Cities and Social Integration : Reimagining China–Africa Relations in the Greater Bay Area

Obert HODZI, Padmore Adusei AMOAH*

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The presence of African students in Chinese societies has gained more attention over the past two decades. African students have received various higher education training in Chinese societies through numerous bilateral and multilateral partnerships. Some of these students have over the years transitioned into migrants after graduation and engaged in various economic ventures with plans to settle. However, there is a limited understanding of the conditions and implications of their presence, particularly when it comes to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA). Based on existing literature, this chapter critically reflects on the social, economic, and geopolitical perspectives of African students and graduates in Chinese societies. It particularly focuses on the factors that shape the social integration of African students and migrants in these societies, particularly the GBA. The chapter discusses measures to promote the well-being and social integration of these Africans in the GBA as part of the broader Sino-African relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCities and Social Governance Reforms : Greater Bay Area Development Experiences
EditorsKa Ho MOK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9789811695315
ISBN (Print)9789811695308
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2022

Publication series

NameSocial Policy and Development Studies in East Asia book series (SPDSEA)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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