New York’s Chinese community does not appear ready for the post-Liu era.
NYC Comptroller John Liu is a role model for Asian Americans. A federal investigation of his campaign fundraising practices has had a chilling effect on his possible mayoral campaign in 2013.
Asians Americans are divided over whether a federal investigation of New York City’s Comptroller will derail his potential bid to be the city’s first Asian mayor.
The redrawing of electoral districts is always a political power play. This year, Asian American activists in New York want to ensure that the community’s political influence is not dissipated by district lines.
Recent victories by Chinese candidates are helping the census drive this year, but New York’s Chinese community has already seen how the census count has helped to shape its political power in bitter and joyful ways.
By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, Polish Daily News and FI2W reporter [* Editor’s note: This article was amended to correct election results in the last paragraph.] John C. Liu’s victory in the race for New York City comptroller on Tuesday marks the…