Africans in China

CCTV Spring Festival Gala Features Blackface, Again

This year’s CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala, the massively popular annual variety show aired since 1983, included blackfaced dancers in a performance titled “African Song and Dance,” alongside belly dancers, flamenco...

Fake Drug Pipeline Undercuts Malaria Progress

The Wall Street Journal examines the global trade in fake, counterfeit and otherwise substandard malaria medication, in which China and particularly Guangzhou’s African community appear to play a substantial part. From...

Eastern Promise in Guangzhou’s Little Africa

While China’s presence in Africa attracts ever more attention, Kit Gillet explores the other side of the coin in Guangzhou’s “Little Africa”: “When it comes to Africa, the US and Europe think about aid,...

Foreigners in Guangzhou Protest Death of Expat

Foreigners living in China have been in the spotlight recently as the behavior of a few has inspired the government to crack down on the group as a whole. In Guangzhou, tensions have flared between expats and authorities when a...

Chinatowns and "Chocolate City": The Magic of Diasporas

Amidst a climate of widespread hostility towards immigrants in rich nations, The Economist points out the economic and other advantages diasporic populations bring to both host and home countries. Overseas Chinese, who taken...

China Cracks Down on African Immigrants and Traders

The Guardian visits southern Guangzhou and speaks with African immigrants who have experienced both discrimination from locals and a crackdown by police in recent months: Emma, the community leader, had just returned from...

Video: African Boots in Beijing

Jeremy Goldkorn, of Danwei, has posted a film he made in 2006 with Luke Mines about Afrika United, a team of Africans playing in a football championship league in Beijing, China: African Boots of Beijing: Part 1 from Danwei on...

Nigerian Anger over China Deaths

The BBC reports on growing tensions between Nigeria and China over treatment of Nigerian immigrants imprisoned in China: Nigeria MPs have asked the government to investigate the status of Chinese residents in the country, saying...

Out of Africa and into China, Emigres Struggle

South Africa’s Mail and Guardian reports on the rising tensions between residents of Guangzhou and the growing number of African immigrants moving to their city: In the past few years, tens of thousands of African and Arab...

Big Trouble In China’s Chocolate City

From Toronto Star: GUANGZHOU, China–The scene stunned the local, law-abiding Chinese: They’d never seen anything like it. At a busy intersection in the heart of this southern city recently, angry Africans carried a...


On the New Yorker’s website, Evan Osnos narrates an audio slideshow about so-called “Chocolate City” of African immigrants in Guangzhou: In this issue of the magazine, Evan Osnos writes about African merchants...

“Chocolate City” – Africans Seek Their Dreams in China

Blogging for China translates a Southern Metropolis Daily report about the lives of African traders living in Guangzhou’s so-called Chocolate City: Religion and business are the two things that most closely bind Africans...



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