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A Young Chinese Expat Reflects on What’s She Learned After Six Years of Living in Namibia

Photo of Cecilia, a Chinese travel executive who spent six years living in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

Chinese expatriate life in Africa is often seen as a mystery to outsiders due to the significant cultural and linguistic barriers that get in the way of closer ties. Like many immigrant populations around the world, Chinese residents in Africa often live in tight-knit communities that are in some ways self-sustaining and, as such, can exclude local residents.

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