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Chinese people in Morocco

Chinese people in Morocco
Total population
1,200 (2004)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Casablanca
Languages
Chinese
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Chinese

The Chinese people in Morocco are a small community of recent origin and engaged mostly in wholesale trading and retail.[2]

The Chinese merchants have turned Derb Omar, one of Casablanca's largest commercial districts, into a hub where a Chinatown has emerged.[2] In this district, the merchants run small retail shops which are often subdivisions of a narrow storefront.[2] A US diplomat who visited the area to report on Chinese economic activities in Morocco noted "lower-income earners appreciate the ability that Chinese imports give them to buy previously-unattainable goods cheaply."[2]

References

  1. ^ "Chinese traders shake up Moroccan vendors". AFP. September 24, 2004.
  2. ^ a b c d "China's Growing Economic Influence in Morocco". Public Library of US Diplomacy. Wikileaks.