Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    19 / 9 ℃  City Forecast

English>>Life & Culture

Chinese culture in Mexico

(CNTV)

09:04, November 01, 2012



Chinese immigrant communities can be found all around the world. More than 100 years ago, they helped build the railroads of the western United States and northern Mexico. Many stayed and became part of the Mexican community, as Franc Contreras reports from Mexicali, Mexico.

Chinese culture is everywhere these days. But in this town along Mexico's northern border, it's particularly strong. Generations of Chinese entrepreneurs have settled here, and the local people have come to depend upon them. Products imported from China are always available in this city, where Chinese culture is thriving. The Chinese Association wields great influence in Mexicali, the capital of North Baja California State.

78-year-old Julio Yi is a former Chinese community leader with four generations of family history here. They were among the founders of the city. Over the years they've become a formidable business force here. He was stood among them.

Yi said, "To begin with, it was too isolated. There was no road. Later my countrymen came here to work. They began to build something by themselves, banks, railways and mines."

They've brought business, but also much more.

Reporter: "Cultural symbols like this are everywhere in this Mexican border city, which is said to have been founded by Chinese immigrants. So many have come over the years, they now number more than 10,000."

And Chinese restaurants far outnumber the Mexican ones. The local people come to these plentiful buffets daily.

In this border city the Chinese and Mexican communities understand that to advance, they must continue to stand together.

Recommendations:
News we recommend

Odds

Travel

Sports

Sexy pole dancing team in China

Top 10 matchmaking websites in China

Earliest four-legged animal fossil discovered

Rare: wild ganoderma weighing 4 kilograms

Tips for pregnancy discomfort

Splendid body paintings

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:杜明明、叶欣)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Troops in field tactical training

  2. PLA, U.S. army bands hold joint concert

  3. N. Korea's Kim Jong Il visit military university

  4. HTC smartphones with Windows 8

  5. Willys Jeep seen in Tianjin, still works

  6. Airspace management reform urged

  7. Western beauties in Chinese eyes

  8. Top 10 sports stars courted by universities

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. 'Noah's Flood' breaks down the cultural barrier
  2. A vital asset for emerging ratings agency
  3. Clearing the path for global currency
  4. Why scary Chinese movies are so scarce
  5. Banks get carried away with late fees
  6. Lin Yifu: Tech key to avoid development trap
  7. Seeking justice from pollution
  8. China, US have 'unique' role for world peace
  9. Libya conflict unlikely to impact US presidential race
  10. Trade protectionism won't work for US

What’s happening in China

People have fun at Angry Birds theme park in Shanghai

  1. Beijing stalled on top of traffic jam list
  2. China redoubles efforts against pollution
  3. Witty writer from Japan faked resume
  4. Foreigners give thumbs up to taxi service cards
  5. Incentives will help to attract top talents