BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- They have tried to
migrate illegally in pursuit of a "heavenly life" or "jihad." Some have
even planned terrorist attacks in China.
All have found a reality totally different from their dreams.
China Central Television broadcast a program on Saturday about illegal migrants repatriated home by Chinese authorities.
Some have returned to normal life, while others are in custody for
suspected crimes. But all are rethinking what they have heard from those
who promised them the "heavenly life."
LIES AND NEW HOPE
Fruit farmer Mehmut is now busy managing the apple and pear trees on
his orchard, which covers 6,667 square meters in Aksu, in northwest
China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Now most of his work is finished and he just needs to fertilize the
trees twice in October. Mehmut said the orchard could bring him 100,000
yuan (16,110 U.S. dollars) this year.
Two years ago, things were totally different.
Mehmut was caught while illegally migrating and repatriated to
Xinjiang. An investigation showed he was coerced and deceived into