Americans in China
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Americans in China are expatriates and immigrants from the United States as well as their locally born descendants. The number of Americans living in China has reached a historic high of 110,000.[date missing]
Since the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong, Americans have arguably surpassed the British as the major non-Chinese influence. There are more Americans than Britons living in the territory, and 1,100 American companies employ 10% of the Hong Kong workforce; the current head of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Eden Woon, is the first American to hold the position in the territory's history. In addition, ships of the United States Navy make from 60 to 80 port visits each year.
According to the Sixth National Population Census conducted in 2010, there are 71,493 Americans residing in Mainland China, the second largest single group of foreign nationals. Americans have been coming to China for job opportunities since 1994. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, a growing number of Americans in their 20s and 30s headed to China for employment, lured by its faster-growing economy and lower jobless rate. Many of them teach English, a service in demand from Chinese businesspeople and students and a growing number are arriving with skills and experience in computers, finance and other fields.
American diplomatic missions in Mainland China:
- Embassy of the United States, Beijing
- U.S. Consulate General Chengdu
- U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou
- U.S. Consulate General Shanghai
- U.S. Consulate General Shenyang
- U.S. Consulate General Wuhan
The Consulate General of the United States, Hong Kong and Macau serves Hong Kong and Macau.
American international schools in Mainland China:
- Beijing Saint Paul American School
- Changchun American International School
- Concordia International School Shanghai
- QSI International School of Chengdu
- Dalian American International School
- American International School of Guangzhou
- International School of Beijing
- Shanghai American School
- Shanghai Livingston American School
- Shenzhen American International School
- Suzhou North America High School
American international schools in Hong Kong:
- Solomon Adler - Economist
- Ai Hua (Charlotte MacInnis) - Chinese television presenter
- Elijah Coleman Bridgman - American Protestant Christian missionary
- Frank Coe - United States government official
- Erwin Engst - American advisor to the People's Republic to China
- Joan Hinton - American nuclear physicist
- William H. Hinton - American farmer and prolific writer
- Isabel Ingram - American tutor of Wan Rong, Empress and wife of the last Emperor of China
- Kaiser Kuo - Musician and Baidu employee
- Henry Luce - American journalist and businessman
- American McGee - American game designer
- Gideon Nye - American diplomat, art collector, and merchant
- Manya Reiss - Founding member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA)
- Sidney Rittenberg - American journalist, interpreter and scholar
- Glenn Duffie Shriver - Studied in Shanghai, arrested in the United States for attempted espionage
- Agnes Smedley - American journalist and writer
- Edgar Snow - American journalist
- Anna Louise Strong - American journalist and activist
- John Leighton Stuart - First President of Yenching University
- Gerald Tannebaum - American humanitarian and actor
- : A guide to success in China, by Americans who live there
- : Private American Citizens Residing Abroad Archived March 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Callick 1998, p. 72
- "Major Figures on Residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and Foreigners Covered by 2010 Population Census". National Bureau of Statistics of China. April 29, 2011. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
- : American Graduates Finding Jobs in China Archived March 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- For American Workers in China, a Culture Clash
- Young Americans Going To China For Jobs
- "467: Americans in China Transcript ." This American Life. June 22, 2012. Retrieved on August 11, 2017.