“Asian Strong” Heritage Month Summit Dai Qi: Multi-ethnic voices can lead to healthy economic growth

Dai Qi said that only when multi-ethnic groups can speak, the political economy can develop in a healthy way. (screenshot of video summit)


AmericaAsianNational ACE organizes “Asian Strong” Heritage Month Business Summit on 12th. US Trade Representative Dai Qi said the challenges facing the Asian community are getting worse after the pandemic, and 84% of Asian businesses and businesses have been affected. virus,discriminationAwaiting impact, the Biden administration continues to promote equality of resources among all communities, because only if multiple ethnic groups can speak can the political economy develop healthily.

Organized by the National Asian American Chamber of Commerce, the “Asian Strong” Heritage Month Business Summit aims to foster dialogue between Asian small businesses and policy makers, legislators and business and community leaders, promoting equity in the resources of all ethnic groups and diverse is to provide. voice platform.


Dai Qi said that the theme of “strong” clearly presents Asian characteristics.EpidemicDuring this period, 84% of Asian-American businesses were negatively affected. In addition to the virus, there were also discrimination and hate crimes. He recently heard the voices and hardships of Asian-American entrepreneurs in several locations across the United States. States, “As the first Asian-American trade representative in the United States, I feel a great responsibility.” Only by allowing the voices and demands of different ethnic groups to be heard can the political economy develop in a healthy way.

She said that since President Biden signed the “New Crown Hate Crime Act” last year, he has continued to promote equality of resources for all ethnic groups, providing various reliefs and solutions, and helping Asian-American companies in economic production. Recognized the achievements of and job creation.

Former Federal Transportation Secretary Zhao Xiaolan said that in 1990, President Bush signed a bill to designate May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans in various fields. Today, Asian Americans are the fastest growing group in the United States. , and there are many people in the country. The 2.2 million small businesses run by Asians provide the largest workforce in the United States and are still growing. Asians have also excelled in leadership and creativity, and faced perseverance and solidarity. Challenges like pandemics and discrimination.

Congressman Zhao Meixin said Congress has been promoting bills to support the development of recent Asian-American businesses, including the Small Business Relief Act promoted by Congressman Meng Zhaowen, a post-pandemic revitalization of small businesses. plans to allocate 55 billion yuan to support Provide technical support, economic advice, legal services and other resources to an industry such as the catering industry.

As the daughter of a Chinese business owner, Meng Zhaowen said that small businesses are the “backbone” of economic development. It is a pity that a large number of businesses have been hit hard during the pandemic and have to face the pain of being discriminated against. In addition to promoting anti-hate crime bills and supporting business subsidy programs, he also urged the federal government to translate all pandemic relief information into multiple languages, saying “no ethnic group can be left behind”, and the economy only. can stay alive when small businesses continue to grow.

Dong Jiling, president of the National Asian American Chamber of Commerce, said Asian businesses are full of dynamism in production and manufacturing, and have made great contributions to American society. ACE offers a variety of online services and subsidy programs for Asian businesses. Pandemic, “Asian businesses are resilient and resilient. Reviving the economy is very important.”

Regarding ways to tackle discrimination and hate crimes, Nevada Chinese-American Governor Kathy Ong Sisolak and Mary Korean-American Governor Yumi Hogan said in a fireside chat that language barriers are contributing to prejudice, first and foremost, after the outbreak. In the early days, a lack of understanding of the virus and an imbalance of information from all walks of life also led to violence and hatred.

Hisoric encouraged the Asian community to participate actively in decision-making, to have the courage to speak up, and to give full play to their strengths in business operations, translation, legal services, etc. If they see or experience any abominations, speak them bravely too; Kim Yumi also said that the Asian community has always attached great importance to education and multicultural development, no matter how long the history, Asian Americans should remember the journey along the way in the United States. In addition to overcoming cultural differences and language barriers, they must also take into account the interests and needs of others, in order to better integrate into different ethnic cultures. Unity moves America forward.

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Sisolek (top left) and Yoo Mi Kim (top right) share their thoughts on tackling discrimination and hate crimes during a fireside chat.  ,
Sisolek (top left) and Yoo Mi Kim (top right) share their thoughts on tackling discrimination and hate crimes during a fireside chat. (screenshot of video summit)


Meng Zhaowen urged the federal government to translate all pandemic relief information into multiple languages, so that small businesses can continue to grow and ensure economic vitality...
Meng Zhaowen urged the federal government to translate all epidemic relief information into multiple languages, so that small businesses can continue to grow and ensure economic vitality. (screenshot of video summit)

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