Al Jazeera video: Chinatowns’ avant-garde in Northern Iraq

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About 500 Chinese people are said to live in Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan’s second city. Many work in the new Kawa Mall where Chinese flags, lucky cats and paper lanterns present an incongruous scene on the Kurdish landscape. Such immigration and foreign investment is becomming more prominent in the semi-autonomous area run by the Kurdistan Regional Government. Al Jazeera’s Rhodri Davies reports.