By Anjana Sundaram New America Media Wei Chen describes himself as the “quiet, academic type” when he first came to America in 2006. Upon entering South Philadelphia High School, he barely spoke English and hoped to disappear under the radar, while he adjusted to his new environment.
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By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SUNAN, North Korea (AP) — It’s an unlikely sight: hundreds of ostriches, a bird native to sunny Africa, squatting and squabbling in the morning chill on a sprawling farm in North Korea. Even stranger: In winter, some wear quilted vests.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s online population soared to 485 million as of the end of June, as use of mobile phones to surf the web spreads, an industry group reported Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Australia sealed a pact Monday, July 25, to swap refugees in a contentious new strategy aimed at deterring asylum seekers from undertaking perilous boat journeys to Australia. The deal will see Australia send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia over the next four years in exchange for Australia resettling […]
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Eunuchs in India are demanding an end to discrimination against them and access to government welfare programs.
The face of American education from K-12 to higher education is quickly experiencing changes set by the fast-paced growth among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) — a population that is expected to reach nearly 40 million by 2050.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created new draft standards to improve the monitoring of health data by race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status.
Radio Hankook has started accepting registrations for “The Second K-Pop Contest for Non-Koreans.” The event will be held at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma on Sept. 24. This contest is open to all non-Korean U.S. residents, ages 12 and older.
On July 7, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell applauded committee passage of a comprehensive trade package, including free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia, as well as an extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) through 2013.
Many refugee youth have lost hope because of civil war or persecution in their home countries. Recently, the need has increased for foster homes for refugee teenagers and sibling groups from Congo, Burma, Bhutan, and Somalia.