Chinatown, Florida
USINFO | 2013-05-27 09:50

The Demographics of Asian Americans shows that the Chinese population in Florida is fewer than 100,000 statewide and with little history, despite being the fourth most populous state in the United States. Its original Chinese population is tied with Cuba's Chinese heritage as many came from there, and not from California as with other southern states like Georgia and Arkansas. According to the article from the Miami Herald, Miami is notably missing a Chinatown, despite that heritage, its diverse culture, and its status as a "world class city."
In the 1990s, a theme park called Splendid China was built, but did not survive due to money mismanagement and political issues. In 2002, the first Chinatown in Florida was established in Orlando. In 2012, a monument of Dr. Sun Yat Sen was unveiled in Orlando.
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