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Kenya’s Artisans Decry Chinese Imports

Artisanal craftspeople in Kenya are complaining that they’re being edged out by cheap Chinese imports. The national broadcaster KTN’s report comes as Kenya tries to deal with its massive Chinese trade imbalance. Trade numbers show the country imported about $4 billion worth of goods from China, while only exporting $131 million in return.

The report contrasts the pressures facing traditional makers of metal goods with shifting demands from Kenyan consumers increasingly enamored with Chinese-made goods.

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