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Black Panther, Black China, Red Carpet

Black Panther was celebrated by black communities in China with unprecedented fanfare. Across the board, black communities organized group and family outings, donned their finest cultural attire, shared banter in the cinema, and eagerly watched the movie multiple times. It’s no surprise that tickets often sold out!

Scroll below for pictures of the phenomenal premieres in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Xiamen…

Black Panther Beijing Premiere
Organizer: OPOPO (Rhianna Aaron)
Photo credits: Edinam Blood-Dzraku and Ezra Bartholomew

Black Panther Hong Kong Screening

Black Panther Shenyang Premiere
Organizers: Akio Morita Sanga (founder of Kairo), Adekolurejo Busayo, Adly Nkosenhle
Photo credits: Chris

Black Panther Shenzhen Premiere
Organizers: Nicole Anoh

Black Panther Xiamen Premiere
Organizers: Pan-Africans Today (WeChat ID: Haoxian 1106)
Photo Credits: Sakis Konstantinou

Peking University African Students Association Screening
Photo credits: Bruk Leake, Luyolo Sijake

(Did you host a premiere or Black Panther themed event in China? Contact us to have your images added)

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Guyanese scholar, activist and author of ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’ Walter Rodney once tasked those who consider themselves Pan-Africanists with three main responsibilities. ‘To talk about Pan-Africanism’, he tells us, ‘is to talk about international solidarity within the black world…whichever sector of the black world we live in, we have a series of responsibilities. One of the most important is to define our own situation. A second responsibility is to present that definition to the other parts of the black world…A third responsibility…is to help others in a different section of the black world to reflect on their own specific experience’.
Rodney reminds us that open communication between black communities across the world is crucial to the Pan-African vision, and furthermore that we should not allow ourselves to be limited by borders and geographical confines. We should be reminded that the movement does, and indeed always has transcended these things.
Whether or not we decide to subscribe to the principles of Pan-Africanism, they can serve as an important reminder and lesson that we can take and apply to our own predicament as black people both in China and on a wider scale across the world.
Black Livity China was created with the belief that we should extend these responsibilities to ourselves and our communities; ‘to define our own situation…to present that definition to the other parts of the black world…and to help others in a different section of the black world to reflect on their own specific experience’. 

Black Livity China is a media platform that aims to showcase matters relating to the lives, wellbeing and overall experiences of black people either inside China or in relation to China and her people for the benefit of our global community.

This is an effort initiated by members of our community; by us, for us


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