Welcome to Yiwu: China's testing ground for a multicultural city
Can the city that sells 70% of the world’s Christmas decorations be a model for a multicultural China? Unlike Guangzhou's African community, who have faced prejudice and hostility, Yiwu's foreign residents enjoy an "unusual freedom of worship," with the municipal government even consulting international traders on city business. Writing in the Guardian, Helen Roxburgh wonders whether this city, which sells 70% of the world's Christmas decorations, can provide a model for a multicultural China.
From The Guardian