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New Report: Young Chinese in London

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 Migrant Voice - New Report: Young Chinese in London

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The report 'Young Chinese Migrants in London', which brings new perspectives to our understanding of Young Chinese people living in Britain was launched on 10 June in the House of Lords. In a three-year-study, the report's author, Professor Caroline Knowles of Goldsmiths, University of London, took a close look at Chinese Migrants in London, in an attempt to draw a more accurate picture of the Chinese community today, to help policy-makers and the wider public better understand this ethnic minority group.

The report mainly focuses on Young Chinese Migrants (aged 23-29) from both Beijing and Hong Kong, who are significantly changing the social geographies of Chinese London. By exploring how transnational mobility influences life and career planning among these two groups, Knowles tried to find economic and geopolitical significance as well as connections between cities.

The report concludes that current knowledge of the Chinese in the UK and in London urgently needs updating. Chinatown in Soho as centre of Chinese London is being displaced by new Chinese geographies. Other key findings include Young Chinese Migrants' conceptions of migration and their impression of London.

The report is part of a three city project based also in Hong Kong and Beijing.

For full report: http://www.runnymedetrust.org/uploads/publications/pdfs/Young_Chinese.pdf


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