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Left to right: Rong Xiaoqing, Erica Pearson, Jehangir Khattak (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

How the Media Covers Immigration Issues

Featured Posts, Immigration, Media, Voices' Picks February 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

…ia at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on February 13, a panel of three journalists who report daily on immigrant issues shared their observations, trials and tribulations covering immigrant stories. The panel included Rong Xiaoqing, a reporter at Chinese newspaper Sing Tao Daily, Erica Pearson, a reporter at the New York Daily News, and Jehangir Khattak, Senior Editor at Voices of NY and Communications Director of the Center for Community…

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Confronting Mental Health Issues at Stuyvesant

Asian, Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm

…d ask each other what they got on every test,” said Noguchi. “I recall that competition was not something that I was particularly fond of and it got to me at certain times.” Stuyvesant High School Commencement 2013 (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) Wenshan Shih, Noguchi’s mother and a professor of Asian Studies at St. John’s University, remembers when her son began at Stuyvesant, his grades started to drop. He was more and more silent,…

Michael Limb, chair of Nassau County's Asian Economic Advisory Commission (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

A Chinatown on Long Island?

East Asian, Featured Posts, Long Island, Real Estate January 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

…some private owners. They only want to lease and don’t want to sell. That’s not going to work unless it’s a 90-year lease,” said Limb. Michael Limb, chair of Nassau County’s Asian Economic Advisory Commission (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) Now he is eying some distressed properties such as the buildings belonging to the long-closed Fortunoff department store and a hotel that has filed for bankruptcy. But he has to wait for the…

Amy Chin looking at the document her family keeps. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

The Unspoken History of a Chinese Family

…lined. The family later bought a property nearby. Now she knows the reason she didn’t end up growing up in the government building is because it had a “white only” policy at the time. A page from the coaching book. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) The coaching book, likely from the 1920s, has the questions that an immigration officer might ask printed in Chinese translation that was in the language style of that era. The answers were…

Chinese immigrants loathe to seek mental health help

Uncategorized April 23, 2003 at 12:00 am

When Dr. Yuanxia Zhang opened his office two years ago in Flushing, New York, he dreamed of becoming a successful psychologist for the Chinese community. But while a very harsh New York winter, the war with Iraq and the spreading of the SARS disease brought many gloomy faces to the streets of Chinatown, and the temples, churches, even the voodoo priests all found themselves more popular than ever, Dr. Zhang’s office is still as empty as it was….

Roy Flores, a Filipino singer who just "came out" to his parents, sung at the VIP preview held a day before the opening. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Photos Demonstrate Love in Asian LGBTQ Families

Asian, In the News, LGBTQ June 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm

…inese-American chef Anita Lo and Chinese-American designer Peter Som. The family portraits focus on LGBTQ couples enjoying life with their parents and relatives. Aries Liao announcing the opening of the exhibition. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) Aries Liao of the Asian Pride Project who helped organize the exhibition said it was not easy to recruit families. Although more and more Asian families have accepted their LGBTQ members, to…

Gigi Li with her supporters at a fundraising event in Chinatown. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Gigi Li Off the Ballot for District Leader

Government, Manhattan August 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

…o qualify for the ballot. I want to be clear that the accusations of fraud are false and played no role in my withdrawal,” Li said in the statement. Jenifer Rajkumar with her lawyer former state Sen. Martin Connor. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) Li being disqualified made many of her supporters shocked and disappointed. Some said this is her first attempt to run for an elected political position (community board chairs are named by…

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An Immigrant Returns: Comparing Bike Cultures

…it was clear that many bikes seen on the streets in Beijing and other cities have the same designs. The bikes belong to the now ubiquitous bike sharing programs that barely existed during my previous visit in 2008. Reporter Rong Xiaoqing in Chinatown, NY (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY) As a resident of New York familiar with the Citi Bike program, bike sharing is not a foreign concept for me. Although it is too far and too dangerous…

Diners at a restaurant in Beijing. (Photo by kattebelletje, Creative Commons license)

An Immigrant Returns: Feeling Like a Tourist

….S. with my sister, I found myself a tourist in my home country. I wondered whether I was that different from the foreigners who snap pictures and stare open-mouthed at the giant flashing billboards in Times Square. Reporter Rong Xiaoqing in Chinatown, NY (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY) Dinners out with uncles, aunts, cousins and old friends were warm and cozy as I expected. No forced smiles, no awkward silences, and no calculated…

Nam Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers St. in New York's Chinatown (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

An Immigrant Returns: How to Preserve the Past?

…ng, and the breakfast chain Yonghe King, seem to be growing even faster than the foreign ones. (At least one such chain, Hai Di Lao, a hotpot brand that boasts of high quality services, has opened a branch in L.A.). Reporter Rong Xiaoqing in Chinatown, NY (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY) Travel the ultra-efficient subways and high-speed train links that look identical in just about every major city, emerge in a familiar urban landscape,…

Asians React to Jeb Bush’s ‘Anchor Babies’ Remarks

Asians React to Jeb Bush’s ‘Anchor Babies’ Remarks

East Asian, New York September 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

…avisky who asked for an immediate apology. “Bush’s comment that makes all Asians aliens cannot be tolerated,” said Ron Kim. “His comment is ignoring what Asians have contributed in the U.S.” But Rong Xiaoqing in Sing Tao Daily noted that many Republican Chinese, who met Bush’s son Jeb Bush Jr. in a Chinatown meeting on Aug. 21, don’t think Bush’s words will cost him support from the Chinese community: Long Deng,…

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John Liu Garners Chinese Support Across NYC

Brooklyn, East Asian, Manhattan, Politics July 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

…g to get closer to the community by improving his Chinese language, which was not fluent until recently. Here is an excerpt (Headline: “John Liu Showed off Fluent Chinese at the Fukien Benevolent Association,” by Rong Xiaoqing): Former Comptroller John Liu came back to Chinatown on June 29 for a fundraising event held by the Fukien Benevolent Association of America. Compared to the time of his mayoral campaign, Liu looked much more…

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) There are more African Americans and Hispanics than Chinese among workers in the fast-food industry. But many in the Chinese community believe the July 21 decision of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per…

Jean Lau Chin, founder of the New York Chinatown Oral History Project, speaking at the Museum of Chinese in America (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing for Voices of NY)

Second Generation Chinese Share Stories of ‘Jook Sing’

East Asian, Immigration, New York November 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

Jean Lau Chin, founder of the New York Chinatown Oral History Project, speaking at the Museum of Chinese in America (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing for Voices of NY) A hundred or so Chinese who grew up in New York’s Chinatown gathered at the Museum of Chinese in America on November 1 to listen to Jean Lau Chin, the founder of the New York Chinatown Oral History Project, talk about the stories about “jook sing,” or second generation Chinese that…

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Criticized, City Council Member Chin Holds Firm

East Asian, Manhattan, Police, Politics December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) After the murders of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, City Council member Margaret Chin has come under criticism from many of her Chinese constituents for her earlier call for the indictment of Chinese police officer Peter Liang in an unrelated case. Chin said on Dec. 23 that she doesn’t only represent Chinese, and that her opinion on Liang’s case hasn’t…