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‘Satellite babies,’ born in the U.S. to immigrants but raised in China until coming back for elementary school, often face difficulties with family and other students

any Chinese immigrants don't have enough money to raise their babies in the U.S., so they have family in China take care of them until they are ready to start school. A Harvard psychologist studying the phenomenon says that nobody knows the exact prevalence and states, "Anytime you eat at a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, it's likely that somebody in that restaurant has a child who is in China at the moment."
1 year ago
Lucas Niewenhuis




By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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