Archive for December, 2013

Asian Americans’ shopping habits make retailers’ eyes light up.

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on December 5, 2013 In her Tory Burch flats and carrying the requisite Burberry bag, Linda Mar eyes the buttery leather designer purses, pausing to click off the labels: Phillip Lim. Chloe. Prada. “I want the name brands,” the Taiwanese immigrant says, as she wanders the aisles of Saks Fifth Avenue at South Coast […]

Monterey Park abandons sign law requiring some ‘Latin lettering’

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted December 6, 2013 The Monterey Park City Council voted unanimously against adopting an ordinance that would have required some “modern Latin lettering” on storefront signs. After the second reading of the ordinance Wednesday night and a four-hour discussion with more than 40 speakers, including representatives from the ACLU and other civil rights groups, the council voted […]

GOP starts a tough struggle to win back Asian American voters.

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on December 7, 2013 RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Not long ago, the Republican National Committee did something out of the ordinary: The party issued a formal statement marking Diwali, an important Hindu holiday. “Diwali and the lighting of the Diya celebrate the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance,” read the salutation […]

Sriracha Maker Has A Saucy Response To Judge’s Ruling

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on December 3,2013 “No tear gas made here.” That’s the battle cry emblazoned on a banner outside the factory of Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, Calif. Last week, a judge ordered the maker of the popular hot sauce Sriracha to halt any work that produces irritating fumes. Neighbors had previously complained to city officials […]

I Should Have Paid Attention in Chinese School

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on October 8, 2013 When I taught in China a few years ago, I went to a unique school founded by the most prestigious university in that nation to train lawyers. It was an extraordinary institution because it followed the American Juris Doctor program and was taught entirely in English. The Chinese were doing […]

Jimmy Kimmel and Me

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on November 18, 2013   I was talking to somebody today about the Jimmy Kimmel incident. My friend had not heard about it. That’s part of the problem.   It isn’t often that genocide is proposed in contemporary culture. That’s what has happened.   Jimmy Kimmel, late night television host, recently put on a […]

Asian Americans are the most prolific spenders in U.S.

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Asian Americans have emerged as the most prolific and impulsive buyers in the nation, according to a Nielsen survey released Thursday. They prefer Costco over Wal-Mart, brand names over generics and lead the nation as a demographic in online buying. As a group, their spending power outpaces the coveted millennials — those in their 20s […]

Beijing! Washington!

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by imprentacomm

Posted on September 19, 2012 The most interesting conversations I have had about race in America have been with foreigners. When I walked across the southern border of my homeland into Nogales, Mexico, joining commuters and medical tourists, I found myself wandering down a dusty street of entrepreneurs hawking various wares. One fellow was shouting, […]

Los Angeles Had the Largest Number of Asian-owned Businesses

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by imprentacomm

The 2007 Survey of Business Owners data show that Asian-owned businesses continued to be one of the strongest segments of our nation’s economy, growing 40 percent to 1.5 million businesses (more than twice the national rate) between 2002 and 2007 and in 2007 generating $507.6 billion in receipts, employing more than 2.8 million people and […]

Think Globally…Act Globally

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by Ronald W. Wong

Thanksgiving has just passed and a new year dawns. It’s time to reflect and give thanks for all of our opportunities and good fortune. Hopefully, we do what we can to make the lives of others a bit brighter.   As Asian Pacific Americans we have a lot to be thankful for. We live in […]