In our series 60 Years of Sino-African Friendship we present to you today the portrait of Mwamaka Shariff, a descendant of Chinese in Africa. 600 years after Chinese seamen landed in Kenya, one of their descendants made the return trip and found a new home in China. It is said that some of Admiral Zheng He's sailors were shipwrecked on this island off the Kenyan coast centuries ago. Meet 6 residents of the Lamu archipelago believed to be the last descendants of those Chinese sailors. Catch The Maritime Silk Road on Tuesday, 8pm SG HK on Channel NewsAsia. Today, we're going to answer the questions of why North and South Indians have such vastly varying features, and look at the genetic history of South Asia as a whole. I'm not trying to offend anyone with my tangent on skin color discrimination in Bollywood and Indian society, merely stating a fact that Bollywood actors are of a much lighter complexion than the average Indian so it's not fair to judge what the average Indian looks like by looking at South Indian celebrities. Indians with light skin are not any less "Indian-looking" than Indians with dark skin. Don't post racist comments in my comment section. Thanks. Let me know your thoughts on India and Indians in the comments below. Thanks for watching!
Born in Mozambique to Chinese parents, Wah Lim reflects on the ups and down's of the Maputo Chinese community and discusses the current new Chinese investment into the country. Abohoui Luc has been in Changsha for 17 years. He became a star on TV and acting as a host. He now works on his own projects making documentaries and soon a film. PATREON. Stumpy Brown is a Wangkujanka woman who lives at Christmas Creek in the Kimberley. Stumpy has seen many changes throughout her lifetime but nothing so dramatic, when as a teenager, she saw a white man for the first time. Support This channel: Join the Patron: this is Invitation link: Credits: Music: Beautiful Chinese Music【25】Traditional【Bury The Flowers】 For years the residents of the remote north western Chinese village of Liqian have believed they were special. Many of the villagers have Western characteristics including green eyes and blonde hair leading some experts to suggest that they may be the descendants of a lost Roman legion that settled in the area. Now DNA testing of the villagers has shown that almost two thirds of them are of Caucasian origin In 53BC, after Crassus was defeated by the Parthians and beheaded near what is now Iran, stories persisted that 145 Romans were captured and wandered the region for years. The town's link with Rome was first suggested by a professor of Chinese history at Oxford in the 1950s Oxford professor Homer Dubs believes the group travelled east, were captured by the Chinese and founded Liqian in 36BC. Prof Dubs theorised that they made their way as a mercenary troop eastwards, which was how a troop 'with a fish-scale formation' came to be captured by the Chinese 17 years later It has been suggested that some made their way east to today's Uzbekistan and later enlisted with the Hun chieftain Jzh Jzh against the Chinese Han Dynasty. He said the 'fish-scale formation' was a reference to the Roman 'tortoise', a phalanx protected by shields on all sides and from above Yang Gongle, professor with Beijing Normal University, said there has not been sufficient proof to link the villagers with the ancient Romans. According to Yang's research, Liqian County was established in 104 BC, half a century earlier than the proposed arrival of the Roman soldiers. And he noted that the fish-scale formation had nothing to do with Roman legion's famous 'testudo' strategy Liqian people, officially recognized as Han Chinese by P. R. China, live in some small village located in Yongchang County of Gansu province, China. Many of them have light colored hair and Caucasian features, which are sharply different from Han Chinese and most ethnic minorities. Recent years, Liqian people were well known to all with controversial hypothesis of ancient Roman mercenary origin. In 1955, Homer H. Dubs proposed that some Roman soldiers captured by the Parthians after Crassus’s defeat at Carrhae in 53 B. C. were eventually hired as mercenaries by a Hun warlord in the western frontier past the boundaries of the Han Empire and were captured by the Chinese and allowed to form their own city, based on the Roman model The hypothesis has been adopted by some scholars. It was, however, disputed by many historians. Several decades passed, the hypothesis remains hotly debated. No direct evidence, paternal genetic contribution seems particular necessary. To test this hypothesis, we surveyed more than 12 Y chromosome binary polymorphisms by use of PCR （polymerase chain reaction, PCR-RFLP （restriction fragment length polymorphism）, DHPLC （Denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography） methods and 12 short tandem repeat （Y-STRs）loci by using Powerplex? Y system for 227 male individuals representing four Chinese populations: Liqians, Yugurs, Uygur and Tibetans. In comparison with worldwide populations, the following results were obtained. 1. Eleven Y-SNP haplogroup and 75 Y-STR haplotype were observed for 87 unrelated Liqian males. At the haplogroup level, the Liqians presented low genetic diversity with a single highest frequent haplogroup O3-M122 （71. 3%）. When 12 fast-evolving Y-STRs were used, the genetic diversity of Liqians is high than 0. 98. In present study, 77% Liqian Y chromosomes were restricted to East Asia. It is unexpected that the frequency of Haplogroup O-M175, an East Asian-specific haplogoup, is relatively higher in Liqian people than that in most populations in North China. 2. Principal Component （PC） based on Y-SNPs and multidimensional scaling （MDS） analysis on basis of Y-STRs suggests that the Liqians is closely related to Chinese populations, especially Han Chinese populations, whereas greatly deviate from Central Asian and West Eurasian populations. The positions of populations within some clusters correspond well to their predefined assignments to specific regional groups.