Chinese professionals, uneasy about what it afoot in China, are leaving in droves. With "princeling" Xi Jinping in line to assume the reins, it is a good time to cut and run.
Individual countries report the trend continuing. In 2011, the United States received 87,000 permanent residents from China, up from 70,000 the year before. Chinese immigrants are driving real estate booms in places as varied as Midtown Manhattan, where some enterprising agents are learning Mandarin, to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which offers a route to a European Union passport.