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Anna May Wong Visits Shanghai, China

UCLA Film/TV Archive, Oct 12, 2017

Anna May Wong visits Shanghai, China on May 1, 1936. Stock footage shot for, but never used in, Hearst Metrotone news. Wong arrives on a Dollar Line boat, surrounded by a group of cameramen and newspapermen. She gets out of a car and enters Park Hotel. Wong visits the Star Motion Picture Studios, where she is met by Miss Butterfly Wu. Wong and Wu enter a motion picture set during filming. Wong visits the flower market.

Newsreel footage from UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Hearst Metrotone News Collection. This footage may be licensed for film, television and other productions. Learn more: ucla.in/2g6VNJx

© 2017 The Regents of the University of California

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Asian Americans Stan Lucy Liu Receiving Walk Of Fame Star Next To Anna May Wong’s

Kimberly Yam, HuffPost US, 05/02/2019

May’s Asian Pacific Heritage Month started off perfectly as Lucy Liu received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

And many Asians on the internet had no chill. Whatsoever.

The actress received her star on Wednesday, when it was placed next to the star for Asian American trailblazer Anna May Wong, who’s known as the first Chinese American movie star in Hollywood and will reportedly be featured in Liu’s upcoming series “Unsung Heroes.”

In her speech, Liu paid homage to Wong. She explained that Asians “have been making movies for a long time.” Read more…

Lucy Liu’s star will be placed near that of actress Anna May Wong, a Hollywood pioneer who found silent film success in the 1920s.

Charles Lam, NBC News, April 23, 2019

Actress Lucy Liu is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, confirmed to NBC News that Liu’s star is scheduled to be unveiled May 1. The date is about three weeks before the premiere of the seventh and final season of CBS’ “Elementary,” which stars Liu.

The chamber of commerce first announced Liu’s induction in June 2018, without a ceremony date. Read more…

Lucy Liu, in 2016.

Fire that sparked on roof of Chinatown seniors’ home under investigation

Jordan Jiang, CTV News Vancouver, May 1, 2019

A small fire on the roof of a seniors home in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood was quickly knocked down by firefighters early Wednesday morning.

“Flames were visible about eight feet in the air,” said batallion chief Brian Bertuzzi.

The fire broke out at around 3 a.m. at a property on Keefer and Carrall streets. There were roughly 100 seniors inside the home at the time, and Bertuzzi said the fire was upgraded to a second alarm as a precaution in case they needed to evacuate the residents. Read more…

Firefighters are working to determine how a fire broke out on the roof of a Chinatown seniors’ home early Wednesday morning

Quirky ‘Tinseltown’ up for sale in downtown Vancouver

Karin Larsen, CBC News, Apr 04, 2019

A central and quirky fixture of downtown Vancouver is up for sale.

International Village Mall, previously known as Tinseltown, has been listed as part of a three property package that includes Paris Square across the street, home of a busy T & T Supermarket.

The third property in the bundle —Henderson Place Mall — is in Coquitlam.

The asking price is not listed, but last year B.C Assessment pegged the value of International Village Mall alone at $45.635 million.

The sales sheet describes the mall as “attractive and well-built … marking the crossroads of downtown Vancouver’s Central Business District, Stadium District and Chinatown.” Read more…

International Village Mall, a.k.a. Tinseltown, is up for sale. (Karin Larsen/CBC)

Vancouver Chinatown: Council approves revisions reducing building size in historic area

DAN FUMANO, Vancouver Sun, July 10, 2018

Vancouver city council voted Tuesday afternoon to reduce the maximum size of buildings in the city’s Chinatown, changing course on policies adopted seven years ago.

While the zoning revisions had been supported by community advocates, some local property owners and development industry representatives had opposed the move.

The changes to Chinatown’s development policies were made in response to community concerns about the changing character and the pace of development, especially after 2011 development policies allowing taller, wider buildings, intended to revitalize the area. Read more…

Street scene in Vancouver’s Chinatown district. GERRY KAHRMANN / PNG

UK doctors will soon prescribe cooking classes to combat loneliness

Associated Press, October 15, 2018

LONDON — Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government’s effort to combat loneliness.

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday described loneliness as “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time,” saying it is linked with a range of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

The government says around 200,000 older people across the country haven’t had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month.

The government’s anti-loneliness strategy calls for “social prescribing,” which will allow doctors to recommend group activities such as cooking classes, walking groups and art clubs, instead of medication. About $2.4 million has been earmarked for the initiative.

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Fresh-food wholesalers and community groups argue about how to keep Produce Row in Strathcona

JOANNE LEE-YOUNG, September 27, 2018 | Vancouver Sun

Fresh-food wholesalers along Malkin Drive in Strathcona, unofficially known as Produce Row, are worried about their future.

Some are running businesses with roots tied to the early days of Chinatown and farms across the Lower Mainland and in the Fraser Valley. There are also owners and workers who trace family migration routes to southern China’s Sze Yup and Zhongshan counties.

Now, it’s also an area of sharply rising property values with the city planning to take down the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and Providence Health Care to build a new St. Paul’s Hospital.

All of this has made for an ongoing and heated debate in this East Vancouver community about who gets to decide where new roadways will go. Read more…

BC WANTS TO HONOUR VANCOUVER’S CHINATOWN AS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Hamed Amiri, September 17, 2018 | 604NOW

The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are joining together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site.

Both parties believe the area has outstanding universal value.

“Vancouver’s Chinatown is a powerful symbol of the resilience, determination and courage of generations of the Chinese community and people who have helped build this province,” said Premier John Horgan.

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Narrow 10-storey residential building proposed for Vancouver’s Chinatown

Kenneth Chan, Daily Hive, May 30, 2018

A narrow site in Vancouver’s Chinatown wedged between the Keefer Bar and the site of the controversial proposed project by Beedie Development could become a 10-storey mixed-use building.

James Schouw and Associates have applied for a development application for the vacant site at 129 Keefer Street, which has a street frontage of just 49 ft. in width.

The 88-ft-tall proposal calls for 5,713 sq. ft. of commercial space split into three units on the ground floor, with two units fronting Keefer Street and a third unit fronting the laneway. Read more…

Site of the redevelopment for 129 Keefer Street, Vancouver. (Stantec Architecture / James Schouw and Associates)