Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correctly report that Nathan Chen is the first man to win five consecutive figure skating championships. Michelle Kwan holds the record for the most consecutive U.S. titles at eight and most consecutive U.S. Championship medals at 12.
Chinese American figure skater Nathan Chen remains undefeated, becoming the first man to win five consecutive figure skating championships since two-time Olympic champion Dick Button over 60 years ago.
A Chinese American socialite who mingled with celebrities such as Hillary Clinton reportedly jumped to her death in Hong Kong on Jan. 6.
Luo Lili, 34, plunged naked from her 5,000-foot penthouse while carrying her 5-month-old daughter Aier. Both of them died upon impact.
The estimated 20,000 Chinese Americans who fought under the American flag during World War II have been recently given official recognition by the United States Congress for their patriotism and service.
Leaders from different Chinese American groups have come together to help frontline healthcare workers in Maryland fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with PPE donations.
Coming together: On July 10, business community leaders presented 100,000 KN95 masks to the state of Maryland and Montgomery County to meet the urgent need.
Despite the current climate and the increased number of hate crimes and racially-charged attacks targeted at Asians, Asian Americans are stepping up to combat the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators.
As of Sunday, 69 members of the nonpartisan group have contributed to the fund, which specifically aims to provide personal protective equipment (PPE).
To be honest, I didn’t believe that the virus could come to America. When it first appeared in Wuhan, China, and later spread rapidly and killed thousands, I still didn’t believe it would come here. Not America. I admit I had a “white-superiority” kind of mindset, which is so stupid in hindsight. As you can see from my last name, I am not white. I am Chinese American. I am a world of both. I am also a world of neither.
Viruses don’t discriminate. When later it spread to neighboring countries such as Japan and Korea, I started to worry. But it was only until the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the virus as a pandemic that I seriously started stocking up on food and other essentials. I was initially reluctant to stock on food because I thought it would be alright here. I even scoffed at all the Asian people in my community panic-buying rice at Costco to the point that they sold out. I’m still not sure why I felt that way though. Perhaps, I was too afraid to acknowledge the gravity of the situation.
Chinese American communities in parts of New Jersey have reportedly raised more than $30,000 for medical supplies critically needed in several hospitals to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
The fundraising plan emerged from a few residents on the evening of March 17 and later involved other community members in Warren, Watchung, Green Brook and Long Hill.
Six Chinese American World War II veterans were honored by the Seattle Seahawks in a game against the Minnesota Vikings (37-30) on Dec. 2.
The veterans, namely Gene Moy (102), Thomas Lew (96), William “JB” Chin (95), Calvin Fung (95), William “Bill” Chin (94), and Lip Mar (92), received recognition during the two-minute warning in the first half, with the Seahawks putting aside a part of its in-game promotions.
California just celebrated its first Chinese American Day, marking the first official recognition of Chinese Americans by any state legislature.
Nearly 1,000 attendees gathered on Capitol Building’s West Steps in Sacramento on October 23 to participate in the event. Festivities began with traditional music and Chinese lion and dragon dances, according to Davis Enterprise.
Chinese American Connie Cheung, an applicant who received a highly offensive email a few months ago, has finally found herself a job serving the community.
Cheung now works as a human resources manager for the Chinese Mutual Aid Association, a non-profit group dedicated to helping immigrants adjust in the U.S. by giving them affordable English lessons, immigration assistance, home health care and other assistance, according to Chicago Asian Network.
Production for Marvel’s first-ever Asian-led superhero movie “Shang-Chi” has begun and the studio is allegedly putting out test offers for actors to play the part.
Variety film reporter Justin Kroll has allegedly been told that “Marvel is putting out test offers for a group of men in their 20s for its SHANG-CHI movie” and that the studio “have also been adamant to reps offering up their clients for the role that they have to be of Chinese ancestry no other Asian ancestry excepted.”