Dueling visions for the future of Chinatown in Los Angeles

The World

The pandemic hit Chinatowns in cities across the United States hard. Not only because of illness, but because of business losses and a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. In the episode “A Better Life?” from the podcast Feet in 2 Worlds, Quincy Surasmith reports that some of the tensions in LA's Chinatown go back much further than the pandemic. Residents, business owners and activists there have conflicting visions for the neighborhood's future, as they address challenges that have become starker during the pandemic. Find the longer version of this story on the "A Better Life?" podcast.