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TV prequel to Polanski's 'Chinatown' in works

New York - The Oscar-winning writer of Roman Polanski's "Chinatown" is working on a television series set before the events of the 1974 movie, a spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.

Amazon investigating claims of employees leaking data for bribes

Amazon.com said on Monday it was investigating suspected internal leaks of confidential information by its employees for bribes to give sellers a leg up in the $1 trillion dollar company's marketplace.

Commerce Department gives Trump ammunition for trade war

The U.S. Commerce Department recommended on Friday that President Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas.

Op-Ed: Moon Festival is Moon Cake time, with good fortune, hope, wishes Special

San Francisco - Autumn brings familiar occasions to mind, like back to school, Fleet Week and of course, Halloween. Yet, in the Asian community the Festival of the Moon (or Mid-Autumn harvest) is not about anything scary as in Halloween, but more about good fortune.

SUV hits two pedestrians in Boston, drags one nearly three miles

A woman driving an SUV early Monday morning in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood allegedly struck two pedestrians, including a woman who was dragged almost three miles before the SUV was stopped.

Edmonton's Chinatown celebrates the Lunar New Year Special

Edmonton - The Year of the Wooden Horse was welcomed with colour, drums, and firecrackers during the Lunar New Year celebrations in Edmonton's Chinatown on February 1.

Photo Essay: On the streets of San Francisco Chinatown Special

San Francisco - First Chinese people arrived and settled in San Francisco in the middle of 19th century. On the area of 24 street blocks, around Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, they made it the most spectacular place of Chinese character in the entire North America.

Flood: Parts of downtown Calgary will be without power for months

Calgary - On Sunday, approximately 65,000 Calgarians were allowed to go home after being evacuated due to the worst flood in Calgary’s history. But the evacuation still stands for 10,000 people. The clean up continues downtown and in affected Alberta communities.

Review: Polanski tells his own story in slanted but fascinating doc Special

How do we reconcile that a man who could drug and violate a 13-year-old girl could also make undeniably great films like “Chinatown”, “Tess” and “The Pianist”? Unfortunately, “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” doesn't answer that question.

Review: Four Must-See Places in Chinatown, Singapore

Singapore - One of Singapore's oldest heritage districts, Chinatown is forever bursting with beautiful sights, sounds, and colors, prompting travelers to swing by for a visit. Here are four places you ought to stop by during your tour around the city.

Chinese Canadians, Sam Kee and the Shallowest Commercial Building Special

Vancouver - There are 43 heritage buildings in Vancouver’s Chinatown known as Historic Sites of Canada which are witness of the Chinese community's defiance to discrimination and its impact in the growth of British Columbia; the Sam Kee Building is one of them.

Shooting New York City, with heart, art, and soul Special

New York - New York photographer Vivienne Gucwa re-discovered her city through walking and shooting what she saw. Though she alternates between formal and mobile photography, Gucwa's passion for her home (and her medium) has only deepened through the years.

12 arrested for selling illegal pesticides smuggled from China

New York - A dozen people were arrested in New York and charged with illegally selling thousands of colorful packets of pesticides to city residents that were allegedly smuggled into the US from China, and used to kill rats and roaches.

Father Sires Children with Daughter Aided by Wife

A Missouri father had four children with his daughter, and is charged with killing two and perhaps three of them. Also, researchers say that only half of the offspring of incestuous relationships develop properly.

Jakarta's Battered Chinatown Stages A Comeback

JAKARTA (dpa) - Broken windows, closed-up shops and burned out buildings are still common sights in Glodok, Jakarta's Chinatown, serving as stark reminders of the anti-Chinese riot of 1998.For three days in May, 1998, Glodok fell victim to a well organ...
 

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Street buskers in Chinatown  San Francisco  CA.
Street buskers in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
Luna New Year celebrations in Edmonton s Chinatown.
Luna New Year celebrations in Edmonton's Chinatown.
Singapore: Chinatown
Singapore: Chinatown
Andrew Yee
 Wealth of Tales   Doyers Street  Chinatown.  These are streets that represent so much more than mer...
"Wealth of Tales", Doyers Street, Chinatown. "These are streets that represent so much more than merely a geographical spot," Gucwa says of Chinatown. "These streets are the embodiment of a core concept that has defined New York City for many decades. The sheer density of people that grace these streets with their presence seems to imbue (them) with the weight of their aspirations."
Vivienne Gucwa
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park  is named in honor of the nationalist leader Dr. S...
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park, is named in honor of the nationalist leader Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (1866-1925). This was the first full-size Chinese garden built outside of China. It was built between 1985 and 1986, in time for Vancouver Expo 86.
Chefs cooking.
Chefs cooking.
A busy crowd floats through Chinatown on a hot summer s day. There were lots to see around every cor...
A busy crowd floats through Chinatown on a hot summer's day. There were lots to see around every corner.
Luna New Year celebrations in Edmonton s Chinatown.
Luna New Year celebrations in Edmonton's Chinatown.
The large crowd at the Toronto Chinatown Festival.
The large crowd at the Toronto Chinatown Festival.
Chefs cooking.
Chefs cooking.
Citibank went from being massively successful with chains everywhere in America  even in Chinatown  ...
Citibank went from being massively successful with chains everywhere in America, even in Chinatown, to having to consider massive repayment deals.
Michael Rivera
Celebrating a Jewish Christmas with Chinese food
Celebrating a Jewish Christmas with Chinese food
Via Flickr user slgc
Impressive mural of the Chinese Dragon in Chinatown  San Francisco  CA.
Impressive mural of the Chinese Dragon in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
A large line up for Chinese food.
A large line up for Chinese food.
Chinatown from the Manhattan Bridge
Chinatown from the Manhattan Bridge
Chef cooking.
Chef cooking.
Jack Chow s Insurance Office in the Sam Kee Building which he calls “The Most Unique Insurance Sto...
Jack Chow's Insurance Office in the Sam Kee Building which he calls “The Most Unique Insurance Store in the World”.
Manchester has the second largest China Town in the U.K. This image shows the archway on Faulkner St...
Manchester has the second largest China Town in the U.K. This image shows the archway on Faulkner Street which was completed in 1987.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park. The structure of the garden is based on the harmo...
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park. The structure of the garden is based on the harmony of four main elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture.

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