Feature Story

A New Chinatown Rises in Flushing, Queens

Oct 23rd, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

Video by Gong Jietong (Yamaha)

Finding Obama in Chicago

Oct 19th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

By Hua Qi (Sara), Zheng Jialiang (Jelen), Gao Wenhuan (Eliot) and Gong Jietong (Yamaha)
Chicago has a special place in Obama’s heart.
In 1985, Barack Obama arrived in Chicago and for three years worked on the south side as a community organizer with a meager annual salary of $13,000. Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, mocked his humble [...]

Photo Gallery: McCain Rally in Strongsville, Ohio

Oct 13th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

Photos by Hua Qi (Sara)

Register and Vote in Minutes in Ohio

Oct 11th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

October 6, 2008
By Zheng Jialiang (Jelen)
Columbus, OH. – Yolanda Hippensteele arrived at Franklin County Veterans Memorial an hour before voter registration was scheduled to end. She lined up, filled out a form, had her voter information printed out on her ballot, filled out the ballot, and then delivered it in a sealed envelope.
Boom! All done [...]

Obama Workers Get Out the Vote in Virginia

Oct 3rd, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

September 27, 2008
Gao Wenhuan (Eliot)

Loudoun County, Virginia – On the streets of Loudoun County, Nancy Bekavac walked up to a house, paused and took a deep breath before pressing the doorbell.  She waited two minutes, but there was no answer.  She tried again.  This time, a young woman peeked out from behind a half-opened door.
“Hi, [...]

A Chinese Citizen Experiences a U.S. Congressional Hearing

Sep 20th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

Chairman Faleomavaega opens the hearing. Photo by Ma Jing.
September 18, 2008
By Ma Jing
Washington, D.C. - As a Washington, D.C., Metro train roared toward Capitol Hill, I held two cameras with long lens and wide-angle lens on my shoulder and was worrying about the tight government security I would encounter. With an invitation from Congressman Eni [...]

China Exports ‘Soft Power’ through Confucius

Sep 11th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

By Gao Wenhuan
Indianapolis - Inside Cavanaugh Hall on the vast campus of IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis), students enter a different world. At the entrance, hangs a vertical jujube board inscribed with Chinese poems.  There are three small rooms filled with thick, deluxe books and Chinese kites on the tables. Welcome to the Confucius world.
“China [...]

Catering the Convention

Sep 4th, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

By Christine Angstman and Leslie Health
Photo by Ma Jing
Maxine Turner pointed and as though she were telling a secret, whispered that First Lady Laura Bush was just behind a metal pull-down door a few feet away.   As she drew a curtain separating her from the convention floor, Maxine sat down at her small desk and [...]

Parents Mourn Son Killed in Iraq

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

By Gao Wenhuan
Photo by Ma Jing
St. Paul, Minn. - On Monday, when thousands of protestors took to the streets in St. Paul, Minn., a man wearing a sun-faded U.S. Marine Corps hat, and his wife, pushed a makeshift coffin covered by an American flag, a military uniform and combat boots.  These items belonged to their son, [...]

Hurricane Information Center Keeps GOP in the Know

Sep 1st, 2008 | By ffolwell | Category: Feature Story

By Drew Conrad
St. Paul, Minn. - Nestled behind section 116 of the Xcel Energy Center is a technology-filled room with throngs of people bustling in and out. A large plasma TV set to Fox News displays the latest reports on Hurricane Gustav while six laptops display the most recent storm projections.  This is the Hurricane [...]