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African Endeavours in Chungking Mansions: Portrait of a Hong Kong Hub PDF Print Email
Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:18 Society

African Endeavours in Chungking Mansions: Portrait of a Hong Kong Hub

iChungkingBecoming a success in Hong Kong isn't easy, but for many African traders the potential to earn big makes it more than worth the effort.

By Fredrick Mugira

HONG KONG, China, August 28, 2014 (CARP) -- The old couches, low tables placed in front of them, only amplify the smallness of the room where a 50-year-old Tanzanian lady is serving boiled bananas and chicken. A handful of African customers sit enjoying familiar meals and smatterings of Kiswahili can be heard being spoken. But despite appearances, this restaurant is a few thousand miles from any African shore. The room is on the 16th floor of Block D in the notorious Chungking Mansions of Hong Kong.


 

 

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