Amy Wu

Amy Wu is a Chinese American journalist based in New York and California. A native New Yorker, she writes about cross-cultural issues and topics related to women’s issues, including health and policy.
Amy Wu
Amy Wu is a Chinese American journalist based in New York and California. A native New Yorker, she writes about cross-cultural issues and topics related to women’s issues, including health and policy.

Latest from Amy Wu

Opinion | Cancer treatments and support groups are helping, but more cancer prevention is something we really need

The death rate for cancer patients can be brought lower through education and awareness, which will be easier to achieve when we are freer to discuss and educate others about the disease

15 Jun 2019 - 2:30PM

The death rate for cancer patients can be brought lower through education and awareness, which will be easier to achieve when we are freer to discuss and educate others about the disease

Cancer treatments and support groups are helping, but more cancer prevention is something we really need
Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates 40 years in Japan – and China could be the next stop

As the festival in California marks its 61st anniversary with artists Norah Jones and Herbie Hancock, and its sister event in Noto, Japan, celebrates 40 years, organisers hope China will be next.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

As the festival in California marks its 61st anniversary with artists Norah Jones and Herbie Hancock, and its sister event in Noto, Japan, celebrates 40 years, organisers hope China will be next.

Monterey Jazz Festival celebrates 40 years in Japan – and China could be the next stop
Dating in the smartphone age: a Chinese-American in Hong Kong discovers, and ditches, dating apps and - shock! - goes Dutch

Newly single in her 40s, Amy Wu quickly discovers the dating game has changed, with dates expecting her to split the bill and app users seemingly all after the same thing

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Newly single in her 40s, Amy Wu quickly discovers the dating game has changed, with dates expecting her to split the bill and app users seemingly all after the same thing

Dating in the smartphone age: a Chinese-American in Hong Kong discovers, and ditches, dating apps and - shock! - goes Dutch
Trump’s America has given racism a new lease of life by making a mockery of its diversity
Chinatown for history, Forktown for food – Portland, Oregon is full of surprises

Don’t expect to fill up on great Asian food on a tour of Portland’s Chinatown; feast on reminders of its past instead, and make the most of the other cuisines offered by the west coast city’s eclectic dining scene

20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM

Don’t expect to fill up on great Asian food on a tour of Portland’s Chinatown; feast on reminders of its past instead, and make the most of the other cuisines offered by the west coast city’s eclectic dining scene

Chinatown for history, Forktown for food – Portland, Oregon is full of surprises
All by myself: a single woman’s guide to having fun in a world built for couples

Tired of boring dates and bad company, Amy Wu decided to throw caution to the wind and enjoy activities by herself. After wine-tastings, hotel night, spas and other fun things, she wonders why she waited so long

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Tired of boring dates and bad company, Amy Wu decided to throw caution to the wind and enjoy activities by herself. After wine-tastings, hotel night, spas and other fun things, she wonders why she waited so long

All by myself: a single woman’s guide to having fun in a world built for couples
Pink may be pretty, but breast cancer certainly isn’t
Finally, the US is waking up to the fact that voting rights should not be taken for granted
Rising divorce rate only underscores the value of a good marriage
In real life, motherhood isn’t a series of cute Facebook photos
US' middle class: Making ends meet on a single income in one of America's most expensive cities
Campaign against breast cancer goes beyond displaying a pink ribbon
Asian Americans' complaint against 'unfair' Harvard admissions underlines need for meritocracy
Cherry blossom hunting
Respite and Retreat on a Snowy Day
A guilt-free break from work is needed for health - and productivity
An Advocate Emerges
A reality check for women who want it all
Overblown fear of Ebola is unhealthy, too

I was travelling on the Washington metro recently, and watched as people moved swiftly away from a young woman who was coughing and sneezing and most likely suffering from a cold.

8 Nov 2014 - 5:08AM

I was travelling on the Washington metro recently, and watched as people moved swiftly away from a young woman who was coughing and sneezing and most likely suffering from a cold.

Overblown fear of Ebola is unhealthy, too
An outcry for freedom will be heard far and wide

For a long time, Americans haven't cared less about Hong Kong. It was nothing personal. It was just that there was very little from Hong Kong that directly affected or interested them.

7 Oct 2014 - 2:52AM

For a long time, Americans haven't cared less about Hong Kong. It was nothing personal. It was just that there was very little from Hong Kong that directly affected or interested them.

An outcry for freedom will be heard far and wide
Selfie apps: beauty or beast?

My perspective of self was altered after I got a smartphone six months ago and was swiftly thrust into the world of selfies. At university, I observed an entourage of young women brush their hair back, pout and pose. "Selfie!" they screamed.

11 Sep 2014 - 4:12AM

My perspective of self was altered after I got a smartphone six months ago and was swiftly thrust into the world of selfies. At university, I observed an entourage of young women brush their hair back, pout and pose. "Selfie!" they screamed.

Selfie apps: beauty or beast?
Is Yo a new low?

I got my first "Yo" the other day through my smartphone. It was from a friend who had gone missing for a while - phone calls and e-mails unreturned, the Facebook pokes long since faded.

10 Jul 2014 - 1:48AM

I got my first "Yo" the other day through my smartphone. It was from a friend who had gone missing for a while - phone calls and e-mails unreturned, the Facebook pokes long since faded.

Is Yo a new low?
The terror returns as I find a lump
Facebook increasingly shaping our view of the world

It's no surprise that social media, notably Facebook, is quickly becoming the core of our social lives, thanks to the availability and affordability of slick smartphones.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

It's no surprise that social media, notably Facebook, is quickly becoming the core of our social lives, thanks to the availability and affordability of slick smartphones.

Facebook increasingly shaping our view of the world
The price of love

I used to be a sucker for romance - blame it on an overdose of Hollywood movies; Casablanca, Sleepless in Seattle and, more recently, Love Actually and Eat Pray Love, to name a few.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

I used to be a sucker for romance - blame it on an overdose of Hollywood movies; Casablanca, Sleepless in Seattle and, more recently, Love Actually and Eat Pray Love, to name a few.

The price of love
In the global economy, 'Made in the USA' still makes the grade

There I was, surrounded by a mountain of jelly beans spiralling down onto a factory conveyor belt in central California. I was on a packed tour of the Jelly Belly factory, whose sweets hit the headlines in the 1980s, thanks to US president Ronald Reagan's penchant for jelly beans.

23 Jan 2014 - 3:18AM

There I was, surrounded by a mountain of jelly beans spiralling down onto a factory conveyor belt in central California. I was on a packed tour of the Jelly Belly factory, whose sweets hit the headlines in the 1980s, thanks to US president Ronald Reagan's penchant for jelly beans.

In the global economy, 'Made in the USA' still makes the grade
Asia's family bonds a model for America

A mother-in-law can be a blessing in disguise, I started to say to an American friend who was feeling down after her six-month-old daughter was rejected by the day care centre because she was crying too much. (But isn't that what babies do?) My friend was desperate.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

A mother-in-law can be a blessing in disguise, I started to say to an American friend who was feeling down after her six-month-old daughter was rejected by the day care centre because she was crying too much. (But isn't that what babies do?) My friend was desperate.

Asia's family bonds a model for America
Being human: A holiday gathering
Peaks and Valleys
Why women are still wedded to the search for Mr Right

With a single click I was engaged - just like that, the virtual ring appeared on my newly minted fiancé's page and on mine once I'd confirmed it. In less than a day, there were 67 likes and 32 comments, the most I'd received in my entire Facebook history. On the one hand, I was delighted; I am lucky in love. On the other, I was miffed that, despite how far we've come in women's rights and in accepting alternative lifestyles, marriage remains the ultimate achievement for women.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

With a single click I was engaged - just like that, the virtual ring appeared on my newly minted fiancé's page and on mine once I'd confirmed it. In less than a day, there were 67 likes and 32 comments, the most I'd received in my entire Facebook history. On the one hand, I was delighted; I am lucky in love. On the other, I was miffed that, despite how far we've come in women's rights and in accepting alternative lifestyles, marriage remains the ultimate achievement for women.

Why women are still wedded to the search for Mr Right