Filipinos in China
Mga Pilipino sa Tsina
Total population
Mainland China: 12,254
Hong Kong: 140,000
Regions with significant populations
Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Macau
Spanish, Filipino, English, other languages of the Philippines, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Filipinos

There are a significant number of Filipinos in China consisting of migrants and expatriates from the Philippines to the People's Republic of China.


Many domestic workers from the Philippines have been coming to China to work as maids. Figures from the Philippines government in 2009 shows that mainland China has become the top destination for Filipino maids seeking work overseas as Chinese families are willing to employ them for better household services and for their fluency in the English language.[1]


Hong Kong

Main article: Filipinos in Hong Kong

There are around 140,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong, many of whom work as foreign domestic helpers.[2]

Mainland China

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Based on records from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, there were about 12,254 overseas Filipinos in mainland China. Most of them live in cities such as Beijing (2,492), Chongqing (164), Guangzhou (4,564), Shanghai (4,264) and Xiamen (7,707).[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Filipino Maids Popular in Beijing Despite Legal Issues Archived 3 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine", Beijing Today, 18 August 2010.
  2. ^ mentioned in review "My Filipino one and only" Reese Deveaux Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine The Standard, 18 September 2004
  3. ^ "President Aquino to meet Filipino community in Beijing", Kalatas, 4 December 2011.