Chinese news agency Xinhua now reporting on stories of Africans in Guangzhou
“GUANGZHOU – Felly Mwamba from the Republic of Congo traveled to countries like the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Thailand to seek his fortune, before he arrived in Guangzhou, where he has lived for 10 years.
Mwamba sensed he was near to a “gold mine” as soon as he arrived in the capital of south China’s Guangdong province in 2003. He was immediately attracted to the city’s abundant resources of manufactured goods and free market environment.
Working as an agent for a multinational freight trading company, Mwamba has an office in Tianxiu Tower in downtown Guangzhou.
“I find that people from all over the world focus their eyes on China. The market is so big,” he said.
The Tianxiu building surrounded by bustling shops is the center of “Africa Town,” popularly known by locals as “Chocolate City” or “Little Africa.” It is the largest African community in Asia. Authorities estimate there are some 100,000 inhabitants here.
Like many Africans in the country, Mwamba is living his “Chinese Dream.”
The 34-year-old said his work is to monitor commodity prices and help his boss in Dubai to decide on import orders of Chinese goods.
Since moving to Guangzhou, Mwamba has gained experience in selling electrical gadgets, accessories, furniture and motorbikes, and now has knowledge of international freight shipping…” [Click here to continue reading]