China's Second Continent Themes

Howard W. French
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Racism

Many of the Chinese employers in Africa displayed biases and prejudice against the indigenous people of Africa. Most did not want to hire African workers preferring to recruit their labor force from their homeland. Hao Shengli pointed out that Chinese projects that fail in Africa do so because Chinese officials do not know how to adequately communicate with blacks. French noted a racial bias in Hao and was to find this common thread among the majority of Chinese transplants that he interviewed.

Jin Hui and her younger brother who were from Hong Kong were traveling to Monrovia where Jin would reunite with her boyfriend. She ridiculed the fact that everything was closed on Sundays in Africa. A lot of money was made on Sundays in Hong Kong. The spiritual practices were very important to the people of Liberia, a custom which was disparaged by many of the transplanted...

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