Friday, December 7, 2007

I Googled it. So it must be true...

In recent years, the immigration of Chinese peoples into Russia has grown remarkably high. I researched this phenomenon and found that if this continues at the same rate, Russia will be home to 10 million ethnic Chinese. This will make the Chinese the second-leading ethnic group in the country, after Russians of course. One of the dilemmas Russia is facing because of this epidemic is that most of the Chinese immigrants in Russia tend to be unskilled workers or small time merchants. The Russian government is in debate on whether to develop an immigration point system (not unlike Canada’s*) to lure in a more skilled Chinese workforce. This is a pretty big deal considering both countries are in the middle of population crises that are polar opposites. Who knows, if this trend stays extreme both countries may even out!

1 comment:

Courtney Senecal said...

Better yet, they need to trade countries... Russia is big enough for overpopulated China.