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The Xiaobei neighborhood is popularly known as 'Little Africa'
The Xiaobei neighborhood is popularly known as "Little Africa"
Cyrille Pluyette

GUANGZHOU — After flocking to the megalopolis by the tens of thousands, Africans seem to be going sour on Guangzhou, or "Chocolate City," as it's been nicknamed by the Chinese.

Home to the largest African community in Asia, Guangzhou, an important global trade platform located opposite Hong Kong, attracted scores of migrants starting in the mid-2000s, when China's economy was booming. The number of permanent residents from Africa is said to be between 10,000 and 15,000. But the total African population — taking into account undocumented residents and so-called "fake tourists," who go for short stays — could be as high as 50,000.

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