Members of the Black Panther Party arrive at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on their way to mainland China. Photo: SCMP Pictures Members of the Black Panther Party arrive at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on their way to mainland China. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Members of the Black Panther Party arrive at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on their way to mainland China. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Rana Mitter
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Rana Mitter

George Floyd death: China is right to criticise the US on race. Next step, more Uygurs on politburo

  • When America aspired to being a beacon to the world, global pressure on its race record – including from China – helped drive it to change
  • If China wants to be a global power too, it must accept that internal politics are open to outside criticism

Members of the Black Panther Party arrive at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on their way to mainland China. Photo: SCMP Pictures Members of the Black Panther Party arrive at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on their way to mainland China. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Members of the Black Panther Party arrive at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong on their way to mainland China. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter is Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford and author of A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World and China’s War with Japan, 1937-45: The Struggle for Survival