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Reflections from 2010 China Education and Exposure Trip I didn't know what to expect when I decided to go to China. I've been to China before, but this was a chance to where I can understand and learn about the social issues in China that I wouldn't be able to otherwise. I have been interested in the social problems in China. My views on the issues haven't changed much, but the trip gave me a better understanding on these issues. One of the more memorable experiences was in Hong Kong, where we were able to eat dinner with Indonesian domestic workers at a shelter. I think actually talking to someone who is facing the problems that I have been hearing about makes the issue more real. The issues that the...
How did you become involved in the Chinese Progressive Association? I came to the U.S. in 2002, and moved to San Francisco in 2003. Because I wanted to get to know the local community, my friend, Pan Yi (a longstanding CPA leader), introduced me to CPA. I first got involved with the Proposition L campaign, a measure to support a Minimum Wage Ordinance in San Francisco,and was invited to participate in the Worker Organizing Center’s first leadership training. Since then, I have represented CPA at events and coalition building initiatives, and have participated in many of its programs and committees including the housing core group, Worker Organizing Center, and women’s group. What role has CPA played in...