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Costa Rica opens Chinatown in San José

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Costa Rica on Wednesday opened the world's newest Chinatown in the capital city of San José, thanks to a $1 million donation from China.

Mayor Johnny Araya, one of the project's main backers, opened the area, which is crowned by a traditional Chinese arch, and also includes jewellry shops and Asian restaurants.

The Chinese government paid for half of the project's $2 million price tag, according to its architect Mariano Urena.


Source: The Star