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3 hrs ago | Free Republic

Sexist or helpful? Chinese women drivers get big, pink parking spaces

It's 2014. We should be well beyond the "women can't drive" sexism. But at one Chinese shopping mall, this clearly isn't the case.


Related Topix: Chinese-American

7 hrs ago | SFGate

Andrea Nguyen shows what makes banh mi so special

Harry Lam wraps up sandwiches to go at Sing Sing, a Tenderloin cafe catering to older Vietnamese men on July 11, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Vietnamese-American, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

11 hrs ago | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Allendale Columbia Offering Unique Chinese/American Summer Experience

This summer Allendale Columbia School will welcome Chinese students between the age of 7-17 for a week of immersion and cultural exchange.


Related Topix: Chinese-American, Rochester, NY, University of Rochester

12 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

Chinese firm buys Quixote winery for $29m

The Stag's Leap vineyard, owned by organic winemaker Carl Doumani, was purchased by Jinta Vineyards and Winery, a Chinese-owned private firm registered in the US, according to reports by Wine Spector.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Vietnamese-American, Contra Costa County, CA

16 hrs ago | The Millions (A Blog about Books)

Our Own Personal Superhero: Gene Luen Yang and The Shadow Hero

His graphic novel Level Up portrayed a young Asian American man destined for medical school who secretly dreamed of playing video games.


Related Topix: The Last Airbender

20 hrs ago | Sojourners

Courtesy of Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society

In my pastoral counseling class in seminary, the professor played a video of a counseling session of a black couple.


Related Topix: Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, The Jeffersons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Japan, World News,

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Peterborough: Meditation Center gets OK to build temple

After a weekend visit to the site of a proposed Buddhist temple near the former Temple Mountain ski area, Zoning Board of Adjustment members on Wednesday approved a special exception and a variance request, allowing the Temple Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center to move forward with its plan for a temple that could accommodate up to 75 people.


Related Topix: Peterborough, NH, Vietnamese-American, Wilton, NH, Milford, NH

the Scarlet Ibis, Timur and the Dime Museum and More Set for...

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Korean-American, Award, Recreational Vehicle

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Affirmative Action = Discrimination Against Asians, NYC Schools Edition

The problem, in the eyes of some, is that black and Latino students are increasingly underrepresented at the elite schools.


CBS News

McDonald's, KFC operations in China affected by food scandal

Two Chinese men walk past a billboard advertising U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's, in Yichang, central China's Hubei province.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Life, Food, Fast Food, Chinese-American, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Yum Brands

The Japan Times

Chores, charges and chin-wags: the chonaikai ties that bind

Most foreign residents in Japan have probably been called upon to perform duties with a neighborhood association - known here as a chA naikai or jichikai .


Related Topix: Japan Travel, Travel, Asia Travel, Japanese-American


NYC's push to change elite high school admissions

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for changing the admissions criteria of NYC's elite high schools , arguing that relying solely on a single exam "creates a "rich-get-richer" dynamic that benefits the wealthy, who can afford expensive test prep.


China Daily

Women trade empower ideas

Women leaders in politics, business, and design from the United States and China voiced their different opinions on how to empower women and move ahead in the workplace at a recent symposium held at the United Nations in New York.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Chinese-American

Thanh Nein News

Vietnam cops charged of taking bribes to abet car smuggling

Prosecutors in the south central province of Phu Yen have pressed bribery charges against four people including two policemen for illegally importing 12 cars without paying more than US$580,000 in taxes.


Related Topix: World News, Vietnam, Vietnamese-American,

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Vallejo Times-Herald

Hundreds celebrate Teeyan festival at Dan Foley Cultural Center Sunday

Traditional folk songs are sung onstage by women of the local Indian community as they perform at Sunday's Teeyan festival at Vallejo's Dan Foley Cultural Center.


Related Topix: Indian-American, Vallejo, CA


Fil-Am wants to tap Pinoy actors for Hollywood films

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Hollywood actor Michael Copon is known for playing the role of Mathayus in Universal Picture's "Scorpion King 2." The 31-year-old Filipino-American actor broke into Hollywood as Blue Ranger in the TV series Power Rangers in 2001.


Related Topix: Virginia Beach, VA, Filipino-American

The Washington Post

In Virginia's 10th Congressional District, Republicans focus on minority outreach

Barbara Comstock, the Republican nominee in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, recently appeared before an audience of Korean Americans in Tysons Corner, the kind of gathering the GOP is targeting as it seeks to revive the party in the commonwealth and beyond.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Korean-American, Tysons Corner, VA, Fairfax County, VA, Manassas, VA


Kawasaki Motors launches Barako II

FOR the hardworking men whose everyday lives are spent on the road - the tricycle drivers, the delivery boys, and all the other motorists - it takes great focus and intense drive for them to reach their dreams.


Related Topix: Filipino-American

Daily Times

India's mothers-in-law get bad rap in new book

NEW DELHI Young Indian women fear and loathe her. Soap operas showcase her iron-fisted rule.


Related Topix: World News, India, Indian-American, Wedding

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Review: Briones shines bright in bleak 'Miss Saigon'

If Lea Salonga was the breakout star of the original production of the West End production of "Miss Saigon" when it premiered in London in 1989, another Filipino is making headlines for the revival of the Vietnam War musical 25 years later.


Related Topix: Filipino-American