Chinese in Paris form a secretive community which feeds many fantasies and resentment, prominently for taking control of whole districts of the capital. In fact, the dazzling success of some of them is built on hard work and a powerful network between villagers from the same region of China. Arrived penniless 30 years ago, they have since founded empires.
How could these country people managed to raise large funds without going through banks? Why did their arrival change the face of certain streets in Paris? The success of a handful cannot eclipse the difficulties facing thousands of Chinese illegal immigrants who land each year in the city. How do they survive? What tricks allow them to stay legally?