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Exploring the Boundary Between Casual Racism and Curiosity Through Lived Experience of Black People in Guangzhou

“You don’t get to be Black in China and just be, you have to consider all the other stuff you have to deal with in order to have the experience you are trying to have,” says Jane (alias), an African American woman who has worked and lived ...

Chinese High School Students Reflect on Anti-African Discrimination in Guangzhou

It's been almost five months since a spate of anti-African discrimination erupted in Guangzhou, home to the largest overseas African population in Asia. Back in April, amid mounting fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in the southern Chinese, dozens, possibly hundreds of ...

Bittersweet Memories: a Holistic Picture of How Africans Are Treated During COVID-19 in Guangzhou

By China House Student Fellows Houming Ling, Lynn Yuhan Pan, Meng Zhao and Zach Ziye Zhang "The African community in Guangzhou is on edge after widespread accounts were shared on social media of people being left homeless this week, ...

It’s Been Nearly 6 Months Since Guangzhou, What Have We Learned?

It's been six months since Guangzhou became synonymous with anti-black and anti-African discrimination. In the wake of numerous videos, photos, and accounts of the maltreatment of African residents in the southern Chinese megacity, feelings on all sides have hardened. It's true ...

Six Months After the Discrimination Crisis in Guangzhou, a Group of Chinese High School Students Goes to See If Anything Has Changed

Shocked by the news of widespread anti-black discrimination back in April in Guangzhou, a group of five high school students from across the country went to the southern Chinese city to see if relations between African residents and the local community have improved.

From #BlackLivesMatter to Beijing: Approaches to Combating Racism

As the Black Lives Matter protests spread and demands to defund the police take shape, Americans are seemingly awakening to the centuries of anti-black racism that has plagued our country.  From slavery to Jim Crow to redlining to mass ...

Another High Profile Chinese Ambassador in Africa to Leave Soon

China's Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, is making the rounds this week to say good-bye to officials in Abuja ahead of his planned departure. Ambassador Zhou is the third high profile Chinese envoy to rotate out of their post in Africa following this spring's departure ...

Chinese Immigrants in Africa Assimilate Far More Than You May Think

It's often widely assumed that Chinese immigrants in Africa prefer to isolate themselves from local communities and generally resist assimilation. That perception, though, is incorrect according to the findings of two leading scholars from Hong Kong, Yan Hairong and Barry Sautman, ...

Zambian Hip Hop Star B’Flow Speaks Out Against Chinese Discrimination Towards Local Patrons in Lusaka

Popular Zambian hip hop artist B'Flow said he actively tries to stay away from commenting on political issues but felt the need to say something in the wake of Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa's humiliating public apology last month for cracking down on Chinese businesses who ...

China’s Ties With Nigeria Are a Lot Better Than They Seem

Lagos State University political science lecturer Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi joins Eric & Cobus this week to discuss the current state of China-Nigeria relations. After a turbulent past few months following the events in Guangzhou back in April and now calls ...
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