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Calcutta's Chinatown facing extinction over new rule

DEATH SENTENCE An anti-pollution order covering every tannery in Calcutta's small Chinatown may spell the end of a community already in long-term decline


The tanneries are the heart of Chinatown and some owners are not moving out.

"I'm too old to start again. I have neither the money nor the energy," said Patrick Chew, 53. "My sons aren't interested in this business. They're on their way to Canada and Australia."

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