Abstract: From Angel Island rife with heart-rending immigrant stories to The Chinese Exclusion Act that prevented the Chinese ethnic group from immigrating to the United State, from a time when the Chinese immigrants were too vulnerable to make their voice heard to a time where China rises and becomes one of the largest economies in the world, we have heard and witnessed a tremendous transformation. A few months ago, Mayor de Blasio made Chinese Lunar New Year a school holiday, and citizens of Chinese descent celebrated the deeply important cultural observance with fireworks, lion dances to show the respect and recognition the holiday has long deserved.
While modern China remains one of the biggest economies in the world, the lives of Chinese immigrants in New York City was rarely recognized by many of the China-born millennial generation that are pursuing studies or career in New York. On Feb 27, we will have distinguished guests--a group of notable Chinese journalists based in New York--to present a panel talk at the Columbia University (Hamilton 602) to share their unique experiences and findings over the years reporting on the Chinese community.
Distinguished guests include:
Rong Xiaoqing is a reporter for the Chinese language Sing Tao Daily in New York. She also writes for various English and Chinese language publications in the U.S. and China, including the New York Daily News, the South China Morning Post and China Newsweek. She writes different columns for Fortune magazine’s Chinese edition, Global Times’ English edition and Tencent website. Rong has won multiple awards from CUNY, New America Media, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Deadline Club. She was a grant recipient of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the California Health Endowment.
Yuhan Liu, is most known for her major contribution to the New York Times’ “unvarnished” series: the Price of Nice Nails– a 13-month investigation into the nail salon industry and exposed abusive practices in it. Besides drawing tremendous attention from hundreds of media around the globe, the reporting led to New York Governor Cuomo’s signing Bill of Rights into law to protect immigrant workers. Previously, Yuhan worked for New York Observer and China Daily as a reporter, editor and video producer; now she runs HAN Media, a communications firm located in Times Square. During her reign at China Daily, she co-authored a book titled: Chinese Enterprises in the United States, with her former colleagues. Ms. Liu also contributed content to The Real Deal and China Press, and still writes for Juwai.com and a few leading wechat public accounts in China.
Xie Yi, , author and producer at the reputable SinoVision, has been reporting on the greater New York area heavily focusing on the Chinese community for the past four years. Besides presenting the highest level of professionalism in front of the camera, Ms. Xie generously devoted herself into charity and initiated the “Wepawsnyc”, a project that aims to raise money for the homeless with pets.
Maoqi Li, the chief of Chinese Unit in UN Radio from 2015 to present, he worked as chief of New Anchors Unit /news anchor of the English Channel in China Central Television (CCTV) for 4 years.
Asian American Satellite TV, Chicago, USA
Chief of News Desk/ news anchor
China Central Television (CCTV)
Anchor of China Business Guide
The event is hosted by Columbia University Asia-Pacific Development Society and NYCMASTER. Sponsored by HAN Media, a communications firm in New York aiming to help Chinese companies further develop businesses in US through media relations. Related Company, an American privately owned real estate firm in New York City.
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Date: 2/27/2016 Sat
Venue: Hamilton 602
Snacks and soft drinks, etc..