What was Southern Rhodesia and Rhodesia’s immigration policy on Chinese and Arabs?

Jul 2018
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Southampton
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Since 1924, (Southern) Rhodesia had adopted a policy of restricting Indian immigration, to the point that only dependents of existing Indian residents, spouses-to-be travelling to (Southern) Rhodesia for marriage, teachers, and ministers of religion were allowed to settle in the country. Meanwhile, some lighter-skinned non-Europeans, such as the Chinese and the Arabs, were regarded as ‘Europeans’ (see sources 1 and 2 below) and allowed to use public facilities reserved for whites only; in 1970, the Rhodesian government had even officially classed Chinese and Japanese residents in Rhodesia as ‘Europeans’ (see source 3 below).

I, therefore, wonder what Southern Rhodesia and Rhodesia’s attitude towards Chinese and Arab immigration was? Was the immigration of Chinese/Arabs restricted to the same degree as Indians, or was it tolerated? If there had been restrictions on Chinese and Japanese immigration, was it relaxed after the 1970 decision to class Chinese and Japanese residents as Europeans?

Source 1: lines 15–16 on page 319 of A History of Southern Rhodesia: Early Days to 1934 (https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.117583/2015.117583.A-History-Of-Southern-Rhodesia-early-Days-To-1934#page/n0/mode/2up)

Source 2: ‘A Question of Hygiene’, The Spectator, 30th June, 1961 (Bar Sinister Or » 30 Jun 1961 » The Spectator Archive)

Source 3: endnote 54 on page 184 of The Collapse of Rhodesia: Population, Demographics, and the Politics of Race (http://www.sahistory.org.za/sites/default/files/file%20uploads%20/josiah_brownell_the_collapse_of_rhodesia_populabook4you.pdf)