Human Rights Commission Slams Chinese Racist Conduct

"Some Chinese are of the view that Africans are the cause for coronavirus while the other finger points at them, this doesn't make sense because Africa has the least number of infections and fatalities recorded to date,

The South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) has slammed unruly racial conduct showed by Chinese targeted to black Africans living in China.
Africans beingtargeted in China. Picture Courtesy Of Los Angeles Times

The South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) has slammed unruly racial conduct showed by Chinese targeted to black Africans living in China.

This after a video containing racist slurs and could possibly insight xenophobia was posted online. The HRC has condemned the act saying that the video was uncalled for and could potentially steer further racial divides.

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Advocate Tseliso Thipanyane, CEO of the HRC said Chinese were losing sight of the whole situation which could affect the trading relationship their country has with other nations. He said the Chinese government needed to intervene before this matter turns ugly.

“Some Chinese are of the view that Africans are the cause for coronavirus while the other finger points at them, this doesn’t make sense because Africa has the least number of infections and fatalities recorded to date,” he said.

Thipanyane said it was unwise for China to think this way. Another African country that has pronounced its stance regarding the matter is Nigeria which has made it clear that they will be not bullied by China.

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Africans living in China have expressed their discomfort and the instability the conduct by Chinese citizens has caused to them. Some said they have been living there for more than a decade now and thus regard themselves as permanent residents.

China alongside with Russia, Brazil and India are huge trading partners to South Africa with a cordial trade deal under the BRICS umbrella.

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