May 06, 2022
The Shanghai Lockdown’s Viral Trend: ‘African Warrior’ Videos
By Asen Velinov
A viral lockdown trend illustrates some of China’s attitudes to international relations and people-to-people diplomacy – including persistent stereotypes.
June 30, 2020
With Support for ‘Black Lives Matter’ China Crosses a Thin Line
By Jo Kim
Beijing’s propaganda use of the anti-racism movement risks backfiring.
April 28, 2020
China’s Investment in Africa Cannot Buy the Silence of a Continent
By Deprose Muchena
“Among the general public in Africa, scenes of discrimination from Guangzhou prompted fury on a scale I have not witnessed before.”
April 27, 2020
African Countries Respond to Guangzhou’s ‘Anti-Epidemic Measures’
By Eleanor Albert
Widespread reports of racism against Africans put China into damage control mode.
April 14, 2020
China Has a New Target in Its COVID-19 Battle: Africans
By Jason Hung
China should apologize for -- and admit to -- the discriminatory policies against African communities.
March 13, 2020
Xenophobia, Patriarchy, and China’s Immigration Problem
By Jo Kim
The patriarchal aspect of China’s nationalism is an intractable problem.
March 05, 2020
China’s Proposed Immigration Changes Spark Xenophobic Backlash Online
By Chauncey Jung
Beijing is facing the consequences of its own nationalist propaganda strategy.
December 10, 2019
When ‘Chinese People’s Feelings’ are the Only Feelings That Matter
By Jo Kim
The downside of China’s nationalist campaign is looming ever-larger.
February 08, 2019
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
By Brendon J. Cannon
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.
April 17, 2018
The Stumbling Block to China's Soft Power
By Andrew McCormick
China's struggles with multiculturalism and race issues will hinder its soft power overseas.
February 23, 2018
Racism and the Belt and Road in CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala
By Chenchen Zhang
What a controversial skit tells us about racial and geopolitical narratives in China.