If we learn something about the Chinese, we might learn something from them.

Ninety percent of all the Chinese who have emigrated to other lands come from two provinces. Nine-tenths of all the Chinese in America hail from one county in Kwangtung Province.

Two reasons: Economic conditions on the South China coast have caused these to seek their fortunes elsewhere. Also South Chinese are generally more adventurous, more willing to explore.

In these migratory Chinese, whether you find them in Chinatown of San Francisco, New York, Chicago or scattered through our states, there has been preserved an amazing law enforcement record.

No Delinquency

In the United States there has never been arrested a chronic delinquent child of Chinese parents.

That’s a pretty impressive statement when you realize that five percent of America’s juveniles will be in trouble with the law this year. Not one Chinese.

In the United States there has never been a Chinese convicted for rape, burglary, bank robbery or desertion.

In the half-century history of Chicago’s Chinatown (population 5,000) there has been only one arrest of a Chinese for breaking-and-entering.

Why?

How has this race managed so well to check-rein the impulses of its vigorous young people, even after they’ve been subject for generations to western influences?

Parental Respect

“They just naturally respect and obey their parents,” says Wilson Moy, “Mayor” of Chicago’s Chinatown.

“Mr. Harvey, every writer who gets involved in the subject of delinquency comes to see me, as you have done. Each one asks me the same question, ‘How do you do it?’ I always must say that I sincerely don’t know. Our Chinese youth just naturally respect and obey their parents.”

P. H. Chang, Chinese Consul-General in New York ...

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