Black People

Storm over Zuma's 'pet dogs are white culture' speech

Nelson Mandela enjoys an encounter with a dog.

South African President Jacob Zuma has declared such popular pursuits as owning a pet dog or straightening one's hair are part of "white culture" and should be shunned by black citizens.

Saturday, 29 December, 2012, 5:51am

Attitude to outsiders divides US and China

What if China, flush with its new wealth, opened its doors to mass immigration? It would make sense from an economic and social point of view, because its one-child policy has produced a young generation far smaller than the one that now does most of the work. China's population is ageing faster than any other country in history, and it could certainly do with some more young people.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How to be Black

How to be Black by Baratunde Thurston Harper Audio (audiobook)

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Michael Church In South Africa

Sometimes, when the traffic is gridlocked and the minutes are counting down towards a match at a far-flung stadium or when the mobile phone network drops yet another call, it's easy to forget just how far South Africa has come in such a short period of time.

22 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Everybody should be treated equally

Some people say discrimination is common in Hong Kong. This is such a prosperous city that it is hard to believe people are treated badly because of their race, religion or colour.

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

It's business as usual in Guangzhou

To heal wounds caused by a protest by up to 200 Africans in July, Guangzhou police are offering a two-month amnesty and talks with leaders of their community to resolve differences. On July 15, two Nigerians were injured after they tried to evade passport checks conducted by the police.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Market forces

The wholesale clothing market at No 88 Guangyuan West Road is a lone finger of concrete between two arteries of electrified railway. The tracks converge at the building's rear before snaking down to Guangzhou station 500 metres to the southeast.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sound bites

Your work My Heart Was Touched Last Year (2007), now on show at the Mobile Art exhibition, is a black and white video, the medium you employed for The Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest epic. Do you prefer film over photography, for which you are also known?

Mainland artist Yang Fudong:

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Africans live in fear after false murder accusations

Malaysia's African community is living in fear after two students were wrongfully arrested last week for the rape and murder of two ethnic Chinese women.

The two men were later released and an ethnic Chinese cook arrested instead - but not before the media and bloggers used the case to blame Africans for rising crime.

4 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Latest statistics dispel belief blacks less educated than whites

The belief blacks are still much less educated than whites has been debunked by new statistics which show both groups complete high school in similar numbers.

9 Sep 1996 - 12:00am