A glimpse at the lives behind the bustling downtown district.

Photographed by Michael Chan and Danny Luong

Published on Dec. 4

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"The freedom," Henry Chan said. Chan left his home of Chaozhou, China because of repression. "That is why I came here, and also for my children to have a good education.

"The people here are very loving and helpful," Chan said. "You just don't get that everywhere."