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Andy Kim(fourth from the left), congressman-elect for the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, is raising a toast with attendees. From the left, Jun Choi, the former mayor of Edison, New Jersey, Charles Yoon, the Chairman of KAAGNY (The Korean American Association of Greater New York), Minsun Kim, the president of KAAGNY, Hyo-Sung Park, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, and Kichol Kim, the 28th president of KAAGNY. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘I Will be a Mentor to Young Korean-Americans’

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics December 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Congressman-elect Andy Kim met recently with members of the Korean-American community at a reception in NYC, report The Korea Times and New York Ilbo.

The Dec. 18 meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio on the Chinatown jail. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Opinion: The Larger Meaning of the Chinatown Jail Controversy

East Asian, Politics December 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

Democrats who have counted on support from the Chinese community should take heed.

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

Korean Biz Owners Fret Over Minimum Wage Increases

Business, East Asian, Labor December 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Korean business owners say they may have to cut hours or workers or both, reports The Korea Times.

Korean Real Estate Agents Seek New Income Sources

Korean Real Estate Agents Seek New Income Sources

Business, East Asian, Housing, Real Estate December 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Korean real estate agents, facing tough times, are getting second jobs, reports The Korea Times.

Yi Fang Chen (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Asian Americans Sue City Over Specialized High School Reform

East Asian, Education, New York December 14, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Asian-American organizations and Chinese parents have filed a lawsuit against the city over the mayor’s proposal to increase diversity at specialized high schools, reports World Journal.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez, center, joins Virginia Kee to her left and Deacon Robert Gee and Rev. Bayer Lee, both of the First Chinese Baptist Church, on the far right, and other community leaders in honoring Mabel Lee. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Post Office Named for Mabel Lee

East Asian, History, Women December 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Rep. Nydia Velazquez joined Chinatown residents and leaders at the dedication ceremony of what is now the Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office, renamed in honor of the suffragette and local icon, reports Sing Tao Daily.

On Nov 26, the directors of 미동부예능인협회, which translates to the “Korean Entertainment Association of Eastern America,” had a meeting with Charles Yoon who is the chairman of the board, Min-Sun Kim who is the 35th president of The Korean American Association of Greater New York, and Youn-Jung Kim, who is a Korean consul in New York, to explain the conflict and ask for help. (Photo by The Korean American Association of Greater New York via The Korea Times)

Korean Karaoke Bars Face Lawsuit in Royalties Dispute

Business, East Asian, Metro Area December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A royalties dispute between the Korean owners of karaoke bars in the New York area and a Korean music publishing company could end up in court, reports The Korea Times.

Matthew Washington, deputy Manhattan borough president, YLN, Eric Ng, president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

City Drops Chinatown Jail Plan But Distrust Lingers

East Asian, Government, Manhattan November 30, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Sing Tao Daily covers the mixed reaction to the city announcing it will no longer build a new jail at 80 Centre St. and instead expand the Manhattan Detention Complex.

Pedro Cepero Yee, in black, teaching at Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association in Clifton, New Jersey.

Meet Kung Fu Master Pedro Cepero Yee

East Asian, Health, Latino November 28, 2018 at 4:36 pm

World Journal profiles Pedro Cepero Yee, a kung fu master and Chinese bodywork therapist who started learning the martial art as a child to protect family members from domestic violence.

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

An Emotional Memorial for Yang Song

East Asian, Immigration, Queens November 26, 2018 at 11:29 pm

A memorial for Yang Song, the masseuse who fell to her death a year ago, was held in Flushing on Nov. 25, reports World Journal.

Most of the items in the 99-cent stores come from China. (Photo via World Journal)

Trade War May Pump Up Prices at 99 Cent Stores

Business, East Asian, Government, Queens November 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Chinese owners of 99-cent stores in Flushing consider raising prices amid the trade war between China and the U.S., reports World Journal.

Sharon Lee was appointed as the deputy head of Queens. (Photo provided by the mayor's office)

Sharon Lee Becomes First Asian Deputy Borough President

East Asian, Government, Queens November 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Sharon Lee, once the senior advisor and press secretary for former City Comptroller John Liu, was named the deputy borough president of Queens, reports World Journal.

John Liu victorious on Election Day. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Are John Liu and His Chinese Opponents Ready to Work Together?

East Asian, Elections 2018 November 8, 2018 at 5:22 pm

John Liu’s State Senate win came despite divisions within the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily takes a look at whether the two sides are now willing to work with each other.

Announcing the launch of the "Good Chinatown" platform and launched the "Huawei Culture Week" series. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

‘How to Chinatown’ in the Internet Age

East Asian, Manhattan October 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm

How to Chinatown, a new website that introduces visitors to lesser-known small businesses and cultural sites, brings the neighborhood into the digital era, reports World Journal.

Charles B. Wang (far right), New York City Comptroller Harrison J Goldin and then President of the China Strategy Council Teng Shaojun took a group photo at the 1988 Annual Meeting of the China Council.

Chinese Remember Philanthropist Charles B. Wang

East Asian, Health October 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm

Those who worked closely with Chinese-American entrepreneur Charles B. Wang recalled his dedication to helping low-income Chinese in New York and introducing ice hockey to children in China, reports Sing Tao Daily.