“我是中国人”:在穗中非混血孩子的身份认同与成长挑战

在广州,有许许多多“非二代”孩子,他们的父母至少有一方为非洲籍。这些孩子面临着方方面面的压力。哪怕能说一口流利的普通话,有着与他人无异的爱好,他们还是会因为不一样的肤色而遭到同龄人的排挤。 Continue reading “我是中国人”:在穗中非混血孩子的身份认同与成长挑战

新闻舆论撕裂的“黑与白”:疫情期间中非民间关系观察

随着1990年代中国市场的开放与珠三角工业的发展,以及新世纪以来“一带一路”倡议的提出和中非合作的深入,作为对外贸易重要港口的广州吸引了大量非洲人。根据广州市公安出入境部门数据,2019年12月25日,非洲国家人员共计13652人。小北、三元里一带还形成了颇有非洲风情的“巧克力城”。 Continue reading 新闻舆论撕裂的“黑与白”:疫情期间中非民间关系观察

Why Female Gentile Mutilation Remains a Challenge in Kenya Today?

By Xilun Wei, Qiyuan Qin, Jing Liu, Jingxuan Huang 2020 is a year of change in many ways. What remains constant is the fight against the long-lasting practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), defined by the World Health Organization as “the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” It is recognized by the … Continue reading Why Female Gentile Mutilation Remains a Challenge in Kenya Today?

Different Views of FGM Among Chinese Sympathizers of the Anti-FGM Movement

By Aoran Zhang “Every coin has two sides,” says Bu Fan, a student at the Vanderbilt University, when asked about her views on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). “Although FGM is immoral, it is a very important part of local culture that cannot be banned immediately.” After she went to Africa to study FGM in 2017, she set up a WeChat official account, ‘Discover Feminism’, and … Continue reading Different Views of FGM Among Chinese Sympathizers of the Anti-FGM Movement

China’s New Priorities in Africa

While Africa’s value to the outside world has historically been framed largely in economic terms — as a place to extract resources and as a market to sell goods — China is changing that equation. The fact is, Africa just isn’t that important to China economically. All 54 African countries combined account for less than 4% of China’s 4+ trillion global trade balance while Beijing … Continue reading China’s New Priorities in Africa