When the Philadelphia Orchestra performed in China in 1973, the musicians found the audience's enthusiasm muffled. Forty years later, they felt like they were performing for a crowd at a football game.
The father of a Chinese-Canadian woman whose body was discovered in a hotel's rooftop water tank in downtown Los Angeles said he is unsatisfied with the autopsy conclusion that his daughter accidentally drowned.
Latest statistics have revealed that international students contribute more than $20 billion to the US economy every year, of which more than $4.4 billion comes from Chinese students. The economic benefit from foreign student education is becoming a new highlight in the US economic recovery.
The Asia Society's annual corporate survey is a good gauge of how Asian Pacific Americans (known as APAs) feel about their career-growth prospects in the world's largest economy. The organization's latest report, however, goes into new territory by finding that APAs now view acceptance of their distinct cultural traits in the workplace as their major requirement for job satisfaction.
Zhang Xiulan, dean of Beijing Normal University's School of Social Development and Public Policy, addressed graduates of the University of California, Berkeley, both as an alumna and the latest recipient of the school's Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award.