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3D view of Chinagate at EM Bypass

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Hainan Airlines to launch thrice weekly Calcutta-Shenzhen flights

Calcutta will have a second direct flight to mainland China next month, when Hainan Airlines starts its service to Shenzhen in the southern province of Guangdong.

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Zhang Li Zhong

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India’s Hakka Chinese Legacy

Speaking of the Indian-Chinese community, its sizeŚnever very large in IndiaŚhas shrunk considerably over time. But there is still a Chinatown in Tangra, Kolkata. The Hakka Chinese who had settled there worked mostly in the tanneries that once thrived in the area. Their descendants have scattered, but the Chinese New Year continues to be celebrated with gusto in Tangra. And the Hakka legacy lives on in other ways. Its most famous contribution is the distinctive Indian-Chinese cuisine, which has a large and devoted following even outside India. What can sum up this gastronomic fusion better than Gobi Manchurian? As any aficionado would note, this spicy dish has nothing to do with the Gobi Desert. But it has a lot to do with cauliflower. Even hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurants often serve Hakka noodles and Chilli chicken. In an earlier period, the Hakka Chinese also became known for the beauty parlors they owned and operated in India.

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Dan Chu

The Tangra district of Calcutta, India, in the 1960s was a place of bare brutality, stuffed with fetid tanneries, trash dumps and unpaved roads. Few people from Tangra make it big, especially the ethnic Hakka Chinese, who settled there about 100 years ago.

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Kolkata Celebrates Chinese New Year 2011

By: Ying Yang and Manjit singh photography

By: Ying Yang and Manjit singh photography

Lion Dance @ Scarborough town centre Toronto

Kolkata Chinatown

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