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Two Ghanaian Stars in the Chinese Super League talk About the Challenges of Playing Professional Soccer in China

The pressure on African players in China's professional soccer league is going up say two Ghanaian stars who are going to teammates next season on Shenzhen FC. Midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will be joined by 30-year old Black Stars winger Frank Acheampong in ...

Chinese Perspectives on Anti-Black Racism in China

A series of high-profile recent incidents including the use of blackface on Chinese TV, discrimination against Black residents in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, and widespread racial insensitivity on Chinese social media sites like ...

BlackLivity’s Láikàn (来看) Series Portrays a Nuanced, Complex View of Black Life in China

BlackLivity, the independent community-based media platform dedicated to showcasing Black life in China, launched a new video this week that highlights the site's compelling Láikàn series that provides first-person stories about the African diaspora experience in and about China.

Diversity and Representation in the China Watching Space

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Black China Caucus (BCC), an organization set up to foster a more inclusive discussion about China. BCC was founded by a group of Black China professionals in the United States with a range ...

The Zambian Employee Who Pulled His Chinese Boss on a Cart Says The Whole Thing Was Just a Big Misunderstanding

Two videos surfaced today on Twitter that seem to show a Zambian employee who was recorded pulling his Chinese boss on a trolley cart saying that the resultant outrage is a big fuss over nothing. The employee explained that his boss treats him very well ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

What We’ve Lost in the Fire

This weekend was a rough one for South Africa. On Sunday, the country watched as fires around Table Mountain slowly started creeping downhill, towards the beautiful campus of the University of Cape Town (UCT). Soon it was confirmed that the university’s African Studies library, which housed a unique collection of African film, and one of the biggest repositories of historical documents related to Southern Africa, was on fire. Librarians are still trying ...

Zambia Says It’s Investigating the Chinese “Trolley Man” After Racist Video Goes Viral

Zambian Labor Secretary Chanda Kaziya said an investigation is underway of the Chinese national who was recorded on video being pulled on a trolley by a local employee. He was immediately forced to get off the cart after a group of young men intervened and ordered him down, ...

The Reappearance of Blackface on China’s Most Popular New Year’s TV Program Sparks Angry Debate

The use of blackface for the second time in just three years to depict Africans on CCTV's Spring Festival Gala program broadcast last Thursday, provoked a heated debate on social media networks around the world over the weekend. The program is one of China's ...

With a Mix of Defiance and Defensiveness, CCTV Blackface Issue Emerges as a Contentious Issue on Weibo

Just as CCTV's use of blackface to depict Africans in the annual Spring Gala TV show sparked an immediate response by those outside of China, there's was a near-immediate reaction on Weibo, one of China's largest social media networks.  But the ...

Q&A: Black Livity China Creators Explain Why African Diaspora Communities Are Growing Weary of Chinese Racial Insensitivties

Last Thursday's blackface episode on CCTV's hugely popular Spring Gala TV show is just the latest incident of anti-Black racial insensitivity in China that's prompting mounting frustration within the African expatriate community in China and the diaspora population abroad. There's a ...

Anti-Black Racism on the Chinese Social Media Network Weibo

Editor's Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this issue and the legitimate fear of dangerous repercussions, CAP has respected the authors' request for anonymity. The authors and the editor of this article are all accomplished analysts in the field of Chinese social media research and Chinese-Black ...
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