The last two former Minneapolis police officers who were convicted of violating George Floyd’s civil rights during his May 2020 killing were sentenced on July 27 in federal court to three and 3 1/2 years—penalties that a judge said reflected their level of culpability in a case that sparked worldwide protests as part of a reckoning over racial injustice.
China cut off contacts with the United States on vital issues on Aug. 5— including military matters and crucial climate cooperation — as concerns rose that the Communist government’s hostile reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit could signal a lasting, more aggressive approach toward its U.S. rival and the self-ruled island.
Cambodia’s ambassador to the United States said that the transfer of 30 antiquities by U.S. law enforcement authorities to his country was a return of the “souls of our culture.”
More than 100 people attended a rally in San Francisco’s Washington Square Park on Aug. 7 to raise awareness and demand change.
Yuh-Line Niou— a former Seattleite who’s running to represent New York’s 10th Congressional District, which includes two Chinatowns—is coming under fire for a July 14 social media post.
Wei Chen wants people who visit Philadelphia’s Chinatown to look through the community’s gateway arch and see the residents chatting in Mandarin on the steps to the apartments above or the vendors selling traditional Chinese food to families walking by, not a giant Philadelphia 76ers arena a block away.
Hollywood film producer Dan Lin—known for movies such as Disney’s live action “Aladdin” and “The Two Popes”—is launching a nonprofit with more than $1 million from the Ford and MacArthur foundations as well as several other philanthropies. His goal is to help more people of color create and produce film, television, digital, and audio projects.
Secret Service text messages from around the time of the attack on the U.S. Capitol were deleted despite requests from Congress and federal investigators that they be preserved, the agency confirmed Tuesday on July 19 in response to a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.
Two Chinese American businesspeople were charged on July 18 with funneling foreigners’ money into political donations that bought entry to an exclusive dinner with then-President Donald Trump so the duo could impress and swindle Chinese investors.
More than 500 years ago, Hawaiians placed four boulders on a Waikiki beach to honor visitors from the court of Tahiti’s king who had healed the sick.