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

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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