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Race and ethnicity

Chinese migrants: Their experiences in their own words

What is life like for Chinese migrants who come to the UK?

Written by:
Wai Yin Chinese Women’s Society and Research Institute for Health and Social Change
Date published:

As part of a project on Chinese migrant workers, this collection of stories lets them describe their experiences in their own words.

It explores:

  • what draws people from China to the UK;
  • how they made the move;
  • their experiences when they get here;
  • how they build a new life.

It shows:

  • how difficult it can be to move to better jobs here;
  • how vulnerable they are; and
  • reveals the impact on family and relationships.

Finally, it examines how people decide if they should stay or leave, and what stops them escaping exploitation.


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