East Asian

Packages are still piled up in an office of DCS. (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Chinese-Run Delivery Company Suspected of Smuggling

Business, East Asian April 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Clients of a delivery company in NYC, which shipped packages to China, may get some answers about the disappearance of their goods after customs officials in Fuzhou, China, busted a smuggling operation, reports World Journal.

(Photo from ICE)

Tightened Immigration Enforcement May Put Chinese Restaurants at Risk

East Asian, Immigration, Labor April 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Attorneys tell World Journal that Chinese restaurant owners could soon become targeted by immigration authorities under the new priorities for federal prosecutors announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Remembering the Victims of the Sewol Ferry Sinking, Three Years On

Remembering the Victims of the Sewol Ferry Sinking, Three Years On

East Asian, Featured Posts April 18, 2017 at 4:25 pm

On the third anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster, Koreans gathered in Brooklyn for a remembrance of the 304 victims.

More than 100 people attended the memorial service for Peter Kwong. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Peter Kwong

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan April 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.

John Chen, the head of the Coalition of Asian American for Civil Rights, speaking at a gathering of community leaders condemning United Airlines for its forcible ejection of a passenger on April (Photo by Jingwen Wang, via World Journal)

Chinese Community Demands Resignation of United Airlines CEO

Brooklyn, East Asian, Transportation April 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

A group of community leaders urged Chinese in the U.S. and in China to join forces to boycott United Airlines in the wake of the violent removal of a Chinese-Vietnamese passenger from a United flight on April 9, World Journal reports.

Council member Carlos Menchaca (center) announced a partnership between his office and the Chinese-American Planning Council (Photo courtesy of Carlos Menchaca’s office

Menchaca Offers More Services for Chinese in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, East Asian, Government, Social Services April 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Council member Carlos Menchaca’s office will be working with the Chinese-American Planning Council to offer expanded assistance to the growing number of Chinese residents in Sunset Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Kinmedai Tiradito, one of the dishes offered at Kizuna Nikkei (Photo by Dina Rabiner via BKLYNER)

Nikkei in Brooklyn: Steakhouse Turns to Japanese-Peruvian Food

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, South American April 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

BKLYNER reviews Kizuna Nikkei, the city’s first restaurant to offer Nikkei cuisine – Japanese-Peruvian food introduced by Japanese immigrants in Peru.

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

‘Under the Bodhi Tree’ Comes to NYC

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Religion April 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

A new musical about the life of Buddha by a Korean husband and wife team opens on May 2. Newsroh spoke with composer Jingoo Lee about the production, 12 years in the making.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Immigrants Seek Children’s Medical Records to Avoid Deportation

East Asian, Health, Immigration, Youth April 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Some parents hope that if their child has been diagnosed with a mental illness, it could help protect them from deportation, reports World Journal.

Jannie Chung (photo via Korea Daily)

Will Two Female Korean-Americans Serve in NJ Assembly?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Women April 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Two Korean-American women, one Democratic and one Republican, are running for state assembly seats in districts that have long been strongholds of the party they are opposing, Korea Daily reports.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Setback for Nail Salon Owners

Business, East Asian, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm

A Westchester County judge has thrown out a suit filed by a Korean nail salon owner against the adoption of new ventilation regulations on the salons, reports Korea Daily.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the Chinese-American Planning Council Community Center in Flushing. (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

A New Home for the Chinese-American Planning Council

East Asian, Immigration, Social Services March 31, 2017 at 5:23 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Council opened its 10-story community center in Flushing, which will offer senior, work, child and immigration services, report Queens Chronicle and Queens Examiner.

Tarry Hum will serve as the director of the City Research Department at Queen's College. (Photo provided by Tan Wanwen via World Journal)

Urban Studies Dept. at Queens College to Have First Minority Woman Chair

East Asian, Education, Queens March 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

Tarry Hum, a Chinese-American professor in the department of urban studies at Queens College, will take over as chair in the fall. She speaks to World Journal.

U.S Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at his swearing in on Jan. 27 (Official Dept. of Defense photo)

‘Fake News’ and the Korean Elections

East Asian, New York, Politics March 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Fake news is spreading in the Korean community in connection with the forthcoming elections in South Korea, reports The Korea Times.

Fighting for Chinatown

Fighting for Chinatown

East Asian, Housing, Manhattan, Video March 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

In the latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Chinatown advocacy organizations weigh in on efforts to maintain affordable housing and identity in the neighborhood amid gentrification.