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    They have Chinatown in Chinacountry!

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | August 17, 2008

    Chinatown in Beijing

    I was in Beijing and I saw a mall called Chinatown — 唐人街 (tangrenjie). 唐 refers to the Tang Dynasty, still considered the glory years in Chinese history. So Chinese people are sometimes referred to as 唐人, and è¡— is street. So it’s Tang Person’s Street. There is no consistent name for Chinatown in Chinese. In New York City, at Canal Street, the sign says 华埠 (huabu)

    But I think it’s cute that they have Chinatown in Chinacountry!

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