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YIFAN YU, Nikkei staff writer | China

SAN JOSE, U.S. -- Xiao Jianxiong never visited a beach until he was 18, despite the fact his childhood home was only 20 miles from the sea.

His hometown of Chaoshan, in China's Guangdong Province, was a poor fishing village until recently. Growing up without much money, Xiao's family couldn't afford a car trip to the beach.

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