Chinese people in Angola

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Chinese people in Angola
Total population
(258,920 (director of the Angolan Office of Migration and Foreigners, 2012)[1])
Regions with significant populations
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Chinese

Chinese people in Angola are a recent group of residents, having arrived in Angola in the past few decades.

Thousands of Chinese construction workers, engineers, planners, and support staff that includes doctors and cooks reside in Angola, making the construction sector a large magnet for Chinese.[2] According to an April 2012 statement by Freitas Neto of Angola's Office of Migration and Foreigners, 258,920 Chinese reside in Angola, the vast majority (258,391) on work visas.[1]

Chinese have the highest crime rate of any ethnic group in Angola with 400 per 100,000 Chinese Angolans committing crime. "Angolan police units arrested and detained as many as 1,000 foreigners from Portugal, the People's Republic of China (PRC)"


  1. ^ a b "Angola: Cerca de 259.000 chineses vivem atualmente no país", Visão, 2012-04-25, retrieved 2013-01-13 
  2. ^ Ash, Lucy (4 December 2007). "Chinese reaching out to Angola". BBC News.