Airbnb has been making ‘aggressive investments’ in China, but at what cost? Active discriminatory listings suggest that the company might compromise its commitment to ‘allowing anyone to belong anywhere’ to succeed where other Western companies have failed. Photo: AFP
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In China, Airbnb listings discriminate against Uygurs and other ethnic minority groups

  • The home-sharing platform has asserted that its mission is ‘to democratise travel by allowing anyone to belong anywhere’
  • But listings biased against Uygurs and Tibetans exist, in defiance of the company’s own non-discrimination policy

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Airbnb has been making ‘aggressive investments’ in China, but at what cost? Active discriminatory listings suggest that the company might compromise its commitment to ‘allowing anyone to belong anywhere’ to succeed where other Western companies have failed. Photo: AFP
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