Chinese people in Sweden

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Chinese people in Sweden
Total population

31,725 (including Taiwan and Hong Kong-born residents) (0.3% of country's population)

est. 60,000 total ethnic Chinese
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö
Numerous varieties of Chinese (predominantly Mandarin and Cantonese), Swedish
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Chinese

Chinese people in Sweden include people born in the People's Republic of China, or have ancestry from there. It may also include people originating from Taiwan and Hong Kong. They form a sizable community and are one the biggest Asian groups. As of 2016, there are 29,640 mainland Chinese immigrants in Sweden, and 1,501 from Taiwan and 584 from Hong Kong. [1] The figure may even be higher as most of 17,727 Vietnamese that fled to Sweden during the Vietnam War are ethnic Chinese due to persecution by the new Communist government. These figures don't include the children of these immigrants born in Sweden. Including Chinese born in Sweden and the ethnic Chinese from Southeast Asia, the total number of Chinese in Sweden may be as much as 50,000–60,000.


25% of Sweden's international university students come from China.[2]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Folkmängd efter födelseland 1900–2016". SCB. Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sweden's international student numbers up for the first time since 2011". ICEF Monitor. December 22, 2015.