-Roberto Castillo Original article first appeared on africansinchina.net On May 26th, The Shanghaiist broke the (SinoAfrican) internet by bringing a Chinese ad to the attention of its mainly American audience. The ad – which you can watch below (Youku see here) – is a commercial for a Chinese detergent called Qiaobi and has been deemed as ‘highly racist’ or the ‘most racist advert ever’ by a whole host of American media outlets like this, this and this. In the video, a paint-splattered black man catcalls a Chinese woman and approaches her confidently as she lures him with her finger. As he attempt to … Continue reading [Opinion] On why the racist Chinese ad MAY NOT be as racist as you think
-Sihle Isipho Nontshokweni
There are two ways for a man to travel a city. With the locals, or as a tourist. The latter route usually follows a travel guide with a list of top 10 things to do in Guangzhou.
October 2015, alongside the South African delegation group that was visiting China, we tried the tourist route. To unpack the history of the province we started off at the Guandong Museum, second on our list was the pen-shaped canton tower, also renowned for being the third highest tower in the world. We then admired captivating views of the city skyline, traversing on the Pearl River night cruise (I highly recommend this cruise).
When we first arrived our bus drove through Yuexiu district.
My eyes thundered open as I observed the “chocolateness” of this area and city.