Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Despite a LOT of Challenges, Chinese-Congolese Star Zhong Feifei Persists

Zhong Feifei (仲菲菲) is probably the only Chinese reality show star and online influencer to build a truly international presence. Her followers now number in the millions.

The 24-year-old Chinese-Congolese performer and beauty vlogger has prevailed in China’s brutally competitive online entertainment and reality show market despite constant racist attacks about her hair, skin tone and her racial heritage. Although she’s admitted that the barrage of hostility does get to her at times, she’s nonetheless still a regular presence online and on air. Most recently Zhong finished a respectable 27th overall in the national singing competition TV show Producer Camp.

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Global South Project?


The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.


A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.


Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.


A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.

[NEW PODCAST] Why It's Not China's Fault That Its Trade With Africa is So Distorted