Sept. 1, 2016 – Translated from 明報 Ming Pao (thanks to Youth Collaborative for Chinatown volunteers!!)
Chinese Member of Parliament Jenny Kwan and several new and old Chinatown organizations have gathered together to vocalize an appeal for three levels of government to work together to purchase a site directly adjacent to a Chinese Workers Memorial statue that commemorates early Chinese immigrants, workers, and veterans in Chinatown. They suggest that the site be used to develop social housing and community facilities.
Sept. 1, 2016 – Translated from 星島日報 Sing Tao Daily (thanks to Youth Collaborative for Chinatown volunteers!!)
There have been many heated discussions over the possible redevelopment that is planned for the site of 105 Keefer Street, adjacent to the Chinatown Workers Memorial. This has led Vancouver East MP, Jenny Kwan from NDP, to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the Memorial statue in Chinatown along with representatives of many other Chinese organizations such as the Chinese Benevolent Association, Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations, Chinatown Concern Group, and the Chinese Canadian Military veterans. They oppose the purely commercial redevelopment plans that have been proposed in the heart of Chinatown. The purpose of this press conference was also to ask all three levels of government to purchase this site in order to build more housing for seniors, as well as create more community facilities.
地點：58 號西喜士定街（58 W Hastings St. Vancouver（“海陸空”對面）
Feb. 22, 2016 – NextCity
As gentrification and changing cultural preferences wipe out urban Chinatowns across the U.S., a model for survival is being proven in the heartland.
It is the kind of cold that burns the skin. But on a Tuesday morning in January, it’s bright and warm in the new branch library in Chicago’s Chinatown. Out the slim vertical windows, subway trains rush by on elevated tracks. Looking north, there is the illusion that the looming Willis Tower is close enough to touch.
June 1, 2015 – China Daily USA – http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2015-06/01/content_20880888.htm
The entrance to Boston’s Chinatown in 2013. Paul Marotta / Getty Images
“Chinatown is at a tipping point,” says Karen Chen, speaking of Boston’s long-established Chinese neighborhood.
“I think that something needs to happen quickly,” to make the neighborhood more affordable for longtime residents, said Chen, co-director of the Chinatown Progressive Association, a community action group.
New housing – often high-rise luxury apartments and condos – in the past decade has raised the skyline and changed the demographics of Chinatown.