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

…ial 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…

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

…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) 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…

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…

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?

…o 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

…hoto 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 friend…

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An Immigrant Returns: Comparing Bike Cultures

…o 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 th…

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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 thre…

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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

…keem Jeffries. In Congress, Liu would get the opportunity of wielding power in Washington, D.C. Another story by Rong Xiaoqing in Sing Tao Daily looked at the interactive ballots map compiled by the New York Times and found that Liu’s low performance in the primary might have something to do with the surprisingly low support he got from the African-American community. For a while before the primary, John Liu’s poll number kept at 7 percent. But w…

22 February 2013 - New York, NY [New York City comptroller John Liu takes part in a mayoral candidate forum on the future of mass transit on February 22, 2013.] 02/22/13 Photograph by Brock Stoneham

Liu Aides Entrapped, Say Shocked Chinatown Voters

Crime, East Asian, Elections 2013, In the News, Politics May 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

The Chinese community remains steadfast in their support for John Liu but the guilty verdicts have left many disillusioned with politics. (Photo by Brock Stoneham/Voices of NY) The guilty verdicts of Jenny Hou, former campaign treasurer of Comptroller John Liu, and Oliver Pan, Liu’s fundraiser, shocked all of Chinatown. Many Chinese voters said that although the trial had been going on for a while, they believed the two would be found not guilt…

Opinion: What Praise of Smuggler Sister Ping Signifies

Opinion: What Praise of Smuggler Sister Ping Signifies

The family of Sister Ping performed a ritual for her in front of a restaurant owned by her family. (Photo by Mike Liu via Sing Tao Daily) “A kind person with integrity,” “a female hero,” who “spared no efforts serving her duty,” and “will be remembered by history.” Among Chinese, such high praise is normally reserved for revered national leaders or people who have contributed a great deal to humankind. But this time, the person held in such est…

Leaders promote efforts to narrow the gap between college educations and the high-tech industry. From left to right: Adam Milligan, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Art Chang (speaking), Jukay Hsu, and Elizabeth Hendrey. (Photo via Sing Tao)

High-Tech Industry Seeks to Bridge College and Real-World Gap

Business, Education July 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

…es in the field, by having the companies work directly with college departments, reported Sing Tao Daily’s Rong Xiaoqing. An excerpt from the Sing Tao Daily article, which focuses on Asian-American students, is translated below. In recent years, New York City has been focusing on developing high-tech businesses and has become one of the nation’s high-tech centers, second only to Silicon Valley. The high-tech industry has created many jobs f…

A Leland Yee campaign sign from 2011 when he ran for mayor of  San Francisco. (Photo by Steve Rhodes)

New York Chinese Confused by Leland Yee Case

East Asian, New York, Politics April 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

A Leland Yee campaign sign from 2011 when he ran for mayor of San Francisco. (Photo by Steve Rhodes, Creative Commons license) The unexpected arrest and suspension of California state Sen. Leland Yee shocked the entire Chinese community in the nation. In New York, where Yee held fundraisers in the past and had many supporters, people are even more stupefied. Some related this case to that of former City Comptroller John Liu’s struggle during his…

No sane New Yorker will eat in Chinatown? Customers and Chinese restaurants owners disagree

Uncategorized August 19, 2002 at 12:00 am

…nt inspector’s anti-Chinatown comment, Manhattan borough president calls Health Department, which apologized, by Xiaoqing Rong, Sing Tao Daily, 20 August 2002. Translated from Chinese by Xiaoqing Rong The Health Department restaurant inspector’s comment against Chinatown restaurants, after being disclosed by a story in Sing Tao yesterday, triggered more anger among Chinese community. Manhattan Borough President Virginia Fields also showed her…

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…