Friday, May 9, 2014

California, dreamin' of

Though access to the beaches may be difficult, it's still way better than China for those who can afford to emigrate;
In 2012 alone, some 150,000 Chinese emigrated to the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, according to a study published by the Beijing-based Center for China and Globalization. There are currently five times more Chinese emigrating to the US than during the 1980s, most of which stem from China's affluent middle class and are aged between 35 and 55.
....An increasing number of Chinese are leaving their home country in search of better educational opportunities for their children. But there are other reasons such as smog, pollution, unhealthy food and lack of security: "We simply don't feel secure here in China. The government claims that we live under the rule of law, but in reality I have often witnesses how individual rights how been violated. We are also afraid of a potential mass movement in the future," Xue [Jian] adds, referring to a violent coup or revolution given the widening wealth gap in the country. 
They flee Mao-land and its inequality, for America.

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