Many of China’s wealthy are fleeing their home country and settling in the United States, where better schools and other opportunities await.
The 2012 Annual Report of Chinese International Migration shows immigration from China is growing, with most heading to the U.S. Nearly 90,000 Chinese became permanent U.S. residents in 2011.
The migration includes a significant number of rich Chinese. At least 25% of those worth more than $16 million have fled the country, and nearly half of this group (47%) is thinking of leaving, according to the report.
The United Nations reported last year that the number of foreign-born Chinese Americans in the U.S. doubled between 2000 and 2010. There are about 3.8 million Chinese in the country, of which 2.2 million were born in China.
The Chinese ex-pats cite various reasons for leaving their Asian homeland, including “political reform, infrastructure improvements, pollution, and education,” according to the study. However, the single biggest motivator, by far, is their dissatisfaction with China’s education system.
About 80% say they want a better education for their children, and hope to find it in the U.S. or the other countries to which they’ve relocated.
Parents say China’s schools emphasize too much rote learning, taking tests, and “patriotic education” approved by the Communist Party. Departing China, Mark Kitto explained in a farewell letter, according to GlobalPost, that “one overriding reason” for leaving his home country was “want[ing] to give my children a decent education. The domestic Chinese lower education system does not educate. It is a test center. And then there is the propaganda.”
To Learn More:
Why Chinese Immigrants Choose America (by Benjamin Carlson, GlobalPost)
Chinese Immigration to US Still Rising (by Kelly Chung Dawson, China Daily)
Chinese Internet Goes Down after Release of Details of Corruption of Government Leaders (by Noel Brinkerhoff and Danny Biederman, AllGov)
Border Patrol Dealing with Increased Illegal Immigrants from China (by Danny Biederman and Noel Brinkerhoff)
Real Anchor Babies…From China, Not Mexico (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
9 thoughts on “Rich Chinese Flee to United States…and Bring Their Money with Them”
Isn`t that just what we all need here grrr. The article says ” at least 25% are worth more than 16 million $. Isn`t that just what we all need here. So much for our country if this is happening and we let it go on – YEA SCREW THEM AND THEIR MONEY! Yea us real americans have enoyugh problems to deal with than haveing to think of more foreiners invading our country damnit. 🙁 👿
This article states : Parents say China’s schools emphasize too much rote learning, taking tests, and “patriotic education” approved by the Communist Party.
Trade the word “China’s” and put in “U.S.’s”
Then change the word “communist” and put in “democratic”
Got a Chinese neighbor living in the upstairs apartment from me. She’s a Psychiatrist and works for the state of CA at the mental hospital. So she pushes psychiatric drugs onto the criminally insane. She’s not very friendly … never returns acknowledgments and acts like she’s better than the rest of us.
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Oh Yea Cathleen, you can bet that she gets her fingers in the meds every now and then too. Ya hear about that happening on the local new 1 or 2 times a year around here where I am from about a psyc. or dr.s takeing pharmaceuticals. Some of them so called dr.s use them themselves and some times they are caught sellin` them on the streets.
China is pushing patriotism and having kids take test, not to worry here we discourage it, and do not be to patriotic or you will be put on a list.
“Parents say China’s schools emphasize too much rote learning, taking tests, and “patriotic education” approved by the Communist Party. Departing China, Mark Kitto explained in a farewell letter, according to GlobalPost, that “one overriding reason” for leaving his home country was “want[ing] to give my children a decent education. The domestic Chinese lower education system does not educate. It is a test center. And then there is the propaganda.””
This is true for the most part, but I don’t know how our education system is any better these days. It’s all indoctrination and propaganda. No different. With Communist Core education and SATs, it is also a testing center following the same kind of rules and regulations.
The thing is that Chinese people are under the assumption that we are still living in Old America where our education was the best at one time. They don’t realize that the America they grew up learning about no longer exists. So when they come here, they realize that there is no difference between China and the U.S. and that our police state apparatus is, in many ways, much worse than theirs.
However, they do realize that they can get government funded scholarships and investment visas to buy out our countries land and resources, if they are rich enough and know the right people. Most of them are the sons and daughters of big factory plant and manufacturer owners, who don’t even need an education or to know the business and just need money, a businessman and an interpreter and they can negotiate they way out of anything.
Hell, I met countless people in the education industry in China who have a shitload of money and say, “I want to open up a school” and don’t even know the first thing about teaching or even education. Their answer for everything was always, “It doesn’t matter. I have lot’s of money. You run it and I’ll pay for it. I just want to be known for doing something.” I just look at them like they are nuts. It’s like saying, “Hey, I want to open up my own computer company and be the next Bill Gates (minus the corruption) but I don’t know a damn thing about computers. Will you help me?” Unbelievable!
For example, I once taught at a high school called “Grand High School” (Grand Theft High School was more like it) in China for rich spoiled kids with low mentality whose school principal’s sole purpose was to get a certain class of rich kids to speak English just good enough to get them over to the U.S. and get them to enroll in a university or community college. The owner was a successful real estate agent who had lots of money and contacts within the government and said to me that his life dream was to open up a school but yet he had zero experience in teaching or education nor did he have a degree. He paid (bribed is more of the word I would use) for teachers and funded the whole thing and wanted to take credit for it all without any experience whatsoever just so he can make a name for himself without lifting a finger other than meeting the parents.
Anyways, so these kids that he enrolled or “recruited” (as we liked to say) were dumber than shit and I helped move them up to the next level. I was naive at the time and thought I was helping to make a difference in the student’s lives. This was all BEFORE I was awaken out of the matrix, mind you.
Anyways, it became a business for them rather than education. The owner got bonuses for each person he could get U.S. visas for and send them over for a year, regardless of whether they came back or not.
Funny thing is, many of them DID come back, however, after only a few weeks because they did not know how to be independent, work for a living and think for themselves because their parents gave them everything they wanted all their life and even paid schools to pass them and give them good grades. They couldn’t take being on their own and thinking for themselves without mommy and daddy spoon-feeding them and returned. Many couldn’t even pass the ACT or SAT exams needed to get into the colleges and were never able to get a student visa even when they could easily afford to. It was sad.
Never liked the school and the owner lied to me 7 times to the point that I walked out of class and the school and they had to beg me to come back. Left after one year of being there. Not something I’m proud of. Forgive me for my ignorance at the time.
” Rich Chinese Flee to United States…and Bring Their Money with Them”
Good. Leave it here and go home.
Hahahahahaha! I know, really. 😆
I have NO problem whatsoever with that, NC.