East Asians in the United Kingdom

East Asians In The United Kingdom

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East Asians in the United Kingdom or British East Asians are British citizens or full time resident of the United Kingdom who descended from East or Southeast Asia. They have been present in the country since the 17th century and primarily originate from countries and territories such as Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, the People's Republic of China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, Singapore, Republic of China, Thailand and Vietnam. In British English, they are sometimes called "Oriental", since the term "Asian" is usually used for South Asians, although this term may be considered offensive. In the 2001 British census, the term Chinese or Other is used.



The 2001 UK Census recorded 9,924 Burmese-born people residing in the UK.

A 2010 study of 137 Burmese migrant subjects based on self-administered questionnaires found that while general practitioner registration among the group studied was at a relatively high proportion of 80 per cent, actual GP utilisation during last episode of illness measured only 56.8 per cent. Instead, subjects often preferred self-medication. Through in-depth interviews with 11 subjects, the authors concluded that reasons for this preference included language issues, long wait times, and the immigration status of the subject.


The first settlement of Chinese people in the United Kingdom dates from the early 19th century....
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