Han Chinese Are At Least 2% to 5% Better Than Other Chinese

Now, thanks to genetic analysis, we know why.

They have at least 2% to 5% European ancestry, derived from two events, occurring about 1300 years ago and 700 years ago, respectively. Asian cattle also share genes, from antiquity, with European cattle.

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2 Comments on Han Chinese Are At Least 2% to 5% Better Than Other Chinese

  1. The 1300AD influx was just after the Medievel Warm Period [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_Warm_Period ].

    I wonder if Europeans had migrated into previously uninhabitable Siberian steppe areas during the warm period. Then moved east as things got colder again, ending up in China?

    Or it could be related to Mongolian conquest.

    [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan#Georgia.2C_Crimea.2C_Kievan_Rus_and_Volga_Bulgaria ]

    The earlier influx is harder to pin down, but the Eastern Empire was conducting trade with China at that time, and the muslims were beginning to cause problems for the Byzantines. Maybe some of the Byzantines moved to China?

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