22 Feb '18, 6pm

[Mothership] China ‘opposes’ racism but dismisses criticism of CCTV blackface skit https://t.co/VdZU9fHkeu

Beijing has officially responded. This was after the country encountered widespread criticism over its state broadcaster CCTV’s annual Spring Festival gala in which a comedy skit featured a Chinese actress in blackface with exaggerated breasts and buttocks. Advertisement Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Feb. 22 in a regular press conference that China “has always opposed any form of racial discrimination”. But it dismissed criticism of the skit as a “futile” attempt to drive a wedge between China and African nations, saying that naysayers are using this as a pretext for “making a fuss”. Advertisement China’s relationships with African countries According to the South China Morning Post , Geng added that China’s relationships with African countries were ironclad and brought benefits to both sides: “African countries and their people know in their hearts the st...

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