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South Africa’s Chinese Migrant Community Braces For Hostility and Racism in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus outbreak in China has sparked a wave of anti-Chinese racism in many countries around the world, prompting immigrant communities in places like Johannesburg to become increasingly concerned that old hostilities will resurface.

South Africa’s Eyewitness News produced a compelling report this week on what local businesses are doing to brace for what they expect will be a challenging period for their community.

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