would be ironic to see a departed Hong Konger as a future PM in UK
In addition, unlike Indians, Chinese migrants did not have a long experience with public participation in politics at home or in their home in the West. China did not have a democratic form of governance and even in the case of HK, there was limited voting rights. For Taiwan, it only became a fully fledged democracy in the last two decades or so. Combined that with historical disenfranchisement in their new homes in the West, and that tend to dissuade Chinese migrants from more active participation in politics. India by comparison had been a democracy since independence in 1947 and there is a long tradition of mass political participation.
This is starting to change, notably in Canada and Australia, where a large Chinese ethnic population has given rise to a more substantial numbers of native second or third generation Chinese descendants in both countries. Born and raise with Western values, this has led to more Chinese ethnic MPs and ministers in both Canada and Australia, at both the provincial/state and federal level. But in the UK, the Chinese migrant population is not big enough (yet) for that to occur.
Last edited by Coolboy; 06-02-2022 at 01:56 PM.
By 2021, the numbers would have probably increased further. Although I expect the numbers for the Chinese to have risen significantly during the same period too.
Last edited by Skyhook; 06-02-2022 at 03:40 PM.