Chinese migrants' long way back from scammer havens in Myanmar

Many Chinese nationals who work in places like Muse (pictured), cross the border with Myanmar illegally, often to engage in scams such as telephone and online fraud.
Many Chinese nationals who work in places like Muse (pictured), cross the border with Myanmar illegally, often to engage in scams such as telephone and online fraud.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (CAIXIN GLOBAL) - Mr Chen Zhongxia, a Fujian native, thought there was still room for negotiation when he received a phone call from hometown officials urging him to return.

Mr Chen owns a restaurant in Mong Pawk, northern Myanmar's Wa State, and wished to stay in the country. But the tone was insistent, with officials visiting his family back home to ask them to put pressure on him.

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