South China's 'little Africa'
Updated: 2014-12-06 06:50
Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, has become home to about 16,000 Africans, according to the municipal government.
The community grew rapidly between 2006 and 2010, increasing by 30 to 40 percent annually. Many of the immigrants from the continent are entrepreneurs buying cheap Chinese goods to sell for a profit in their home countries. But this year, due to stricter visa policies and a sluggish African economy, the influx has dramatically decreased.
Local Chinese and an African resident walk in Yuexiu district. [Photo/IC]