CRISTINA PEDLER AND AIDAN SMITH-FAGAN WRITE – On a sunny Tuesday morning, Kelly Lu sets out red paper gift bags and envelopes on a table along the Palm Walk at LMU. “We prepared hongbao because it’s the year of the tiger,” she says, pointing out a small cartoon tiger printed…Full Article LMU: ASIAN CULTURAL ORGS HELP BUILD BRIDGES DURING LUNAR NEW YEAR
MICHAELA MERTZ WRITES – Lunar New Year is typically a time for celebration and relaxation, right? Not so for millions of Taiwanese citizens living in China. The current battle over air space in the Taiwan Strait, located between China and Taiwan, is to blame for the unrest. More than 170…Full Article TAIWAN: STRESS AT THE BEGINNING OF LUNAR NEW YEAR?
YI NING WONG WRITES — Local communities across Los Angeles are celebrating Lunar New Year. The year of the dog begins on February 16th, 2018. Last weekend, our Asia Media staff visited festivities at the city of Monterey Park. The festival offered over 50 vendors to join this event, along…Full Article LOS ANGELES: LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES BEGIN
BRADLEY JAMES CAVANAGH WRITES – As the Chinese Communist Party seeks to keep itself relevant in the 21st century, it has a committed cheerleader in President Xi Jinping. Over the Lunar New Year, Xi made a rare round of appearances on major state-run networks to preach his message of revitalization…Full Article CHINA: Xi Jinping appears on State run TV to spread message of Chinese revitalization