Chinese Lunar New Year, which this year falls on January 31, has been celebrated in public schools and government offices in Maryland for eight years now. And Xiaohui He, former president of the Coordination Council of Chinese-American Associations, had a lot to do with it.
Does Spike Jonze's new movie, Her, a tale of a man who falls head over heels for his computer operating system, pander to US mistrust of China? Or does it merely use Shanghai as a stand-in for the Los Angeles of the near future to make an important point about how people interact in a high-tech society?
The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas debuted PANDA!, a first-ever Chinese show to take up residency in Las Vegas, on Jan11. The 47-member troupe led by acclaimed Chinese director An Zhao opened to worldwide audiences just two weeks before the Chinese New Year.
"By performing the role I am in now, I am able to serve as a bridge between people, helping people better understand China," said Y. Ping Sun, now university representative of Rice University, wife to Rice president David Leebron, a full-time mother of two teenagers and a part-time lawyer.
Chinese visitors and locals partaking in New York's New Year's festivities were in for a surprise when Sun Guoxiang, consul general of China in New York, and US Congresswoman Grace Meng led a stage actor playing Confucius through the streets of Times Square.
When the feminist hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick quickly garnered a conversation about the marginalization of Asian women, it also provoked the counter-hashtag #AsianPrivilege questioning whether Asian Americans could genuinely speak to the experience of discrimination.
A delegation of more than 20 leaders from 19 Chinese universities put their heads together at the Consulate General of China in Houston last Dec 19 to figure out ways to entice Chinese PhD graduates at US universities to come back to China.
Chinese immigrants in New York will soon outnumber immigrants from the Dominican Republic, currently the largest immigrant group in New York, according to a new report from the Department of City Planning.