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Chinese 'maternity tourism' investigated by US authorities

Many Chinese women are travelling to the US to give birth, a phenomenon known as maternity tourism.

It gets around China's one-child policy and qualifies the babies for American citizenship.

Federal agents in California have launched an operation against companies who charge tens of thousands of dollars to organise all-inclusive maternity trips.

Alistair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

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