How Africans Pursue Low-End Globalization in Hong Kong and Mainland China

  title={How Africans Pursue Low-End Globalization in Hong Kong and Mainland China},
  author={G. Mathews and Y. Yang},
  journal={Journal of Current Chinese Affairs},
  pages={120 - 95}
  • G. Mathews, Y. Yang
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
  • This article looks at the livelihoods and lives of African traders coming to Hong Kong and Guangzhou. These traders are practising “low-end globalization”, involving small amounts of capital, and semilegal or illegal transactions under the radar of the law. The article first considers who these traders are, portraying them as, typically, members of the upper crust of their home societies. It then considers these traders in Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong, a building that is an entrepôt between… CONTINUE READING
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