India's only 'Chinatown' in Kolkata

Neighbourhood was once home to tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese, whose fate has echoed India-China relations.

Last Modified: 20 May 2013 00:38
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India's only Chinatown in Kolkata was once home to tens of thousands of ethnic Chinese, but that changed after the Indo-China war in 1962.

Despite being Indian citizens, opportunities for the ethnic Chinese population mirrored the relations between India and China. Now that the two sides are looking to boost ties with bilateral visits, the Chinese community hope their prospects in India will improve.

Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Kolkata, India.


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