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The latest generation of Chinese migrants to Thailand have diverse backgrounds and greater connection to their homeland than previous generations

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
nown as the "fourth wave," Chinese who have emigrated to Thailand since Deng Xiaoping ushered in economic reforms in the late 1970s have sought greater economic security rather than mere survival, according to researcher Sakkarin Niyomsilpa.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.