zimbabwe, Sudan and Iran.The Chinese must know clearly, that, their continued support or policy of standing at the fence when the world need their leadership may lead to a total destruction of the countries they depend on for exploitation of natural resources, and dumping grounds for their sub-standard goods. She has become a globally player, not only militarily, but politically and economically, and must play a positive role that will go in parallel with her role.

    Every country has the right to choose her friends; likewise, Tanzanians have the right to choose countries they can partner with towards their economic development. In light to this, the country must also tread carefully while weighing heavily, as to what price must be paid for such cooperation. Equitable and balanced gain by both sides should be the guiding principles in Chinese economical endeavor in Africa. China must invest in peace in order to guarantee herself a long lasting strategic gain. China cannot stand on the sidelines while the world is on bloodbath and on the brink of destruction, and still claim to be a friend of the very killing each other with her weapons. This leaves us to be believe, or other draw an "inference" that, China cares less about African or other global problems. Selling weapons to rebels, and supporting illegitimate and rogue regimes that are fomenting chaos around the globe, are character traits of a brilliant enemy.

    Her main want or interest is oil, minerals, and other natural resources. It is also seeking dumping grounds for her semi-skilled labor force that can't find jobs at home. We already have our domestic manufacturing plants due shut down to the cheap and dangerous Chinese goods; I don't think it is in our best interest to flood our labor market with semi-skilled Chinese workers. No malice or ill intent, but genuine love for the country is the root cause for these concerns. We must also think hundred and fifty years ahead of the Chinese. While I hail Chinas friendship and cooperation, I am rather skeptical of her quest for absolute control over African resources. China must be met with caution for that matter, and serious questions raised about her true intentions, ethical and peaceful role, not only in Africa but in the world.

    Ando so may rest my case!


    Mungu Ibariki Tanzania,


    John Mashaka
    Source Michuzi
     
  2. J

    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    As the world becomes a small village it is incumbent for every country to know and protect their interests. The Chinese are doing it. In Tanzania we think it is in our interests to let foreigners run everything from madini to machinery to investments. And we shall pay a heavy price.
     
  3. Muke Ya Muzungu

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    Well Said, China is going to destroy our country and our children and grand children are going to pay heavy price
     
  4. mmzalendo

    mmzalendo Senior Member

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    michuzi sasa akili inamkaa sawa kuna blog zinakula vishwa vyake kuana haya maneno mungu ibariki tanzania hajawai kuyatumia ana copy


    www.lifeofmshaba.com


    tunataarifa anataka kuimaliza hiyo blog
     
  5. mchillo

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    Why single out Chinese only? After all Chinese have been very helpful to us, poor Africans and Tanzanians in particular with their cheap products that have saved many of us. Just imagine how many of our youths who are self employed as Bodaboda would afford western motorcycles? And how many of us would dream of possessing TVs, Phones and other expensive items that are obtained from that country? I have no record of a Chinese who has been involved in destroying our economy like other Asians who keep on flocking to loot the resources of our country.
    To me the Chinese are better partners than Indians and Arabs who are in records of sabotaging our economy.
     
  6. Ndjabu Da Dude

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    Guanghzou na Hong Kong kumejaa Waafrika kibao: kuanzia Wafanya Biashara halali wenye pesa za kweli, Matapeli na Wamachinga wa Kiafrika na hata Machangudoa wa Kibongo na wababaishaji wengineo weengi wasiyoweza kupata kazi za maana nchi zao. Jee, dhamira ya Waafrika ni nini Uchina?
     
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    hii maneno imepostiwa kule allafrica.com ili kila mdau aione?
     
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    It is not singling the Chinese out. They are helping themselves by finding a ready market for their cheaply produced goods. What I am saying is what are we as Tanzanians and Africans doing to make something of ourselves and also stand tall on the world market? Are we condemned to be merely consumers and onlookers as other nations develop and leapfrog us? That is the question we need to be asking ourselves and not just praising that the Chinese have been helpful to us.
     
  9. TITAN

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    Wachina nao wako wengi kwao na awana materials wanataka kutoka africa couse ni cheap na viongozi wetu wanatamaa sana wanapenda mteremko
     
  10. Muke Ya Muzungu

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    ndo maana yake
     
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    I am sorry to say but this article is too simplistic and parochial. I have always said, it is counter productive to continue finger pointing on who is responsible for Africa`s predicament. As somebody once rightly said, countries have no permanent friends, rather have permanent interests. By the way what is new that China is doing that western countries never did? It is just a question of timing. Even if its not China..somebody else will do it! Lets face it. Africa we need to stand up and take care of our interests. China is here to stay so is France or Britain. We have gold, Chinese want gold! Sudanese have oil, Chinese need oil...What matters is how you bargain.

    It is unfortunate that people like the writer or Dambisa Moyo`s of this world have become good critics of African governance system and chinese..without offering concrete solutions. It seems we expect too much from governments. Usitegemee kwamba wachina au haya makampuni ya kimataifa yana-care on the plight of poor Tanzanians/Africans. They are hired to make money for their shareholders. Period! It is WE THE PEOPLE who should take charge of our lives. To blame Chinese, can only serve academic purposes. We simply need to stand up and use our resources productively. Hold our leaders accountable and ensure that we conduct international trade with Chinese or whomever on equal footing. Tanzania will be developed by Tanzanians. Forget UNICEF, WORLD BANK or any body. Unless we are ready to kick start this we can no longer blame Chinese. Its insane kusema kwamb China is killing people in Darfur or Zimbabwe! No its Sudanese killing themselves. China is simply doing business. whatever angle you look at it!

    Again I would advise the Mashaka`s of this world. Stop whining and complaining. Its natural that everybody is fighting for survival. China was developed by Chinese (even if it means through dubious deals)..but you should know better..outside there......the game is rough! and only the champions will survive!

    China has 400 million poeple trapped in poverty. These people will not be pulled out of this poverty by IMF, WB, UN or America. Its China which should pull them! I think the writer and others of his like..suffer from the tendency of taking western rhetoric on democracy and development at face value. Its bad. Sit down and think!
     
  12. Muke Ya Muzungu

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    Nadhani kaka umepoteza dira kidogo, Wachina wanachafua hii nchi. Kwa kiwango chao humu nchini, na ujuzi mdogo walio nao hasa wa kuchuuza kariakoo, nadhani tunaelekea pabaya na vyema serikali yetu itizamer upya swala la wawekezaji kama hawa machinga wa kichina
     
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    Huyu kijana anasisitiza kuandika makala zake kwa kiingereza lakini hicho kiingereza chake ni kibovu sana (ushahidi ninao). Anamlenga nani? Sio wachina peke yao ambao ni ndumilakuwili. Hapa lazima tukubali.
     
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    Wachina dawa yao ni kuwafukuza
     
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Ili tuendelee kujikomba vizuri kwa wazungu na wahindi, labda hata waarabu. Kwa sababu wao wana huruma na sisi, lakini sio wachina. Ha ha ha ha! Stop fooling yourself.
     
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    Muke Ya Muzungu JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu mchina hana huruma. Alafu mijitu ni mijizi kweli, ni sawa na wahindi ila kasi yao tanzaia ndo inatisha. lazima tuwe macho nao... wewe kama skari kanzu nadhani unegamasisha jeshi la polisi kuwashugulikia
     
  17. Anko Sam

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    Im supporting your post by 100%. Chinese are better friends than Arabs, Indians and Europeans. Normally China always assisting us on tangible aids that if we could use them properly, we could stand alone for our own legs, for example, since independence China had constructed Uhuru Rail, Urafiki Texitile, UFI, and so on but western countries they grants us some money which later are taken back to their banks by our selfish leaders.

    In short I can say "China assist and teach us how to fish, but Western they grant us a fish" Arabs and Indians all are "gabacholly" of our economy, they are taking all they getting from our contry to Canada and Europe. They don't want us even to marry their daughters-I hate them wezi na wabaguzi wakubwa!
     
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    Bora tuanze kuwafukuza Wahindi kwanza kisha waarabu. Wachina tunaweza kula nao sahani moja kwani siyo wabaguzi sana na wezi kama wahindi. Wahindi tumekaanao tangu kabla ya uhuru lakini hata kwenye dini yao hawataki uingie, hawataki tuoe mabinti zao, hawataki kutoka kwenye nyumba za msajili na NHC, Hawataki kujenga nyumba zao binafsi. Wezi hawa bara Wachina wako free.
     
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    Mkuu umesoma vizuri historia ya unyama uliofanyika enzi za utumwa na ukoloni? Hivi leo (hata karne moja haijapita) tumeisha sahau? Mimi siwasapoti wachina na vile vile sioni tofauti yao na wazungu au wahindi. Wote wanatumaliza bila huruma, sema taktiki zao zinatofautiana.
     
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    Ushauri wake John Mashaka ni upi baada ya kuandika hili libarua lirefu?
     
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