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San Jose set to open $33-million, 37,000-square-foot Vietnamese American Service Center
Santa Clara County will open the first Vietnamese American Service Center in the nation on Saturday.Opening ceremony: The county will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the center at 2410 Senter Road, near Little Saigon in San Jose.San Jose is home to ove
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NBA player ignites Chinese outrage for calling Xi ‘brutal dictator,’ ‘Free Tibet’ messages
An NBA player has earned the ire of Chinese fans and authorities after posting pro-Tibet messages on social media.   Speaking out: Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter announced in a video posted on Wednesday that he was adding his voice to “speak out against what is happening in Tibet under the C
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‘I’m an American, I do what I want’: ‘Squid Game’ VIP actor once ranted, advocated dating Thai women
Geoffrey Giuliano, the actor who plays one of the controversial VIP characters in the latest hit drama “Squid Game,” was previously filmed going on a rant in a supermarket in Thailand. Users online are now calling him the “real life” version of his villainous character. The supermarket inci
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Upcoming DC Comics live-action ‘Batgirl’ movie to cast trans Asian American woman
HBO Max’s upcoming “Batgirl” movie is currently looking to cast a trans Asian American woman for a supporting role.Awaiting: On Oct. 14, Kate Ringsell Casting tweeted an open call for an untitled DC project under Warner Bros, which is suspected to be for character Alysia Yeoh, according to Scr
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Workers flood the streets of Seoul wearing ‘Squid Game’ attire to protest for better working conditions
South Korean union workers recently took to the streets to demand job security while wearing costumes from the hit show “Squid Game.” Call for better working conditions: On Wednesday, around 80,000 members of the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) came out to protest across the c
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Korean ballerina is the first Asian to reach ‘star dancer’ rank at Paris Opera Ballet in its 352 years
Park Sae-eun is the first Asian ballerina to reach the highest rank at the Paris Opera Ballet in its 352-year history.Danseuse étoile: On June 10, South Korean ballerina Park Sae-eun made history not only for herself but also for the Paris Opera Ballet when she became the first Asian woman to achie
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Asian talents including BTS, Blackpink, Olivia Rodrigo land 2021 MTV EMA nominations
The 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards have unveiled the nomination list for 2021, and many Asian talents are featured across multiple different categories.K-pop nominees: On Oct. 20, the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) announced this year’s nominees which include many K-pop acts such as BTS, Blackpink,
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Orlando activist leads campaign for AAPI history to be part of Florida K-12 curriculum
Mimi Chan never learned about the history of Asian American and Pacific Islanders while going to school in Central Florida. She hopes to have AAPI history implemented statewide so future students will have that opportunity.How it started: Mimi Chan, an Orlando activist and teacher at Wah Lum Kung Fu
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LA County reports 76% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in the past year
Los Angeles County has reported a 76% growth in anti-Asian hate crimes in the past year.The stats: On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) released a report documenting the increase to 44 recorded incidents in 2020 from 25 in 2019.The data was compiled and analyze
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‘Aggressively Asian face’: Right-wing host draws outrage over racist insult of Asian American Bay Area reporter
When KPIX 5 reporter Betty Yu went on air to cover In-N-Out’s vaccine checks, she never imagined the story would go viral because of racist remarks about her appearance.Racist remarks: Yu was the target of racist verbal abuse by BlazeTV hosts Steven Crowder and Dave Landau when they exchanged disc
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‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ star, ex-girlfriend apologize after abortion scandal erupts in South Korea
For days it was only rumored that “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” star Kim Seon-ho was the elusive “Actor K” that an anonymous woman online claimed to have demanded her to get an abortion. But on Wednesday, the actor confirmed the accusations when he apologized in a statement released by his agency.T
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Viet immigrant businessman says Oklahoma police ‘illegally’ confiscated over $130,000 of his money
While on their way to buy a plot of farmland, Nang Thai and Weichuan Liu say Oklahoma police “illegally” confiscated the over $130,000 in cash they were carrying after pulling them over on Interstate 40.What happened: The two New Mexico businessmen were driving along Interstate 40 at 2 a.m. on A
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Lisa Ling talks aftermath of receiving death threats, what its like being a journalist covering anti-Asian hate
Award-winning investigative journalist and CNN host Lisa Ling tackles a history of anti-Asian rhetoric in the U.S. while adding a personal lens on the hate she and her children have experienced during the pandemic in the first episode of the newest season of her docuseries, “This Is Life With Lisa
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Lisa Ling talks aftermath of receiving death threats, what its like being a journalist covering anti-Asian hate
Award-winning investigative journalist and CNN host Lisa Ling tackles a history of anti-Asian rhetoric in the U.S. while adding a personal lens on the hate she and her children have experienced during the pandemic in the first episode of the newest season of her docuseries,’ “This Is Life With L
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‘Initially I was gutted’: ‘Squid Game’ VIP actors respond to criticism of their acting
Warning: Contains spoilers.The actors who played the VIPs in Netflix’s “Squid Game” have responded to the widespread criticism of their performances in the show. Negative feedback: As “Squid Game” rose to fame, the actors behind the golden-masked VIPs received an overwhelmingly critical r
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Japanese company aims to introduce tipping culture to Japan with ‘tip tickets’
A Japanese company has launched an effort to introduce tipping culture across Japan to motivate employees and help restaurants that suffered losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Culture introduction: Tip Project is a new Japanese enterprise backed by several Japanese celebrities, including best-selling
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Asian Americans dominate 2021 US Chess Championships, Wesley So joins Bobby Fischer in successive-win club
The 2021 U.S. Chess Championship winners are Asian Americans Grandmaster Wesley So and International Master Carissa Yip.The Grandmaster: On Oct. 19, Filipino American Wesley So made history by winning back-to-back titles at the U.S. Chess Championship, reported MSN.The grandmaster won again this yea
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‘Life is Strange: True Colors’ review bombed by Chinese gamers upset over in-game Tibetan flag
Square Enix’s “Life is Strange: True Colors” was review-bombed last month by Chinese-speaking players after they noticed the Tibetan flag in-game.What happened: The Tibetan flag was discovered flying on the entrance of the shop named Treasures of Tibet in the game, according to PC Gamer. The f
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2 Chinese diners refuse to pay restaurant bill after being allegedly angered by US national anthem
Two Chinese men reportedly left a restaurant in California without paying because a group of Chinese American diners sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” during an event.What happened: The incident occurred inside a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles on Oct. 13, according to World Journal, as transla
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AAPI groups send letter to San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin urging him to recognize anti-Asian hate
Nine Asian American and Pacific Islander advocacy groups sent a letter to San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin asking for him to acknowledge hate crimes against AAPIs.Letter: The California Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Cal-APABA) authored a letter, also co-signed by seven other lo
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