Manila’s Chinatown in Binondo district. Photo: Phila Siu

Why are Chinese workers so unpopular in Southeast Asia?

  • For decades Chinese migrants have sought refuge from upheavals at home by building new lives and businesses across Southeast Asia
  • But as a new breed of overseas worker from an ascendant China ruffles feathers, a fresh backlash threatens to derail their immigrant dreams
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Manila’s Chinatown in Binondo district. Photo: Phila Siu
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.