Multiple social media posts claim China is mistreating students and people of black race following the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Though China’s coronavirus threat has waned, many sources point to fears of a resurgence in infections from people who are coming to the country again.
The students from various African counties have braved the months of lockdown and are not in any way a threat, that foreigners coming from Europe, but Chinese racism doesn’t understand that.
“The hangover from colonial mentality has to stop.” – WHO Boss Dr Tedros condemning the racist remarks made by French doctors about using Africa as a “testing ground” for potential Coronavirus vaccine
KenyanBulletin.com notes that international media has been painting the situtation of the disease in Africa badly and with so much misinformation, many people cannot know that Africa has the lowest cases and death from coronavirus compared to USA, Spain, Italy and ASIA as a whole.
One Twitter user wrote:
#COVID19 started in #China, but now #Africans in China are being treated like carriers of the Virus.. Africa, in your nations Chinese want to be treated like royalty but in their country you are rats.. have you all seen what’s happening to Africans in China? #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/xEiOry6I66
— Syombua A. Kibue ?? (@Syombuak) April 7, 2020
China Communist Party (CCP) is being blamed for the attack on African students living in the country.
“Africans being CHASED out of their own apartments and places of residence in China as “carriers” of the Chinese virus with African community leaders “pleading” for this to end. Pay these bigots back in our lands it’s as simple as that. Who is to blame for CHINESE VIRUS #CCPVirus”, another Twitter user wrote.
The attack is said to range from forceful testing, lock-ups, forceful removal,
Recently, online publications revealed that French doctors are calling for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct vaccine tests in Africa. This was met with criticism and resistance online. WHO has also assured African countries that the vaccine will not be tried on Africans.
The #coronavirus originated from China and has killed more than 60,000 Chinese, Italians, Spaniards, Americans, French and British citizens. #COVID2019 has killed less than 500 Africans. Conduct your #COVID19 vaccine tests in Asia, Europe or America. #AfricansAreNotLabRats
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) April 4, 2020
The xenophobia in China is getting worse by day. A few weeks ago a racist hashtag trended by Chinese on Twitter calling blacks monkeys and that they should all be deported.
Misinformation has not done any to help the situation.
Africa has the lowest rates of the disease.
Here are some other social media posts abou the problem black people are facing in China.
According to CGTN, the rumours are irresponsible and false.
Why is #China forcing Black Students to take compulsory Nucleic Acid Tests and kicking Africans out from their houses in China? Why are Blacks being thrown into the streets without the consideration of being infected? What’s going on in China? @NigeriaGov @_AfricanUnion pic.twitter.com/tBkHxqN6nK
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) April 7, 2020
Some Africans in China driven away by Chinese Officials from their homes and hotels.
They send aids to Africa and treat Africans there like trash.
— ALVIN (@Alvinuzor) April 7, 2020
China has a new outbreak in guangzhou, the center of which is in an African populated area, and CCP continues to cover up information and arrest those who post it. As a result, Chinese websites discriminate against Africans.#ChineseCoronaVirus #CCPVirus pic.twitter.com/D5bQ91MjUh
— 金坷垃금덩이 (@cwen1) April 7, 2020