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It’s Been Nearly 6 Months Since Guangzhou, What Have We Learned?

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 2, 2018 shows people gathering on a street in the "Little Africa" district in Guangzhou. Fred DUFOUR / AFP

It’s been six months since Guangzhou became synonymous with anti-black and anti-African discrimination. In the wake of numerous videos, photos, and accounts of the maltreatment of African residents in the southern Chinese megacity, feelings on all sides have hardened.

It’s true that, to some extent, things have returned to normal. Traders are back in the markets, African students are preparing to return to class, and with flights now starting to resume, some families are finally able to reunite.

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