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.
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