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Chinese embrace Beijing's first African hair salon

Over the last decade, hundreds of thousands of African immigrants have made their homes in China.

They've been drawn by the business opportunities China's booming economy has created.

But it's not all about trade and commerce. Some are offering what you might consider an essential service.

Martha Makuena, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, opened Beijing's first all-African hair salon last year, and the business has taken off in unexpected directions.

  • 12 Feb 2013