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Africans in Hong Kong


Africans in Hong Kong

Africans in Hong Kong
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Tsim Sha Tsui
English, French, Igbo and other languages of Africa
Christianity, Islam

Africans in Hong Kong constitute a small number of total residents in Hong Kong.


  • Population 1
  • Drug trafficking 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


As of 2015, there were around 2,000 permanent residents in Hong Kong from Africa.[1] A large subset of these immigrants are from Southern Africa, who number around 200 residents and consist mainly of Africans of European origin.[2] There are also some immigrants from countries in West Africa and East Africa.[1]

The majority of African immigrants in Hong Kong are businessmen, who sell mobile phones and electronic devices.[3][4] They are concentrated in Chungking Mansions on Nathan Road in Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district.[1]

Drug trafficking

As part of a series of anti-drug arrests in 2015, over 40 Gambians were arrested in Hong Kong on charges of drug trafficking and working without a permit in May.[5] By July, the Hong Kong Police Force declared success in its anti-drug campaign with Mark Ford-McNicol, assistant district commander for the Central vice squad declaring to the media: "We've more or less cleared Lan Kwai Fong of the African guys that were doing it.”[6]

See also


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  3. ^ "China, hip-hop and the new Sudan." CNN. 4 February 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  4. ^ "A one-stop shop in Hong Kong for African traders with China." BBC News. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
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