Filipinos in China
|(Mainland China: 12,254
Hong Kong: 140,000)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen|
|English, Filipino, other languages of the Philippines, Chinese, Cantonese, Mandarin|
|Related ethnic groups|
Many domestic workers from the Philippines have been coming to China to work as maids. Figures from the Philippines government in 2009 shows that mainland China has become the top destination for Filipino maids seeking work overseas as Chinese families are willing to employ them for better household services and for their fluency in the English language.
Based on records from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, there were about 12,254 overseas Filipinos in mainland China. Most of them live in cities such as Beijing (2,492), Chongqing (164), Guangzhou (4,564), Shanghai (4,264) and Xiamen (7,707).
- "Filipino Maids Popular in Beijing Despite Legal Issues", Beijing Today, 18 August 2010.
- mentioned in review "My Filipino one and only" Reese Deveaux The Standard, 18 September 2004
- "President Aquino to meet Filipino community in Beijing", Kalatas, 4 December 2011.