China-India relations

China-India relations

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Chinese migration to India plunged, with one key exception
More than a few eyebrows were raised when the Indian government released its latest census data in the last week of July – and not just because it was nearly eight years late. One of the biggest surprises was that the survey showed a massive drop in the number of Chinese immigrants in the country. Between 2001 and 2011, the overall number of Chinese immigrants fell from 23,712 to 14,951. The trend was even more noticeable in certain segments of the population. The number of Chinese who had been living in India for more than 20 years, for example, had more than halved, dropping from 11,588 in 2001 to 5,164 in 2011. While the data provides a snapshot of 2011 (an official attributed the delay t
Chinese migration to India plunged, with one key exception