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I thought there was already a small chinese/vietnamese population in Poland. Poland has historically been a highly cosmopolitan country. It's only the Soviets that changed its naturally open door policy. I seem to recall the soviets created trade links between Poland and china in the first place. I'd imagine that Poland has reinforced these trade links and taken advantage of the huge potential china has to offer as has the rest of the western world.
The main thing I object to with this is the fact that it is undercutting Polish labour.
If you are from Vietnam, China, Turkey or wherever, and can scrape together enough money to establish a business (a restaurant or takeaway for example), Poland is the cheapest and easiest place in the EU to do so and in return for your investment be given all the necessary official paperwork. Lots have moved in in recent years using this method.
I can't remember how much money is needed, but, it's not a lot. Certainly much less than other EU countries.
Warsaw has long had a large population of Vietnamese.
Of course, for many such immigrants, Poland is just a stepping stone to western Europe.
As for this new large-scale immigration into Poland: did the people of any country ever vote in favour of similar?