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Thursday, February 22, 2024

The Chinese migrants risking it all for the American dream


Traversing Latin America to the US has become a well-worn path for those seeking new lives. But now would-be migrants are coming from further afield – China. This year, thousands have already made the trip known as “zouxian” or “the route”. Their goal: asylum in the US. Migrants cite a host of reasons for leaving China, from economic uncertainty, to Beijing’s harsh COVID-19 policies, to human rights. But they can fall prey to human traffickers, corrupt officials, even drug cartels. Despite the dangers, more and more Chinese are risking it all for the American dream. 101 East investigates.

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