China | 'Independents' make for a diverse Chinese diaspora in Africa

‘Independents’ make for a diverse Chinese diaspora in Africa

The Chinese population in Africa is more diverse – both in terms of reasons for being there and geographical origins – than is often supposed

January 19, 2017 1:25 PM (UTC+8)
A Chinese businessman looks out the window on board an SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the desert outside Zouerate in Mauritania. Photo: REUTERS / Joe Penney
A Chinese businessman looks out the window on board an SNIM train carrying iron ore and mine workers across the desert outside Zouerate in Mauritania. Photo: REUTERS / Joe Penney