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Li Dong, a former senior manager, dropped out of his promising career two years ago and went deep into the lives of African people  in Baohanzhi Street, a favorite location for Africans settling in Guangzhou, revealing unknown stories of African people's adventure in one of the most wealthiest regions in China.

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Since 2002, more and more African people choose to come to Guangzhou for international trade, attracted by the higher money value. The Baohanzhi Street becomes a favourite location, but local residents used to keep themselves away from this district and the African people there due to cultural differences and misunderstanding.

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But now people are accustomed to the presence of these foreign friends. In the eyes of Li Dong, except their skin color, they are no different than the Chinese migrant workers who come here to seek better opportunities and pursue their dreams.

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Shooting photos in Baohanzhi Street was at first quite difficult for African people were alert to strangers due to visa problems.

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So Li Dong moved to this area to get a closer look at their lives. They gradually accpeted each other.

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A chic Cameroonian goes home after shopping. As he has been in Guangzhou for a long time, he knows where to purchase cheap and fashionable clothes.

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