"In the face of Chinese competition, the tanneries in Kano, Nigeria have laid off most of their staff. Meanwhile, on the outskirts of the northern Nigerian city, dozens of modern fabric factories have closed. Despite the high cost of labor in China, it is still cheaper and easier to mass-produce garments there. The relationship between China and Nigeria is a complex web of dependency, one replicated in dozens of developing countries around the world. But China's extensive reach is now meeting resistance in Nigeria, Africa's largest economy. The @nytimes staff photographer Tyler Hicks traveled to #Kano, where he photographed workers at the tannery pictured here. Visit the link in our profile to read more about Chinese investment in #Nigeria." By nytimes on Instagram.
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