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Chinese Officials Respond to Allegations of African Discrimination by Showing Videos of Normal, Daily Life in China

Chinese embassies and diplomats in Africa responded to this weekend’s surge of online videos that purportedly show discrimination against Africans in China by posting their own videos depicting African residents in cities like Guangzhou freely going about their daily lives without problems.

The move seems intended to serve as a counter-narrative to the discussion on African social media about the reported maltreatment of migrants. While that may have been the intent, it’s worth noting these videos barely received any engagement or comments, and their overall impact seems to have been quite minimal.

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