The “Little Africa” district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The commercial hub has long been a magnet for fortune-seeking Africans, but traders and students say they face unfavourable visa rules and increasingly heavy policing. Photo: AFP The “Little Africa” district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The commercial hub has long been a magnet for fortune-seeking Africans, but traders and students say they face unfavourable visa rules and increasingly heavy policing. Photo: AFP
The “Little Africa” district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The commercial hub has long been a magnet for fortune-seeking Africans, but traders and students say they face unfavourable visa rules and increasingly heavy policing. Photo: AFP

How racism and discrimination affect black people in China and Hong Kong

  • Small but growing populations of Africans live in Hong Kong and China
  • Many feel marginalised and discriminated against, from being ignored to being singled out because of their race

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The “Little Africa” district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The commercial hub has long been a magnet for fortune-seeking Africans, but traders and students say they face unfavourable visa rules and increasingly heavy policing. Photo: AFP The “Little Africa” district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The commercial hub has long been a magnet for fortune-seeking Africans, but traders and students say they face unfavourable visa rules and increasingly heavy policing. Photo: AFP
The “Little Africa” district in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The commercial hub has long been a magnet for fortune-seeking Africans, but traders and students say they face unfavourable visa rules and increasingly heavy policing. Photo: AFP
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