Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chinos en Mexico, una historia olvidada

La historia de los chinos en México no ha sido valorada y lo que es peor, ha sido olvidada. Pero ellos comenzaron a llegar a nuestro país desde fines del siglo pasado, en un flujo constante que se mantiene hasta ahora. Su laboriosidad y austeridad fueron opacadas por el racismo desatado en su contra, muchas veces desde los gobiernos mismos. Actualmente es en el año nuevo chino donde ambas comunidades, se encuentran.

Videos are in Spanish

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Those who came - Chinese

Los que llegaron - Chinos

In the last years of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth, 30,000 Chinese working class immigrants came to Mexico fleeing poverty and political instability, from southern China (Canton) or the United States. In the US, the Chinese were hired by various U.S. companies to build railroads and work in mining and agriculture. As less work was needed Americans began to reject them, until in 1904 was issued a law banning their entry into that country, so that they fled into Mexico, especially in Baja California. It is estimated that the number of Chinese laborers in that area had fluctuated between seven and eight thousand. At that time the presence and influence of Chinese was so great Mexicali was called "the little Canton" and the neighborhood of the old commercial center of the city is still known as "chinoiserie".

Currently residing in the capital some 9000 Chinese, and nationwide totaling approximately 14,000 overseas Chinese and 40,000 Mexicans of Chinese origin, mainly located in Mexico City, Tijuana, Mexicali and in the state of Chiapas.

Video is in Spanish
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