Chinese immigration in Europe is rising steadily.
- Tuesday, 11 August 2015
The first Chinese migrations to Europe were set in motion by Great Britain in the first half of the 19th century. the open-door policy forcibly imposed on China with the help of cannon fire during the first Opium War (1839-1842) offered advantageous business opportunities to the British as well as new opportunities for Chinese workers to embark on a voyage to Europe and settle in the major ports of London and Amsterdam. a few decades later, another war would lead to the second wave of migrants. about 200,000 Chinese workers were recruited by the allied forces during the First World War to build roads and dig trenches.