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Discrimination against the ethnic Chinese

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Title: Aliens in a Bind
Date of publication: July 2004
Description/subject: "Burma’s strict citizenship laws are especially harsh on ethnic Chinese and Indians. Even a landslide of bad karma cannot conquer a human race; only another race can eliminate a human race.” Thus reads the motto posted at immigration offices throughout Burma. Burma is a mosaic of ethnic groups. Ethnic Burmans comprise the majority of the population but roughly 30 percent of the country’s estimated 50 million inhabitants are ethnically Shan, Karen, Arakanese, Kachin, Chin and Mon. Millions more come from more than 100 other smaller indigenous ethnic groups. Chinese and Indians are the largest immigrant groups..."
Author/creator: Aung Lwin Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 12, No. 7
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2004