The main altar at Cina Maromak Chinese temple in East Timor’s capital, Dili. Chinese migration to the predominantly Catholic island began in the 16th century. Photo: Randy Mulyanto

Chinese in East Timor: former Portuguese colony a model of integration by immigrants from China

  • Chinese migration to the predominantly Catholic territory began in 16th century, and they were better accepted there than in neighbouring Dutch East Indies
  • About 4,000 Chinese migrants live in the country today, running 300 to 400 businesses
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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The main altar at Cina Maromak Chinese temple in East Timor’s capital, Dili. Chinese migration to the predominantly Catholic island began in the 16th century. Photo: Randy Mulyanto
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