Eight passengers, who paid smugglers up to dollars 30,000 ( pounds 20,000) to sail from China to the US around the Cape of Good Hope, died trying to swim ashore in New York.
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Hundreds of Chinese who braved three months at sea and swam for their lives when their ship ran aground will be kept in custody for months to discourage others from making the same treacherous voyage, Reuter reports from New York.