African migration to China may never be the same again.

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April 23, 2020


Roberto Castillo


This article discusses the growing difficulties of staying untraceable for undocumented African migrants and communities living in China after the Covid-19 outbreak. Relations between foreigners and the police in Guangzhou have become fuelled with tension, especially “those from West Africa who often report harassment and discrimination”. —Contributed to friction between local and national policy making in China. Beijing grants entry permits to African nationals each year for diverse political reasons. —Authorities in Guangdong have to deal with the impact.—People overstaying their visas.


City | Health

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