An opening dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV gala has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring Chinese dancers dressed in African clothing and their faces painted dark. Photo: ThePaper.cn An opening dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV gala has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring Chinese dancers dressed in African clothing and their faces painted dark. Photo: ThePaper.cn
An opening dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV gala has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring Chinese dancers dressed in African clothing and their faces painted dark. Photo: ThePaper.cn
Lunar New Year

Letters | China’s New Year TV gala: tone-deaf maybe, but not racist

  • The programme was designed to highlight cultural diversity in countries that are part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and did not intend to cause offence. Nevertheless, Chinese soft power has a long way to go

Topic |   Lunar New Year
An opening dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV gala has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring Chinese dancers dressed in African clothing and their faces painted dark. Photo: ThePaper.cn An opening dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV gala has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring Chinese dancers dressed in African clothing and their faces painted dark. Photo: ThePaper.cn
An opening dance performance during China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV gala has sparked debate and criticism online for featuring Chinese dancers dressed in African clothing and their faces painted dark. Photo: ThePaper.cn
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