As populist opposition to immigration sweeps across the West, Asia faces an analogous concern over the influx of Chinese.

“They wreck corals and throw their rubbish in the sea,” a Palau taxi driver named Norman told the South China Morning Post in March 2015. The following month, the Palau government cut the number of inbound flights from China by half.

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