The ‘Chinese Restaurant’ and the Politics of ‘Race’ in Kenya

Due to China’s economic and cultural investment in Kenya, the Kenyan government’s position is that of official good ties and close relations between the two countries. The joint China-Kenya resistance to Western imperialist attitudes has worked well, and continues to work well, this is why the ‘Chinese Restaurant’ story of 2015 contradicts this trend of good and productive relations.

The US CNN News Channel & ‘Collective Silence’

Cafferty sparked this issue on April 10th – which has caused consternation throughout China and Chinese people living abroad, and despite the demand for a retraction and apology by CNN from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, CNN has refused to acknowledge the extent of their insult against China, although some other Western media outlets have assured Beijing that CNN does not speak on behalf of all Western countries. China has clearly and carefully presented this case to CNN – but CNN has made matters worse by supporting Cafferty and applying a blanket silence.