Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

Asian American & Pacific Islander Month

May marks the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but this occasion comes amid a dramatic surge in the number of anti-Asian attacks across America. Take a look at some of the stories, lives, and people that this month celebrates.

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Month
  • AAPI contributions to the U.S. society

    Asian American Pacific Islanders account for less than 10% of the U.S. population but are playing a prominent role in U.S. society. Learn more.

  • Future of black-owned business in the U.S.

    It’s been a year since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement prompted a surge in support for Black-owned businesses in the U.S. It became a vital boost for companies owned and run by African Americans, that have been disproportionately affected by the economic downturn sparked by the pandem...

  • The need for self-defense lessons

    What do you do when you’re faced with an attacker, or if you’re witnessing someone else being attacked?
    For many Asian American and Pacific Islanders, the odds of this happening is much higher now amid a surge in anti-Asian attacks across the U.S. In New York City, safety concerns have fueled ris...

  • Faces of AAPI

    As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month draws to a close, we celebrate the many faces of AAPI that make America...America.

  • History of Chinese immigration to the U.S.

    The history of Chinese people in America is a story of struggle against racism and persecution, but the lesser-told narrative is how this population became an integral part of America as we know it today.

    For AAPI Heritage Month, we head to the Museum of Chinese in America to see how Chinese im...

  • Guarding Asian communities

    Some startling numbers about anti-Asian bias incidents in the U.S.

    In March, they nearly doubled from last year - most of the cases being verbal harassment. Those figures from the organization, Stop AAPI Hate.

    The police department in Washington is among those tackling the issue by focusing on ...

  • Looking for the sky

    Businesses, stores, and non-profit organizations around the world have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic, including museums. In San Francisco, the Asian Art Museum recently re-opened with a Chinese American artist bringing in an uplifting experience.

  • Being an Asian Police Inspector in the U.S.

    What it’s like being an Asian in the NYPD?
    CGTN’s Liling Tan spoke with Inspector Ng to talk about his own heritage, how the rise in Asian attacks defines his job and the challenges involved, and what it means to him as the man tasked with protecting his entire community.

  • Economic power of Asian Americans

    Over the last two decades, Asian Americans have been the fastest-growing consumer segment in the U.S., with $1.2 trillion in buying power annually.

    CGTN looks at the crucial role Asian Americans have played in America’s growth, and what a post-pandemic economy will look like when they start spen...