From zero: How to build a Chinese radio station in Michigan

Jieyu started her Chinese radio station four months after she moved to Michigan from Canada in 2015. She started it all by herself and last year, she rented an office and renovated it as a radio studio. Jieyu focused on the stories that happened in the Chinese community in Michigan, and also broadcasted news from U.S. and China to make Chinese immigrants who have American citizenship more politically involved. Besides radio and TV shows, she tried to host offline non-profit events like C4H (Cook for Homeless) and Chinese Story Time. C4H is an event in which Chinese families can cook once per month and serve food for homeless people in Michigan.

“If you wanna know me, ask!” Chinese student organization deals with cultural stereotypes

On April 7, Humans of East Lansing, a Chinese student-run media platform that explores stories in the community, hosted an event titled “If you wanna know me, ask!” at the East Lansing Public Library. The purpose of this event was to break barriers and misunderstandings between community groups. The event divided people into four roundtables and invited people from various cultural backgrounds to talk to each other.  



“Just don’t be afraid to learn about other people and ask about what other people are interested in.

“Starting a business is hard,” say young Chinese entrepreneurs in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Michigan – 2017 had been a busy year for Shangdong Li, a Chinese student who just graduated from MSU’s hospitality business school. After a year-long preparation, his Cajun style seafood restaurant, Crab Hero, finally opened in November. It all started when one of his friends recommended The Angry Crab, a chain restaurant that features Cajun-style seafood in Chicago. “It was delicious, and they had many customers,” Li recalled. “Then I traveled to Las Vegas, New York and Orlando.

Chinese student organizations move recruitment date ahead due to competition

EAST LANSING – Chao Shen arrives at Bessey Hall early morning one weekend morning in January. He’s wearing a shirt and tie with a stack of evaluation forms in his hand. He is a member of the Chinese Undergraduate Students Association, and he’s here to interview potential new members. Every semester, CUSA interviews candidates to select new members, but this year is a little different: The recruitment is half a month earlier than last spring. One reason for the earlier date is that another Chinese student organization, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, set its recruitment date, one day before CUSA’s.