international migration in china


Fact File

•There are an increasing number of people who are migrating to China.

•NET migration rate is -0.39 migrants per 1,000 populations

•Number of Chinese overseas has reached 35 million.

•In 2010, 800,000 Chinese migrant workers were employed overseas

 •In 2007 26.11 million migrants entered China

 •2.85% of them came for employment purposes

 •538,892 migrants were living in China for longer than 6 months in 2007

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Where do people from China emigrate to?

United States - 

which could lead on to a higher paid and/or higher skilled job or in search  of work

Germany, Iraq, The Soviet Union - 

In search of higher paid work


United Kingdom -

For higher education or in search of a job

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Where people who immigrate to China come from?

Vietnam -

To escape the conflict between Vietnam and China

North Korea -

Fleeing their country

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what type of people emigrate from China?


Many Chinese students emigrated to the US for a higher education qualification or a higher paid and/or skilled job


Many Chinese workers emigrated to Germany and other countries as they had requested around 500,000 workers


Many Chinese workers emigrated to the UK in search of lower skilled jobs

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What type of people migrate to China?

Overseas Chinese

Overseas Chinese people immigrated to China because they were offered various incentives to return to their homeland and to escape the conflict between Vietnam and China

North Koreans in 2004

They fled North Korea in 2004 but many were stopped from migrating into China as they were not viewed as refugees

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How is the population being changed in China?

With more young workers and students migrating, the number of economically active (the working population) will decrease as they are migrating for work. Therefore the number of people who look after the dependents will decrease causing a rise in the dependency ratio.

Population growth is lowering due to a low and decreasing birth and death rate.

China’s fertility rate is falling as more fertile women are migrating for work.

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