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Left to right: Rong Xiaoqing, Erica Pearson, Jehangir Khattak (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

How the Media Covers Immigration Issues

Featured Posts, Immigration, Media, Voices' Picks February 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Left to right: Rong Xiaoqing, Erica Pearson, Jehangir Khattak (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY) When it comes to covering the sensitive subject of immigration, both mainstream media and ethnic publications face some challenges. At a panel discussion sponsored jointly by the New York Immigration Coalition and the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on February 13, a panel of three journalists who repo…

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Confronting Mental Health Issues at Stuyvesant

Asian, Best of 2014, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm

…al work supervisor Chi-Kit Ho, left, and a colleague, at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) Most people don’t connect mental health issues with academically successful students in specialized high schools. “Emotional problems among successful students are often overlooked because people don’t expect them to get these problems,” said Chi-Kit Ho, clinical social work supervisor at the Charles B….

Michael Limb, chair of Nassau County's Asian Economic Advisory Commission (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

A Chinatown on Long Island?

East Asian, Featured Posts, Long Island, Real Estate January 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

…al estate broker David Lin at a lot he believes would serve well for a Chinatown in Garden City, L.I. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) Manhattan’s Chinatown may have declined in recent years. But Chinese immigrants are still moving into New York, and the influx has helped hatch a few satellite Chinatowns in and around the city. To those who know the Chinese community, the question is not whether the next Chinatown will be formed…

Amy Chin looking at the document her family keeps. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

The Unspoken History of a Chinese Family

(Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) [Translator’s note:  “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion”, an exhibition about the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States, opens September 26 at the New York Historical Society. With 300 historic objects dating back to the American Revolutionary era, the exhibition will be one of the most comprehensive on this theme. It asks the question “What does it me…

Gigi Li with her supporters at a fundraising event in Chinatown. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Gigi Li Off the Ballot for District Leader

Government, Manhattan August 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Gigi Li with her supporters at a fundraising event in Chinatown. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) Gigi Li, the chair of Community Board 3 in Chinatown who had been running for district leader for Assembly District 65, Part C, lost her qualification as a candidate after a Board of Elections hearing on July 29 confirmed that she didn’t get enough petitions. Li said she would not appeal. The BOE held the hearing on designating petitions…

Roy Flores, a Filipino singer who just "came out" to his parents, sung at the VIP preview held a day before the opening. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Photos Demonstrate Love in Asian LGBTQ Families

Asian, In the News, LGBTQ June 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm

…ho just “came out” to his parents, sung at the VIP preview held a day before the opening. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) A photo exhibition titled “Our Portraits, Our Families” was unveiled June 13 at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). The monthlong exhibition presents photos that capture the loving and tender moments in multigenerational Asian families. To a community whose culture reveres filial piety, these may b…

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An Immigrant Returns: Comparing Bike Cultures

…by Phil Davis, both Creative Commons license) This is the second of three articles written for Voices of NY by Rong Xiaoqing, a reporter with Sing Tao Daily in New York. I learned to ride a bicycle when I was in the 2nd grade of primary school with the only bike my family owned. My parents bought the bike when they got married in the 1960s for 170 yuan (about $28 at today’s exchange rate) – almost three months of their combined salaries. But the…

Nam Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers St. in New York's Chinatown (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

An Immigrant Returns: How to Preserve the Past?

…by Andreas Pamminger, Creative Commons license) This is the last of three articles written for Voices of NY by Rong Xiaoqing, a reporter with Sing Tao Daily in New York. When I first came to the U.S. as an international student, an American classmate mentioned Home Depot in a class discussion. “Home Depot?” I remembered repeating the words in my mind and flipping the dictionary to look for the “phrase.” I knew what “home” meant, and I knew what…

Diners at a restaurant in Beijing. (Photo by kattebelletje, Creative Commons license)

An Immigrant Returns: Feeling Like a Tourist

…oto by kattebelletje, Creative Commons license) This is the first of three articles written for Voices of NY by Rong Xiaoqing, a reporter with Sing Tao Daily in New York. The hotel in Beijing seemed high-class, with uniformed doormen at the entrance and an expensive café and bar in the lobby. The front desk staffers were elegantly dressed. The one who served me, a beautiful young lady, flipped through my Chinese passport, and asked with a friendl…

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John Liu Garners Chinese Support Across NYC

Brooklyn, East Asian, Manhattan, Politics July 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

…an excerpt (Headline: “John Liu Showed off Fluent Chinese at the Fukien Benevolent Association,” by Rong Xiaoqing): Former Comptroller John Liu came back to Chinatown on June 29 for a fundraising event held by the Fukien Benevolent Association of America. Compared to the time of his mayoral campaign, Liu looked much more relaxed, apparently very confident about the current campaign. His Chinese has also improved a lot. He gave a three…

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

…Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) There are more African Americans and Hispanics than Chinese among workers in the fast-food industry. But many in the Chinese community believe the July 21 decision of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 per hour will affect Chinese workers soone…

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Deputy Mayor Liu? Chinese Media Dissects Defeat

East Asian, Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics September 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm

…se and Korean media at his campaign office in Chinatown to talk about these issues. The session was reported by Rong Xiaoqing in Sing Tao Daily the following day: The screens of the seven computers were all black. The few telephones were all quiet. Posters with the name John Liu and his giant pictures were all piled up against the wall by the door side. The microwave and coffee machine which had been chirping the entire summer to provide energy t…

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Criticized, City Council Member Chin Holds Firm

East Asian, Manhattan, Police, Politics December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily) After the murders of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, City Council member Margaret Chin has come under criticism from many of her Chinese constituents for her earlier call for the indictment of Chinese police officer Peter Liang in an unrelated case. Chin said on Dec. 23 that she doesn’t only represent Chinese, and that her opinion on Liang’s case hasn’t…

Brother Biao and homeless guests singing on the dais at The Boathouse in Central Park (Photo by Mike Lu)

Essay: What Did Brother Biao Do Wrong?

East Asian, In the News, Manhattan, Opinion June 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Brother Biao and homeless guests singing on the dais at The Boathouse in Central Park (Photo by Mike Lu via Sing Tao Daily) Eccentric Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao, known as “Brother Biao” among the Chinese, came to New York and treated 250 or so local homeless at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on June 25. He also promised to offer them $300 each. Chen often does similar stunts in China. Every time, he triggers waves of neg…

Sheldon Silver speaking last October, with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials looking on, after the signing of the 25 mph bill. (Photo by NYCDOT, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown Friends Still Support Silver

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics January 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Sheldon Silver speaking last October, with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials looking on, after the signing of the 25 mph bill. (Photo by NYCDOT, Creative Commons license) Sheldon Silver’s arrest Jan. 22 immediately became a hot topic in Chinatown. Many Chinese said that no matter what mistake the speaker of the Assembly made, he did help Chinatown a lot. Some old friends of his still believe he is innocent, that the ongoin…