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  LATEST NEWS FOR APRIL 2001

We are fine-tuning the integration of the content from Asian American Artistry into US Asians. If you would like to be one of our "beta testers" - please feel free to contact us HERE.

As a reward for those who will help us, we will be providing prizes - courtesy of Kiana Tom.


FEATURED ARTISTS

In light that Easter is in April, we would like to take this opportunity to profile and support noteworthy US Asian / Asian Pacific American Christians within our communities

These artists/leaders are Pastor Ken Fong and Phillip Kim.

To find out more about them, read a review of Pastor Ken Fongís book "Pursuing the Pearl" and Phil Kimís article "Jesus Christ Asian Superstar"

If so inclined, please support them by purchasing Pastor Fongís or purchase Phil Kimís latest c.d.


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In the past, the companies that have worked with our events have included Pacific Bell, L.A. Dodgers, The Gas Company, Denny's Restaurants and AT&T Wireless.

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TIMELINE

IN 1869
Memphis TN conference of plantation owners proposed substituting Chinese labor for black slaves.

IN 1871
Nineteen Chinese were massacred in Los Angeles. October 24 marked the worst incident of Anti-Chinese violence in America up to that time.

IN 1912
Native Sons of the Golden State established lodge in LA Chinatown to defend civil rights of Chinese Americans. Name is changed in 1914 to Chinese Americans Citizens Alliance.

IN 1917
All-Japanese Company D, 1st Hawiian Regiment of Infantry, is formed in Hawai'i to serve in World War I. There were, also, Chinese Americans also served in WWI.

IN 1917
All Asian immigrants except for Japanese and Filipinos banned by order of Congress.

IN 1918
Servicemen of Asian ancestry who had served in World War I receive right of naturalization.

IN 1927
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the laws passed by the Hawaii Legislature to control the Japanese Language Schools

  • Act 152 (Apr. 1925)
  • Act 171 (Apr. 27, 1923) and
  • Act 30 (Nov. 24, 1920)
    were all unconstitutional.

    IN 1929
    Unemployment rates in Chinatown rose to 50% during the Depression.

    IN 1947
    Truman grants full pardon to the Japanese Americans who had been convicted for resisting the draft while they and their families were held in concentration camps.

    IN 1949
    5000 highly educated Chinese in the U.S. granted refugee status after China institutes a Communist government.

    IN 1949
    FBI arrests the Hawaii Seven for communist activity. Their fines and jail terms are overturned in January 1958.

  •       OUR GOALS

    The purpose of this section is to provide the following:
    OPPORTUNITY
    to discover more about the dreams of US Asians / Asian Pacific Americans
    UNDERSTANDING
    our reasons for our fears and our hope for our future and
    UNCOVERING
    little known historical information that are not often illustrated in today's books


    APA & MEDIA NEWS

    CTHD WINS AWARDS
    Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" wins four Oscars!

    CROUCHING TIGER #2?
    Ang Lee is already planning for a follow-up to his hit. He admits that there will be additional problems because of the original's success.

    1ST "OPENING DAY" MLB ASIAN PITCHER
    Chan Ho Park, of the L.A. Dodgers, is the first Asian pitcher to be the starting pitcher in an "Opening Day" major league league ballgame.

    1ST CHINESE-MADE HOLLYWOOD FILM
    "Pavilion of Women" is the first Hollywood film by a Chinese producer. It will be shown worldwide on April 20, in both English and Chinese. Investors include Universal Pictures and Silver Dream Production that co-stars William Dafoe.

    A DYING "FLOWER DRUM"
    As reported in the LA Times (March 29, 2001), David Henry Hwang's new "Flower Drum Song" has been moved to Music Center's smaller Mark Taper Forum - from the original Ahmanson Theater. Reportedly because of scheduling and fund-raising problems, things have been changed. In light of Mr. Hwang's Lost Empire series's lackluster ratings and the inclusion of "updated" dialogue such as "chop chop chop" - one can only imagine the support he is receiving.

    ANG LEE & MICHELLE YEOW NEWS
    Ang Lee and Michelle Yeow are both involved with upcoming projects. Ang Lee is working on a feature film version of the Incredible Hulk and a biopic on Harry Houdini. Michelle Yeow has set up her own production company and working on its first film - "The Touch." She says it will be a comedy-action-adventure set in present-day Shanghai and the Himalayas and featuring a diverse cast. It will be a predominantly English-language film.

    VANISHING SON ON THE "NET"
    View "Vanishing Son" on the Internet, since the major networks won't show the show!

    FIGHTING LEGAL RACISM
    Professor Jack Chin and students at the University of Cincinnati College of Law's "Immigration and Nationality Law Review" are working to repeal Alien Land Laws that prohibit non US citizens from owning property in Florida, New Mexico and Wyoming.

    NATURALIZED KOREAN HELD
    Sam Song, naturalized American citizen from Queens (New York City burough) was detained by South Korea's national Intelligence Service.

    South Korean National Intelligence Service stated that he was held because he visited North Korea in October and had agreed to act as an agent for that country's government in getting a book published in South Korea which features President Jung Il Kim's strategy for reunification.

    COCO LEE AT THE OSCARS
    Coco Lee and the dress she wore at the Oscars.

    ASIAN INTERNET AUDIENCES
    Nielson NetRating which monitors 371 million users across 21 countires (apx. 88% of the global internet audience ) states the Asian Pacific region with home internet access account for 47.9 million users with South Korea having 22.3 million and Taiwan with 10 million.

    Ranking of country online users are as follows (per month):

  • South Korea - 16 hrs & 17 min.
  • Canada - 10 hrs & 48 min.
  • USA - 9 hrs & 57 min.
  • Hong Kong - 9 hrs & 46 min.
  • Germany - 8 hrs & 16 min.
  • Japan - 7 hrs & 56 min.
  • Taiwan (11th) - 6 hrs & 57 min.
  • Singapore (16th) - 6 hrs & 5 min.

    ASIAN INTERNET AUDIENCES
    A Pacific Islander provided information, obtained through the Internet, that prevented the possibility of another Columbine!

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