Old People, Young People: Analysing Population Age Structure in Uganda and China

In a 2007 statement delivered at the 40th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) acknowledged that “the world today is home to the largest population of young people and the largest population of persons aged 60 years and over” (Obaid, 2007) Continue reading Old People, Young People: Analysing Population Age Structure in Uganda and China

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China’s growing interests in Africa; A challenge to ‘non-interference’?

– Wadeisor Rukato Since the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2000, Chinese investment in African countries has rapidly accelerated. China’s growing interest in the region has been accompanied by an increasing need for it to protect … Continue reading China’s growing interests in Africa; A challenge to ‘non-interference’?

Doing Business in China with the Chinese: Opportunities & Challenges

– Thuthukile Mbanjwa China’s speedy advancement over the past 50 years will never stop being impressive. When discussing rapid development, it is very difficult for one’s mind to not be drawn in by China’s fascinating industrialization. The Chinese government has been known to repeatedly play the “hero” to Chinese companies. Thus, many Chinese corporations have well-established government alignments that have ensured that they stay afloat amidst unforeseen economic turbulence. As a result, doing business in China with the Chinese has generally been the best and safest way to cut on expenditure while maximising profits. This article looks at the opportunities … Continue reading Doing Business in China with the Chinese: Opportunities & Challenges

Response to “Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism” by Li Anshan

–  Gregory Scott and Luyolo Sijake After reading Professor Li’s piece “Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism”, we, as people of African descent from highly racialized societies currently living in China, felt it necessary to address and respond to … Continue reading Response to “Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism” by Li Anshan

[Opinion] 李安山:Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism

– Li Anshan This Article was shared from Wechat and is available here. Recently, a detergent ad appeared on Chinese TV that depicts a Chinese woman placing a black man in a washing machine, and when she opens the lid, she finds that his color has been “washed away,” revealing he’s actually a Chinese man underneath. The ad has been denounced as racist in China and abroad, and there has been heated debate online among members of the google-email group named “chinese-in-africaafaricans-in-china.” As a Chinese scholar, I would like to share my thoughts with colleagues. After more than 30 years … Continue reading [Opinion] 李安山:Ignorance of race not equivalent to racism

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

– Sautman & Yan for SCMP This article was shared from africansinchina.net 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 africansinchina.net 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