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    An explosion of Chinese restaurants in Nairobi

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | July 3, 2007

    Ted Fackler has an piece on about how the number of Chinese restaurants in Nairobi has gone from 1 to 40 in the last decade due to the rapidly expanding Chinese entrepreneurial presence in Kenya. Official estimates put the number of Chinese in Kenya at between  3,000 and 5,000, though some put the number as high as 10,000. About 14,000 Chinese “tourists”  traveled to Kenya in 2006, a jump of some 50 percent from 2005. (China made Kenya an Approved Tourist Destination Country in 2004). Many of the tourists are not there for the sights and culture. They are there to look for business opportunities. And they have pursued them with a vengeance: retail, auto repair, textiles, construction.

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