Tag Archive for China

Still want that Friendship City in Irvine? Come on Down; Choi’s Making Deals

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It’s always fun to discover politicians pandering for votes from a particular segment of the voting population.  We reported on an earlier candidate’s forum in Irvine at the Chinese Cultural Center where every person in the room was aware that Mayor Steven Choi had called China “a terrorist nation,” and that his Chinese-American planning commissioner…

Chinese-American Irvine Candidates Forum Takes a Left Turn

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About 300 people attended Saturday’s Irvine Candidate’s Forum at the Irvine Chinese School and, even though the program ran long, it appears as thought the city’s Chinese-American Community is coming out for Democratic candidates as evidenced by the line of questions asked and how they were answered, as well as the sustained and enthusiastic applause…

Mayor Choi’s Anti-China & Pakistan Fiasco

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

Choi Insults Community and Gets Confronted by Anti-Defamation League for his Bigotry – “Your remarks generalizing terrorism and the Taliban to Karachi denigrated the Pakistani community and demonized an entire group of people. Irvine is no place for hate. As Mayor of Irvine, you bear a special responsibility to both challenge and distance yourself from hateful rhetoric.”

Irvine’s Chinese Community Angry with Republican Council Majority

Choi at Truman dinner with anti-Pelosi sign (credit TheLiberalOC.com)

  The fallout from last week’s Irvine City Council meeting and Friendship city has begun to burn stronger.  The City of Irvine was sent a letter from Irvine resident W. Jia, a professor at Chapman University, criticizing the council majority for politicizing a friendship city opportunity with a city in China.  Irvine Pakistani residents complained about…

Republican-Led Red-Baiting Lives on in Irvine

Allan Bartlett

  Twitter is a marvelous tool for some — 140 characters to demonstrate a complete lack of tolerance, demagoguery and good old-fashioned McCarthyism all directed by conservative Irvine city commissioners and senior officials in the Republican Party in the wake of last week’s city council meeting in which there was an effort to expand Irvine’s…

Romney Raising Cash in OC vs. Hypocrisy on China

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Mitt Romney will be in Orange County today to hit the Orange County GOP ATM. He is here for his fourth withdrawal since March with an event at the Segrestrom Hall in Costa Mesa. Romney raising money in Orange County, no matter what quantity, isn’t news. It is well overshadowed by his hypocrisy on “being tough on China.”