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Africans in Hong Kong

 

Africans in Hong Kong

Africans in Hong Kong
Total population
2,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Tsim Sha Tsui
Languages
English, French, Igbo and other languages of Africa
Religion
Christianity, Islam

Africans in Hong Kong constitute a small number of total residents in Hong Kong.

Contents

  • Population 1
  • Drug trafficking 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Population

As of 2015, there were around 2,000 permanent residents in Hong Kong from Africa.[1] A large subset of these immigrants are from Southern Africa, who number around 200 residents and consist mainly of Africans of European origin.[2] There are also some immigrants from countries in West Africa and East Africa.[1]

The majority of African immigrants in Hong Kong are businessmen, who sell mobile phones and electronic devices.[3][4] They are concentrated in Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road in Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district.[1]

Drug trafficking

As part of a series of anti-drug arrests in 2015, over 40 Gambians were arrested in Hong Kong on charges of drug trafficking and working without a permit in May.[5] By July, the Hong Kong Police Force declared success in its anti-drug campaign with Mark Ford-McNicol, assistant district commander for the Central vice squad declaring to the media: "We've more or less cleared Lan Kwai Fong of the African guys that were doing it.”[6]

See also

References

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  3. ^ "China, hip-hop and the new Sudan." CNN. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  4. ^ "A one-stop shop in Hong Kong for African traders with China." BBC News. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
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