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‘Bruce Lee’s Chinatown’ tour offers a personal look at Lee, beyond martial arts stardom

Don Wong knew Bruce Lee. As young men, they worked at Ruby Chow’s restaurant together. When Wong, leading the Wing Luke Museum’s “Bruce Lee’s Chinatown Tour” describes his connection with the martial-arts star, it’s not the brag you might expect. He speaks with a touch of sadness as he reminisces about attending the judo classes Lee held at the restaurant after hours.

Clashes amid Italy’s crackdown on its Chinese community

A crackdown by Italian authorities on the increasingly powerful Chinese community in Tuscany resulted in new searches Friday in Italy’s Chinatown and clashes this week that drew the ire of China’s Foreign Ministry.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Japanese people in Spokane were boycotting the Chinese gambling houses because of the “strained diplomatic relations” between their home countries.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Bong Que, known as the “mayor of Spokane’s Chinatown,” received a chilling letter in the mail. 

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police caused a scene of panic when they raided a Chinese and Japanese gambling house in Spokane’s Chinatown on Trent Avenue.