Post Tagged with: "China"

Nanfu Wang holding a picture of activist Ye Haiyan (also called "Hooligan Sparrow")  (Photo via World Journal)

NYU Chinese Student’s Work Selected for Oscar Shortlist

Culture, East Asian December 13, 2016 at 3:51 pm

“Hooligan Sparrow,” a documentary about women’s and human rights in China, has advanced to the shortlist for the Best Documentary Feature at the upcoming Oscars. World Journal speaks to its New York-based director Nanfu Wang.

Ai Weiwei with fans after the event. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Ai Weiwei Speaks in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian November 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

In his first visit to the U.S. after a four-year travel restriction, artist Ai Weiwei spoke at the Brooklyn Museum about politics, art, Chinese society, and how NYC shaped his career, reports World Journal.

Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Comics as a Professional Art Form?

Culture, East Asian, Video January 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

SinoVision speaks to Chinese MFA student Lisha Jiang about perceptions of comic illustrations and creating them for a living in the U.S. and China.

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?

In the last of three articles, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing returns to China and assesses development and ways to preserve the past.

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

An Immigrant Returns: Feeling Like a Tourist

In the first of three articles for Voices of NY, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing describes her reactions on returning to family and friends in China after several years away.

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Chinese Art Group Brings Collectivism to Queens

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Video November 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The Queens Museum exhibited works of Chinese art group Polit Sheer Form Office, which draw on the artists’ experiences growing up in a collective society. reports SinoVision.

Umbrella Revolution in Times Square

Umbrella Revolution in Times Square

East Asian, Government, Manhattan October 3, 2014 at 6:58 pm

On Oct. 1, China’s National Day, supporters of Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution” and those in favor of the Chinese government took to Times Square, reports World Journal.

Gao Yaoji who now resides in Harlem has dedicated her life to raising awareness for AIDS in China. (Photo via WIkimedia Commons)

Aging Chinese AIDS Activist’s Life in Exile

East Asian, Health, In the News February 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

Gao Yaojie, a Chinese AIDS activist, now lives in Harlem, where a group of Chinese students help take care of her, the Brooklyn Ink reports.

A view of Lafayette 148 concept store. (Photo via Open City)

Chinatown’s Latest Fashion Statement

Business, East Asian, Economy, In the News, Manhattan January 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Gentrification and high rents are forcing Chinatown’s garment industry to shift from manufacturing to knowledge-based work such as fashion design and retailing, reports Open City.

WIC Vouchers for Cash, an Open Secret

WIC Vouchers for Cash, an Open Secret

Crime, East Asian, Social Services November 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

A raid on bodegas and delis in Chinese neighborhoods last week put the spotlight on welfare fraud involving recipients of WIC vouchers and store owners who found a way of abusing the government program that is suppose to help low-income children, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo by Joe Mazzola, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Immigrants Hesitate on Citi Bike

China may be “the Bicycle Kingdom” but in Chinatown riders have not fully embraced Citi Bike.

(Photo by Squirrel83, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Chinese Students Drive Up Flushing Rental Market

East Asian, Education, Housing, In the News, Queens July 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The increasing number of international Chinese students moving to New York for school and looking to live comfortably in apartments, instead of dorms, is driving up rents and lowering inventory in Flushing, much to the chagrin of local Chinese residents, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo via World Journal)

Increase in Chinese Maternity Tourists Draw Community’s Ire

Business, East Asian, Health, In the News, Women June 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Chinese-run maternity centers in the city cater to affluent pregnant women from China who visit the U.S. for the sole purpose of giving birth. This has upset the local Chinese community, especially because some of the women end up getting Medicaid to paid their medical costs, reports World Journal.

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Despite Gov’t Clampdown, Chinese Still Send Baby Formula Back Home

East Asian, Government, Health, In the News May 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Safety concerns over baby formula in China has led residents to ask family and friends abroad to ship them cans of powdered baby milk. Chinese officials have responded by tightening import regulations, but relatives in New York are undeterred, reports World Journal.

Chinese Students Gain Foothold in US Grad Schools

Chinese Students Gain Foothold in US Grad Schools

East Asian, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks May 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

Students from China are attending graduate programs at American business schools in record numbers. But as many ultimately return to China, some question whether the U.S., by welcoming foreign students, is outsourcing more high-skill jobs to other countries.