Chinese TikTok Highlights the Decline of America

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At San Vicente migrant camp in Panama, a Chinese migrant showed me the Chinese TikTok app, AKA Douyin. The search results for the USA highlight the decline of America. The videos highlight mass shootings, waning US influence abroad, and the fentanyl crisis that the Chinese call a “new opium war”. The Chinese man who showed me this boarded a bus to the Costa Rican border to continue the trek to the United States shortly after filming this.

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