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Apr 15, 2017

Unlike the United States and countries in Europe, China has never been regarded as a popular destination for economic migrants. Today, that is no longer the case. China’s four-decade long economic boom is now a magnet for immigrants, particularly from Africa.
The Guangzhou Dream Factory is a new documentary produced by a pair of American filmmakers that explores the promise and peril facing a new generation of African migrants to China’s southern economic capital Guangzhou. In this edition of the China in Africa podcast, Eric & Cobus speak with journalist Christiane Badgley and Erica Marcus about why so many African migrants dream of immigrating to China and the difficult conditions that await them upon their arrival.
Join the discussion. Do you think the conditions in China for immigrants is any different than in the United States, Europe or other migrant destinations around the world? Let us know what you think.