The Chinese community in Canada is highly concentrated in British Columbia and Ontario. In 2001, almost half the Chinese population lived in these two provinces, while only 4% of Chinese people lived in the rest of Canada. However, there are smaller Chinese communities throughout the country. The following are some facts and figures about the Chinese population in Canada.
The Chinese population in the United States is diverse. There are 333,333 Chinese citizens living in the United States, but many of them are not US citizens. Some of these Chinese people are poor, while others are well educated and wealthy. This division is caused in part by class discrimination and social status. In California, there are two significant Chinese communities, Monterey Park and San Marino, located in the San Gabriel Valley. These communities are geographically close to each other, but still maintain distinct cultural and linguistic identities.
As a minority group, the Chinese community has a high degree of influence in local society. The Chinese community traditionally forms large communities, which helps enhance relations among members. Large communities also tend to have more influence on the indigenous population. However, Chinese communities are still relatively small when compared to other immigrant groups. The Chinese population in Europe is estimated to be about 2.15 million. While the Chinese population in Europe is relatively small, its growth has been driven by irregular migration, new migration channels, and student migration.
The first wave of Chinese immigrants settled in the city in the 1780s. They were mainly employed as sailors or by the East India Company, and were mainly from Kwangtung and Chekiang provinces. Some of them also came from Malaya, Singapore, and Fukien. In 1881, the Chinese population was estimated to be about 60 percent in Poplar and Stepney. Other small communities existed in Kensington and Wandsworth.
Peoria’s Chinese Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the Chinese culture. Founded in 1965, this association has approximately 1,200 members and welcomes anyone interested in Chinese culture. It organizes major Chinese cultural events and fosters understanding and friendship among its members. During Chinese new year, the Chinese community celebrates Chinese cultural festivals.
Since the nineteenth century, the Chinese diaspora has expanded to more developed countries. In addition to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand have thriving Chinatowns. In Selangor, for instance, there is a Chinatown with more than a million Chinese people. In Bangkok, there is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. However, these communities tend to be small in comparison to the overall population. It is important to note that these communities have developed a multi-skilled and multi-class profile.
In Montreal, the Chinese Hospital was the first to develop perinatal programs for Chinese speaking families. These projects were co-funded by the Hospital Foundation and the Federal Department of Multiculturalism and provided a Chinese-speaking nurse to coordinate clinics and prenatal courses. The program also provided consultation services to postpartum home visiting nurses in the region.
Chinese culture places great importance on benevolence, a value that extends beyond blood relationships. Confucius teaches us to honor the elderly, care for the young, and foster relationships with those around us. Confucianism also stresses the importance of family harmony. The Chinese people believe that a family that possesses harmony among its members will prosper. Moreover, benevolence also extends to friendships and social relationships. These values form the core of Chinese culture.