About 5,000 expectant Chinese mothers travel to the US to give birth every year, according to statistics, which arises dispute over birthright citizenship across US in recent days.
Well-heeled Chinese expectant mothers head to the US before delivery to get citizenships for their new babies. They are arranged by agencies for a three-month stay in one of three "baby care centers" in California - two months before the birth and a month after.
Besides rooms with cable TVs and a wireless Internet connection, Chinese-speaking doctors, there are even shopping and sightseeing trips. About 40 percent of those expectant mothers come from Shanghai, 30 percent from Beijing and the rest from Guangzhou and elsewhere.