Filipinos working in Shenzhen

Some Filipinos are taking jobs in Shenzhen where they feel they are more respected, better paid and given more room. The article below is from a Singapore news outlet.

"FILIPINO helper Mildred rarely takes a walk around her neighbourhood in Shenzhen's Futian district in China.
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Her worry: Being arrested.

She is working there illegally, and the Cebu native is one of thousands of foreign maids doing the same thing, many of them in Shenzhen, reported the South China Morning Post.

Like some of them, Mildred, who used to work in Hong Kong, crossed the border after hearing from friends that employers in Shenzhen were more generous and treated Filipino maids with respect.

'I know it's illegal to work with a tourist visa, so I tell curious people that I came from Hong Kong with my employer for a short vacation and will leave next week,' said the 29-year-old, who has a degree in business management.

But she believes it's worth the risk - a fine and deportation."

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