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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.

CA to scale back $77b high-speed rail project

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday the state will dramatically scale back a planned $77.3 billion high-speed rail project that has faced cost hikes, delays and management concerns, but will finish a smaller section of the line.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/14 20:43:40

SoCal alumni association of top university celebrates Chinese lunar new year

The Southern California alumni association of a prestigious Chinese university celebrated the Chinese lunar new year at Holiday Inn Hotel in El Monte on February 9. Attended by nearly 100 alumni, the event featured traditional Chinese food, performance and a raffle, aiming to boost its alumni network and cater to the diverse needs of its members.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 20:38:41

120th Golden Dragon Parade held in LA

The 120th Golden Dragon Parade kicked off Saturday in Chinatown of western US city of Los Angeles, providing a festive outdoor atmosphere to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 20:38:40

Chinese runner to finish pole-to-pole trek

When it comes to extreme endurance challenges, names like Lizzy Hawker, current world record holder for running from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu, and Dean Karnazes, an American who ran continuously for 350 miles, are popular examples of what humans can achieve. In comparison, Chinese names are rarely mentioned when such endurance challenges are discussed, but that will soon change as a Chinese runner is on his way to complete the unthinkable.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 22:28:40

LA teachers strike shows failure of America's public school system

The six-day Los Angeles teachers's trike that left 600,000 students in limbo ended on the night of January 23 after a new agreement reached hours earlier which enables teachers to return to work a day after. The strike has revealed the failure of the American public school system.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 22:23:40

2019 Rose Parade held in Pasadena

Floral floats and marching bands took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 130th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day and millions more watched on TV.
Source: AP | 2019/1/3 22:33:40

The tide is turning: racists, bigots and sexists finally being held accountable

It might seem odd to think, but there was a time when being sexist, bigoted and racist was not only normal - but something that was accepted by the public. What's even more shocking is that these behaviors were commonplace within the last 20 years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/3 22:33:39

No country can dominate Africa

What is the meaning of this new US strategy? Where are China-Africa relations headed?
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 19:38:32

Chinese students in US overwhelmed by soaring tuition fees

Paying for education is expensive. As tuition fees for foreign students have risen substantially in recent years, many Chinese students at US universities and colleges are feeling the pinch and are unhappy about it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 22:43:40

Search Angels of Paradise

They have become known as the Angels of Paradise. But there is nothing ethereal about them.
Source: AP | 2018/12/13 22:38:43

Boyle Heights Christmas Parade

The second annual Boyle Heights Christmas Parade is held on Sunday in Los Angeles. The procession featured several local groups, including Los Abuelitos de Boyle Heights, and children who participate in LA City Parks and Recreation programs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 22:38:42

On-demand streaming changing our habits

Ask anyone these days what they watched on television last night and most people, particularly millennials (22-37 years of age), will tell you they did not watch anything because they were ensconced in some other content they had downloaded to their favorite electronic device.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 23:03:44

Children return to school

Eight-year-old Bella Maloney woke up next to her little brother in a queen-size bed at a Best Western hotel and for breakfast ate a bagel and cream cheese that her mother brought up from the lobby.
Source: AP | 2018/12/6 23:03:44

LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show, one of the world's largest auto shows, kicks off in LA Convention Center. Electric cars are making a bigger impression than ever before.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 23:03:43

US to appeal judge's order barring asylum restrictions

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would appeal a federal judge's order halting a presidential proclamation that prevents certain immigrants from seeking asylum. The US Department of Justice filed a notice that indicated it will appeal the order to the ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 22:13:43

Communities mourn the loss of media pioneer Xie Yining

Xie Yining, chairman of China Press, a well-known Chinese media organization in the US, was shot and killed at his office in Alhambra, California on November 16.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 22:08:43

Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Chinese traditional lantern float appears in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday. The Parade is an annual event that takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the Hollywood community in Los Angeles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 22:08:42

GM slashes thousands of jobs in tech shift

Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and US auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation.
Source: AP | 2018/11/29 22:08:41