KE is a failed businessman in Taiwan who seeks to rebound and then works as a “Taiwanese Expat” in Shenzhen, China. Lili, a laborer from China, meets her Taiwanese husband online and moves to Taiwan in hope of a better life. Both KE and Lili cross the straits in hopes of achieving what they cannot find in their homeland. But how much do they really know about that country across the straits?
Political and social turbulence soon replace individual prosperity and self-fulfillment, creating conflicts and contradictions in the lives of these new immigrants. And despite the similar ancestry, KE and Lili must reconcile vast differences in their adoptive homes and come to terms with the fact that they will forever be “outsiders.”