M.Phil Year 2 Translation 10HT Week 2

Fears grow of Chinese moving into Russian east

1.  The real problem is declining population. According to the Institute of Economic Research in the Far East, the region has lost 16.5 per cent of its population since 1989.

2.  Last week, the head of Russia's migration service said, "Settlements like Chinatowns are unacceptable for Russia and I can assure you we won't have them in Russia."

3.  Excursions to China are so common that most people don't consider it going abroad.   There is a whole generation of people who go to China to drink beer, but who have never been to Moscow or St Petersburg.