A resort in Cebu, Philippines has issued an apology following a backlash where one of its customers accused the establishment of discriminating against her special needs child.
What happened: A Filipino mother, Mai Pages, left a one-star review on Plantation Bay Resort and Spa’s TripAdvisor page over the weekend, detailing how their staff handled the situation with her special needs child.
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing three new stamps depicting Asian American achievements and culture in 2021.
Announced with 16 other designs, the stamps will feature Japanese American veterans, Chinese American scientist Chien-Shiung Wu and the Year of the Ox, the second in its novel Lunar New Year series.
Lining up for the vaccine: A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that 83% of English-speaking Asian Americans said they “would definitely or probably get vaccinated,” Business Insider reported.
A Filipina British nurse took part in the historic first COVID-19 vaccination in the world, administering the Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine to a patient in the U.K. on Tuesday.
“I’m very proud to be saying to everyone ‘I’m a Filipino British making history.'” – ❤️ pic.twitter.com/clE7KCVfMQ
Tesla released their 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact Report for U.S. operations last week showing that Asian Americans make up more than 20% of their workforce and management, far more than any other underrepresented community.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Asian Americans made up only 6% of the U.S. workforce in 2018. Past data has also shown that in the U.S., Asian Americans are the least likely to be promoted to management positions.
Uncle Roger, the fried rice connoisseur/critic created by U.K.-based Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, recently recorded a reaction to a video he described as “the worst fried rice video.”
South Korea’s Crown Prince Andrew Lee and Princess Nana Lee have bought a $12.6 million French-inspired mansion in Thousand Oaks, California.
The acquisition of the estate in the Hidden Valley community was marked as the most expensive home sale in Thousand Oaks this year, according to the Multiple Listing Service via the Los Angeles Times.
Hua Kuan knows what it’s like to work hard to reach a goal, deciding to pay it forward by giving a teen $1,000 back from a car purchase.
The 35-year-old dentist had listed his car for sale online after his friends had convinced him it was time for an upgrade. Kuan has a special history with the car, a major representation of his family’s history of struggle and hard work. The 2006 Acura TSX was a gift from his blue-collar worker parents for earning a full ride to UC Berkeley, NPR reported.
An Instagram user, believed to be a student at the ESSEC Business School in Singapore, has sparked outrage for posting an image of herself making the racist slant-eye gesture.
Facing backlash: User @louisepzn can be seen wearing a Chinese traditional outfit known as a qipao while doing the gesture meant to insult Asian people.
Hollywood film “Monster Hunter” has been pulled from cinemas in China after a massive backlash over a pun local audiences have deemed to be racist.
The fantasy action, scheduled for a U.S. release on Christmas Day, grossed $5.19 million in its Chinese debut on Dec. 4 before most theaters stopped screening it the next day.
A Chinese-born college football player is now playing for Arizona State University in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the most competitive subdivision of the NCAA Division.
Chinese Pride: He Peizhang, also known as Jackson He, was wearing a jersey with his name written in Chinese when he suited up for the Sun Devils on Saturday night.
TIME has honored a 15-year-old Indian American girl as its first-ever “Kid of the Year” for her creative use of technology to tackle issues such as contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying and opioid addiction.