Charlie Peng got on the train from Zambia to Tanzania. He didn’t get a night’s sleep. His eyes were always peeled. Nowhere to run through the jungle. He didn’t stand out. Most of the people on the train were Mandarin Chinese. They came here to work on the One Belt One Road in Zambia. For a lot of these guys, it was mostly about the money. They brought the technology and reaped the profits from the soils of this poor African country.
Charlie came to Zambia a few months ago. He didn’t know where to go, but they told him there was good money to be made in Champa. Much more than he could make at home. The Chinese were constructing buildings here and he conscripted right away. He said he would do anything for the mother country.
Later, he started working at a mine. He worked twelve hours a day here without rest. But he didn’t care. A lot of these Africans were lazy. Their country was poor because nobody knew what it was like to work, and the Chinese would teach them how. Yesterday, Charlie found something in the soil of the pits along the river. It was shiny. Charlie immediately knew this thing was a lot of money. They called them Blood Diamonds.
He knew if anybody would find out he would be told to give it off. He decided to make a run for it. But shortly before he left, people found out. He saw a bunch of guys hops on the train before departure. The night train to Dar es Salaam.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.