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[AUDIO] The Hopes and Despair of African Migrants in China

Unlike the United States and countries in Europe, China has never been regarded as a popular destination for economic migrants. Today, that is no longer the case. China’s four-decade long economic boom is now a magnet for immigrants, particularly from Africa. The Guangzhou Dream Factory is a new documentary produced by a pair of American filmmakers that explores the promise ... Read More »

[AUDIO] 2016 China-Africa Year in Review

After years of relatively trouble-free development, 2016 marked a turning point in the China-Africa amid turbulent changes in the global economic and political order. China increased its deployment of combat troops to the continent, suffering some its first casualties in South Sudan and Mali, while trade between the two regions decreased for the first time in years. Meantime, China dangled ... Read More »

[AUDIO] 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 migrants and cracking down on smugglers, China would have to do. Lured by deceptive visa brokers, ... Read More »

[AUDIO] China was once a hot destination for African migrants, not any more

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 as it is glibly known as “chocolate city.” Today, those same neighborhoods, once filled with halal food shops and other ... Read More »

[AUDIO] Race, culture and the politics of being black in China

Being black in China is not easy, but it’s not as bad as many would have you think, according to our two guests this week who are both black immigrants currently living in Beijing. Sure, people stare a lot and there are often some inappropriate questions about hair and skin color but more often than not says Black Lives in ... Read More »

[AUDIO] China Remix: African migrant life in Guangzhou

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to internet connectivity problems beyond our control, the audio quality of this edition of the podcast is bit lower than usual. Our sincere apologies. The African migrant population in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is largely made up of traders, predominantly from Nigeria. However, to define the community in such limited terms does not do justice ... Read More »

[AUDIO] 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 a small pedestrian bridge where immigrants from all over the world go to relax, hang out and have their picture taken by local Chinese photographers. Brooklyn-based artist Daniel Traub was so intrigued by these ... Read More »

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 challenges in the form of China’s byzantine legal system. The South China Morning Post’s Jenni Marsh joins us to ... Read More »

[AUDIO] 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 talk about the project and what it’s going to take to get the production started. For more information about their upcoming film ... Read More »

[AUDIO] Unrest in China’s ‘Chocolate City’

The mysterious death of a Nigerian man on June 18 while being held in police custody set off another wave of unrest among African migrants in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. The crowd, estimated to be around a thousand, protested in the streets in the area known as ‘Chocolate City’ (巧克力成) where they demanded an investigation into the man’s ... Read More »