Africans in post-COVID-19 pandemic China: is there a future for China’s ‘new minority’?

Roberto CASTILLO*, Padmore Adusei AMOAH

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, we reflect on critical questions relating to the future of African migration to China in the post-COVID-19 world at the backdrop of the mistreatment many Africans received as part of the pandemic control in China. These questions include: Is this the end of African migration to China as we know it? Will COVID-19 fundamentally change how we think about migration, mobility and wellbeing in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)? What will be the effect of the post-COVID-19 regime on the social identity and wellbeing of the African diaspora in Guangzhou and other Chinese cities?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-565
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Ethnicity
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • COVID-19
  • China
  • Africans
  • migration
  • social identity
  • wellbeing
  • surveillance

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    Africans in China and Chinese in Africa: Identities, Inequalities and Well-Being

    AMOAH, P. A. (ed.), HODZI, O. (ed.) & CASTILLO, R. (ed.), Sep 2020, Asian Ethnicity, 21, 4.

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