Analog | Riley Studios | Chinese Migrant | Hong Kong | Stefen Chow I examine the issue of migration through some mainland Chinese who have moved to Hong Kong. They are not your typical blue collar labourer but part of a privileged middle class who is educated and strive for a white collar lifestyle in Hong Kong. China is a country of 292 languages and 56 ethnic groups. It is dominated by the Han Chinese and governed by their centralized bureaucracy out of Beijing. Hong Kong is a gateway to the world for China. The fragrant harbor has always been a Iocus of trade and today is a nexus of sorts, where the past, future, East, West, old, young, traditional, and modern all mingle. It provides a glimpse into our near future, reveals industriousness and openness. Hong Kong Chinese speak Cantonese in contrast to Beijing's Mandarin, enter mainland China through immigration terminals, and represent a culture that is both broad and isolated. Take Wu, for example. He was born on Hainan Island off the Southern coast of China. When he graduated university, his parents bought him an apartment in Hong Kong. Wu is able to live and work there because of a program that provides mainland Chinese with a path to citizenship if they invest in Hong Kong real estate. After seven years, Wu will be able to become a permanent resident. He could then choose to give up his Chinese passport and, if he has a wife and child, bring them over. So buying an apartment there can change your life, but it is not cheap. Wu's apartment is only 40 square meters, but it cost around one million U. S. Dollars. Wu started a business coordinating exchanges between universities in mainland China and Hong Kong. His income from the business is not stable, so he also works as a delivery boy for his relative's factory. In terms of necessities, today's young Chinese are no longer anxious about many of the concerns their parents worried about, but because they live in a country where some people become billionaires in less than ten years, the pressure to be successful is very intense. Click https://medium.com/@stefenchow/the-new-chinese-migrants-3df3c5bed4d9 for the full photo essay.