Refugees from China

28,583 people from China have fled in 2016 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, France and Australia. Overall, 65 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Norway and in Liechtenstein.

A total of 1,031 people from China fled to Germany. With a total of 78 positive decisions 16.81 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 2016

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 2016. 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 17,7531,0401698.5 % 2,1153,13156384.8 %
France 1,9647781,44035.1 % 1,337222049.7 %
Australia 1,91411263515.0 % 807443,5351.2 %
Canada 1,33136061536.9 % 000
South Korea 1,06207140.0 % 000
Germany 1,0317838616.8 % 30162341.0 %
United Kingdom 913165652.8 % 270232368.9 %
Italy 869122404.8 % 000
Brazil 32200 000
Austria 246585551.3 % 000
Spain 15900 000
Greece 12986211.4 % 880150.0 %
Belgium 1251243677.5 % 2260300.0 %
South Africa 12501480.0 % 000
Netherlands 95223141.5 % 11060.0 %
Sweden 70334641.8 % 570270.0 %
Thailand 67971685.8 % 600
Czechia 6400 000
New Zealand 64141253.8 % 000
Turkey 5700 000
Finland 5080100.0 % 000
Norway 23240100.0 % 220170.0 %
Argentina 220120.0 % 000
Ireland 220150.0 % 000
Hungary 1900 800
Switzerland 1700 000
Bulgaria 13050.0 % 000
Malaysia 13060.0 % 700
Portugal 120390.0 % 000
Poland 1100 000
Denmark 900 1800
Liechtenstein 6110100.0 % 000
Slovenia 600 000
Romania 000 70150.0 %
Totals 28,5832,7955,09435.4 % 5,0093,2364,67140.9 %





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 2016 there have been 375 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees of Somalia and from Syria.
  

New Applications

 

Reviews

Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
 appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
rate
Ghana 620290.0 % 29070.0 %
Liberia 570100.0 % 1000
Nigeria 470340.0 % 34070.0 %
Cameroon 31090.0 % 900
Zimbabwe 2900 000
Syria 22100100.0 % 000
Afghanistan 2000 000
Uganda 19070.0 % 700
Mozambique 1800 000
Ivory Coast 12080.0 % 800
Yemen 1000 000
Iraq 800 000
Sierra Leone 700 000
Somalia 7120100.0 % 000
Gambia 6060.0 % 600
Guinea 5080.0 % 800
Kenya 500 000
Philippines 5070.0 % 700
unknown 500 000
Pakistan 070100.0 % 000
Totals 3752911819.7 % 1180140.0 %



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.