The Quartier Asiatique, also called Triangle de Choisy or Petite Asie, is the largest commercial and cultural center for the Asian community of Paris. It is located in the southeast of the 13th arrondissement in an area that contains many apartment buildings. Despite its status as a Chinatown, the neighborhood also contains significant Vietnamese, the first wave of Asian immigrants to the neighborhood consisted of ethnic Vietnamese refugees from the Vietnam War during the late 1970s. Later waves of migrants consisted of ethnic Chinese from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and this left the neighborhood having a larger ethnic Chinese presence, and thus led to a creation of the present-day Chinatown. The Quartier Asiatique forms an area roughly the shape of a triangle bounded by Avenue de Choisy, Avenue dIvry and Boulevard Masséna, within this neighborhood, commercial activity is dominated by Chinese and Vietnamese businesses, with a smaller number of Laotian and Cambodian establishments. The large French Asian specialty market chains of Tang Frères and Paristore also have their locations within the quarter. The annual Lunar New Year parade within the neighborhood is largest in Paris, unlike other Chinatowns in the Western world, Chinese architecture is not highly visible in the area, with an exception being the several Buddhist temples located throughout the district. The area is populated by nearly 50,000 people, largely of Chinese, Vietnamese, languages used among immigrant groups in the community include the Cantonese and Teochew dialects of the Chinese language, as well as Vietnamese, Lao and Khmer. Ethnic Chinese refugees are often conversant in one of the three languages in addition to their native Chinese dialect, due to their origins from Indochina. Paris also hosts three other Asiatic districts within its limits, the most notable is that of the Belleville neighborhood in the 20th arrondissement. Unlike Chinatown and the 13th arrondissement, ethnic Chinese from Indochina form a minority of the neighborhoods overall, ethnic groups from Indochina also do not have a significant presence in the Belleville community. Instead, the vast majority of Bellevilles ethnic Chinese population consists of those with origins from the eastern Chinese coastal city of Wenzhou, meanwhile, the oldest but smallest Asian neighborhood in Paris is located in the 3rd arrondissement, near the Musée des Arts et Métiers. It is bounded roughly by Rue au Maire, Rue Volta, Rue du Temple, the district was established in the early 1900s, when Chinese migrants specializing in the leather and Chinese porcelain industries arrived in Paris from the Wenzhou region. During World War I, a number of Chinese laborers. The small number who decided to stay in France after the war settled in the district. SInce the 1990s, a Japanese quarter has been developing along Rue Sainte-Anne in the 1st arrondissement near the Pyramides Métro station, the area hosts a number of Japanese restaurants and specialty boutiques, along with branch offices of the Japan National Tourism Organization and Japan Airlines. In recent years, a Korean presence has also established in the same area. Belleville, Paris Chinese diaspora in France Vietnamese people in France
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