The Millennium Gate centred on Pender Street marks one entrance to Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia. There are about 500,000 people of Hong Kong descent now living in Canada, according to government figures. Photo: AFP

Vancouver’s Chinatown is a place where developers don’t always get their way

Amid projects to renovate historic premises and revive the area’s cultural heritage, a plan for new 12-storey building is knocked down by opposition from concerned residents, many with Hong Kong roots

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The Millennium Gate centred on Pender Street marks one entrance to Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia. There are about 500,000 people of Hong Kong descent now living in Canada, according to government figures. Photo: AFP
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