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The Guardian: Anti-African Discrimination Persists in Guangzhou

A photo shot on Monday at a restaurant in Beijing that displayed a sign in the front window informing patrons of their policy not to serve foreigners. Photo posted on Twitter by Ama Sande (@AmaSande), UNAIDS Country Director & Representative to the People's Republic of China.

Despite repeated assurances by the Chinese government and media that discrimination does not exist in Guangzhou or elsewhere in China, The Guardian newspaper reports that African nationals in the southern Chinese city continue to encounter difficulties that they contend is attributable to race and nationality.

The London-based newspaper recounted the stories of a number of African residents in Guangzhou who complained that hotels, shops, and restaurants continue to refuse service to them.

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