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With Chinese immigration waning, U.S. Chinatowns are at a crossroads

Since Chinese immigrants first started coming to the United States in the mid 1800s, many have congregated, at least initially, in Chinatowns. But as immigration slows, and China's economy roars, that flow of immigrants is drying up. And that's meant Chinatowns across the country are facing changes.

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With Chinese immigration waning, U.S. Chinatowns are at a crossroads

Since Chinese immigrants first started coming to the United States in the mid 1800s, many have congregated, at least initially, in Chinatowns. But as immigration slows, and China's economy roars, that flow of immigrants is drying up. And that's meant Chinatowns across the country are facing changes.