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Guangzhou: Home to a New Generation of Afro-Chinese Children

Six months after the dramatic events that took place in Guangzhou where dozens, possibly hundreds of African residents were evicted from their homes and hotels, the South China Morning Post returned to the southern Chinese city to examine what daily life is like in the bustling African ...

New Short Doc Showcases Black Lives in China

A compelling new mini-documentary, produced by the Beijing-based independent production company Arrow Factory, provides a rare glimpse into the lives of China's diverse Black community. A half-dozen expatriates share their personal experiences of what it was like to move to China, ...

One Month Later, Vast Segments of African Civil Society Remain Angry Over What Happened in Guangzhou

The first images of African residents in Guangzhou being forced out onto the streets of the southern Chinese city started to emerge during the weekend of April 10th. Now, a full month later, the frustration and anger those accounts sparked keep seething on African social ...

A Popular Nigerian Political Commentator Offers China Some Sobering Advice: Be Careful, There Are More of You Here Than Us Over There

In response to the growing alienation that a lot of Nigerians and other Africans feel about China in the wake what happened in Guangzhou last month, popular online commentator Onye Nkuzi (nom de plume) cautioned that unless China makes meaningful progress in persuading Africans that it does ...

BBC Correspondent Danny Vincent Reflects on Anti-Black Discrimination in China

The longtime China-based BBC correspondent Danny Vincent reflected this week on the reports of discrimination and racism towards Africans in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. As a black journalist who has spent more than a decade reporting in Hong Kong, Vincent said he has experienced discrimination ...

China’s Subtly Revising the Narrative of the Origin of Its “Miscommunication” With Nigerians and Other Africans in Guangzhou

Confronted with overwhelming criticism in Africa following widespread reports of maltreatment of and discrimination against African residents in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou last month, the Chinese government has been trying (largely unsuccessfully) to reshape the narrative according to their interpretation of the events.

165 Kenyan Evacuees Return Home From China

165 Kenyans stranded in China arrived in the early hours Sunday morning at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenyan ambassador to China, Sarah Serem, helped to coordinate the charter flight from Guangzhou back to Nairobi and was at the airport in southern ...

The Plight of Africans in Guangzhou is Now a Topic on Breakfast Radio in Cape Town

To get a sense of just how widespread the discussion of the alleged discrimination against Africans in China has become in many parts of Africa, listen to the discussion between CAP's own Cobus van Staden (whose day job is Senior China-Africa Researcher at ...

A One-Day Social Media Rally Took Place This Week to Show Solidarity With Africans in China

For 24-hours on Monday social media activists and others switched their profile pictures to a black Chinese flag (photo above) and used the hashtag #BlackChina to declare their anger towards the Chinese government for the reported mistreatment of Africans in cities like Guangzhou.

Across Africa and Black Diaspora Rage Steadily Increases Over Reports of Discrimination and Maltreatment in Guangzhou

It's been several weeks since the first reports of widespread mistreatment of and discrimination against African residents in Guangzhou first emerged, and since then anger and frustration among broad swathes of African civil society and the larger global black diaspora has only intensified.
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