Amy Wu

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 | Rise in anti-Asian racism shows why the US needs Asian-American studies

Harvard University will expand its Asian-American Studies programme after receiving a US45 million donation. The move comes as spikes in anti-Asian racism highlight the need for Asian-American history to be better incorporated into the US education system.

Harvard University will expand its Asian-American Studies programme after receiving a US45 million donation. The move comes as spikes in anti-Asian racism highlight the need for Asian-American history to be better incorporated into the US education system.

16 Dec 2021 - 3:58AM
Opinion | How farm tech can cultivate a new generation of innovators in Hong Kong to spark economic growth

The bottom line is that there is an opportunity for a new generation in their 20s and 30s to produce food locally by tapping into the agtech sector. It will take the combined efforts of the government, private business, growers and educational institutions to make that happen.

The bottom line is that there is an opportunity for a new generation in their 20s and 30s to produce food locally by tapping into the agtech sector. It will take the combined efforts of the government, private business, growers and educational institutions to make that happen.

20 Jun 2021 - 9:45AM
Opinion | As racism and hate crime surges, being an Asian-American woman is like living in a bell jar

Daily life is now viewed through the lens of race, where any possible discrimination, bias or ignorance comes under intense scrutiny. But out of the negativity has come a greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion by corporate America and public and private organisations.

Daily life is now viewed through the lens of race, where any possible discrimination, bias or ignorance comes under intense scrutiny. But out of the negativity has come a greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion by corporate America and public and private organisations.

22 Apr 2021 - 3:41AM
Opinion | After the Atlanta shootings, how Asian-Americans can help stop the hatred and discrimination

The tragedy in Atlanta is an awakening that enough is enough when it comes to the escalating hatred. Asian-Americans can help bring an end to violence and discrimination by keeping their voices at the forefront of change and celebrating their history.

The tragedy in Atlanta is an awakening that enough is enough when it comes to the escalating hatred. Asian-Americans can help bring an end to violence and discrimination by keeping their voices at the forefront of change and celebrating their history.

23 Mar 2021 - 5:00AM
Opinion | Race relations: what Covid-19 has exposed, Asian Americans must no longer ignore

The discrimination unleashed by the pandemic may not be a temporary aberration, after all. Asian Americans must advocate for change or risk losing what little gains they have made.

The discrimination unleashed by the pandemic may not be a temporary aberration, after all. Asian Americans must advocate for change or risk losing what little gains they have made.

24 Feb 2021 - 9:32AM
Opinion | Are old prejudices against Asian-Americans behind the new racist targeting of Chinese food in coronavirus-hit US?

Chinese restaurant numbers in the US, which have been falling for years, are dropping off a cliff due to fear, ignorance and racist associations with contagion, a product of the pandemic and even, perhaps, a sad reminder that old prejudices linger.

Chinese restaurant numbers in the US, which have been falling for years, are dropping off a cliff due to fear, ignorance and racist associations with contagion, a product of the pandemic and even, perhaps, a sad reminder that old prejudices linger.

4 Apr 2020 - 3:53AM
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

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
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.

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.

9 Sep 2018 - 5:23AM
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

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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

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
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

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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17 Dec 2014 - 2:34PM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM
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.

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