South Africa Week Beijing: Media Appreciation and Launch

– Wadeisor Rukato On the afternoon of Friday 9 September 2016, Ms Tebogo Lefifi addressed a room full of journalists and media practitioners as she opened the official launch of South Africa Week at the South African Embassy in Beijing. Hosted collaboratively … Continue reading South Africa Week Beijing: Media Appreciation and Launch

[Opinion] #RacistChineseAd doesn’t make China racist #SinoAfrica

– Sautman & Yan for SCMP This article was shared from By now, there has been a fairly comprehensive discussion of the racist ad produced by the detergent company Qiaobi that depicts the laundering of a “dirty” black man into a “clean” Chinese. Beyond condemning the ad, those of us in China should also call for its perpetrators to be sanctioned under Article 9 of China’s Advertising Law, which forbids ads containing discrimination based on nationality, race, religion or gender. One key aspect of the discourse has yet to be treated, however – its political uses. One of us … Continue reading [Opinion] #RacistChineseAd doesn’t make China racist #SinoAfrica

[Opinion] Why the racist Chinese ad MAY be just as racist as you think

–Nicole Bonnah  This article was shared from An advert for Chinese detergent brand, Qiaboi, has garnered widespread attention recently on social media platforms and outlets across China and overseas, after The Shanghaiist published what they deemed to be an “incredibly racist advertisement”. The commercial has reportedly appeared on Chinese television and during the advertisement slots before screenings in Wanda Cinemas this month but was first uploaded and criticised by American Expat and musician, Christopher Powell. There is definitely more than enough social engagement going on right now concerning whether or not this advert is truly representative of a deep-rooted … Continue reading [Opinion] Why the racist Chinese ad MAY be just as racist as you think

China-Africa Journalism Forum

-Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni 中国和非洲眼中的彼此—-燕京学堂举办“中非记者交流论坛” 2016年5月14日,由燕京学堂陈振兴及四位非洲同学发起的中非记者交流论坛在北京大学举行。 “It is an exciting time to discuss China-Africa relations” Bruce Chen a Yenching Scholar said as he began his opening speech at the China-Africa Journalism Forum held on the 14th of May. The forum brought together journalists from Africa and China, Chinese professors, the former Chinese ambassador to Eritrea and Rwanda, as well as representatives from Chinese enterprises in Africa to share their experiences and opinions about “How China and Africa See Each Other.” This thought-provoking event was organized by the Yenching Academy of Peking University and International Sino-Africa Watch (ISAW), co-organized by the Center … Continue reading China-Africa Journalism Forum

African Excellence Series: YGS

  – Thuthukile Mbanjwa A Conversation with Zukiswa Mqolomba. Videography by Sharon Tshipa This is a 2.46 minute video, where Thuthukile interviews Zukiswa Mqolomba asking the following questions: 1. Zukiswa, can you tell us more about yourself? 2.Having spent 4 days in China for the Yenching Global Symposium, what are your initial impressions of China? 3.What do you think is the role of young people in the building of South-South cooperation? 4. You have worked for the World Bank, you are currently working for government, you are pursuing your PhD, how would you advise someone who wants to follow in your foot steps? … Continue reading African Excellence Series: YGS