Chinese New Years Festivities Helps Chinatown

Ming Pao Daily News

February 24, 2002

For the celebration of Chinese New Year, there were several dragon and lion dance performances and parades in Chinatown. On February 23, close to 20 lion dancetroops performed, attracting many people to visit Chinatown.

Business people said the festivities will help bring back people to Chinatown where business has declined since the events of September 11th. The business
people hope there will be more activities during other upcoming traditional festivals. They also hope that City Hall will help solve the area’s parking situation.

One restaurant owner told us that business had recovered somewhat since September 11, however, the restaurants rely on tourists for business. The owner
said he hopes restaurants will improve their services to encourage customers to come back.

Translated from Chinese by Patrick Lee

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