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Children will get to celebrate the Lunar New Year without having to miss school. (Photo by Fenix_21, Creative Commons license)

Finally, Lunar New Year Is on the School Calendar

Asian, Education, New York, Traditions June 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Asian communities in the city chalked up a victory June 23 when Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the Lunar New Year would go on the school calendar as a holiday. Sing Tao Daily reports on the community’s reaction.

(Photo by Heather Martino)

Deputy Mayor Liu? Chinese Media Dissects Defeat

East Asian, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics September 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Papers analyze the forces that contributed to John Liu’s loss and suggest employment options for his future.

Asians lose fight for Lunar New Year school holiday

Culture, Education, In the News, New York January 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

The bills to make the Lunar New Year day a school holiday in New York State are going nowhere. The bills calling for all city school districts of cities of more than 1 million residents, with at least 7.5% of them Asian, have been introduced many times for the past six years but have never made it to floor consideration.

Mayor de Blasio with several young Chinese children. (Photo via World Journal)

Children Sent to China May Return for Pre-K

East Asian, Education, Immigration, New York March 26, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Chinese children who were sent back to China by immigrant parents here may soon return to NYC to take advantage of universal pre-K, World Journal’s English edition reports.

Chinatown business (Photo by Adam Fagen, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Chinese Businesses Wary of Future With Paid Sick Leave

Business, East Asian, Health, In the News, Politics April 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The World Journal speaks to Chinese small business owners who fear that a mandate on paid sick leave would worsen an already dire financial situation.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Assemblymember Eric A. Stevenson, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance and State Senator Jose Peralta at the launching of a report on domestic violence. (Photo by Luna Liu via World Journal)

Report: Domestic Violence Also Involves Economic Abuse

Crime October 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

A new report released by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer shed light on the high incidence of economic abuse among victims of domestic violence, the World Journal reported.

Photo by Luna Liu / World Journal

Protesters Keep Pressure on Hotelier Accused of Evicting Chinatown Families

East Asian, Housing August 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

The World Journal reported on the latest protest outside the Wyndham Garden Hotel on the Bowery, in which advocates claimed that hotel owner William Su intentionally neglected an adjacent building he owned to the point where it had to be demolished, forcing out its 28 residents.

Jimmy Meng stands with his daughter Assemblymember Grace Meng in a 2006 photo.

Chinese Community Shocked by Arrest of ‘Big Brother Meng’

Crime, Elections 2012, Politics July 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Last week’s arrest of the popular former Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng in a bribery scandal has saddened and angered Chinese-Americans who are still struggling to digest the allegations against another Chinese-American politician, John Liu, The World Journal reported. Some worry that the scandal will hurt Meng’s daughter, the Assemblywoman and Congressional candidate Grace Meng.

NYC Asian American Democratic Club President Kenneth Chiu and Former Comproller John Liu. (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

Chinese Political Club Mobilizes in Brooklyn

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics March 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club pushed for greater political empowerment at a Lunar New Year celebration in Sunset Park, reports Kings County Politics.

Yuh-Line Niou (Photo via Twitter)

‘Complicated’ Election in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics February 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Chinese community leaders talk about the upcoming special election to replace Sheldon Silver for the remainder of his term which expires at the end of the year, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Since his campaign for the mayoral position in 2013, Mayor de Blasio has rarely made an appearance in Chinatown, writes Sing Tao Daily's Lotus Chau. De Blasio is pictured here during his public advocate tenure at Better Chinatown Society's Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival on Feb. 9, 2013. (Photo via Flickr/Creative Commons license)

Opinion: de Blasio Doesn’t Care About Asians

Asian, Government, New York, Opinion March 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Failure so far to add the Lunar New Year to the school calendar, participate in Asian-related celebration events, or set foot in Chinatown suggests Mayor Bill de Blasio has been disregarding the Asian community, argues a commentary piece in Sing Tao Daily.

Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights Draws Chinese Residents

Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights Draws Chinese Residents

Brooklyn, East Asian, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Dyker Heights’ Chinese residents have not always been welcome in the traditionally Italian-American area.

Not even John Liu, the only Asian running for mayor, emerged unscathed after showing up half an hour late. (Photo by Edward Charrette via The FilAm)

Ire at No-Show Candidates in Mayoral Forum for Asians

Asian, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Seven mayoral candidates confirmed but only four showed up for a forum put together by around 50 Asian-American groups, reports The FilAm. Upset at the turnout, organizers and audience members took the absence as a disregard of their priorities.

Beyond competition-ending anti-Chinese prejudice

Uncategorized January 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

California has the highest number of Koreans in America, while New York State has the second largest number. According to the 2000 Census, the Korean population in New York State is 119,846?this is only 0.63 percent of the entire population of New York. Even though the number of Koreans inRead More