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ZHEJIANG, East China — Hodan Osman Abdi swiftly strings together a few phrases to describe herself: a woman, a black woman, a black African woman. She pauses for a second before completing the sentence: “I’m a black, African, Muslim woman who wears a hijab and teaches at one of the leading Chinese university.

 

 

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Incredible ...I went to Yiwu on 2009 by way of Shanghai to meet with a cousin of mine who did exports to Africa. Its City where every Imaginable factory has a headquarters there. Most of the folks i met were exporters to Africa and 

at that time, I was impressed with the folks sitting out in the open comfortably stretched in diners patio  (Muslims Restaurants)chewing qat while the Chinese ladies with head scarfs served tea.

 

There was a mall in Yiwu that blew mind, It is a display floor for factories and or also direct purchase. The mall stood in Alphabetical Blocks- A- Z Stretching from one side of the city to the other. In addition, inside each block had Numerical that span 1-1000+ stores. I was whelmed with the cab ride from Malls A to B for different products and how immense it was.

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Did the Africa export thing work out @Instinct.Poet ?

 

One would expect lots of Somali Dulaaliin living in Yiwu apartments waiting for a buyer's phone call from Somalia. :)

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No, Most of the Chinese companies in the industry I was seeking were burned by Nigerians who boasted and promised great returns but never delivered:-(

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