There are viral videos going around on Expat WeChat groups of police targeting Africans.
At the moment, there aren’t any official news reports about this.
The Chinese government is most likely trying to make a more law-abiding and peaceful society.
Recently, Shenzhen implemented a new policy which encourages people to report “Three-Illegals Foreigners” (三非外国人), referring to foreigners who have committed one or more of three main illegal activities in exchange for a monetary reward from the police.
We urge ALL EXPATS in China to always apply for the right work permit and work visa and to avoid ALL forms of illegal activity!