Police investigate a complex in California suspected of being a “maternity hotel”, where Chinese women board to give birth on American soil, in 2015. Picture: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Chinese birth tourism: pregnant women in California’s ‘maternity hotels’ given voice in empowering novel

Vanessa Hua’s A River of Stars explores the immigrant experience in the US from a new perspective, taking the reader inside maternity boarding houses where myriad characters, each with their own reason for being there, exist

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Police investigate a complex in California suspected of being a “maternity hotel”, where Chinese women board to give birth on American soil, in 2015. Picture: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
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