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Chinese communities are found in many major cities including London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Sheffield, Nottingham, Belfast, and Aberdeen.
Compared with most ethnic minorities in the UK, the Chinese are socioeconomically more widespread and decentralised, have a record of high academic achievement, and have one of the highest household incomes among demographic groups in the UK.
The first recorded Chinese person in Britain was Shen Fu Tsong, a Jesuit scholar called who was present in the court of King James II in the 17th century.
Shen was the first person to catalogue the Chinese collection in the Bodleian Library.
The King was so taken with him he had his portrait painted and hung in his bed chamber.