More than 100 people attended the memorial service for Peter Kwong. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Hundreds Bid Farewell to Peter Kwong

East Asian, Labor, Manhattan April 17, 2017 at 2:35 pm

At a memorial held in Chinatown, hundreds remembered Peter Kwong, the director of the Asian studies program at Hunter College, and an immigrant and labor advocate, reports Sing Tao Daily.

At the sanctuary cities meeting in NYC. Left to right: Austin city council member Gregorio Casar, University of California, San Diego professor Tom Wong, Chicago city council member Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, National Immigration Law Center policy attorney Avideh Moussavian. 9Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Research Shows Sanctuary Cities Are Safer

Immigration, New York March 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm

A study presented at a NYC meeting and based on data from ICE shows that sanctuary cities, contrary to widespread belief, have less crime and poverty than non-sanctuary cities, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Jenny Hou’s family and supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou Avoids Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Politics March 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Jenny Hou, the former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign who was convicted over fundraising irregularities in 2013, will not be deported, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey dining in Chinatown recently with community leaders. (Photo by April Xu via Sing Tao Daily)

Paul Massey Visits Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics March 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Jin is reading Chinese books to her students. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘I Taught Trump’s Grandchildren Chinese’

East Asian, Education, New York March 15, 2017 at 4:01 pm

The former Chinese-language teacher of President Trump’s granddaughter speaks to Sing Tao Daily about being a bilingual educator in New York.

Long Deng (center) with his wife and son in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Supermarket Listed on NASDAQ

Business, East Asian, Food, New York February 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sing Tao Daily tells the personal story of Long Deng, the man behind the first publicly listed Chinese supermarket on the NASDAQ.

Jenny Hou’s mother at the press conference describing her daughter’s life in prison. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou’s Parents Hope Letter Can Avert Her Deportation

Crime, East Asian, New York February 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

The parents of Jenny Hou, the convicted former treasurer for John Liu’s mayoral campaign, asked supporters to sign a plea letter in hopes that a judge will let their daughter stay in the U.S. with her family, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Fifteen Shops Affected in Flushing Fire

Business, East Asian, Queens January 31, 2017 at 11:29 am

Businesses in Flushing are still reeling from a four-alarm fire in Flushing on Jan. 25 – the second in six months, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Judge tk on left and judge tk on right (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Two New Chinese Judges Share Their Faith in Law

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York January 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Two Chinese-American women recently named as judges speak with Sing Tao Daily about how they became lawyers and what the new positions mean for them.

RMB (Photo by Eric Pesik, Creative Commons license)

Will China’s Currency Move Slow US Real Estate Deals?

East Asian, New York, Real Estate January 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Sing Tao Daily speaks to NYC real estate developers on the possible effects of a new policy in China that puts restrictions on converting Chinese yuan to other currencies.

One of the locations shut down by the NYPD in a recent anti-trafficking operation. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Sex Trafficking Rings Broken

East Asian, Long Island, New York, Police, Queens January 3, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Some sex trafficking operations that moved Chinese immigrants across state lines for prostitution were broken recently by joint law enforcement action, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Corky Lee (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese in America Captured by Corky Lee’s Lens

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan December 14, 2016 at 3:47 pm

An exhibit of photographer Corky Lee’s work, currently on display at the reopened Pearl River Mart, features photos of Chinese-American life from his decades-long career, from labor protests to a rally in support of Peter Liang, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Do Chinese Arts Groups Seek City Funding?

Do Chinese Arts Groups Seek City Funding?

Culture, East Asian, Government, New York December 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm

In a story on a Center for Community and Ethnic Media briefing with NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, Sing Tao Daily takes a look at why Chinese arts organizations do not often seek city funding.

Nov. 21 panel on Post-Election Immigrant Rights and Protections, held by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. From left to right: Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, Camille Mackler, director of Legal Initiatives for the New York Immigration Coalition, Alizabeth Newman, director of the Community Legal Resource Network at the CUNY School of Law, Alina Das, Co-director of the immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU Law School and Jojo Annobil, executive director of the Immigrant Justice Corps. (Photo by Julius Motal for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media)

Readying for Trump Immigration Policy

Elections 2016, Immigration, New York November 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Preparing for the withdrawal of DACA was one of the topics of a panel discussion on post-election immigrant rights and protections, hosted by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Nov. 21.

Grace Meng (second from right) and Cheng (right)

Grace Meng Meets Her Challenger

Elections 2016 October 31, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Democratic Rep. Grace Meng and Republican opponent Danniel Maio agreed on little during a debate held in Flushing for the 6th Congressional district seat, reports Sing Tao Daily.