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Railway workers inspect a Kenya Railways Corp. freight train before departure coming from the port station in Mombasa, Kenya, on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.
Chinese investment in Kenya is actually bringing with the item a nasty by-product — racism as well as discrimination coming from Chinese employers toward the local population as well as its workforce, according to a feature inside brand new York Times.
China’s presence has expanded in Africa as well as no less in Kenya, where its companies have invested in infrastructure projects as well as agriculture. The NYT article features testimony coming from a variety of Kenyans who say they’ve experienced blatant racism coming from their Chinese employers, as well as have been segregated coming from Chinese employees.
The story, published late Monday, includes experiences coming from Kenyan people in which are employed by Chinese companies in which have expanded into the East African nation in which was once part of the British Empire. The Chinese population in Kenya is actually estimated to be around 40,000 currently, with many there to work for one of hundreds of Chinese companies located inside country.
“Episodes involving discriminatory behavior by the region’s growing Chinese work force have unsettled many Kenyans, particularly at a time when their government seeks closer ties with China,” the feature by Joseph Goldstein, reported.
“In Nairobi, workers in their 20s as well as 30s swap stories of racism or discrimination they have witnessed. One described watching a Chinese manager slap her Kenyan colleague, who was also a woman, for a minor mistake. different Kenyan workers explained how their office bathrooms were separated by race: one for Chinese employees, the different for Kenyans,” the article states.
A spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not immediately available when contacted by CNBC.
To read the original NYT feature, click here.