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Politische Partizipation der chinesischen Einwanderer in Deutschland im europäischen Vergleich

Guo Yi

Abstract

Historically, overseas Chinese have been described as a silent ethnic group in terms of their political participation. This article establishes the manner in which this perception has undergone a profound change in recent years, especially in European countries that have been the preferred host countries for new migrants from China since the Reform and Opening-up Policy of their country in the late 1970s. This article demonstrates how the increasing motivation towards political engagement is closely related to the Chinese perceiving a neglect of their interests in the political sphere. It outlines the particular ways in which overseas Chinese engage in politics, including their active participation in elections strongly influenced by their ethnic roots as well as their motivations for being politically active.

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