In the Era of Globalization: The Phenomenon of International Migration in China

  • Lu MiaoEmail author
  • Huiyao Wang


In recent years, international migration has taken on new characteristics. For example, the outflows and inflows between developing countries have become more prevalent, Europe and Asia are emerging as the most popular immigration destinations, while immigration regions tend to be relatively compact. In addition to these trends, international immigration is being fueled by the 2008–2009 global financial crisis and its after-shocks. With the growth in the number of international immigrants and the increasingly clear benefits in the areas of science and the economy, issues like immigrant integration have attracted increasing attention. Chinese immigrants can be found everywhere in world, but are concentrated mainly in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, and other European countries. During 2013–2014, new changes in the development of Chinese international migration have arisen. The number of overseas Chinese immigrants is continuously increasing, while the influence of foreign migrants on China’s internationalization is rising as well. As the number of immigrants coming to China has gone up, China has become the largest source country of foreign travelers.


Chinese International Migration Chinese Overseas Chinese Immigrants Migration Deficits Permanent Residence Visas 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for China and GlobalizationBeijingChina

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