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A View of Modern China Along the ‘Street of Eternal Happiness’

Posted on · Rob Schmitz is a veteran public radio reporter who’s spent most of his career living and working in China. Near where he lives in Shanghai is a street with an interesting name – and with many interesting people who illustrate a lot about the changing face of the Chinese culture and economy in recent years. […]

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Alief Residents at Odds Over Proposed ‘Little Saigon’ Designation

Posted on · The town of Alief reflects — perhaps as well as any community here — the much-celebrated diversity of Greater Houston. Alief is a part of District F, which according to 2013 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, is nearly 40 percent Hispanic, almost 25 percent African American and 20 percent Asian-American. Alief’s management district is characterized as […]

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Summit Focuses on Health Issues Facing Houston’s Asian American Community

Posted on · On Friday (Nov. 20, 2015), several community organizations will host the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Health Summit in Houston. The event is at the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative, located at 6500 Main Street. The summit will focus specifically on the needs and challenges of Asian Americans in Houston. Organizers say Asian Americans are one of […]

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A Chinatown Migration Story: Why Houston’s Asian Population Center Has Moved Over the Years

Posted on · Many of us are familiar with the famed Chinatown sections of cities like New York and San Francisco. They serve as some of the largest enclaves of Asians in the world – outside of Asia. And those famous Chinatowns have basically always been in the same place within those cities – but that’s not the […]