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John Liu at his primary victory party Sept. 13. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

John Liu Wins, Making History Again

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens September 14, 2018 at 8:16 pm

John Liu is on track to become the first Asian-American state senator after his primary win, which came despite not receiving the full support of the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Tarry Hum standing by the blueprint for the Sunset Park development. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Development Plans for Sunset Park Opposed

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Housing, Real Estate September 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

A large-scale development could bring problems to Sunset Park, opponents say, reports Sing Tao Daily.

First Chinese Baptist Church

Chinatown Church Marks 92 Years

East Asian, Manhattan, Religion, Video September 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm

SinoVision English Channel visits the First Chinese Baptist Church, founded 92 years ago in response to Chinatown gang violence.

travel agent Rickie Ye says more Americans and Chinese here are traveling to China because of the weaker Chinese currency. (Photo by Daqi Liu via World Journal)

Effects of China’s Weaker Currency Felt in NYC

Business, East Asian, New York, Queens August 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm

The weaker yuan has prompted more travelers from the U.S. – both American and Chinese – to travel to China, while tourism from China to the U.S. has dropped off, reports World Journal.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

NYS Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou (holding mic), who represents Chinatown, held an emergency meeting about the City's decision to build a new determination center downtown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinatown Furious at New Jail Plan

Asian, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York August 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Community leaders in Chinatown are angry that the city planned a new detention center without consulting the community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Misha Han performing stand-up comedy. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Misha Han: A Comedian Who Doesn’t Like to Be Called Jackie Chan

Culture, East Asian, New York August 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Sing Tao Daily talks with 25-year-old Misha Han, who’s gaining attention as a stand-up comic.

From left to right: Michael Gao (president of Chinese-American Nail Salon Association), Jerry Lo ( Vice President of the Coalition of Asian Americans for Civil Rights), John Chan (Asian American Community Empowerment President), Kenneth Chiu (Director General Asian American Community Empowerment), Peter Yu (The Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America). (Photo by Ben Robson via Kings County Politics)

The Nail Salon Brawl: ‘Nothing to do with race’

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian August 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

Kings County Politics reports on a briefing held Sunday at which representatives of the Chinese community spoke out about a recent incident during which nail salon workers struck customers.

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Food August 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Join diners as they enjoy a hibachi show in Park Slope complete with food tossing and sake squirting in a video from BRIC TV.

Tony Avella with supporters in the Chinese community. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tony Avella and John Liu Fight Over Chinese Voters

East Asian, Elections 2018, Queens August 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm

John Liu is running to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella, who’s managed to line up support in the Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily spoke with both candidates about their positions and the rivalry.

47th Assembly District Leader Nancy Tong Nancy Tong (center) and Assemblymember William Colton joined demonstrators in speaking out against anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Denouncing Anti-Chinese Graffiti in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm

At a rally in Bensonhurst, residents and elected officials condemned anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared on storefronts over the weekend, reports Bklyner.

Poster from a reading done in April.

Ancient Chinese Story Coming to Off-Broadway

Culture, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 4:46 pm

The Chinese scholars and students behind “Where is My Maple Town,” a new off-Broadway show set in ancient China, speak to Sing Tao Daily about bringing Chinese stories to theatrical stages in the U.S.

Lucia Bradford (Photo via World Journal)

African American Teacher Finds Internet Fame Singing Chinese Songs

African American, Culture, East Asian July 25, 2018 at 9:26 am

An African American music teacher has become a celebrity on Chinese social media platforms for singing in Chinese, World Journal reports.

The artist Dongfan Chen and his wife, at one end of the Doyers St. mural. (Photo via World Journal)

Controversy over Public Art in Chinatown

Culture, East Asian July 23, 2018 at 11:42 pm

Public art has come to Doyers St. in Chinatown – and with some strong reactions, report both Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

Storefront for rent, one of many, on East Broadway (Photo by via World Journal)

The Decline of East Broadway?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

World Journal takes a look at why East Broadway in Chinatown no longer attracts businesses and patrons like it did in decades past.