Refugees from China

31,296 people from China have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.002\% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been the United States, Australia and France. Overall, 71 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Norway and in Thailand.

A total of 531 people from China fled to Germany. With a total of 191 positive decisions 14.45 percent of all applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in China.

Refugee countries by origin and destination


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Development of asylum applications from citizens from China 2000 to 2017

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).





Asylum applications of refugees from China

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.

  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
United States 14,6792,7803,33945.4 % 2,8002,59565679.8 %
Australia 6,638532,7811.9 % 2,1592822011.3 %
France 2,0696061,32331.4 % 1,183162526.0 %
Brazil 1,46600 000
South Korea 1,41306850.0 % 000
Canada 1,15454360047.5 % 45002390.0 %
United Kingdom 996135112.5 % 2473027010.0 %
Germany 5311911,13114.4 % 71209916.8 %
Japan 3150800.0 % 250100.0 %
Italy 31003220.0 % 000
Turkey 29500 000
Greece 282108810.2 % 920120.0 %
Switzerland 2566012732.1 % 1200
Austria 1936511236.7 % 000
Netherlands 1491046163.0 % 500
Belgium 8014014549.1 % 12000
New Zealand 76352063.6 % 000
Israel 520100.0 % 000
Thailand 5152985.2 % 10060.0 %
Sweden 4961825.0 % 260260.0 %
Egypt 3900 000
Ireland 360120.0 % 700
Spain 3500 000
Argentina 280200.0 % 2000
Finland 2400 000
Norway 23150100.0 % 170170.0 %
South Africa 1000 000
Bulgaria 10060.0 % 000
Poland 800 000
Czechia 7060.0 % 000
Ukraine 600 000
Malaysia 600 000
Costa Rica 500 000
Luxembourg 500 000
Totals 31,2964,67311,40629.1 % 7,2442,6891,80759.8 %





Asylum applications of foreign refugees in China

China is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2017 there have been 391 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Syria and from Somalia.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Liberia 1030780.0 % 780210.0 %
Cameroon 750150.0 % 15050.0 %
Zimbabwe 480200.0 % 2000
Nigeria 360510.0 % 510230.0 %
Syria 20220100.0 % 000
Pakistan 18100100.0 % 000
Turkey 1500 000
Iraq 1370100.0 % 000
Sierra Leone 1200 000
Uganda 110270.0 % 27050.0 %
Congo (Dem. Republic) 800 000
Somalia 8110100.0 % 0070.0 %
Yemen 750100.0 % 000
Kenya 600 000
Mozambique 600 000
Burundi 550100.0 % 000
Afghanistan 050100.0 % 000
Benin 0060.0 % 600
Ivory Coast 0050.0 % 500
Ghana 00200.0 % 20050.0 %
Totals 3916522222.6 % 2220660.0 %



National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 978,046 migrants lived in China. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.