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African Businesses in China: Meet Ghanaian Tech Entrepreneur Charles Cyril Nettey

Shanghai-based China-Africa watcher Heather Li published the second installment in her new video series that profiles young African entrepreneurs in China. In this episode, she introduces us to Charles Cyril Nettey from Ghana who founded the Africa Diaspora Innovation Group and runs an e-commerce start-up. ...

Vlog: How Africans in China Challenge Stereotypical Views on African Migration

Hong Kong-based Lingnan University Assistant Professor Roberto Castillo, one of the world's foremost scholars on the African diaspora in China, published a new vlog that previews a number of the key themes featured in his upcoming book on the topic.

Ivorian Striker Passes Up Chinese Naturalization So He Can Play For His Own National Team

After five years of playing in the Chinese Super League, Jean Evrard Kouassi qualified for Chinese residency and the chance to play on China's national team. But the Ivorian striker decided to pass in the hope of making his own national team back home. ...

China House’s Africa-China Dialogue: From Exploring Discrimination to Building Dialogue

By Yajie Xu, Hongxiang Huang, Hailin Huang and Yifei Zhu Guangzhou, one of the commercial hubs in China, has attracted a large amount of Africans during the last few decades. "Chocolate City" was coined as another name for areas like Xiaobei ...

Guangzhou: Home to a New Generation of Afro-Chinese Children

Six months after the dramatic events that took place in Guangzhou where dozens, possibly hundreds of African residents were evicted from their homes and hotels, the South China Morning Post returned to the southern Chinese city to examine what daily life is like in the bustling African ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

How Will Biden Shake Up Africa Relations? Let’s Watch

Tomorrow, the whole world’s eyes will be on the inauguration of Joe Biden. Stepping into a moment of unprecedented domestic crisis, he will probably have relatively little bandwidth for Africa. Indications are that the Biden administration plans to steer away from the Trump era’s unilateralism. While the incoming Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs hasn’t been confirmed yet, many State Department appointments have been filled by veterans from the Obama era. ...

New Short Doc Showcases Black Lives in China

A compelling new mini-documentary, produced by the Beijing-based independent production company Arrow Factory, provides a rare glimpse into the lives of China's diverse Black community. A half-dozen expatriates share their personal experiences of what it was like to move to China, ...

One Month Later, Vast Segments of African Civil Society Remain Angry Over What Happened in Guangzhou

The first images of African residents in Guangzhou being forced out onto the streets of the southern Chinese city started to emerge during the weekend of April 10th. Now, a full month later, the frustration and anger those accounts sparked keep seething on African social ...

A Popular Nigerian Political Commentator Offers China Some Sobering Advice: Be Careful, There Are More of You Here Than Us Over There

In response to the growing alienation that a lot of Nigerians and other Africans feel about China in the wake what happened in Guangzhou last month, popular online commentator Onye Nkuzi (nom de plume) cautioned that unless China makes meaningful progress in persuading Africans that it does ...

BBC Correspondent Danny Vincent Reflects on Anti-Black Discrimination in China

The longtime China-based BBC correspondent Danny Vincent reflected this week on the reports of discrimination and racism towards Africans in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. As a black journalist who has spent more than a decade reporting in Hong Kong, Vincent said he has experienced discrimination ...

China’s Subtly Revising the Narrative of the Origin of Its “Miscommunication” With Nigerians and Other Africans in Guangzhou

Confronted with overwhelming criticism in Africa following widespread reports of maltreatment of and discrimination against African residents in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou last month, the Chinese government has been trying (largely unsuccessfully) to reshape the narrative according to their interpretation of the events.
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