A statue of Confucius in front of the Confucius Plaza Apartments in Chinatown (Photo by Doug Kerr, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Can Confucius Survive the Toppling Statue Movement?

East Asian, Opinion August 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm

An op-ed in Sing Tao Daily uses the examples of the Confucius and Lin Zexu statues in Chinatown to comment on how at one point, taking down statues “without boundaries may sound meaningless and even laughable” but these are not normal times.

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.

Vehicles with paint poured on them. (Photos via Sing Tao Daily)

South of E. Broadway, a Neighborhood Forgotten

Business, Crime, East Asian, Manhattan August 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Businesses south of E. Broadway complain that the city is neglecting the neighborhood, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Margaret Chin (center) at a meeting at Sing Tao Daily with (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Margaret Chin Battles for Re-election

East Asian, Elections 2017 August 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Sing Tao Daily interviewed Margaret Chin, running for her third and last possible term as City Council representative from District 1 in Manhattan.

Xinhua Bookstore (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The Only Chinese Bookstore in Sunset Park Struggles 

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian August 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Eight years after Xinhua Bookstore opened in Sunset Park to much fanfare, the only Chinese-language bookstore in the neighborhood fights to stay alive as customers turn to digital media, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Chinese community service center held a seminar on immigration in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Experts Offer Chinese Community Tips on Facing ICE

Brooklyn, Immigration July 25, 2017 at 9:38 am

The Chinese American Social Services Center in Brooklyn held a workshop together with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on what immigrants should do when approached by ICE officers, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Dr. Xiaoliang Zhang's office on Street. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Doctor, Pharmacies and Billing Fraud in Flushing

Crime, East Asian, Health, Queens July 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Two stories in Sing Tao Daily examine Medicaid and Medicare fraud in Flushing – involving a popular Chinese doctor and some neighborhood pharmacies.

NYC Health Commission Mary T. Bassett at center, with Jane Eng, President and CEO of Charles B. Wang Community Health Center at right (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lung Cancer Deaths, Suicides, among Chinese Cited by NYC Dept. of Health

East Asian, Health, New York June 28, 2017 at 11:15 pm

The NYC Dept. of Health for the first time released data on mortality causes within the Chinese community, and deaths because of lung cancer rose 70 percent between 2000 and 2014, compared with a decline of 16.4 percent across the city during that period, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Pastry chef Judy Lai (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Chef Solves Identity Confusion with Pastry Making

Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens June 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

In her work as a pastry chef, Judy Lai bridges the divide between East and West, and reflects Chinese aesthetics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

The workshop on depression held by the Charles B. Wong Community Health Center. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Expert Calls for Attention to Postpartum Depression

East Asian, Health, Immigration, New York, Queens June 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

In the wake of the suicide of a young Chinese immigrant who had recently given birth, a psychologist from the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center talked about warning signs of depression at a workshop in Queens, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Elaine Chao in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Elaine Chao Visits Chinatown, Promising Equal Opportunity to Asian Community

East Asian, Government, Manhattan May 31, 2017 at 10:17 am

During a visit to Chinatown, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao spoke with the local Chinese media and addressed Park Row – a vital road in the neighborhood – and discrimination facing Asians.

Third graders from P.S. 145 in Manhattan, with their collage work. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Inspired by Zao Wou-Ki, Students Show off Artworks

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Students took inspiration from a deceased Chinese-French artist in making artwork at the Asia Society, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Thomas Sung (third from left), filmmaker Steve James (next to Sung) and members of the Sung family at a press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Abacus Bank Founding Family Share Thoughts on Social Justice

Business, East Asian, Government May 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

The family behind Abacus Bank, which primarily serves the Chinese community, spoke at a media event about their legal battle with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Signs along 40 Road in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Shops in Flushing Told to Revamp Signage

Business, East Asian, Queens April 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Flushing businesses have been given summonses for having incorrect signage, but many are uncertain how to make fixes that will be acceptable to the Department of Buildings, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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.