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Wary of future, professionals leave China in record numbers
By Juwai, 05 November 2012
Millions of Chinese professionals have the means to emigrate legally and hundreds of thousands of Chinese a year are taking the opportunity to do so.
Whether it's through investment programs in many different countries or through sending their children to study abroad, Chinese are finding a multitude of ways to emigrate legally, leaving behind their lives in China.
It is estimated that 504,000 Chinese left China is 2010 alone, a 45% rise than a decade before in 2000. Foreign countries such as the US can confirm these growing trends with 87,000 new permanent residents from China alone, an increase from the 70,000 a year before.
Most of the Chinese emigrating attribute their reasons to wanting their children to receive a better education, or them searching for a better lifestyle with less stressful conditions, better air quality, and a more stable and secure governmental system.
With the growing wealth in China, the number of Chinese who are capable of making a move like this is on the rise.
Read more about the story on The New York Times.
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