Chinese workers of the ‘Statue Of Unity’, near Vadodara in India’s western Gujarat state. New census data shows thousands fewer Chinese now live in India. Photo: AFP
Chinese workers of the ‘Statue Of Unity’, near Vadodara in India’s western Gujarat state. New census data shows thousands fewer Chinese now live in India. Photo: AFP

What happened to India’s disappearing Chinese migrants?

  • New but long overdue census data shows thousands fewer Chinese migrants now call the South Asian country home
  • Difficulty in obtaining long-term visas and a trend in Tibetan refugees leaving for the West cited as contributing factors

Chinese workers of the ‘Statue Of Unity’, near Vadodara in India’s western Gujarat state. New census data shows thousands fewer Chinese now live in India. Photo: AFP
Chinese workers of the ‘Statue Of Unity’, near Vadodara in India’s western Gujarat state. New census data shows thousands fewer Chinese now live in India. Photo: AFP
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