Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin criticized this week the blatant racism that’s been on display in Eastern European countries that have warmly welcomed millions of white Ukrainian refugees crossing the border but have refused entry to predominantly non-white refugees from Global South countries.
While the Chinese government is absolutely correct to call out the apparent double standard for the treatment of certain refugees in European countries, it’s a bit of a cheap shot when you consider that China has not exactly been very welcoming to refugees from those same Global South countries.
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