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Checking In on Black Life in Shanghai in 2021

It’s been a while since social media weighed in on the theme of Black life in China. The topic was immensely popular in the aftermath of anti-Black discrimination that occurred in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou last Spring, but faded in the second half of the year.

The popular South Korean YouTube channel AsianBoss (3+ million subscribers) hit the streets of Shanghai to speak with a diverse group of African Americans and Africans about daily life and how Chinese views on racial identity is changing.

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