Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu visits the High Line on March 18 to study sustainable development in NYC. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Kaohsiung Mayor Visits New York

East Asian, Environment, Government, New York March 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm

The visit of Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu to New York, marked the first by a Taiwanese government official after President Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Andrew Yang (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Once a Bullied Asian Kid, Now a 2020 Hopeful

East Asian, Labor, Politics March 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

In an interview with Sing Tao Daily, presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang pushes for a universal basic income and speaks about running as an Asian American.

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa (Photo by Jnzl, Creative Commons license)

Chinese Cautious on Popularity of Herbal Supplement

East Asian, Health, Manhattan March 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Chinese herbal cough syrup has gone up in price on Amazon, but sellers in Chinatown who have held their prices urge caution in using the product, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The Feb. 20 memorial service for Peter Wang at Chatham Square.(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Fujianese Immigrants Mourn Peter Wang

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Youth February 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Sing Tao Daily writes about the Fujianese immigrant family of high school student Peter Wang, who was killed in Florida last week.

The controversial sculpture by Marc and Gillie. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Sculpture to Celebrate Year of the Dog Stirs Controversy in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan February 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm

The unveiling of a statue to mark the Lunar New Year was cancelled after drawing criticism from Chinatown residents, reports Sing Tao Daily. The head of the Chinatown Partnership defended the decision to introduce the sculpture.

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.

At former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-viverito's farewell ethnic media roundtable in December: (l. to r.) Erica Gonzalex, Juana Ponce de Leon and Melissa Mark-viverito (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Ethnic Media Relations and Other Council Staffers Let Go

Media, New York January 24, 2018 at 5:27 pm

The new City Council speaker has let several staffers in the public tech division go. Sing Tao Daily spoke with Juana Ponce de León, who was director of media diversity and relations for former Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Chinese Americans rallying for Trump during the election in 2016. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily.)

Chinese Trump Supporters Steadfast Despite Immigration Policy Changes

East Asian, Immigration, New York January 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Even though Trump policy changes may end the extension of visas to family members, Chinese supporters of the president defend his policies, Sing Tao Daily reports.

The Year of the Dog stamp issued by USPS.

Year of the Dog Stamp Designer Tells His Story

Culture, East Asian January 10, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Sing Tao Daily profiles Kam Mak, the artist, FIT professor and author who designs the Lunar New Year stamps for USPS, including this year’s Year of the Dog stamp.

Yang Song's mother, at left, and both (behind megaphone) at a rally on Dec. 17. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Rallies for Late Chinese Masseuse 

East Asian, Police December 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

On International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, protestors including Yang Song’s mother and brother, urged an investigation of the massage parlor worker’s death, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Witnesses said Chinese girls jumped from there. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Massage Parlor Worker Dies in Police Raid

Business, East Asian, Queens November 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

In reporting on a massage parlor worker who jumped to her death during a police raid in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily looks into the background of the Chinese immigrant and how some massage parlors affect area businesses.

City Council member Peter Koo (left) and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, deputy commissioner for the division of disease control at the NYC Dept. of Health (Photo by Cecilia Li via Sing Tao Daily)

Urging Calm Over Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Flushing

Health, Queens October 26, 2017 at 11:54 pm

The NYC Health Department and City Council member Peter Koo held a joint press conference about the Legionnaires’ disease cases in Flushing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Eddie Chiu at left (photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Mourns the Passing of a Controversial Lion

East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Politics October 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Eddie Chiu’s death has prompted an outpouring of remembrances, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Paper Sculptures: Tackling the Golden Venture through Art

Culture, East Asian, History, Immigration October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at how paper sculptures made some 20 years ago by the passengers of the Golden Venture, now on display at the Museum of Chinese in America, continue to be relevant today.

Henry David Hwang (screen shot from the trailer for M. Butterfly)

David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly Heads Back to Broadway

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan September 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm

“M. Butterfly” returns to Broadway in an updated version. Sing Tao Daily writes about a talk playwright David Henry Hwang gave on the show.