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‘Big Fight in Little Chinatown’ documentary reveals devastating effects of gentrification

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The trailer for “Big Fight in Little Chinatown,” which documents the story of Chinatowns across North America, was released on Tuesday.

Directed by Karen Cho, a Chinese Canadian documentary filmmaker in Montreal, “Big Fight in Little Chinatown” is described as a “story of community resistance and resilience.” In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential rise of anti-Asian hate, the documentary focuses on the Chinatown neighborhoods of New York, Vancouver and Montreal, revealing the voices of the residents who fought to protect their homes

Chinese Canadian swimmer Maggie MacNeil sets all-time world record in 50m backstroke

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Canadian professional swimmer Maggie MacNeil won gold at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Swimming Championships and broke the world record for the 50-meter backstroke.

Record-breaking performance: MacNeil, 21, bested seven other competitors at the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on Monday, according to Swimming World Magazine.

The First Player to Break the NHL’s Color Barrier Dies at Age 94

Chinese-Canadian Larry Kwong, the first person of color to play in the NHL, has died peacefully in Calgary, Canada at the age of 94.

Kwong was born on June 17, 1923 in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. He and his family, like other Chinese-Canadians at the time, faced racial segregation, including being barred from voting. But as a child, that didn’t bother Kwong much — he was just interested in playing hockey on the frozen pond near his home, despite discrimination, and tuned in on the radio every Saturday night to listen to the hockey game.

Vancouver to Give Formal Apology to Chinese Victims of Historical Racial Discrimination

Vancouver’s civic government announced its plan to host an event in April 2018 where it will deliver a formal apology to victims of racial discrimination in the Chinese community, which was legislated by previous city leaders between 1886 and 1947.

The 2017 city council made the decision on Wednesday after hearing the tales of some of its Chinese community members about the horrible racial discrimination their deceased family members encountered.