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Most US investment immigrants Chinese

(People's Daily Online)

14:50, November 15, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.15 (People's Daily Online) --About three-fourths of those who received permanent residency in the United States via investment this year were Chinese, according to statistics from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Wealthy Chinese have become the largest beneficiary of the U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, when rich people worldwide are seeking permanent residency in the United States.

The USCIS said that nearly 3,000 Chinese citizens applied for an EB-5 visa in 2011, of whom, 934 obtained the visa.

Statistics showed that the number of Chinese people who applied for and obtained an EB-5 visa in 2011 was much higher than that of a few years ago. In 2007, only 270 Chinese people applied, with 161 approved. The number of EB-5 visa applications from China this year was more than 10 times that of 2007.

Certain analysts said that an obvious reason in the surge of Chinese applicants of U.S. permanent residency is that the number of Chinese millionaires and billionaires has increased. About 40 percent of Chinese people with personal wealth of more than 100 million yuan want to immigrate to the United States, according to a survey.

The survey also said that about 60 percent of Chinese people with more than 10 million yuan in liquid assets are considering or in the process of emigration.

 
 
 
 
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I am the 99%. at 2011-11-16220.255.2.*
Correction : It should be " I am the 99% "To : All the Rich and Wealthy in USA ( The 1% )If you feel that your money is safe in US banks, you are wrong.Please study history of US and see for yourself what the government had done in the 1930s depression.In the 1930s depression in USA, all the money in the banks belonged to the nation. Not only that, all the gold and jewellery in the bank safe deposit boxes were seize by the government.All these were done in the “ National interest “.I personally wish that there would be no Great Depression in the coming years in USA. But if there is one, I am sure that the government would again seize the money and gold/jewelry in the bank deposit boxes as history tends to repeat itself.Good luck to you.An advise to the rich – Give your money to the poor now before your money belong to the government when the Great Depression hit US in the coming years.
PD User at 2011-11-15188.61.105.*
Good report, please keep going on.
I am the 1%. at 2011-11-15220.255.2.*
To : All the Rich and Wealthy in USA ( The 1% )If you feel that your money is safe in US banks, you are wrong.Please study history of US and see for yourself what the government had done in the 1930s depression.In the 1930s depression in USA, all the money in the banks belonged to the nation. Not only that, all the gold and jewellery in the bank safe deposit boxes were seize by the government.All these were done in the “ National interest “.I personally wish that there would be no Great Depression in the coming years in USA. But if there is one, I am sure that the government would again seize the money and gold/jewelry in the bank deposit boxes as history tends to repeat itself.Good luck to you.An advise to the rich – Give your money to the poor now before your money belong to the government when the Great Depression hit US in the coming years.
OC at 2011-11-15178.100.241.*
Chinese status in the world has improved tremendously as a direct result of a strong and prosperous China. These emigrants will see how wonderful life is in US when they experience racism for the first time. It is more beneficial in the long run to build China up into an envy of the world. This of course will take time and people should learn to be patience, as the saying goes "Rome was not built in one day". Modern China is developing steadily in the right direction and needs the continual support of all Chinese to make it better each day.
  

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