American-born Chinese

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American-born Chinese or "ABC" describes a person born in the United States of Chinese ethnic descent, a category of Chinese American. Many are second-generation (meaning that they have parents who are naturalized U.S. citizens), born after the U.S. Immigration Act of 1965 were free from limits on immigration from East Asia.

Note that in Australia, this acronym may also be used to refer to Australian-born Chinese.

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