Wednesday, September 30, 2015

China's Stereotypes of Africa

Foreign Policy published on 30 September 2015 an interesting piece titled "Map: China's Stereotypes of Africa, from 'Chaotic' Somalia to 'Awesome' Gambia" by Warner Brown.  The article is based on plotting and translating the most common Chinese-language Baidu query associated with each African country.  Chinese netizens, like their Western counterparts, tend to associate Africa with violence, poverty, disease, and exotic dining habits. 

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