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
Luanda
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] Over 500 Chinese companies have operated in Angola, as part of post-war reconstruction.[3] Many Chinese have left the country recently because of rising crime against Chinese, including rapes, robberies and murder.[4] The UK government warned about kidnappings by armed gangs.[5]

During a large outbreak of yellow fever in Angola in the spring of 2016, eleven Chinese nationals were reported to have traveled home to China with the disease, with the last case in April 2016.[6] The Chinese strengthened surveillance and sent a medical team to Angola to provide vaccination to Chinese nationals.



References[edit]

  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. 
  3. ^ "Chinese firms urged to beef up security in Angola amid worrying crimes - Xinhua | English.news.cn". news.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "INTERVIEW-Rise in violent crime alarms Chinese in Angola| News by Country| Reuters". af.reuters.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chinese firms urged to beef up security in Angola amid worrying crimes - Xinhua | English.news.cn". news.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Yellow Fever – China". World Health Organization. Retrieved 1 May 2016.