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Chinatown in Pittsburgh officially recognized as historic landmark after four attempts over 12 years

  • Pittsburgh’s historic Chinatown was marked as an official Pennsylvania landmark on Saturday after four appeals were sent to the state over 12 years.
  • A plaque in honor of the Chinese immigrants who first moved to Chinatown over 120 years ago was unveiled in celebration of the achievement.
  • The plaque is located in front of the Chinatown Inn, which is often regarded as the oldest Chinese restaurant in Pittsburg and a symbol of Chinatown.
  • Performances and speakers organized by the Organization of Chinese Americans Pittsburgh included a steel lion dance, kung fu demonstrations and a concert featuring Jason Chu, Alan Z and MC Tingbudong.

After four appeals in the course of 12 years, Pittsburgh’s historic Chinatown was officially recognized as a historical landmark in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

In celebration of the recognition, a plaque honoring the Chinese immigrants who established Chinatown over 120 years was unveiled. It is located in front of what is considered Pittsburgh’s oldest Chinese restaurant, the Chinatown Inn. 

COVID-19 Researcher ‘On Verge’ of Breakthrough Found Shot to Death in Pittsburgh


A medical researcher from Pittsburgh who was “on the verge of making very significant findings” in his COVID-19 research was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide over the weekend.

Bing Liu, a 37-year-old research assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was found dead with gunshot wounds to his head, neck, torso and extremities inside his home in Ross Township, north of Pittsburgh, according to NBC News.