In fact the King of England was so amazed by this man that he commissioned a portrait of him and hung it in his own bed.1 Later, because of British colonial possession in east Asia, the British had more contact with China. Because of these contacts trade increased and with it an exchange of populations. There were only a few Chinese living in Britain up until the Second World War; following that there was a large influx of people from around Hong Kong, many of whom were agricultural workers looking to make a better life for themselves and their families. They earnestly believed that a better life lay in Britain. Nowadays, as China becomes richer and more powerful, Chinese parents want to send their children to schools in Britain. Britain is very famous around the world for the quality of its education, both high schools and some of its world-class universities. Consequently, there has been an increase in enrolment among Chinese students. Whether these individuals remain in Britain following their graduation and become a part of British society remains to be seen, but there is a good chance that if they get married in Britain they may well stay there and be part of a new wave of emigration from China to Britain.
The Chinese in Britain have usually been there for a long time. They can be distinguished from the larger population of British Indians who live in particular communities in large families and maintain many of their own traditions. It could be said that the Chinese are better at integrating. They live all over the place and not necessarily in their own special communities. They are also very high achieving in education, especially in the second and third generations who are very ambitious to make a difference. Chinese have the highest rate of intermarriage with other races of any minority population in the United Kingdom. When comparing their cultural output to that of the Indians, it is evidently