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March 1, 2013

 

DiNapoli Honors Chinese-American Community Leaders at
Lunar New Year Celebration


State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli honored six individuals for their activism and leadership in the Chinese-American community at a Lunar New Year celebration on February 28, 2013. The event, hosted by DiNapoli, was held at P.S. 124 in Chinatown.

“The Chinese-American community is a significant contributor to New York’s overall economy and plays a critical role in strengthening our city and state,” said DiNapoli. “New York’s diverse population provides wonderful opportunities to recognize and share in the contributions of varied cultures.  I am pleased to honor these valuable contributions during my Lunar New Year celebration, and I look forward to future events commemorating the rich history of Chinese-Americans in New York.”

Recipients:

  • Councilwoman Margaret Chin (District 1, lower Manhattan)
  • Justin Chin-Shan Yu, chairman of the Asian Pacific Islanders Public Affairs Association (APAPA-NYC)
  • Kenneth Cheng, chairman of the Fukien Benevolent Association of America
  • Jack Eng, former president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) of New York
  • Virginia Kee, public school teacher and founding member of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)
  • Lonway Moy, president and founding member of the NYC chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and retired member of Local 3 IBEW

 

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