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China says 200 million citizens have been vaccinated

Apr. 21, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Around 200 million Chinese, or 14.29% of the population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, with an emphasis on front-line workers, university students and people living in border areas, a health official said Wednesday. China is ramping up...

Ohio's lieutenant governor meets with neighbors over tweet

Apr. 20, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lieutenant governor promised a group of Asian American neighbors during a weekend meeting that he would use his public platform to speak out against unwarranted violence facing their community, though he failed to apologize for the divisive tweet that prompted...

Colorado Asian leaders demand apology from newspaper

Apr. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Leaders of Colorado’s Asian community have demanded an apology and are planning a boycott against The Villager newspaper in Greenwood Village for publishing a story on April Fools' Day that used extensive Asian stereotypes. The article, headlined...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

Apr. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives — free eggs, store coupons and discounts on groceries and...

Speaker takes lawmaker to task over 'China virus' email

Apr. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — House Speaker Ryan Fecteau criticized a Republican lawmaker for calling the coronavirus the “Chinese virus" but he has no plans for formal reprimand. House Speaker Ryan Fecteau said the coronavirus descriptor used by Republican Rep. Michael...

Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic

Apr. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

Virtual grocery shopping became more popular during the pandemic lockdowns, and Weee, a startup focused on Asian grocery delivery, was no exception. Its founder, Larry Liu, came to the U.S. from China as a young engineer nearly two decades ago. He...

Meeting between Husted, neighbors over tweet is in flux

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A meeting between Ohio's lieutenant governor and Asian American neighbors in his Columbus suburb who are concerned about a tweet they viewed as inflammatory will not take place Friday. Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted's office said that he and his...

Ohio GOP lieutenant governor faces political test over tweet

Apr. 08, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Warming up a crowd with a joke is a trick of the political trade. Republican Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted had, no doubt, used the technique successfully dozens of times before. But one day last September, it was going very badly. ...

Neighbors say Lt Gov Husted will meet them to discuss tweet

Apr. 05, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group representing Asian American neighbors of Ohio’s Republican lieutenant governor said Monday that he and his family have agreed to meet with them to discuss their concerns about his recent tweet that referred to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus.” ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Jon Husted covers himself in shame by not disavowing ‘Wuhan Virus’ tweet Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is a savvy and reasonable man who clearly aims for higher office. So why is Husted so dead...