Chinatowns in Canada and the United States

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.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Restaurant closures threaten HK retailers

Hong Kong's retail property market may be hit by the possible closure of Japanese restaurants as a result of concerns over Japanese food safety, industry observers have warned.

There are about 14,800 restaurants in the city, according to Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, and some 13.5 per cent, or 4,000, are Japanese.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Wok and awe

It was 12.30pm on a Thursday afternoon and the Royal Dragon restaurant in the heart of London's Chinatown was gearing up for a good day of business. Twenty tables were already full - some occupied by groups of regulars and the business lunch crowd, but there were also lots of tourists who had taken their pick from the strip of Chinese restaurants on Gerrard Street.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Chinatown still paying the price in jobs and health

Manhattan's normally bustling Chinatown was paralysed economically when districts were shut off for weeks in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

With the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks to be commemorated tomorrow, its community leaders say the neighbourhood has yet to recover fully from health and social problems that have arisen since the attack.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Kiss the babies

Chinatown is used to determined visitors - tourists coming for exotic tastes, New Yorkers after fresh fish, filmmakers wanting a unique setting, and bargain shoppers seeking pirated DVDs and bags.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Chinatown up in arms over redevelopment

London's Chinese community is battling the proposed redevelopment of a key building in Chinatown, with many fearing it will drive out long-standing businesses and harm the neighbourhood's cultural identity.

21 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

US top SIX Chinatowns

Trying to ascertain, with any accuracy, the populations of America's Chinatowns is akin to guessing the number of rice kernels in a large bowl. Most city governments can only guess the size of their ethnic populations, based on a once-a-decade census and unsubstantiated reports from the community itself.

13 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Far better than Disneyland

I refer to the letter from John Rutter headlined, 'Cultural Chinatown at Kai Tak', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on May 3.

I agree with Mr Rutter that there should be a permanent display of Chinese arts and crafts on the old Kai Tak site.

Nowadays, Hong Kong's prosperity depends on the service industry, especially tourism.

5 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Pickets mar US fund-raiser

A FUND-raising banquet for the Beijing Olympics bid in New York, which had been inspired by the Beijing 2000 activities in Hong Kong, found itself in the middle of a bitter Chinatown labour dispute.

11 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Chinatowns defy property market

CHINATOWN property values in Sydney and Melbourne continue to defy the ailing real-estate market, yielding prices 30 per cent higher than general property values.

Agents in Sydney and Melbourne report properties in the Chinatown areas have a mind and a market of their own, with continuing strong demand by a steady stream of affluent Asian investors.

2 Aug 1993 - 12:00am