Elderly man, 79, set on fire in Honolulu Chinatown
Police are searching for a suspect accused of setting an elderly man on fire in Honolulu’s Chinatown on Tuesday morning. The attack, which was captured by a surveillance camera, occurred at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza in the 100 block of N. Beretania Street at around 8 a.m. Honolulu police are searching for a suspect who allegedly set an elderly man on fire in Chinatown on Tuesday morning.news.yahoo.com
Power plays in commissioners court, the week in politics, and Cheech Marin (April 6, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Wednesday's show: We learn about some recent strife in Harris County Commissioners Court, we discuss the week in politics, food writers discuss their favorite places to eat in Chinatown and Katy Asia Town, and we chat with comedian Cheech Marin.houstonpublicmedia.org
‘Loyal’ Chinese restaurant worker shot multiple times trying to protect business from armed robber
A restaurant worker in Las Vegas’ Chinatown is recovering after being shot multiple times in what appeared to be an attempted burglary last week. What happened: Chengyan Wang was deep-cleaning Shanghai Taste in the 4200 block of Spring Mountain Road when a man broke in around 3 a.m. on Dec. 20. The suspect, identified later as Rashawn Gaston-Anderson, shot him seven times, according to KSNV.news.yahoo.com
‘I’ll never forget you’: Over 100 people gather at spot where Woom Sing Tse was killed to hold vigil for 71-year-old mainstay of Chinatown
Woom Sing Tse's children spoke of his love for ping pong and his long days as a restaurant worker toiling to provide for them. The 71-year-old was gunned down Tuesday in Chinatown while out on a walk to buy a newspaper.chicagotribune.com
Family and friends remember grandfather who was gunned down in Chinatown
A beloved 71-year-old grandfather out for a walk in Chinatown was gunned down by a man who shot at him 22 times, including as he lay helpless on the ground, according to prosecutors, leaving his family demanding justice. Alphonso Joyner was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a revoked firearm owner’s identification card in the death of Woom Sing Tse, who is being remembered as a great family man who lived the American Dream after emigrating from China 50 years ago.chicagotribune.com
Decades-old San Francisco Chinatown jewelry store faces closure after losing $250,000 in burglary
A 38-year-old jewelry store in San Francisco’s Chinatown is on the brink of permanent closure after losing $250,000 worth of goods from burglars two weeks ago. The burglary: On Nov. 16, thieves broke into Long Boat Jewelry on Grant Avenue at around 4:20 a.m. and stole $250,000 worth of merchandise in just three minutes, reported SF Chronicle. According to owner Rosita Young, it was the second time their store was targeted, with the first burglary occurring 30 years ago.news.yahoo.com
Solomon Islands violence recedes but not underlying tension
Violence has receded in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government has shown no signs of attempting to address the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, including concerns of the country’s increasing links with China.
‘Enough is enough’: Oakland Chinatown leader calls on Newsom to declare state of emergency over string of violent crimes
A community leader in Oakland’s Chinatown has urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a local state of emergency to help end violence in the neighborhood and across the city. Background: The Chinatown has suffered a series of violent crimes in recent months, many of which targeted Asian Americans. As recently as Saturday, a daylight robbery near the corner of 8th and Franklin Streets left a Good Samaritan with gunshot wounds.news.yahoo.com
Older couple robbed after being followed home from Roseville Galleria, police say
A shopping trip turned into a terrifying situation for a couple in Roseville on Thursday. Police said thieves followed them home after their trip and robbed them. The Roseville Police Department said it happened just before 3 p.m. The couple had left the Roseville Galleria and gone home, and as they pulled into their garage, two men pulled up from behind, robbed them, and took off. See more in the video above.news.yahoo.com
'No Vaccine for Racism': Asian New Yorkers Still Live in Fear of Attacks
NEW YORK — The surveillance video captures a brutal scene: A woman is thrown down a flight of stairs and smacks into the subway platform violently enough to fracture a bone in her face. It was May 28, and the woman, in her 60s, was among dozens of people attacked during a spate of anti-Asian violence this year. It may not even have been the first such attack by the suspect, John Chappell, a law enforcement official said. Two months earlier, Chappell, who had dozens of prior arrests, had been susnews.yahoo.com
Man Charged With Hate Crime for Punching Asian Woman in NYC’s Chinatown Has 40 Prior Arrests
A homeless man charged for sucker-punching a 55-year-old Asian woman in New York City’s Chinatown has a lengthy rap sheet, including multiple arrests for arson and assault in the past year. The latest: Alexander Wright, 48, was charged with multiple crimes for Monday’s incident, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. on Bayard Street. A video of Wright's arrest, posted by community activist Karlin Chan, shows the suspect blaming the victim for hitting him, but witnesses were quick to debunk his claim.news.yahoo.com
Man Who 'Specializes in Killing Asian People' Arrested After Assaulting Asian Cop in SF
A man who "specializes in killing Asian people" was arrested after attacking an Asian female police officer in San Francisco's Chinatown on Friday. What happened: The man came for the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officer when she tried to detain him for his alleged claim. The incident, which was caught on surveillance video, occurred near Clay and Kearny Streets by Portsmouth Square just before 7 p.m.news.yahoo.com
Cook defends App Store, China policies as Epic vs. Apple wraps up
In his first testimony in a courtroom trial, Apple CEO Tim Cook calmly and methodically defended the App Store's business model and other policies that Fortnite maker Epic Games says violate antitrust law.Between the lines: While Cook is the biggest name to testify at the 3-week trial, the verdict will likely hinge on which side's economic experts were most persuasive to Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers — who will ultimately determine the relevant market and whether Apple has a monopoly that it abused.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDriving the news: Cook took the stand for several hours beginning Friday morning, aiming to justify the "walled garden" approach Apple has taken with its App Store. Cook also testified that he believes the App Store is profitable but insisted that Apple has never fully allocated related R&D costs so he can't say how profitable. Epic's witnesses have asserted that the App Store's profit margins could be on the order of 70 percent to 80 percent.On cross-examination, Cook was forced to defend some of Apple's most controversial moves on privacy, including its operations in China, where its cloud services are run by a business tied to the Chinese government.Of note: Epic is seeking to force Apple to allow third-party app stores as well as alternative payment options to the App Store's in-app payments mechanism. After both sides finished their questions, the judge pressed Cook on what the harm would be for Apple to offer more choice in payment systems. Cook said that Apple would have to monetize its intellectual property in other ways. The judge then added that games seem to produce a disproportionate share of App Store revenue while other app developers pay little or nothing.One of the most revealing moments Friday came before Cook's testimony, as the judge expressed some skepticism over the 30% commission structure that has become pervasive on many app stores.The big picture: As we've reported, much of the case hangs on how the judge decides to define the market at issue. Epic argues that Apple has a monopoly on the iOS App Store and is illegally insisting developers use only its in-app payment mechanism. Apple argues that the App Store should be seen as just one of many places users can access games, along with the Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation and more.What's next: Closing arguments are slated for Monday, though in this case observes are expecting a more free-flowing debate involving the judge and the parties, rather than the familiar prospect of dueling prepared statements.A ruling could take weeks or months.Go deeper: Epic's long game against AppleMore from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freenews.yahoo.com
Suspect arrested in Oakland robbery, assault that left 75-year-old Asian-American man brain dead
Oakland, California — Police here announced an arrest Tuesday in an assault and robbery that critically injured a 75-year-old Asian-American man. An official in Oakland's Chinatown community told CBS San Francisco the victim was brain dead from the critical injuries he suffered in the attack. Authorities have been trying to address attacks on older Asian citizens in San Francisco, Oakland and elsewhere. In a two-week span in February, authorities recorded 18 crimes against Asian-Americans around Oakland's Chinatown, according Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. Representatives of Oakland's Chinatown community say the victim was shoved to the ground and suffered life-threatening injuries.cbsnews.com
Asian-owned small businesses saw an outsized pandemic impact last year
A small business owner in Chinatown, San Francisco Source: CNBCThe neighborhood has seen a downturn due to a lack of tourism not only in Chinatown, but the Bay Area at large. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce says the ZIP code that houses most of Chinatown saw 75% of its storefronts become nonoperational at some point last year. "Covid-19 had a huge impact on tourism, which represents a major portion of San Francisco's income — 25.8 million visitors come to San Francisco [annually]," said Rodney Fong, president and CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. More than 70,000 loans were made to Asian-owned businesses for a total of $3.9 billion in 2021. Chinatown, San Francisco Source: CNBCMinority-owned businesses are more likely to be non-employer firms and advocates say lenders may have been less incentivized to make smaller loans to these smaller businesses under the PPP as written last year.cnbc.com
Hate crime charges filed against suspect in stabbing of Asian American man in NYC
Hate crime charges have been filed against the suspect accused of stabbing a 36-year-old Asian American man in New York City's Chinatown on Thursday, the New York Police Department confirmed to CBS News. That comes as activists are calling for more hate crime charges to be filed in the spate of recent violence against Asian Americans. According to advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate, more than 3,000 hate incidents have occurred since the beginning of the pandemic. In January, President Biden signed an executive order condemning racism and xenophobia towards Asian Americans. When asked how else Mr. Biden would support Asian Americans, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said he would support "additional action on the local level or federal level."cbsnews.com
People celebrate Lunar New Year in Chicago
People celebrate Lunar New Year in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood on Feb. 21, 2021. The Year of the Ox (4719) was inaugurated with lion dances instead of the traditional parade due to the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants and stores made offerings of lettuce or oranges and gave red envelopes (hong bao) containing gifts to the lions to receive good luck, health and fortune in the new year.chicagotribune.com
Attacks on older Asians stoke fear as Lunar New Year begins
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, a masked worker cleans a street in the Chinatown district in San Francisco. O'Malley said older Asians are targeted because of the stereotype that they don't report crimes due to language barriers. Her office is investigating whether the attacks were racially motivated and has launched a special response unit focused on crimes against Asian Americans, especially older Asians. Meanwhile, the attacks have prompted volunteers to offer to walk older residents to their cars or homes after shopping. They also donated thousands of dollars to help him buy a personal alarm device that will be distributed to older Asians in the community.
Popular deep-fried, stuffed Korean-style hot dogs coming to Bellaire Food Street this fall
HOUSTON – This fall, an in-demand delicacy of Korean street food is coming to the Bellaire Food Street, a food hall in Houston’s Chinatown, according to Eater. Known for its deep-fried hot dogs on a stick, Myungrand Hot Dog is opening a rebranded outpost, Two Hands, at 9393 Bellaire Street. The restaurant will feature the popular hot dogs, which are stuffed with unusual fillings such as rice cake, crispy potatoes and squid ink. Myungrand Hot Dog has more than 700 locations in Korea and has opened 15 locations in the United States since 2018. The Bellaire Food Street will feature a number of popular street foods, including Korean fried chicken, spicy hot pots, and fancy popsicles, according to Eater.
Meet the Sugar Land native becoming a rising talent in the indie film world | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Meet the Sugar Land native becoming a rising talent in the indie film world | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: July 13, 2020, 2:27 pmThe action-packed dark comedy "Lucky Grandma" has been getting rave reviews, and one of the co-writers of the film is a Sugar Land native. Her name is Angela Cheng, who shared details about the movie and how she made it into the film world after graduating from Clements High School.
Linda’s Tropical Fruits will give you a taste of the tropics right here in Houston
HOUSTON – The mangosteen, jackfruit, sour-sop, and the KING fruit durian...have you ever tried any of these exotic fruits? If so, then you know they might be a little hard to find in your typical grocery store. About 3 years ago Linda Nguyen had a strong craving for them, but couldn’t locate any in town. That’s when she opened up Linda’s Tropical Fruits to bring all these fruits to Houston! Linda’s Tropical Fruits is currently open for business as usual, while maintaining all of the new health and safety regulations.
Linda’s Tropical Fruits will give you a taste of the tropics right here in Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Linda’s Tropical Fruits will give you a taste of the tropics right here in Houston | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: May 15, 2020, 2:07 pmJust in time for summer, head over to Linda's Tropical Fruits to get some delicious, rare fresh fruits.
In Houston’s Chinatown, restaurants plan to feed front-line workers during the pandemic
HOUSTON – As Debbie Chen sees it, being one of Texas’ first responders or essential workers is no picnic. To help, Chen, a co-owner of Shabu House in Houston, and several other Asian American community leaders in the state’s most diverse city have devised a plan. The goal: Collect $100,000 to divvy between (hopefully) 20 restaurants — including Shabu House — in Houston’s Chinatown. “We’re supporting Asian restaurants and supporting first responders at the same time,” she added. And a seed was planted for the initiative underway now: one that can help not only Asian restaurants but help first responders, too.
Score a cheap and delicious 5-piece meal for two at Houstons Teacup Cafe
Owned and operated by Annie Hu, Teacup Cafe has served tea, coffee and authentic Taiwanese food for nearly 14 years. One of these deals includes the $25 for 5 promo. At Teacup Cafe, customers can pick an appetizer, one rice dish, one noodle dish and two drinks for $25. Teacup Cafe is also offering a happy Monday through Friday where customers get 20 percent off their entire order from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.At Teacup Cafe, Hu wants to make sure all her customers are satisfied. If this is your first time drinking tea or trying Taiwanese food, she encourages customers to ask questions. Teacup Cafe is located at 8300 West Sam Houston Parkway, Suite 126.
The art of noodle pulling at Niu Yi Zui Lamen in Chinatown
HOUSTON – Nui Yi Zui Lamen came to Houston 5 years ago with very traditional food from China’s northwest region. Their most popular dishes include hand-pulled noodles, an art that dates back to over 100 years. Their very experienced chef can pull the noodles into 8 different sizes with his hands. Lamen’s meaning in Chinese: LA is the motion of pulling, and MEN means noodle. Watch as we give noodle-pulling by hand a try!
The art of noodle pulling at Niu Yi Zui Lamen in Chinatown | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
The art of noodle pulling at Niu Yi Zui Lamen in Chinatown | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: March 4, 2020, 3:38 pmNui Yi Zui Lamen came to Houston 5 years ago with very traditional food from China’s northwest region. The most popular dishes include hand pulled noodles, (an art that dates back over 100 years) oil splash noodles, and dry noodles. Their very experienced chef can pull the noodles into 8 different sizes with his hands.
Here’s how you can show your support for Chinatown and get a free beer
HOUSTON – Following the coronavirus outbreak, Houston Chinatown businesses have been suffering amid rumors of the disease in the area. In an effort to help some of the struggling Chinatown businesses, Axelrad Beer Garden is putting out a call to action for people in the Houston area. The craft-beer joint shared a post on Facebook asking people to go show Chinatown some support. In return, Axelrad “will give you a canned beer for your receipt showing you ate a meal at any Chinatown restaurant or any business in the Chinatown area,” according to the post. The beer garden is encouraging other businesses to also do the same and encourage their customers to also support Chinatown.
'Very challenging’: Chinatown businesses are losing customers due to coronavirus rumors, owners say
HOUSTON – A rumor of a possible case of coronavirus that spread across social media has been keeping customers away from many businesses in Houston’s Chinatown, business owners say. She says the restaurant business is hard enough without fear of the virus causing panic. On Thursday, business owners, community leaders and health officials joined State Representative Gene Wu to encourage the public to stop by businesses in Chinatown and to remind the community to watch out for misinformation. There have been no coronavirus cases in Houston, Harris County or the state of Texas so far. Wu and the community leaders in attendance announced the creation of a special task force to deal with and discourage the spread of coronavirus rumors and to help businesses in the community who need it.
Coronavirus rumor leads to loss of business for Chinatown supermarket
HOUSTON – The JUSGO Supermarket was open for business despite rumors that an employee at the store had come down with the novel coronavirus. It affects our supermarket, it affects Chinatown business and everybody gets scared," Chen said. KPRC 2 reached out to the Houston Health Department about the rumors. In this case, it seems to be the Chinese community,” said Scott Packard, a spokesman for the Houston Health Department. He said it was the health department’s standard procedure to avoid commenting on suspected cases because it leads to misinformation.
Things to do with kids in Houston’s Chinatown
Hong Kong Food Market (Jill B. Jarvis)2. Ice Cream: Chinatown shops do ice cream well! To start, find rolled ice cream at Class 502 and sea salt ice cream, wrapped in cotton candy at Aqua S! Chinese New Year outfits (Jill B. Jarvis)6. Tao Chew Temple (Jill B. Jarvis)This story was originally published on JillBJarvis.com and is being featured here as part of a partnership with BigKidSmallCity.