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Identity politics and the hotly contested race for Chinatown’s vote in District One

A little-known election rule has allowed Christopher Marte, 28, to fight on as a third-party candidate for Lower Manhattan’s District One City Council seat, and he has set his campaigning sights on Margaret Chin’s electoral base in Chinatown.

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Manhattan’s Tenement Museum remembers Chinatown’s Garment Factory Past

For the first time, an exhibit at the Tenement Museum, Under One Roof, will show visitors scenes from the lives of Chinese workers, illuminating a history that many current residents of Manhattan’s Chinatown still remember.  

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A War to Enter Hunter High

On a brisk December morning, it was impossible to walk down Flushing’s Main Street without having flyers thrust at you for “cram school,” where sixth graders from many Chinese families study for entrance exams to the city’s elite public schools.

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One City, Many Cultures

Global City NYC reporters explore religious, culinary and cultural traditions in the city’s ethnic neighborhoods. We learn flamenco, watch Chinatown’s chess wars, uncover the secrets of homemade phyllo — and more.

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China changes its one-child policy, but maybe not enough to affect asylum claims

China’s one-child policy pushed some women to seek asylum in the U.S. The one-child rule was relaxed last month, but maybe not enough to affect any new asylum claims.

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The Untold Stories of Early Chinese Americans

Chinese American: Exclusion and Inclusion, an exhibit that opened at the New York History Society this week, explores the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

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Charging Fees for Free Benefits in Chinatown

Post-Sandy food stamp benefits are free, but some elderly Chinatown residents have been charged for them — and they’re not happy.

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Hong Kong students observe the U.S. elections for lessons to take back home

Leafleting for Grace Meng, Preparing for 2017

Hong Kong students observe the U.S. elections for lessons to take back home.

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Chinatown, Power Outages, Water Outages, Hurricane, Sandy

The View From Chinatown

In a darkened neighborhood, lining up for water and remembering the city’s blackout.

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Karma on the Half-Shell

The traditional Buddhist practice of releasing turtles into the East River, squashed for environmental and animal welfare reasons, is brought back with the help of Long Island wildlife rehabilitators.

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