China's biggest messaging app accidentally translates 'black foreigner' to the N-word

WeChat, China's biggest messaging app, has apologised for a gaffe, where it translated the phrase "black foreigner" to the N-word.

The mistake was first spotted by Ann James, an American living in Shanghai. She translated an incoming Chinese message into English, which produced the text: "The n****r's still late."

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The original Chinese message used a more neutral term, hei laowai, or "black foreigner."

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