African officials are confronting China publicly and in private over racist mistreatment of Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. It is noticed that Africans have become targets of suspicion, distrust and racism in China and now authorities have ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin.
Some Africans in the commercial hub have reported being evicted amid coronavirus fears and local officials have launched mandatory testing and self-quarantine for “anyone with `African contacts.”‘
Recently, images began circulating online of rows of Africans sleeping on the streets of Guangzhou, beside their luggage, having either been evicted from their apartments or been turned away from hotels. Other videos showed police harassing Africans on the street.
That’s in response to a rise in virus infections in Guangzhou, the U.S. said, adding that “African-Americans have also reported that some businesses and hotels refuse to do business with them.”
According to authorities, Guangzhou had confirmed 114 imported coronavirus cases as of Thursday, 16 of which were Africans. The rest were returning Chinese nationals.