Policing Blacks in Guangzhou: How Public Security Constructs Africans as Sanfei

  title={Policing Blacks in Guangzhou: How Public Security Constructs Africans as Sanfei},
  author={Guan Huang},
  journal={Modern China},
  pages={171 - 200}
  • Guan Huang
  • Published 19 July 2018
  • Political Science
  • Modern China
This article looks at the role of Guangzhou’s Public Security Bureau in constructing Africans in the city as “triple illegal,” or sanfei 三非. The term refers to those who enter, stay, and work in China illegally. While many scholars have written about the racial profiling of Africans by the Chinese police, little is known about how police officers on the ground enforce the law and why they act the way they do. Failure to tackle these questions, combined with a more or less exclusive focus on… Expand
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