Vice President Inonge WINA has warned some opposition political party leaders against issuing xenophobic statements against Chinese nationals and other foreign nationals living in Zambia as this has the potential to backfire on Zambians.
Speaking in Parliament during the Vice President’s Question Time, Wina said that government was concerned with some reckless statements being made by some opposition political leaders that could endanger the lives of Chinese nationals.
Wina warned that government may invoke some legal provisions to curb the potentially xenophobic attacks.
Wina said that government will continue trading with any country in the world that offers concessional loans including China.
She also shed some light on the allegedly misconstrued debt queries that had been blown out of proportion.
An anti-China crusade believably being championed by pro-West forces has taken root in the aftermath of the China-Africa summit.
China’s rising place in global politics has attracted resentment from some quarters in whose area of dominance it is eating into.