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Year of the Rat stamp

The Year of the Rat Forever stamp was released with a first-day issue and a brooch pin on January 11, 2020, by the US Postal Service at the Lunar New Year Street Festival 2020 in Monterey Park, California. This is the 3rd time the US Postal Service released the Year of the Rat stamp since 1996.

PG&E blackouts reveal mismanaged concern over public safety

Recovery efforts are still underway in Northern California from last year's Camp Fire that devoured the Town of Paradise and most of nearby Magalia and Concow. Upon the eve of the first anniversary of the worst fire in state history, the company who was found responsible is in the headlines again, and for similar reasons: public safety.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 21:03:41

Girls three times more likely to be victims of cyberbullying

If you thought that as a society we were getting on top of the relatively new phenomenon of cyberbullying you would be sadly mistaken.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 23:18:40

Great Pacific Airshow

The Great Pacific Airshow in Huntington Beach, California was open to the public for three days from October 4 to 6. This year's airshow featured the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the UK's Red Arrows and Canada's Snowbirds.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 23:13:40

Surviving a mass shooting the wrong path to US citizenship

Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. The bill created the U nonimmigrant status program. Known as the "victim's visa," it was designed to provide visas to undocumented immigrant victims of rape, spousal abuse, trafficking, and other qualifying crimes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 21:13:41

Horse dancing

Girls dance at the dancing horse show at the Industry Hills Expo Center near San Gabriel Valley, US on Sunday. The event, held from September 13 to 15, features multiple rounds of traditional competitive Spanish horse dancing.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/19 20:38:43

College admission scandal reveals moral breakdown in US

When a high school student applies for college, affordability plays a significant role. Among wealthy families for whom money is no object, there are no boundaries. Academic qualifications do not factor into the equation. It's more of a process than a trend, and one that has been in place since the first higher-learning institution was founded.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 21:38:40

Saying no to violence

Hundreds of Chinese-Americans, international students and scholars from China jointly hold a gathering to condemn the riots in Hong Kong, on August 25 in Barnes Park, City of Monterey Park, California.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/5 21:33:40

How Trump's immigration reform will affect new immigrants

The Trump administration announced an immigration reform plan that aims to enhance national security and reshape the US immigration system. The US government will replace its generous and open immigration policy with a so-called merit-based system.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/25 18:13:40

Footvolley tournament

Footvolley players play during the California Footvolley World Championship tournament that is being held from August 17 to August 25 in the City of Huntington Beach, the US on Monday. Created in Brazil in 1965, footvolley is a technical sport that is generally played by professional soccer players who use the sport as an effective way to improve their overall fitness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:48:41

Chinese-American player keen to grow NFL in China

Taylor Rapp, who is just the second Chinese-American player ever to be drafted by a team in the National Football League (NFL) in the US, has revealed he plans to take a leading role in helping to grow American Football in China by holding football camps in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 22:13:40

Victims remembered

Mexican Americans and Latino immigrants prey in the Our Lady Queen of Angeles Church on Sunday, in Los Angeles to remember those who lost their lives or were wounded in mass shootings in the states of California, Texas and Ohio.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 22:08:40

Working goats

Firefighters use working goats to devour fuel for wildfire in Orange County, the US on July 20. Once the goats are on-sight, there is no need for fuel intensive heavy machinery or toxic chemicals.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 21:58:40

Earthquake inspection

Engineers from the Public Works of Los Angeles county check the structure of the Gerald Desmond Bridge connecting the 47 Highway in the City of Long Beach on July 13 after the strong earthquakes rated 6.4 and 7.1 respectively on July 4 and July 5 hit Kern County, Southern California.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 20:28:41

Summer Splash

Summer Splash is brought to hundreds of kids by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks for free at the Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles on June 21.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 22:38:39

Many frustrated Chinese EB-5 investors want their money back

This year, proposed reforms to the EB-5 program were rejected again by the US Congress. In April, Washington announced that wait time could be up to 15 years for Chinese investors, which has prompted withdrawals of EB-5 applications by Chinese investors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 21:38:40

Experiencing 5G

People watch a video during an AT&T Shape event at the Warner Bros Studios in Los Angeles on Sunday. AT&T Shape, held from June Saturday to Sunday, is the place for people to check out what is in store for 5G, mixed reality, virtual reality, augmented reality, interactive exhibits and innovations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 21:33:43

Chinese Americans encouraged to take part in 2020 US Census

The 2020 US Census is expected to be launched on April 1, 2020. It will be in an e-form with options in 13 languages to make it more convenient for participating residents.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 21:18:40

Chalk festival

People watch a chalk mark at Paseo Colorado Shopping Center, Pasadena on Monday. The Pasadena Chalk Festival from June 16 to 17 just made Father's Day weekend a little more colorful, with hundreds of street painters making their chalk marks at the shopping center.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 21:13:41