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Liu decision’s to join the U.S. Army is not supported by his family (Photo provided to World Journal)

Hopes for Chinese to Naturalize Via Military Dashed

East Asian, Government, Immigration July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Chinese students are among the foreigners whose futures are left in limbo after the federal government halted the MAVNI program, which gives expedited naturalization to immigrants who join the U.S. Army, reports World Journal.

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst

The Burmese community marked the New Year in Elmhurst, at a time when the weather is similar to that in Myanmar, where it is celebrated in April.

Dr. Xiaoliang Zhang's office on Street. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Doctor, Pharmacies and Billing Fraud in Flushing

Crime, East Asian, Health, Queens July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Two stories in Sing Tao Daily examine Medicaid and Medicare fraud in Flushing – involving a popular Chinese doctor and some neighborhood pharmacies.

Attorney Hemalee J. Patel,with her son, Saam, is running for judge In the 6th Municipal District Civil Court primary race. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Patel Running for Civil Court Judgeship

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Politics, South Asian July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Indian-born Hemalee J. Patel is running for the position of civil court judge in the 6th municipal district in Brooklyn, Kings County Politics reports.

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Bukharian-Owned Grocery Reopens on Main Street

Asian, Jewish, Queens July 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

The grocery store Haim’s International has reopened in Kew Gardens Hills after a fire devastated its original location at the end of last year. The Bukharian Times speaks to its owner, a native of Uzbekistan, about the family business.

Tibetan Buddhist monks chanting at the memorial for Liu Xiaobo held at the Taiwan Center in flushing on July 15. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Shed Tears for Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo 

East Asian, New York July 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

An overflow crowd turned out at a memorial for Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo held at the Taiwan Center in Flushing, World Journal reports.

(Photo by Mu Lan via World Journal)

Special Education in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Education, Health, Youth July 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

At a developmental needs conference for Chinese parents in Flushing, a social worker said it is common for parents to turn down special education programs for their children because of the cultural concept of “face,” reports World Journal.

(Photo by Deepak Pariyar)

A Nepali Flag-Raising Ceremony in NJ

Culture, Metro Area, South Asian July 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop joined some 100 members of the community in raising the Nepali flag, reports Vishwa News.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

First Uighur Harvard Graduate Brings Xinjiang Cuisine to Flushing

East Asian, Food, Muslim July 10, 2017 at 4:52 pm

After graduating from Harvard six years ago, Kudret Yakup has opened a food stand at Flushing’s New World Mall that sells cuisine from China’s Xinjiang region, reports World Journal.

(Photo via Newsroh)

Ad About Hashima Island Runs in Times Square

East Asian, History, Manhattan July 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

A Korean professor is urging acknowledgement by Japan of the use of forced labor on Hashima Island through a new video advertisement, reports Newsroh.

Executive chef Aaron Bludorn (second from left),  Kiran Kim, chef de tournant (center), and other chefs and cooks  in the kitchen of Café Boulud. (Photo by Joeun Lee for Voices of New York)

A Korean Chef Refines Traditions for Fine Diners

East Asian, Featured Posts, Food, Manhattan July 6, 2017 at 5:15 pm

At Café Boulud, Korean-born chef de tournant Kiran Kim has offered refined adaptations of her grandmother’s Korean specialties.

‘Happy Cleaners’ to Tell Experiences of Korean Diaspora Family

‘Happy Cleaners’ to Tell Experiences of Korean Diaspora Family

Business, East Asian, Queens June 30, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Some second-generation Korean Americans are about to start filming “Happy Cleaners,” in an effort to chronicle the experiences of the Korean diaspora, reports Korea Daily.

Activist Sunny Hahn, third from left, organized a protest denouncing North Korea’s treatment of Otto Warmbier — an American who died after being medically evacuated from the country, where he was imprisoned for stealing a poster — in Flushing last Thursday. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Korean Group Denounces ‘Assault’ of Otto Warmbier

East Asian, Queens June 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Members of the Korean American Defenders of Freedom spoke out against the treatment of Otto Warmbier in North Korea at a rally in Flushing last week, reports Queens Chronicle.

NYC Health Commission Mary T. Bassett at center, with Jane Eng, President and CEO of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center at right (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lung Cancer Deaths, Suicides, among Chinese Cited by NYC Dept. of Health

East Asian, Health, New York June 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm

The NYC Dept. of Health for the first time released data on mortality causes within the Chinese community, and deaths because of lung cancer rose 70 percent between 2000 and 2014, compared with a decline of 16.4 percent across the city during that period, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Alex Chen at the podium at his graduation (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Student at Townsend Harris Awarded for Ousting Principal

East Asian, Education, Queens June 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

World Journal reports on graduating senior Alex Chen, who helped lead protests against the interim acting principal at Townsend Harris High School in Queens that eventually resulted in her replacement.