Chinese in Puerto Rico

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Large scale Chinese immigration in Puerto Rico started during the 19th century, many immigrants had to face obstacles that prohibit their entry to the country. While under Spanish colonization, non-Christian Asians were not encouraged to settle in Puerto Rico. After Spain ceded the country to United States, Chinese immigrants were confronted with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. After 1943, when the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed, many Cuban Chinese fled Cuba after Fidel Castro came to power, and many of them went to Puerto Rico.[1]

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