Vancouver's Chinatown has seen good times and bad

A Chinese community parade in Vancouver's Chinatown. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Vancouver's Chinatown has latterly been associated with crime and homelessness, but it has a history as one of the largest and most vibrant Chinatowns in North America.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 4:07pm

Fears rise in Vancouver's Chinatown as trendy businesses move in

Vancouver's Chinatown, where trendsetters have started a wave of new businesses in the past 18 months.

A new wave of immigration is raising tensions in Vancouver's historic Chinatown, with some fearing that the influx will overwhelm the district's low-income residents.

8 Apr 2013 - 7:24am

Briefs, December 7, 2012

Prince William fetches his wife from hospital. Photo: Reuters

Murder charge for death on train tracks

7 Dec 2012 - 6:13am

Briefs, September 26, 2012

The Menik Farm camp was one of the world's biggest. Photo: AFP

Vietnamese farmers find soldiers' remains

26 Sep 2012 - 2:48am

City serves real taste of Canada

Americans often consider Canada to be America's hat. Visually on a map, there's a resemblance. But in practice, I prefer to think of Canada as America's brains (although I don't have any solid proof to justify this claim). Well, that's just me - I might be a little biased, eh!

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

UK was escape hatch for New Territories' poor

Of all the Chinese who have emigrated from Hong Kong to the UK, the vast majority have been from the New Territories.

In her 38 years in Northern Ireland, Anna Lo, the first Chinese woman to become a lawmaker in Europe, has come into contact with many of them in her extensive work with ethnic minorities, and has no doubt as to why they left their place of birth.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The inclusion act

On a lesser-trodden block of New York's Chinatown, the glass-and-wood facade and the Helvetica acronym of the Museum of Chinese in America (Moca) project modernity and modesty in equal measure.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Los Angeles

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Keeper of the faith

Mazgaon is one of the seven islands that were linked together, over the course of about 500 years, to form the modern city of Mumbai. Today, it is a noisy, crowded neighbourhood, mainly known as the location of the naval dockyard.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

As a teenager, Anthony Wong Chi-sing lived in a comfortable house on Mount Butler, Hong Kong Island. That was until rioting broke out in 1967.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Overseas news release written in Chinese only for ... Chinatown readers abroad, perhaps?

The government news agency, it seems, goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid producing press releases in English these days.

16 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Prosperous has the talent to overcome wide barrier

Lightly raced four-year-old Prosperous can overcome even a difficult draw to continue his climb up the ranks in the night's highlight event, the Cricket Club Valley Stakes (1,000m) at Happy Valley.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

In 1998, social-studies student Sylvia Sham found her calling taped to a takeaway shop window in Manchester's Chinatown.

'I saw a notice from Wai Yin Chinese Women Society [advertising] for a project manager,' she says.

11 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Preserving a place in our hearts for our not-so-haughty cuisine

Heritage is something that a society inherits from previous generations. It is up to that society to then preserve this heritage for future generations. It is a vital part of the life and unique character of a city like Hong Kong. When we refer to intangible heritage we mean the collective memory of the people, which reflects our lifestyles.

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Powder room

Crabtree & Evelyn's Summer Hill bath and shower gel (HK$165/200ml; below) is a familiar, soothing scent with a blend of freesias, tuberose and peach blossom to get you in the mood for a summer's day. It comes with hand and body lotions as well as an eau de toilette and home fragrances. From all Crabtree & Evelyn stores.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am