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Chinese Officials Are Apparently Embracing #BlackLivesMatter

After the past two months of anti-Chinese rage on African social media that came in response to the highly visible poor treatment of Africans in Guangzhou back in April, there’s a certain irony to the Chinese government’s embrace of the popular U.S. call to action “Black Lives Matter.”

It’s quite likely that the social media manager at the Chinese embassy in Abuja is not familiar with the origins of the BLM movement as a protest against state-sanctioned violence against minorities, something, of course, that’s also an issue in China.

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