The Wall Street Journal talks to Shi Kang, a successful writer who’s caught the America Bug after taking a 60,000km road trip across the US last year. Shi waxes wistfully about the usual motivations Chinese people have for wishing to emigrate: cleaner air, better food safety, a decent education for kids and cheaper BMW SUV’s (Shi apparently has yet to learn the concept of renting, since he purchased a car specifically for his road trip).
Of course, there are the naysayers who say things like, “In the West, there are pretty hills and fresh water, but it’s so lonely!” Good thing there’s speedy and unfiltered internet to help ease the
crushing pesky emotional void of suburban American life. Score!