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How I Made It: Stephen Cheung went from cutting threads in a sweatshop to cutting global trade deals
The gig: Stephen Cheung, 37, is president of World Trade Center Los Angeles, which is charged with promoting local businesses overseas and attracting foreign investment to the region. Before that, Cheung worked as director of international trade for the Port of L.A. and served as an aide to two...
1177 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles County California China Chinese language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Los Angeles
Eat like a Chinese! Beijing 4-year-olds pressed to give up spoons, master chopsticks
When news surfaced last month that Panda Express was considering introducing a new half-fork, half-chopsticks plastic utensil known as the chork, reaction among American patrons of the Chinese fast-food chain was swift and largely enthusiastic: Finally, a common flatware for the both the deft and...
274 points by Los Angeles Times | People's Republic of China China Overseas Chinese American Chinese cuisine United States Culture Chinese New Year Mandarin Chinese
Why all eyes are on Southeast Asia
Not to be outdone by North Asia, which hosts major events like Art Basel every year, Southeast Asia is rapidly growing its own art fair line-up.
233 points by CNN | Thailand Art Southeast Asia Bangkok Philippines Vietnam Asia Overseas Chinese
China Box Office: ‘xXx’ Holds Off Newcomers ‘Sing’ and ‘La La Land’
“xXx: Revenge of Xander Cage” held off new releases “Sing” and “La La Land” to win its second successive weekend at the Chinese box office. Starring Vin Diesel and giving prominence to Donnie Yen in local marketing, the film clocked up $26.6 million in mainland Chinese theaters according to data from Ent Group. After 10... Read more »
225 points by Variety | Vin Diesel China XXx Saturday Sunday North America Overseas Chinese XXx: State of the Union
The Big Picture : The People vs. America
As Donald Trump takes office, we trace the historical trajectory that has exposed the myth of the American Dream.
22 points by Al Jazeera English | United States Chinese American Chinese Exclusion Act Southeast Asia Chinese American history Overseas Chinese Islam Central Asia
Zambia Fights a Slithering Scourge to Its Corn Crop
Since late last year, armyworms—so called because they march in large formations and leave behind destruction—have invaded a third of Zambia’s 3.5 million acres of cornfields, and the army is fighting back to head off a potential hit to the economy.
34 points by The Wall Street Journal | Military Africa Zambia Southern Africa Overseas Chinese South Africa Namibia Botswana
Clip of Trump’s granddaughter singing spreads on Chinese web
BEIJING — A brief video clip of Donald Trump’s granddaughter singing in Chinese is circulating to strong approval on the internet in China, even while some criticized the U.S. president’s failure to send greetings for the Lunar New Year. The clip posted by Trump’s daughter Ivanka shows 5-year-old Arabella Kushner singing best wishes for the...
1825 points by New York Post | People's Republic of China President of the United States George W. Bush Overseas Chinese Bill Clinton Currency Ivanka Trump Chinese language
Triggering Article 50
Did UK MPs represent their constituents in parliament over Brexit?
237 points by Al Jazeera English | United States Chinese American Chinese Exclusion Act Southeast Asia Chinese American history Overseas Chinese Islam Central Asia
S Africa probes David Mahlobo links to rhino smuggling
Police launch investigation after Al Jazeera report raises serious questions about South African security chief.
282 points by Al Jazeera English | Jacob Zuma Rhinoceros South Africa Mpumalanga Thabo Mbeki Al Jazeera Special Police Unit Overseas Chinese
China says family cut off funds to get most wanted graft suspect back
BEIJING (Reuters) - Family members cut off funds and were lobbied by senior members of the Chinese community in the United States as part of efforts to get China's most-wanted graft suspect to give herself up, the ruling Communist Party's corruption watchdog said on Thursday.
-2 points by Reuters | United States China Overseas Chinese Reuters Thomson Reuters Chinese language Han Chinese Chinese American
Chinese rock gods carved into mountains
Artist Du Kun juxtaposes traditional Chinese values and modern western ideas in his massive oil paintings, which depict Chinese rock stars embedded in traditional mountaintop temples.
1477 points by CNN | Rock music Yunnan Han Chinese Confucianism Overseas Chinese Tang Dynasty Taoism Religion in China
Would you swap your sneakers with a stranger?
For the past three years, a one day event in South Africa has drawn in thousands of shoe lovers in pursuit of one thing: the perfect sneakers.
65 points by CNN | South Africa Africa Zimbabwe Cape Town 2003 Cricket World Cup Indian Ocean African Union Overseas Chinese
Well Go USA Scores China’s ‘God of War’ for North America
Well Go USA has acquired rights in North America, and other English-speaking territories to Chinese-language film “God of War.” The period action extravaganza stars Sammo Hung and Vincent Zhao. The film is currently in post-production and set for a release in March 2017. Well Go also acquired rights for the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.... Read more »
26 points by Variety | United States Chinese language Developed country North America English language Overseas Chinese Hong Kong China