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Migrants in Guangzhou: Life in China's 'Little Africa'
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Migrants in Guangzhou: Life in China's 'Little Africa'

Life in China's 'Little Africa' Africans Find a Home in a Country with Few Foreigners

Since the 1990s, immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa have been trying their luck in China's export economy. They're often accepted as entrepreneurs but discriminated against as people. A look at life for African professionals in the country with the world's lowest immigration rate.
Africans and a Chinese woman look at shoes at a market in Guangzhou.

Africans and a Chinese woman look at shoes at a market in Guangzhou.

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Tabou Diop, a Senegalese singer who lives in Guangzhou.

Tabou Diop, a Senegalese singer who lives in Guangzhou.

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Migrants in Guangzhou: Life in China's 'Little Africa'
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Migrants in Guangzhou: Life in China's 'Little Africa'

Tabou Diop also works in the export business but says her true passion is music.

Tabou Diop also works in the export business but says her true passion is music.

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An evening scene at a market in Guangzhou

An evening scene at a market in Guangzhou

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Moustapha Dieng is a logistics specialist and the president of the Association des Senegaleses en Chine.

Moustapha Dieng is a logistics specialist and the president of the Association des Senegaleses en Chine.

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A street in Guangzhou's Xioabei neighborhood

A street in Guangzhou's Xioabei neighborhood

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This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.