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Cries for Help From African Students Stranded in Wuhan Are Growing Louder but Their Governments Are Still Not Going to Bring Them Home

While Chinese and African government officials offer regular reassurances that African students stranded in China, particularly in Wuhan, are being well-looked after, those students are now issuing increasingly dire cries for help on social media.  The students ...

Tweet of the Day: African Expatriates in China Join the Frontlines to Help Contain Coronavirus Outbreak

University of Oslo China-Africa scholar Heidi Østbø Haugen shared a compelling image on Twitter yesterday of an increasingly common theme that we've been seeing recently in Chinese state-run ...

Increasingly Desperate Cries for Help From Africans Left Behind in China

Kenya joins Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco in evacuating its citizens from the epicenter of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, but hundreds of other Africans, mostly students, are still there amid deteriorating conditions. Forced to remain inside their apartments, the ...

Ambassador Edward Boateng: Ghana’s Point Man in Beijing

Ghana's ambassador to China, Edward Boateng, recently visited the southwestern Chinese industrial megacity Chongqing where he gave an interview with a local media outlet and discussed which aspects of the city's development history he thinks could be applied to Ghana. The video ...

Dean Diabate’s China Story and How African Exporters Can Reach China’s Online Shoppers

Dean Diabate first came to China in 2008, a very long time ago in the world of Chinese eCommerce. Back then, people didn't buy much online or use mobile payments. In fact, no one had ever heard of the now-ubiquitous super ...

Why Gambian Migrants Are Giving up on Their “China Dream”

They did not know very much about China but they had heard it was the world's second largest economy and Africa's leading trading partner, so they assumed there must be opportunity. Europe, of course, was their first choice but with EU countries overwhelmed by ...

China Was Once a Hot Destination for African Migrants, Not Anymore

It was not that long ago that entire neighborhoods in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou were overflowing with African migrants. Although there are no precise figures, scholars estimated that between 20,000-100,000 African immigrants used to lived in Guangzhou, or ...

How a Little Bridge in Guangzhou Connects China & Africa

  The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is home to China's largest African migrant population, predominantly from Nigeria. In the city's Little North Road neighborhood there is ...

Sino-Africa Marriages in China: 'Til Death Do Us Part?'

A marriage boom of sorts is underway in China where a growing number of African men are tying the knot with Chinese women. While these new families are breaking long-held cultural stereotypes, they are also confronting a whole set of new ...

Land of Opportunity: Africans in China

A pair of young Americans is working to raise money for a new documentary that chronicles the opportunities and challenges confronting African migrants in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. The film's producer, Melissa Lefkowitz, joins us to ...
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