M.Phil Year 2 Translation 07MT Week 5

Fears grow of Chinese moving into Russian east

1.  Last year, Russia issued 800,000 visas to Chinese people, while China issued 1.5m visas to Russians travelling to China. The total number of Chinese living in the region is fewer than 200,000.

2.  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.

3.  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."