How to get the best Chinese restaurant in Milwaukee
More than two dozen Chinese restaurants and other Asian businesses have closed in Milwaukee since the state imposed the Chinese ban, including a restaurant in the upscale Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The restaurants are among dozens in the state that were ordered to close or shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice after a federal judge issued a ruling ordering that they be shut down for violating the ban.
A total of 20 Chinese restaurants in Milwaukee closed last year, according to a recent report by the state’s tourism agency.
A few have reopened, including in the Capitol Hill area and the East End.
The U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of ethnic minorities, Paulo Nogueira, visited Milwaukee last week and called on the state to reconsider the ban and reevaluate how many restaurants it will allow to reopen.
Nogueiras office issued a report last month that found a total of 15,000 businesses in the city had been ordered to shut down.
In his report, Nogueirias said many of the businesses were in violation of the federal order and would have faced the threat of losing their licenses if they continued to operate.
Wisconsin has been among the first states to impose the ban on Chinese restaurants, which has been met with protests from local businesses and from some in Congress who say it is anti-Asian.
A bill to legalize Chinese-American businesses in Wisconsin is scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly on Wednesday.
The state has also banned a number of other restaurants and restaurants from offering alcohol, including the Chinese Cultural Cuisine restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, which closed in June after a year of business.