Backlight: The Africa-China Connection

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Backlight: The Africa-China Connection
Pieter van der Houwen
VPRO Television
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Backlight follows a group of Nigerian immigrants in the Chinese metropolis Guangzhou. This community is at the vanguard of an important trend that will determine the economic and political development in the first half of the 21st century: the flow of migrants from low-wage countries is shifting from the old continent Europe to the new economies in Asia.

While Europe is slowly becoming a fortress and rapidly aging, African migrants are going east. According to experts this will have disastrous consequences for the European economy and hence the future of its citizens.