Haneesa Begum

Haneesa Begum

Haneesa is a contributor to Inkstone and the South China Morning Post.

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African-Chinese TV contestant becomes target of racial abuse
A mixed-race contestant on a Chinese singing competition show has been targeted with racial abuse as the treatment of African people living in the country comes under increased scrutiny. Winnie Zhong Feifei, who was born in Liaoning province to a Chinese mother and Congolese father, was recently revealed as a contestant on the singing competition show Produce Camp 2020, a spin-off of the famed South Korean K-pop reality show Produce 101.  Since the announcement, Zhong has had to deal with a storm of derogatory comments on Chinese social media due to her African heritage. In comments left on Zhong’s Weibo account, some netizens have used the transliterated Chinese characters for the derogato