Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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Tasty Fuzhou Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Tasty Fuzhou Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Sing Tao Daily looks at the Fuzhou mooncake – a pastry from Fujian province in China – and how it has become a staple on Chinatown shelves.

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Biking for Sewol

Biking for Sewol

Korea Daily reports on the long bicycle journey across the U.S. taken by a Columbia University student to commemorate the Sewol ferry disaster.

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Easing Rules for Street Vendors

Easing Rules for Street Vendors

A new City Council measure will allow licenses of street vendors to be transferred to family members in the event of death, illness or incapacitation of the original license holder, The Villager reports.

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Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

High schoolers learned about Japanese culture at a workshop at the Japan Society.

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The Case of Han Tak Lee

The Case of Han Tak Lee

Korea Daily reports on the case of a Korean man, 79, who was released after serving 25 years for the murder by arson of his daughter, after his conviction was overturned in Pennsylvania.

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Korean Independence Day Marked

Korean Independence Day Marked

On August 15 there were numerous observations of Korean Independence Day at events in the New York area, Korea Daily reports.

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Keep Sunset Park Working Class, Says Professor

Keep Sunset Park Working Class, Says Professor

Real estate development in Sunset Park is pricing working families out of the neighborhood, CUNY Professor Tarry Hum told World Journal. Hum, who grew up there, just published a book on the neighborhood's evolution over the past 50 years.

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Atlantic City Decline: Chinese Reaction

Atlantic City Decline: Chinese Reaction

World Journal covers the impact of the decline of Atlantic City on Chinatown bus operators and Chinese casino workers.

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Korean Single Moms Say Stereotypes Hurt the Most

Korean Single Moms Say Stereotypes Hurt the Most

The stigma of single motherhood in the Korean community led one parent to form a local support group, reports Korea Daily.

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No Need to Stash Cash

No Need to Stash Cash

Some Chinese stash months' worth of saved-up cash at home, believing that a Social Security number is required for a bank account but a China Press article explains that it is not necessary.

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Lieutenant Governor Candidates Bid for Chinese Voters

Lieutenant Governor Candidates Bid for Chinese Voters

The two Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor are trying hard to win Chinese votes in advance of the primary, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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