2013年 11月, 波士顿美国国家公共广播电台 – WBUR 专访报道了公司总裁陈艺平 (Patty Chen)。这个故事在周一Nov.25th，2013从上午5:00至上午9:00在WBUR频道90.9 FM播放。
(The partial transcript of “In Boston’s Chinatown, Longtime Residents Face An Uncertain Future” at WBUR Channel 90.9 FM)
Those jobs that went overseas aren’t coming back, but the wealth that was created in Chinese factories is now returning to Boston. Chinese nouveau riche are investing their money in luxury real estate here in Chinatown.
“They have a lot of cash — a lot, a lot. So in other words, they don’t know where to spend,” said Patty Chen.
But Patty Chen knows. Her company, located in Wellesley, advises wealthy Chinese clients on how to get visas and move to Boston. She tells them to buy a home in an upscale suburb and then invest in luxury apartments downtown.
“They not only bought one, they bought two, three, four,” she said. “They can call their friends in China and say, ‘Hey, I have all the condos in the center of Boston. Whenever you go, you don’t need transportation. You can walk to everywhere. So convenient! Fresh air, safe foods, clean water. Boston is unique.’ ”
Boston developers are aggressively marketing to the new Chinese investors.
The websites for the luxury buildings are in Mandarin and Cantonese, and in their showrooms are small guardian lion statues, like the big ones protecting the Chinatown gate.
Developer Pangaro says that a quarter of the sales in his building are to international investors — the Chinese attracted to Boston’s high-quality schools and universities.