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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Chinese immigrants in Africa
With China's interest in Africa also comes Chinese immigrants. The latest China Monitor reveals that South Africa recently overtook Mauritius as top African attraction for Chinese immigrants. It is estimated that between 100000 and 300000 Chinese live in South Africa, up from 30000 in 2001. Nigeria follows with an estimated 50000, Mauritius with 30000 and Zimbabwe with 10000.
Although estimates these figures do tell the story that South Africa is increasingly seen by the Chinese as a springboard into Africa.