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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 ...

Why Was Xiaomei Havard Appointed as a Replacement MP in South Africa Given That She Has No Political Experience?

Although the overt racist and xenophobic reactions following last month's appointment by South Africa's ruling African National Congress of Xiaomei Havard as a replacement member of parliament have largely died down, many party members are now wondering how someone with no previous political experience or other relevant ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

China, Africa and the Internet, Again

The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa recently discussed African elections and, not surprisingly, the conversation became about China. 

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Why Was Xiaomei Havard Appointed as a Replacement MP in South Africa Given That She Has No Political Experience?

Although the overt racist and xenophobic reactions following last month's appointment by South Africa's ruling African National Congress of Xiaomei Havard as a replacement member of parliament have largely died down, many party members are now wondering how someone with no previous political experience or other relevant ...

Lots of Hot Button, Emotional Issues Help Explain the Widespread Anger to Xiaomei Havard’s Appointment as ANC MP in South Africa’s Parliament

There's widespread anger on and offline in South Africa over the appointment of Xiaomei Havard, a naturalized South African citizen of Chinese descent, as a member of parliament. She was sworn in last Wednesday which sparked almost immediate outrage. ...

Anti-Chinese Xenophobia Erupts in South Africa After Chinese-Born ANC MP Sworn Into Office

Naturalized South African-citizen Xiaomei Havard's swearing-in last week to become an ANC member of parliament sparked a strong backlash online under the hashtags #SArejectsXiaomeiHavard and #PutSouthAfricansFirst. Havard was named to replace the late minister in the ...

2020 in Review: The Impact of the “Guangzhou Incidents”

This April's outburst of discrimination against Black and African residents in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou marked a seminal event in China-Africa relations this year. Dozens, possibly hundreds of Black and African residents were ...

Vlog: How Africans in China Challenge Stereotypical Views on African Migration

Hong Kong-based Lingnan University Assistant Professor Roberto Castillo, one of the world's foremost scholars on the African diaspora in China, published a new vlog that previews a number of the key themes featured in his upcoming book on the topic.
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