emigrants

The Great Chinese Exodus

At the Wall Street Journal, Andrew Browne explores the various reasons Chinese citizens choose to...

China Targets Corruption With Expense Crackdown

Melinda Liu of the Daily Beast reports on China’s crackdown on “naked officials” leaking embezzled funds overseas. At least $50 billion is thought to have left the country this way between 1978 and 2003,...

Chinese Property Buyers Look Abroad

USA Today describes the throngs of Chinese buyers riding the gradient between the rising yuan and falling American property prices: Chinese interest in U.S. real estate began climbing during the U.S. housing meltdown, when...

China's Super-Rich Buy a Better Life Abroad

As China’s rich continue to get richer, their affluence often comes with a desire for geographic mobility. CNN reports: “As of April this year, China has 960,000 millionaires with personal assets of 10 million yuan...

"The Sky is Blue": 30 Observations From a Chinese Immigrant

Clark Nielsen has translated a list of his wife’s comments on life in Utah to friends and family in her native China. A selection: 4. The sky is blue. 5. You have to wait a long time for a bus, and then the bus is empty....

Miss China, Mr Anti-America Both Hope for Future in US

Though she failed to conquer the Universe, Miss China is eager to use her experience in the contest as a springboard to a future career in the America, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog. Luo Zilin...

Arriving as Pregnant Tourists, Leaving With American Babies

A house in San Gabriel, California was discovered to illegally house new mothers from China in a makeshift birthing center for visiting Chinese parents. The New York Times looks at the growing business of “maternity...

A U.S.-China Odyssey: Building a Better Mouse Map

The New York Time profiles a Chinese geneticist at Yale and looks at why Chinese scientists abroad are increasingly moving back home: Dr. Xu now leaves Yale for Shanghai about three months a year. Other American scientists of...

Howard French on Africa in a Chinese Century

Former New York Times Shanghai correspondent and current Columbia University Journalism School professor Howard French speaks with Radio Open Source about the role of Chinese migrants in Africa: HF: I was struck every time I got...

Born In The U.S.A.? Some Chinese Plan It That Way

NPR has a report on wealthy Chinese women who pay a fee to service providers who can arrange for them to give birth on U.S. soil under a U.S. Constitutional Amendment which gives the right to citizenship to anyone born in the...

Chinese Remake the ‘Made in Italy’ Fashion Label

The New York Times reports from Prato, Italy, on how Chinese immigrants are beginning to dominate and transform Italy’s prestigious textile industry: The city is now home to the largest concentration of Chinese in Europe —...

China’s Thinkers Pack and Go

For Asia Times, Willy Lam looks at the trend of wealthy Chinese emigrating to the U.S. and other Western countries: China became the biggest worldwide contributor of emigrants in 2007. According to the official Chinese media,...

Question and Answers About Chinese People in South Africa

Via China Talking Points, here’s a YouTube video in which a Chinese man interviews young South Africans about their views of Chinese immigrants in their country: The Dutch-based new media organization Couscous Global...

In Arizona, a Stream of Illegal Immigrants From China

Arizona is home to many Mexican immigrants who have illegally crossed the border, but smugglers are now handling increasing numbers of Chinese immigrants, who pay huge sums to get to the U.S. after making the long journey to...

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