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Chinese occupation of foreign countries

Posted by bodawei May 27, 2010 in the Group General Discussion .

Tags: Chinese in foreign countries

If you look at the top 20 overseas Chinese populations (ie. people who identify as Chinese) - leaving aside Singapore where the Chinese are a majority - it is kind of surprising.  Very rough figures off Wikipaedia and without a calculator, the biggest populations are not surprising: Malaysia (around 22%) and Thailand (10%).  Then the surprises: Indonesia and Australia are about on par at roughly 3%, Indonesia I think about 3.3%.  The Chinese are about 1.2% of total population in the United States, and then the others are significantly smaller shares of the total population.  The surprise for me is the significant portion of the Australian population who identify as Chinese.  I am guessing that the most 'Chinese' cities are Darwin, Sydney and Melbourne in that order.  Someone might look it up to correct me.  

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