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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.

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 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.

Pastry chef Judy Lai (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Chef Solves Identity Confusion with Pastry Making

Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens June 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

In her work as a pastry chef, Judy Lai bridges the divide between East and West, and reflects Chinese aesthetics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The workshop on depression held by the Charles B. Wong Community Health Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Expert Calls for Attention to Postpartum Depression

East Asian, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In the wake of the suicide of a young Chinese immigrant who had recently given birth, a psychologist from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center talked about warning signs of depression at a workshop in Queens, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help, reports Korea Daily.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

A ‘Garden of Hope’ for Chinese Human Trafficking Victims

East Asian, New York, Social Services, Women June 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

On the occasion of the 13th year of Garden of Hope NY, World Journal looks at how the nonprofit has supported Chinese victims of sex trafficking and how those victims ended up in the U.S.

Alison Tan is challenging two-term Councilman Peter Koo. (Photo by Jon Cronin via Queens Tribune)

Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, Real Estate June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alison Tan, a Flushing community board member, is challenging City Council member Peter Koo. Her husband Ron Kim of the NYS Assembly initially endorsed Koo, Queens Tribune reports.