Number of overseas Chinese people 2012-2022, by continent

Number of Chinese people living overseas 2012 and 2022, by continent

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Release date

September 2023


Worldwide, China

Survey time period

2012 and 2022

Supplementary notes

Figures are year-end figures.
Overseas Chinese are defined by the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) of Taiwan as people of Chinese birth or descent who live outside the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Figures for earlier years have been taken from previous publications.

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