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    Red face What does it mean by “big trouble in little China” ?

    Is there any other meaning for this phrase except it is the name of an old movie?

    The answers will be appreciated.

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    Re: What does it mean by “big trouble in little China” ?

    Read about it HERE.

    Rover

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    Re: What does it mean by “big trouble in little China” ?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    May I add my two cents' worth to Rover's excellent link.

    In the 19th century and early 20th century, Chinese people in the United States were required to live in

    special areas of big cities. These "little Chinas" were called Chinatowns. San Francisco (on the West Coast)

    had the most famous (and most populous) Chinatown. (Many Chinese originally came here to build part of the

    railroad that connected the two coasts.) Things have really changed: the mayor of San Francisco (known to us

    Californians as "Frisco") is now a person of Chinese ancestry. Now that Chinese people are allowed to live anywhere

    they wish, Frisco's Chinatown is now a popular destination for tourists (restaurants, gift shops, etc.), but some Chinese

    (especially the older ones) still live there. If you ever visit S.F., be sure to visit Chinatown and to take a ride on Frisco's

    world-famous cable cars.

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