human smuggling

Chinese Migrants Face Perilous Journeys En Route to the U.S.

Last week, the bodies of eight Chinese nationals were discovered off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, after their boat capsized along a route often used by migrants attempting to reach the U.S. This is the latest example of an...

China Foils Fake Kung Fu Masters – BBC

Think China’s art of the fake reached its height with fake eggs? Think again. From the BBC: The Chinese authorities say they have foiled a plot to smuggle immigrants abroad disguised as martial arts performers from the Shaolin Temple. Twelve young men were trained in traditional lion dancing and given fake passports before joining real […]

Border police arrest 2,500 stowaways in one year – Xinhua

From Xinhua: China’s border police arrested nearly 2,500 Chinese stowaways from July last year to this June, preventing them from illegally stealing across national borders, said an official of the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday. Chen Weiming, director of the border administration of the Ministry of Public Security, said at a news conference that […]

The Smugglers’ Due – Alex Kotlowitz

From the New York Times Magazine: I was introduced to Deng Chen through an attorney who had helped him with some legal matters. Her specialty is trafficking, and when I told her I was doing some research on human smuggling and its victims, she cautioned me to be careful about using the word “victim” and, […]

22 held in apparent human smuggling case – AP

From the AP via USA Today (link): Twenty-two Chinese nationals were in custody Wednesday after they apparently let themselves out of a 40-foot cargo container that had been used to smuggle them from China, officials said. The 18 men and four women, all believed to be in their 20s and 30s, seemed to be in […]



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