Some Chinese Americans have in the past avoided direct engagement in the US political process, but with hundreds of WeChat groups devoted to the election, they are finding news ways to make their voices heard. Photo: AlamySome Chinese Americans have in the past avoided direct engagement in the US political process, but with hundreds of WeChat groups devoted to the election, they are finding news ways to make their voices heard. Photo: Alamy
Some Chinese Americans have in the past avoided direct engagement in the US political process, but with hundreds of WeChat groups devoted to the election, they are finding news ways to make their voices heard. Photo: Alamy

How WeChat is turning Chinese Americans on to the US presidential race

The social messaging app has become a virtual town hall for a segment of the electorate that has traditionally steered clear of US politics

Topic |   US election: Trump v Clinton
Some Chinese Americans have in the past avoided direct engagement in the US political process, but with hundreds of WeChat groups devoted to the election, they are finding news ways to make their voices heard. Photo: AlamySome Chinese Americans have in the past avoided direct engagement in the US political process, but with hundreds of WeChat groups devoted to the election, they are finding news ways to make their voices heard. Photo: Alamy
Some Chinese Americans have in the past avoided direct engagement in the US political process, but with hundreds of WeChat groups devoted to the election, they are finding news ways to make their voices heard. Photo: Alamy
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