Demolition begins on Willets Point (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

What the New Willets Point Will Mean for the Chinese Community

Business, East Asian, Queens August 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

With the demolition of Willets Point underway, Chinese business leaders in Flushing worry about what the redevelopment could mean for Flushing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Group of Chinese Allege Verbal Abuse from Chinese Cop

Asian, Brooklyn, Police July 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Three Chinese men in Sunset Park claim they were discriminated by a gas station owner who called 911 on them, and then insulted by the responding Chinese officer, reports Sing Tao Daily. The owner and cop tell a different story.

Lester Chang (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lester Chang Back to Poll Site

East Asian, Politics June 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

Former Republican candidate Lester Chang, who ran in the special election for Sheldon Silver’s seat, was back at his old job during the primaries – poll site coordinator in Chinatown. He speaks to Sing Tao Daily about criticism he received from some in the community and what he learned from campaigning.

Victims have the lending contracts but no way of getting the money back from the con artist. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese in Brooklyn Lost $2M in a Loan Scam

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian June 24, 2016 at 8:51 am

Participants of a biao hui, a type of lending circle popular among Fujianese immigrants, say the organizer has stolen close to $2 million of their money and disappeared after behaving strangely, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Sunset Park Seniors May Lose Mental Health Services 

Brooklyn, East Asian, Health, Seniors May 31, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Elderly Chinese residents of Sunset Park who need mental health services may not be able to access them under a new Department of Health program, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Don Kao sharing his experiences. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘The Lees’ Tries To Crack Bias against AIDS

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Social Services May 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Chinese-American Planning Society screened “The Lees,” a short film aimed at breaking the taboo of AIDS and HIV in the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Some investors who put in tens of thousands of dollars got not much more than some restaurant coupons as a return. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Thousand Chinese Affected in Ponzi Scheme 

Crime, East Asian, New York, Seniors May 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm

About a thousand Chinese seniors in Sunset Park were duped in a Ponzi scheme and collectively may have lost $1 million, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Mei Lum in Wing On Wo on Mott Street in Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

New Blood in an Old Chinatown Shop

Business, East Asian, Manhattan May 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Wing On Wo, an antique shop in Chinatown, is seeing new life after a younger member of the family that owns the store started revamping its image with the help of social media, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Yuh-Line Niou addressing supporters after her defeat April 19 in the special election to fill Sheldon Silver's seat (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Niou Vows to Come Back in September

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics April 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Yuh-Line Niou lost the race to complete the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s assembly term, but she vowed to enter the Democratic primary for the seat in September, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Yuh-Line Niou (second from the left in the front row) visits the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Close Election Turns Confucius Plaza Into a Battle Zone

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics April 13, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Confucius Plaza Apartments has served as fertile ground for votes during election season. This time, two of the candidates – who are fighting for Sheldon Silver’s seat – have close ties to the largest residential building in Chinatown, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The March 28 forum was held at the New York City Bar Association. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Liang Case Triggers a Conversation Between Two Communities 

African American, East Asian, New York, Police March 29, 2016 at 6:37 pm

A forum on March 28 brought together leaders from the Asian and African American communities to discuss differences and ways toward understanding and collaboration in the wake of Peter Liang’s manslaughter conviction for the killing of Akai Gurley. Sing Tao Daily reported on the event.

Left to right: Peter Liang's mother, John Chan and Eddie Chiu at an earlier press conference (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Welcome Thompson’s Recommendation on Liang

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Police March 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Chinese community leaders welcomed Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Peter Liang not be imprisoned, Sing Tao Daily reports.

James Wong (center) with his parents (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

James Wong Exhibits ‘Invasion of the Pods’

East Asian March 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm

On display at the Chinese American Arts Council is an exhibition on “future wars” by James Wong, an artist Mary Ting met at a mental health counseling program for Chinese immigrants, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Members of the Great Neck Chinese Association who attended the March 14 school board meeting. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lunar New Year Now a School Holiday in Great Neck

Asian, Culture, Education, Long Island March 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The Lunar New Year has been added to the public school calendar in Great Neck, making it the first school district on Long Island to recognize the Asian holiday, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Yungman Lee Opens Campaign Headquarters in Chinatown

Yungman Lee Opens Campaign Headquarters in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm

Yungman Lee hopes to boost political participation in the Chinese community ahead of the Democratic primary in which he’s challenging Rep. Nydia Velázquez in a district that includes Chinatown and Sunset Park, Sing Tao Daily reports.