Zhuang Liehong when he was a member of the Wukan village committee in 2012. He later claimed asylum in the United States, an episode that is the subject of a new book. Photo: Dickson Lee

China land protest leader’s pursuit of American dream a textbook story of immigrant grit

Book about Wukan land-grab protest leader Zhuang Liehong’s defection to US with his wife, their claim for political asylum and how they found a ready support network in a New York Chinatown shows how immigration works

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Zhuang Liehong when he was a member of the Wukan village committee in 2012. He later claimed asylum in the United States, an episode that is the subject of a new book. Photo: Dickson Lee
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