India's only 'Chinatown' in Kolkata

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.