Lin Yang is currently the Political Editor of Hyphen magazine and the Taipei Correspondent for international newswire Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA). He has also written for the New York Times, IEEE Spectrum, The Straits Times, South China Morning Post, and Taiwan's Central News Agency. Straddling two cultures at heart, he writes stories and follows politics on both sides of the Pacific.
Hyphen magazine sits down with Ro Khanna -- who is trying to unseat Congressman and fellow Democrat Mike Honda in 2014 -- to talk politics, campaigning, and whether challenging the AAPI community’s elder statesman is a wise thing to do.
With Congress set to debate immigration legislation in early April, the stakes are huge for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who currently live in the U.S. An entire network of non-profits have teamed up to push progressive immigration reform.
Asian Americans are on the rise in Southern politics.
A look at today's Southern crop of Asian American leaders.
Immigration reform can happen if we can agree that luck plays a large part in allowing us to stay in the U.S., writes Lin Yang, Hyphen's political editor.
Hollywood creates a very unlikely plot line that turns fears over economic competition into fears about national security.
Forget the big banks that sent the US economy into a tailspin that it has yet to recover from, or European countries that can no longer pay their bills. The candidates both agree that China is the US’s greatest economic rival and the easiest punching bag, and are racing to convince the electorate that they will be the tougher president against the world’s second largest economy.
A new opinion survey released last week showed that President Barack Obama has nearly double the support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community over challenger Mitt Romney. But surprisingly, a huge chunk of AAPIs, 32 percent, remain undecided.
Rob McKenna, Washington State’s Republican candidate for governor, accepted the resignation of an aide Wednesday for tweets that she made against Asians and the elderly months before she joined his campaign.
National party committees have pegged California's 39th district as "solidly Republican," but Jay Chen, who is running for Congress as a Democrat, sees a path to victory that draws heavily on his multicultural background.
Asian Americans navigate the racially charged politics of the college admissions process.
As the newest generation of Asian Americans seek college admission, the landscape they face shifts continuously.