How Nationalism and Xenophobia Drive China’s ‘Zero COVID’ Policy
By Lai-Ha Chan and Pak K. Lee
Will a post-COVID China still be committed to a policy of opening to the world?
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.
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.
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.”
African Countries Respond to Guangzhou’s ‘Anti-Epidemic Measures’
By Eleanor Albert
Widespread reports of racism against Africans put China into damage control mode.
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.
Xenophobia, Patriarchy, and China’s Immigration Problem
By Jo Kim
The patriarchal aspect of China’s nationalism is an intractable problem.
China’s Proposed Immigration Changes Spark Xenophobic Backlash Online
By Chauncey Jung
Beijing is facing the consequences of its own nationalist propaganda strategy.
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.
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.
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.
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.