The Chinese government promotes solidarity and unity between China and Africa against colonial powers, but at the same time ignores the anti-black hate speech rampant on the Chinese Internet, said Human Rights Watch’s senior China researcher.

Racist content on the Chinese internet directed against black people inside and outside China has become widespread in recent years, with Human Rights Watch analyzing hundreds of videos and posts since late 2021 showing that China’s main social media platforms do not address racist content despite their responsibility to respect human rights under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

China: Combat Anti-Black Racism on Social Media | Human Rights Watch (




share in

About the Author


NIHR moderates all comments on its website and welcomes comments related to the article, story, activity, or event, and encourages further discussion of issues of interest to the community, and welcomes all constructive criticism. In order to be approved for publication, your comments must comply with the Principles and Guidelines for Human Rights and Local Communities. NIHR does not allow: Anti-human rights behavior, personal attacks, profanity, threats, vulgarity, abuse (such as sexism, racism, or xenophobia), commercial or personal promotion. Comments that do not comply with our organization's guidelines will be rejected. Comments that are not edited - they are either approved or rejected.