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Shanghai lockdown 'disaster' prompts Chinese to eye move overseas

Online searches on how to emigrate surge as draconian virus measures take toll

HONG KONG/NEW YORK/TOKYO -- Coco Yu gave up a chance to become a U.S. citizen and moved back to her native China as the world's now second-largest economy was soaring.

Fifteen years later, the Shanghai-based writer is deeply regretting that decision in the midst of virus lockdowns that have confined millions to their homes and sparked widespread anger over China's strict zero-COVID strategy.

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