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Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, California endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for US President

Mayor Bao Nguyen of Garden Grove, California endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for US President Bao Nguyen is the Mayor of the City of Garden Grove, California and is the first Vietnamese Democratic mayor in the United States and the first directly elected openly gay mayor in Orange County. He is running to represent California’s 46th District in the House of Representatives...

Ending the Lunar New Year with Historical San Francisco Parade

San Francisco Parade
At precisely 5 p.m. on February 15, San Francisco locals and visitors alike excitedly pressed up against the metal, grill fences that were all lined up along the parade route, ready to end the Lunar Year celebrations with a loud and lengthy bang. All were ready for the explosive display of marching bands, mardi-gras-esque floats, lion dancers, and the...

New book targets cultural and language barriers in Taiwan

Conversation Guide Book for Encounters with Foreigners by Tony Coolidge
August 28, 2015 - Tainan City, Taiwan – For a small island, Taiwan attracts its fair share of international visitors. According to the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, in 2014, there were 4,687,048 foreign visitors to Taiwan, accounting for 47% of approximately 10 million tourists that visited that year. Aside from visitors, over 500,000 foreign nationals live in Taiwan according to...

Central Florida Arab Festival 2017

When considering the location of the Arab World, spanning Northern Africa and Western Asia, the "Arab identity" becomes one of much confusion and complexity. Often times when we consider Asia as a whole, we forget to include the Western region and its many cultures. Fortunately, here in Orlando we are fortunate enough to have the Arab American Community Center,...

Mission has remained the same for over 40 years

(from Lt to Rt) Honorable Advisor Angie Chow, Director John Chung, Director/School Board Chair Pauline Ho, Immediate Past President Shally Wong, Vice President Raymond Lam, Vice President Joanna Kiang, President Susan Hoeh, Treasurer Nieping Peng, Direct/Principal Tsuey Ing Lavender, Director Sandra Chen, Director Amy Anderson and Honorable Advisor/Legal Advisor Agnes Chau Secretary Michael Yu (not present)
Chinese American Association of Central Florida, founded in 1969, established Chinese School of CAACF in 1980 as well as the Dance Troupe of CAACF. In 2010, CAACF formed the CHARGE dragon boat team to promote this ancient dragon boating sport in the community. The mission has remained the same for over 40 years - promote the Chinese language education...

Tohoku Tomo screening in Orlando and Miami

Tohoku Tomo
As a former member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program Wesley’s story about volunteers giving back to Japan in a time of need struck a particular chord. If there is anything that you can say with certainty when meeting a JET, it’s that they’ll have numerous stories for you of the kindness they’ve received from Japanese people....

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2014

During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and we reflect on the many ways they have enriched our Nation. Like America itself, the AAPI community draws strength from the diversity of its many distinct cultures -- each with vibrant histories and unique perspectives to bring...

USF Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2016

With a full moon rising Thursday night, Fall came early for everyone celebrating the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Thursday night.  The Suncoast Association of Chinese Americans, Chinese American Association of Tampa Bay, the Confucius Institute at USF and the university community sponsored the festival with free moon cakes, a holiday-lighted dragon-lion and...

Don’t Miss the Boat on Paddling Fun: Try Dragon Boat Racing

WHAT IS A DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL? The Walgreens Space Coast Dragon Boat Festival is an event for people of all ages who embrace life, enjoy healthy competition and want to be part of an active and eco-friendly environment. The Festival is a one-day event that brings together 2,000 recreational & elite dragon boat athletes and spectators. The event offers an...

The Power of the Dragon: Bridging a Gap

Dueling Dragons
Founded in 2011, The Dueling Dragons of Orlando Dragon Boat Team (aka “Cops and Kids”) is an unlikely partnership between at-risk teens and officers from the Orlando Police Department who have joined together to become a one-of-akind, competitive, year-round racing team. The Kids come from the City of Orlando’s Operation Positive Direction, Parramore Kidz Zone, and the Orlando Parks...
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