A Chinese gamer in make-up and costume poses with the caption “Welcome to Africa”. Photo: Weibo A Chinese gamer in make-up and costume poses with the caption “Welcome to Africa”. Photo: Weibo
A Chinese gamer in make-up and costume poses with the caption “Welcome to Africa”. Photo: Weibo

In China’s gaming world, lucky ‘Europeans’ and unlucky ‘Africans’ expose racial stereotypes

While players say popular descriptors are not intended to cause offence, critics see them as ‘verbal microaggression’ and inappropriate

Topic |   China-Africa relations
A Chinese gamer in make-up and costume poses with the caption “Welcome to Africa”. Photo: Weibo A Chinese gamer in make-up and costume poses with the caption “Welcome to Africa”. Photo: Weibo
A Chinese gamer in make-up and costume poses with the caption “Welcome to Africa”. Photo: Weibo
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