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What I am after is information showing how modern chinese illegal immigration is handled by the US and other governments. In particular how the current efforts for Chinese are overshadowed by efforts related to hispanics and other races. Data must show the difference between the perception in society that Chinese are well educated and work in very good occupation and the reality that many are brought in as slave labor to work in sweat shops.

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Part 1: Suggested Outline

Proposed Paper Outline:

Title: Modern Chinese Migrant Societies with a focus on Chinese-American Communities

1. Introduction - A one paragraph or two paragraph package that introduces the Chinese as an immigrant group in the US and the world. It will give an account of Chinese identity and the distribution of Chinese immigration worldwide as well as elements from history that contributed towards migration.

2. Modern Chinese Migrant Societies - an extensive section, it recalls the varied issues that are faced by the Modern Chinese migrant societies exploring the situation and histories of Chinese immigration worldwide including South East Asia and the UK but with a focus in the United States. The sub-section of Economic Capacity & Discriminatory History explores varied laws put in place in the US that were discriminating and targeted the Chinese as an ethnic group and the changes in the laws that lead to equality. This section will be the bulk of the paper and is made up of several paragraphs that include cited narrative. The Chinese as an ethnic group in relation to economic and social situation is also compared with other ethnic groups including Hispanics.

3. Conclusion - the conclusion summarizes the views and observations within the paper in relation to Modern Chinese migrant societies, maintenance of overseas Chinese communities in relation to exclusive traditions and to Sinophobia in relation to the Chinese rise in economic might overseas and within China itself.

4. Word Count & References - lists web and print references.

Part 2 - the paper

Modern Chinese Migrant Societies with a focus on Chinese-American Communities

Introduction: A glimpse on Immigration History

The Chinese people they say are divided into 3 main categories according to their geographical location - mainland Chinese, the Taiwanese (Chinese who immigrated to China during the Revolution following Chiang Kai Shek) and the Overseas Chinese who are scattered all over the world. It seems that the Overseas Chinese are the most prolific and populous migrants the world over for in every capital city of every country around there world, there is bound to be a 'Chinatown', a commercial hub that is an engine for economic activity. The Chinese identify themselves as 'Chinese' via ethnicity and not nationality. Hence, in America there are Chinese-Americans just as there are British-Chinese and French-Chinese as well Thai-Chinese and Australian-Chinese. There are, according to the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission Report of Taiwan (Republic of China), the 2009 estimate ranged from between 40 to 42 million Chinese Immigrants or overseas Chinese worldwide with a huge number concentrated in South East Asia (Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia) and the rest located worldwide. In the US alone, it is estimated that there are from 3-4 million Chinese immigrants - this does not include those who enter the country illegally which ought to raise the numbers by at least 8%. The Chinese have long travelled and immigrated to various part of the globe since the days of Middle Kingdom. Notable traders, they forged paths through the Silk Route, trading with Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India, Siam (Thailand) all the way through Babylon (Persia). Chinese goods would reach Europe via the silk route and their silk (hence, the name) together with their porcelain (hence, the delicate porcelain was called 'China') were greatly priced and valued in Old Europe making the trade with China and the Chinese merchant an important goal for Old World entrepreneurs. A demand for their silk and porcelain as well as for the gems in India and the spices in the Moluccas pushed the Age of exploration and Discovery during the 16th centuries which in turn created the competition for the establishment of colonies in South America, Africa and Asia by the then old naval Powers - first Spain and Portugal, then England, Holland and France. The British dominated the high seas and via the power of its navy was able to capture '1/3' of the world under its helm making it the first superpower. An important colony and territory for the British was Singapore, Hongkong and the key cities of Peking (Beijing) and Shanghai. By then Chinese immigrants have come to key cities in Europe notably London & Paris establishing tea houses and trading posts selling goods expected from China - porcelain, silk, tea, spices, fireworks and one China's biggest export then - opium. In the UK, opium dens run by the Chinese were common in the seedier parts of the city and were in demand even during the Industrial revolution. One could say then that Chinese immigration was about economic promise. But by the 50's during the revolution, an exodus began fuelled by the need of many Chinese to escape the atrocities of the communist rule making the immigration not only of economic but also of ...

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The solution is a 2-part tutorial narrative on the topic of current Chinese immigration and the policies and positions pertaining to that. Part 1 presents a suggested outline of the paper. PArt 2 is an APA-style research based on this outline (3,036 words) entitled 'Modern Chinese Migrant Societies with a focus on Chinese-American Communities'. References both web and print are listed. A word version of this solution is attached for easy printing and digital use.

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