A street in the “Little Africa" district of Guangzhou, the city in southern China which is facing accusations of racial discrimination against its African community after five Nigerians tested positive for the new coronavirus. Photo: AFP

No racism behind coronavirus protections, China assures African community

  • Foreign ministry, Guangzhou mayor and senior police officer say everyone is treated equally after several countries lodge formal protests
  • Southern Chinese gateway city’s ‘Little Africa’ community has reported forced evictions and other forms of discrimination linked to virus fears
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A street in the “Little Africa" district of Guangzhou, the city in southern China which is facing accusations of racial discrimination against its African community after five Nigerians tested positive for the new coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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