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My Work Experience in Africa

Construction site in Nigeria. Source: 微信公众号 驻外之家

There’s a lot of international media coverage of Chinese mining operations in Africa, but we rarely read about Chinese mining employees’ experiences in the African countries where they spend years living and working.

An interesting article was recently published on the Homes Abroad (微信公众号 驻外之家) WeChat Channel that provides valuable insight into the daily life of some Chinese miners in Africa. The channel regularly posts articles about Chinese entrepreneurs’ experiences in Africa and updates on Chinese investment in the continent’s energy sector.

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