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Icons of Cricket Bring the Sport to America

by Zhonghe Zhu
Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne led All-Star teams in three games in the US, hoping to revive American interest in a sport that was among the founding fathers’ favorites.

Okinawa to Memorialize Hawaiian Pig Aid After WWII

by Zhonghe Zhu
A monument will be built in Okinawa to commemorate the time when Japanese immigrants in Hawai‘i shipped pigs back to Okinawa to help the island deal with food shortages. Pork remains an important part of US-Japan trade relations to this day.

Traditional Chinese Liquor Drives Demand for US Sorghum

by Anna Scott Bell
In the last year, changes in China’s agricultural policy and a crackdown on corruption have had surprising reverberations in the US, from the farms of Nebraska to the cocktail bars of Manhattan.

Minnesota a Hub for Hmong Heritage

by Nate Schlabach
A special exhibit is recognizing the culture and contributions of the Hmong in honor of the upcoming anniversary of their journey from Laos to Minnesota.
Between 2000 and 2010, there has been a 40% increase of NHPIs migrating to the mainland United States, where they become eligible to vote in all elections. In the 2012 presidential election, the NHPI voter turnout was close to 80%.

Maine-China Ties Cross into New Sectors

by Melissa Newcomb
The economic ties between China and Maine are growing beyond traditional export products, as the relationship includes new fields like medical tourism and increased student exchange.

Chinese Buyers Look for Florida Real Estate

by Meghana Nerurkar
Chinese buyers are the biggest group of foreign purchasers of US homes, and Florida is one of the hottest real estate markets.

Asian American Electorate to Double in Coming Decades

by Nate Schlabach
Asian Americans are likely to have greater influence in future elections as the voter bloc will more than double in the coming decades.

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