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For These African Migrants, Life in China Isn’t What They Promised 

An African man walks up a foot bridge in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in Guangdong province March 27, 2009. In the past few years, tens of thousands of African and Arab traders have thronged to export hubs like Guangzhou and Yiwu to seek their fortunes, sourcing cheap China-made goods back home to massive markups in a growing, lucrative trade. Picture taken March 27, 2009. To match feature FRICTION-CHINA/AFRICANS REUTERS/James Pomfret (CHINA POLITICS BUSINESS)


“More and more Gambian migrants are giving up on their “Chinese Dream” and doing whatever they can to head home. “


Black science fiction writers face ‘universal’ racism, study finds


Twitter Users Defend Mexican Gymnast After Body-Shaming


“Alexa Moreno competed in the Rio Olympics with hopes of bringing home a medal in gymnastics as the only female gymnastics competitor for Mexico at the Rio Olympics.”



“He told The Atlantic that while aliens should always be the “very last hypothesis you consider”, what he had spotted “looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build”

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