A mixed-race child in Chinatown in Havana, Cuba, holds up a photograph of her Chinese forebears. Photo: Lau Pok-chi A mixed-race child in Chinatown in Havana, Cuba, holds up a photograph of her Chinese forebears. Photo: Lau Pok-chi
A mixed-race child in Chinatown in Havana, Cuba, holds up a photograph of her Chinese forebears. Photo: Lau Pok-chi

He couldn’t tell they were Chinese: dying Chinatown of Havana, Cuba, documented in US-based photographer’s exhibition

  • The first Chinese arrived in Cuba in the 1850s, but finding their mixed-race descendants on the streets of Havana today wasn’t easy for Lau Pok-chi
  • Among the subjects of the Hong Kong-born photographer’s exhibition in Shenzhen is a 90-year-old woman believed to be the last Cuban diva of Chinese opera

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A mixed-race child in Chinatown in Havana, Cuba, holds up a photograph of her Chinese forebears. Photo: Lau Pok-chi A mixed-race child in Chinatown in Havana, Cuba, holds up a photograph of her Chinese forebears. Photo: Lau Pok-chi
A mixed-race child in Chinatown in Havana, Cuba, holds up a photograph of her Chinese forebears. Photo: Lau Pok-chi
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