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Chinese survivors of 'Titanic' disaster identified at last

Documentary reveals racist treatment of forgotten passengers

Four of the Chinese survivors of the Titanic sinking, who were identified by new documentary, "The Six." (Courtesy of “The Six”/LostPensivos Films)

BANGKOK -- China is famous for historical riddles spanning the ages. Even so, nothing prepared American writer Steven Schwankert for his trek across continents to solve the century-old mystery surrounding six Chinese survivors of the Titanic sinking.

Every reporter's dream is to unearth an important untold story. Yet it can be a monumental task, following a trail of elusive fact-crumbs to the truth. "It's like a jigsaw puzzle," said Schwankert, "except instead of the pieces on the table in your living room, they are spread out across the world."

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