Friday, 18 April 2014

Category: East Asian

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Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

The Korean press in NY has run numerous stories about Jiwon Lee, the Columbia student who went missing last week. Getting the word out and helping with donations, Koreans and Americans alike continue the search for her.

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Korean Food Franchises Swarm into Flushing

Korean Food Franchises Swarm into Flushing

Korean bakeries and coffee shops are popular with customers in Flushing's Chinatown, and competition is strong, reports Korea Daily.

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Some Chinatown Restaurants Take a Break in April

Some Chinatown Restaurants Take a Break in April

Several Chinatown restaurants are closed this month, because the traditional tomb sweeping holiday, as well as competition from eateries in Queens and Brooklyn, have cut into their banquet business, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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Purveying Korean-Mexican Fusion Food

Purveying Korean-Mexican Fusion Food

A Columbia University grad dreamed up the hot food fad, reports The Korea Times.

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Bringing Jewish and Korean Americans Together

Bringing Jewish and Korean Americans Together

Helping seniors and collaborating to fight poverty were topics discussed at a panel held in Bayside, Queens.

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New York Chinese Confused by Leland Yee Case

New York Chinese Confused by Leland Yee Case

Some worry, in the wake of the arrest of a state senator in California, that Chinese politicians are being targeted and treated unfairly, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Chinese Customers Frequent Korean Shops and Restaurants

Chinese Customers Frequent Korean Shops and Restaurants

Korean restaurants and shops in Flushing are benefiting from an influx of high-spending Chinese customers, and cater to them with Chinese speakers, Korea Daily reports.

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Korean Businesses in Willets Point Can’t Afford to Move

Korean Businesses in Willets Point Can’t Afford to Move

No Korean stores in Willets Point have been evicted yet – though there are only six – but their days are numbered, reports Korea Daily.

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Brooklyn to Have City’s First Asian Neighborhood Watch

Brooklyn to Have City’s First Asian Neighborhood Watch

The Asian civilian patrol group, composed primarily of Chinese volunteers, looks to bridge the cultural and language gap between immigrants and police officers in Sunset Park, reports Home Reporter News.

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Tax Law Has Some Korean-Americans Reconsidering Citizenship

Tax Law Has Some Korean-Americans Reconsidering Citizenship

A deal between the U.S. and South Korea will give the IRS information on financial accounts in Korea that belong to American citizens and green card holders, reports The Korea Times.

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Home-Cured Meat Could Trigger Neighbor Wars

Home-Cured Meat Could Trigger Neighbor Wars

Some Chinese immigrants hang fish, pork and duck meat outside their window to make dried meat at home, much to the irritation, and fright, of their neighbors, reports World Journal.

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