Thursday 19th October 2017,

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Community battles new owner over Chinese Cultural Center

posted by Gabi Wy

Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center protest

By Gabi Wy
AsAmNews Intern

When Elizabeth Mann served as developer for the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center in 1997, painstakingly recruiting the best of the best from China to build the center, she never imagined anyone would want to tear it down.

However, new company and building owner True North made clear its intentions to … Read more

Chinese American

Protesters Rally at New York Art Gallery Over “Racist” Exhibition

posted by Randall
James Cohan Gallery Protest

Photo by Corky Lee

Dozens of protesters entered an art gallery in New York’s Chinatown to protest an installation there they consider racist.

The group said in the statement the work by Omer Fast at the James Cohan Gallery reinforces “racist narratives of uncleanliness, otherness and blight that have historically been projected onto Chinatown.”

The … Read more

Chinese American

Los Angeles Chinatown Tenants Protest “Illegal Rent Increases”

posted by Brittney Le
Chinatown rent protest, LA

Photo by Brittney Le

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Angry Chinatown tenants walked out of their apartment Saturday morning in Los Angeles accusing their landlords of illegal rent increases of as high as 50 percent and unfair treatment.

The building at 651 Broadway is owned by Elaine, Howard and Robert Chan. Accompanied by members … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

UPDATED: Chinatown Restaurant Hit with Federal Labor Complaint

posted by Louis Chan

Shi Lin XiangBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

(This story has been updated with more specifics about the federal complaint. The Flushing Workers Center says this is a discrimination complaint and not a complaint about back wages, as we originally reported.)

A federal complaint has been filed against a Flushing, New York restaurant accused of discriminating against … Read more

Chinese American

Is Expansions A Good Idea For Oakland’s Chinatown?

posted by Tanvi Wattal

Chinatown Oakland

Photo by yussefThe3rd


Oakland’s Chinatown is one of the earliest pan-Asian communities in North America with settlement dating back to 1850. Members of the community have recently started to make plans to expand. Although it is already a vibrant and active neighborhood with crowded restaurants and a plethora of small businesses, many buildings … Read more


Aug 15, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

Trump’s Immigration Policy Would Have Kept Out My Father

posted by Randall
William Wong & Family

The author (standing) with his father, mother and nephew in a booth at their Oakland Chinatown restaurant in the late 1940s. Photo courtesy of William Gee Wong collection.

By William Wong
New America Media

My father came to America from China in 1912, the 30th year of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and somehow he was … Read more

Chinese American

Jun 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Rejected Chinatown Development in Vancouver Faces Possible Revival

Rejected Chinatown Development in Vancouver Faces Possible Revival

posted by Olivia Wolf

Vancouver Chinatown
A Green Party Councilor is urging the city of Vancouver, British Columbia to turn a site originally proposed for a condominium project into mostly housing for senior citizens, reports News 1130.
The Beedie Development Group originally planned to develop the site on the 100 block of Keefer Street into 106 market housing … Read more

Chinese American

“Real F*ck Up” in Hotel Opening of Chinatown Opium Den

posted by Louis Chan

Hotel 50 Bowery
A new hotel just opened in New York Chinatown is apologizing after publicizing one of its bars as an opium den, reports DNA Info.

It didn’t take long for the backlash to hit the Hotel 50 Bowery.

“As someone who lives here and as someone with neighbors and family in the community with … Read more

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Wraps Up 38th Year
May 23, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Wraps Up 38th Year

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration Wraps Up 38th Year

posted by ShirleyNLew

Photos & Video By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

On Sunday, Mott Street between Canal and Chatham Square in Manhattan, Chinatown was closed for the 38th annual Asian American Pacific American Heritage Celebration from the Coalition of Asian and Pacific Americans, also know as CAPA. There was food, cultural performances, and children’s activities Read more

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May 5, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Ten Victims Freed in Massachusetts Sex Trafficking Raid

Ten Victims Freed in Massachusetts Sex Trafficking Raid

posted by Randall

Photo by Devon Buchanon

Five suspects have been arrested and 10 Asian sex trafficking victims freed after raids in Boston’s Chinatown, Quincy, North Reading and Cambridge in Massachusetts, reports the Boston Herald.

The victims being sold for sex worked 12 hours a day and spoke very little English.

Prosecutors say the women were taken … Read more


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