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Chinese-American Trump Supporters Explain Themselves

A mix of love and hate mirrors their own feelings about Beijing.

A man stands with hundreds of other Chinese activists to rally in support of Trump in Lantana, Florida.
A man stands with hundreds of other Chinese activists to rally in support of Trump in Lantana, Florida.
Xing Tai

HONG KONG — Daniel Lou graduated from Peking University before entering Columbia University as a journalism major in the 1990s. After working for a few years for a Taiwanese newspaper, he became a businessman. He is also a diehard supporter of President Donald Trump, and has never stopped campaigning or fundraising for him since the 2016 election. According to Lou, all the Chinese-Americans who supported Trump last time will do the same in November.

Sun Yuanfan, another Chinese-American, has done everything in her power to oppose Trump. A Bernie Sander's backer and convinced of the centrality of racial issues, she remembers being discriminated against when she first landed in the US as a student. Though now economically comfortable, 24 years later, she is committed to fighting for those less well-off, and particularly sensitive to the plight of immigrants.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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