Merriam-Webster has updated its entry on “Chinese restaurant syndrome,’’ a term many Asian Americans saw as antiquated and even racist. The phrase was previously defined as a legitimate illness brought on by food seasoned with monosodium glutamate but “especially Chinese food.’’ Merriam-Webster.com said symptoms include numbness of the neck, arms and back as well as […]
By Ruth Bayangz NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY David Chan of Everett asked, “When can an Asian American reporter not be treated like a foreigner?” Chan emailed the Northwest Asian Weekly, pointing out President Donald Trump’s combative exchange on May 11 with CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang during a White House news briefing. Jiang had asked Trump […]
ROSS, PA. (AP) — The shooting deaths of a researcher who was studying the coronavirus and another man appear to have been a murder-suicide, authorities said. Bing Liu, 37, was shot multiple times on May 2 in the head, neck and torso in his townhouse in Ross. The apparent shooter, Hao Gu, 46, of Pittsburgh, […]
Maryland’s first lady Yumi Hogan is already hugely popular in the state’s Asian American community.
By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are increasingly hostile to China as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the U.S. and global economies and after three years of Trump administration antagonism toward the country. The nationwide poll released on April 21 was conducted last month by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. […]
The spread of the COVID-19 virus, nationwide stay-at-home orders, and social distancing guidelines have forced the U.S. Census Bureau to suspend field operations until Apr. 15.
By WILL WEISSERT WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on April 8, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable […]
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang drew backlash for urging fellow Asian Americans to display more “American-ness.” In a Washington Post editorial on April 1, he called on them to avoid confrontation and do acts of goodwill like volunteering and helping neighbors. “Being ‘the good Asian’ has not fared well for Asian Americans,” said Cynthia […]
The reports are out there. A student in Singapore beaten. A Vietnamese curator excluded from an art event in London.
By MEG KINNARD COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on March 19, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and a video posted to Twitter, Gabbard offered her full […]