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  1. 'Shrimp Boy' lawyer: Prosecutors went easy on S.F. Mayor Ed LeeRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | San Francisco Chronicle

    In an explosive court filing, lawyers for a former Chinatown gang leader said Tuesday that the FBI has accused San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee of taking bribes but that federal prosecutors gave Lee and his allies a pass while targeting the mayor's political opponents, including former state Sen. Leland Yee. Attorneys for Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow provided documents from a long-running federal undercover investigation to support their allegations that Chow, charged with running a Chinese American community organization as a racketeering enterprise, was being selectively prosecuted for political reasons.


  2. Craig Lister: Gangster nicknamed 'Bin Laden' because of his ...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    A gangster with a lust for violence so extreme he was dubbed "Bin Laden" has been caged for 22 years. He was involved with savage robberies, high-value heists from pregnant women and he elderly and a raid were the group threatened to take a couple's baby.


  3. Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Confiscated Ivory displayed at Zurich Airport in Kloten on Tuesday, Aug. 4 , 2015. Swiss authorities say customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania.


  4. Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory taken from up to 50 elephantsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Mashable

    Customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania, contraband that may have come from up to 50 elephants, Swiss authorities said Tuesday. The ivory was found during a security check on July 6 and packed in eight suitcases, Switzerland's customs authority said.


  5. Haynes val from New Orleans accepted into HarvardRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago |

    Jessica Ding of New Orleans, 2015 valedictorian of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, was recognized by the school as the only Chinese American from New Orleans, to be accepted to Harvard University. The Harvard Gazette, the official news source of Harvard University, said April 1 that 2,081 students were selected for admittance from 37,307 applicants for the 2015-19 class.


  6. Swiss seize Chinese trioa s Beijing-bound ivory haulRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Standard

    Swiss authorities say customs officials at Zurich airport have seized 262 kilograms of ivory that three Chinese men had dispatched from Tanzania. Switzerland's customs authority said the ivory _ found during a security check on July 6 and packed in eight suitcases _ had an estimated black market value of about 400,000 francs.


  7. Pennsylvania resident guilty in Chinese test-taking plotRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Republic

    A Chinese citizen who lives in western Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges she used phony passports to take English-language fluency tests used for college entrance purposes for two other Chinese women, including one now enrolled at Virginia Tech. Yunlin Sun, 24, of Berlin, is one of 15 Chinese citizens who were indicted last May in the scheme.


  8. China volleyball chief in corruption probeRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

    China's sweeping drive against corruption has again turned to the country's sports programs, with the head of the national volleyball program the latest to be targeted. The ruling party's corruption watchdog said in a statement Tuesday that Pan Zhichen has been placed under investigation for "serious violations of discipline and law"; the standard term used for corruption.


  9. Another mea culpa: City Council resolution regrets 1800's...Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... made, of course, that Washington and Seattle have long been "moving forward together." Election of a young Chinese-American in the 1960's, Wing Luke, signaled a long-overdue revitalization of the Seattle City Council. Luke was to die tragically in ...


  10. Seattle issues gesture of regret over 1800s anti-Chinese lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    The Seattle City Council approved a resolution Monday expressing regret for legislation passed in the 1800s that discriminated against Chinese immigrants. Laws passed by Washington Territory, which became Washington state in 1889, barred Chinese people from voting, owning land and giving evidence in court cases that involved Caucasian people, according to the council.


  11. The truth about Asian Americans' successRead the original story

    Yesterday |

    Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the country. But not for the reasons you think.


  12. The secret to Asian Americans' successRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CNN

    Jennifer Lee: Asian immigrants do well in the United States largely because of "ethnic capital" -- institutions such as info-sharing networks and tutoring She says this help passes from educated to low-wage workers; American schools should provide similar help to other immigrant groups Jennifer Lee is professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and the author, with Min Zhou, of "The Asian American Achievement Paradox," published by the Russell Sage Foundation. Follow her on Twitter: @JLeeSoc .


  13. 5 Things You Need To Know About The Chinese/American Feature 'Rock Dog'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Cartoon Brew

    The country's new crop of animated films are shattering box office records and setting new standards of quality; the only thing they haven't done yet is reach Western filmgoers. That will change with Rock Dog , a Chinese-produced film intended for global export.


  14. Residents Forced Out of Washington, D.C.'s ChinatownRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Planetizen

    Can a neighborhood still call itself Chinatown when everyone living there is wealthy and white? Beset by rapid gentrification, longtime residents of D.C.'s Chinatown fight to keep their homes. Expensive new condos loom over Chinatown's Friendship Archway in Washington D.C. Amid such vigorous gentrification, residents worry as "an ethnic enclave of mom-and-pop storefronts [will] be transformed into a kitschy block where Chipotle is written in Chinese characters - and luxury condos and glittering nightspots."


  15. Jeff Jacoby:Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Jewish World Review

    Japan's less-than-wholehearted remorse for its World War II-era atrocities has long been an unhealed wound in its relations with its neighbors. The bruise is throbbing anew with the approach of August 15, the 70th anniversary of the announcement of Japan's surrender .


  16. Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | MedlinePlus

    Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows. The study of thousands of Chinese women aged 40 and older found that those who exercised roughly 80 minutes a week as teenagers had a 16 percent lowered risk for death from cancer and a 15 percent lowered risk for death from all causes.


  17. Chinese American Civil War soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday |

    Two that we know of fought at the Battle of Gettysburg . Corporal John Tommy, Company D of the 70th New York, USA, was a terrible casualty at Gettysburg, losing both his arms and both his legs in the fighting at the Peach Orchard.


  18. Court ReportRead the original story

    Sunday | Samoa News

    MATAGI LELILI'O JAILED IN IMMIGRATION ID SCAM Matagi Lelili'o, one of the two people charged for involvement in issuing fake immigration identification cards to four Chinese women on separate occasions was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and sentenced to ten days in jail as part of her two-year probation. Chief Justice Michael Kruse handed down the sentence.


  19. Chinese Special Olympic participants celebrate Beijing 2022Read the original story

    Sunday |

    ... win and I will watch China's performance on TV at that time." Zhang Sujiu, the leader of Roundtable of Chinese-American Organisation, said that it was not easy for Beijing to hold an excellent Summer Olympics and win the chance to host a Winter ...


  20. Jeff Jacoby: China has its own horrors to atone forRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    The bruise is throbbing anew with the approach of August 15, the 70th anniversary of the announcement of Japan's surrender . China's ambassador to Tokyo revived the topic July 23, when he pointedly advised Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - who plans to deliver a speech marking the anniversary - to convey genuine contrition for the suffering caused by Japan's aggression.