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African Countries Complain of Racism in Chinese City’s Pandemic Controls

Allegations that a southern Chinese city’s pandemic controls are discriminating against Africans have stirred anger in their home countries, setting off a diplomatic row that threatens to undermine goodwill Beijing has built on the continent through large infusions of investment and propaganda.

African nationals living in Guangzhou say they are being subjected to forced coronavirus testing, have been barred from hotels and restaurants and must observe arbitrary self-quarantines, regardless of symptoms or travel history, according…