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Rich Ting will lead Chinese New Year Parade

Asian American actor Rich Ting will serve as the grand marshal for San Francisco’s upcoming Chinese New Year parade, The San Francisco Standard reports. Ting spent much of his youth in San Francisco.

“It is an absolute honor to be named the grand marshal of the 2023 Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, and I am extremely grateful and humbled to have this opportunity,” Ting said in a release, according to the San Francisco Examiner. “I have always been proud of my Chinese heritage and culture and look forward to celebrating the new year in my hometown of San Francisco. Attending the annual Chinese New Year Festival and Parade as a young boy along with my family, I am beyond words to express my gratitude for including me in such an iconic cultural celebration.”

Before pursuing acting, Ting studied at the University of Hawaii, where he earned a law degree and a master’s in business administration. In an August interview, he said he was grateful for his educational experience.

“You know, I think as I get older, I appreciate it more, I think as we all do,” he told Hawaii News Now. “You know, the relationships I not only established and created with my teachers, my professors, the administration, as well as my peers — they still last today.”

Ting later went on to act in several successful shows like NCIS: Los AngelesChicago P.D. and Salt.

The parade will take place on February 4. Chinese New Year festivities in San Francisco’s Chinatown will officially begin on January 14.

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