Chinese Migrants Face Perilous Journeys En Route to the U.S.

Last week, the bodies of eight Chinese nationals were discovered off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, after their boat capsized along a route often used by migrants attempting to reach the U.S. This is the latest example of an...

Further Doubt Cast Over Ping Fu’s Memoir

When successful entrepreneur, Obama adviser and immigrant success story Ping Fu published her memoir Bend, Not Break in late December, it initially met with much critical acclaim. After a positive review from Forbes was...

Ping Fu Defends Memoir After Chinese Netizens Attack

Ping Fu, CEO of 3D software developer Geomagic and innovation adviser to President Obama, released her English-language memoir Bend, Not Break on December 31. The book traces her journey from oppressed youth during China’s...

Chinese-Canadian Activist Dies in Vancouver at 105

The Vancouver Sun reports the death last month of Charlie Sang Now Quan, who spent his 90s campaigning against two discriminatory immigration policies of the early 20th Century: the $500 head tax he paid on his arrival in Canada...

More Wealthy Chinese Go For Green Card

From China Daily: Investment immigration becomes more popular than previous years, agencies say More Chinese rich people join the trend to pursue American permanent residency by making investments in the United States. But they...

Wayne Wang’s ‘Princess’ Paves Way On Internet

The San Francisco Chronicle writes on the release of “The Princess of Nebraska,” a film centering on the experiences of two Chinese immigrants in America. Thirteen films opened in San Francisco on Friday, ranging...

Chinese American Students And The Communication Gap

From Sing Tao Daily via New America Media: At the end of his first day of school in 1995, Xiaohua Zhang, a nine-year boy who had recently immigrated from China, told his mom cheerfully, “My classmates gave me a new English name...

Hong Kong Limits Pregnant Chinese Women – Sylvia Hui

From AP via LA Times: Pregnant women from mainland China who are near their due date will be turned away at Hong Kong borders if they cannot prove they have appointments in the city’s hospitals, officials said Tuesday. The number of births by mainland Chinese women in Hong Kong nearly doubled in 2005 — from […]



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