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Michelle Yeoh Named Grand Marshal of SF Chinese New Year Parade

posted by Randall

Michelle Yeoh Official PhotoSan Francisco is turning to the stars to usher in the Year of the Dog.

Veteran actress Michelle Yeoh has been named the grand marshal of this year’s Southwest Chinese New Year Parade & Festival.

It’s the first time in the parade’s 150 plus year history that a celebrity has served in this role.

Yeoh … Read more

Chinese American

SF Chinatown Lights Up the Night in Latest Effort at Revitalization

posted by Randall

SF Chinatown Lanterns
 
Efforts to revitalize San Francisco Chinatown is once again turning to the nightlife.

KTVU reports red lanterns are lighting up the night to bring vibrancy to the community after dark.

Merchants complain Chinatown empties as early as 3 p.m.

It’s hoped adding the colorful lanterns will give people a reason to come to Chinatown … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Chinese Brit Dies from Injuries from Brutal Stabbing in San Francisco Robbery

Chinese Brit Dies from Injuries from Brutal Stabbing in San Francisco Robbery

posted by Louis Chan
Paul Tam

Paul Tam was in the middle of planning a move from England to the United States when he was killed during a robbery in San Francisco

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A Chinese tourist from Britain stabbed in the head one month ago during a robbery near San Francisco’s Japantown has died.

If you … Read more

Blogs

Dec 17, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Learning from the Children of Japan

Learning from the Children of Japan

posted by Randall
Tokyo School boy

School boy in Tokyo

Text & Photos by Tony Lee
Travels with Tony

I have been in Japan for nine days. I find that I can learn a lot about a country from observing the children. Japanese kids are well-cared for, healthy and extremely well behaved. A normal school day starts around 8 o’clock but … Read more

Travels with Tony

Aug 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Bangladesh Is a Country Better Left for the Locals

Bangladesh Is a Country Better Left for the Locals

posted by Randall

Bangladesh Traffic in DhakaBy Tony B Lee

Coming from peaceful Bhutan, I was totally unprepared for Bangladesh. Cool mountain temperatures turned into 90 degree lowland heat, the 700,000 Buddhist population changed to 7 million Muslims just in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka alone and a slow pace of life became one that was ferocious and relentless. The crush … Read more

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Jun 13, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Seattle Times/AP: Crackdown Proposed on Sale of Counterfeit Luxury Goods in NY’s Chinatown

Seattle Times/AP: Crackdown Proposed on Sale of Counterfeit Luxury Goods in NY’s Chinatown

posted by Randall

 

luxury goodIt’s a fairly well known fact among tourists that you can get counterfeit brand name luxury hand bags and other items in New York’s Little Italy and Chinatown.

City Council woman Margaret Chin says that has to stop and now she’s proposed a fine of $1,000 and a jail term of a year in … Read more

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