China Uber Alles

A few years ago when I was living in New York, there were three Chinatowns.  The old Chinatown in Manhattan was mainly Hong Kong Cantonese.  A newer Chinatown in Brooklyn was mainland Chinese, and Flushing, Queens had a mostly Taiwanese Chinatown.  According to the New York Times, the Manhattan Chinatown is now becoming less Cantonese and more Mandarin. How much longer can the Taiwanese resist the cultural behemoth, its hour come at last, slouching towards Flushing to be born?


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