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Fighting for The Dream: A Book about Chinese-American Veterans

East Asian, History October 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

In this story from Sing Tao Daily, Victoria Moy, the granddaughter of a WWII veteran from Chinatown, uncovers the history of Chinese-American veterans from WWII to Afghanistan – and tells why for her grandfather, serving in the military was the happiest time of his life.

Phil Gim points out Ron Kim's attendance at the June press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Candidates Spar Over HS Test Issue

East Asian, Education, Politics, Queens October 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

Legislative proposals to reform the Specialized High School Admissions Test have generated contention between incumbent Ron Kim (D) and challenger Phil Gim (R), who are vying for the State Assembly seat in Flushing, according to articles from Sing Tao Daily.

Zongli Lu (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Strumming a Single String Lute for Straphangers

Culture, East Asian, In the News September 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

Zongli Lu, originally from Canton, China, has revived an ancient art by playing a single string lute at the Chinatown subway station, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Fuzhou moooncake eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Tasty Fuzhou Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Culture, East Asian, Food, Traditions September 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

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.

Kathy Hochul talking to community representatives at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Photo by Catherine Li via Sing Tao Daily)

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.

Houses being rebuilt affect the characteristics of the neighborhood. (Photo by Yukuang Chan via Sing Tao Daily)

Tensions in Queens as Chinese Rebuild Houses

East Asian, Housing, Queens July 29, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

In Queensboro Hill, Chinese homeowners who rebuild houses are drawing the ire of neighbors who say the changes are damaging the neighborhood’s harmony, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Nancy Tong will soon be the first Chinese elected representative in Brooklyn (Photo by Jane Zhang via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Endorsed for Leadership in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics July 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

If Nancy Tong, a community liaison in Bensonhurst, wins the post of female Democratic district leader in the 47th State Assembly District, she will be the first Chinese Democratic leader in the borough, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Steven Ng (right) with his lawyer (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Trust, Lies and Public Housing in Chinatown

Crime, East Asian, Housing, In the News July 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm 1 comment

A Chinatown man suffering from kidney disease says he got pulled into a fraudulent scheme to take “fees” from individuals seeking apartments in public housing, according to Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo by Yi Yi Huang via World Journal)

John Liu Garners Chinese Support Across NYC

Brooklyn, East Asian, Manhattan, Politics July 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

Based on two fundraisers recently held by John Liu – one in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan – it’s clear that Liu has extensive Chinese support in his race against Queens District 11 state Sen. Tony Avella, World Journal and Sing Tao Daily report.

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Chinese Restaurants Ready for Shark Fin Ban

East Asian, Food, In the News July 7, 2014 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Chinese restaurateurs shrugged at the new prohibition on shark fin sales, doubting that customers would insist on them for banquets, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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 0 comments

A Chinese “philanthropist” misunderstands the nature of giving, and is himself misunderstood, according to an essay in Sing Tao Daily.

Scene of a court hearing. (Production photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Watching the Opera of Pvt. Danny Chen’s Life and Death

Culture, East Asian, In the News June 20, 2014 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

The premiere on June 14 provoked strong reactions, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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 0 comments

A photography exhibit that just opened at the Museum of Chinese in America explores families’ acceptance of their LGBTQ members, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Half a year after the tragedy, the Zhuo family is still in pain. (Photo by via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Struggles After Tragedy

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian, In the News June 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

His wife and children brutally murdered half a year ago, Yi Lin Zhuo is having difficulty finding shelter and employment, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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

The Unspoken History of a Chinese Family

A trove of documents will be showcased at the New York Historical Society this fall.