Han Li

Han Li is a reporter for The San Francisco Standard covering the city's diverse Asian American community. Born and raised in China, Han is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. He graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in journalism and holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. Previously, Han wrote for the World Journal, a national Chinese-language newspaper. He brings his bilingual reporting skills to The Standard. When not reporting, you can find Han checking out the Bay Area's regional Chinese cuisine and immersing himself in Chinese American history and politics.

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Many Asian Americans Voted Chesa Boudin Out. But What Do They Want in a New DA?

Several Chinatown businesses and the National API Prosecutors Association have sent letters to the mayor lobbying for Alameda County prosecutor Nancy Tung.

Fractured: San Francisco’s Chinese Political Leaders Struggle To Unify

SF’s Chinese American community is grappling with deep political rifts. Its current leaders are struggling to bridge the divide.

Killing of 84-Year-Old Thai Grandfather Heads to Murder Trial: “I feel relieved today,” Daughter Says

More than 500 days after the incident, the court ruled that there’s enough evidence for a murder trial.

Daughter Asks For Justice and Healing as Grandpa Vicha’s Case Moves Closer to Trial

“This is horrible for me,” Monthanus Ratanapakdee said of having to relive her family’s trauma.

$118M From City Reserves for Asian American Reparations? Four Supes Want It—Mayor Breed Is Against It

‘We have to actually put our money where our mouth is,’ Supervisor Aaron Peskin said of the proposal.

Behind the Scenes in Mayor London Breed’s Search to Replace DA Chesa Boudin

While the mayor has been conducting meetings and phone calls, sources say the mayor’s chief of staff is personally vetting candidates.

Explainer: Will Community Policing Make San Francisco Safer?

SFPD has to come up with a district-by-district plan to ramp up foot and bike patrols, improve language access and host community events.

Millbrae Councilman Says He Was Attacked With a Concrete Block While Hiking in San Francisco

Anders Fung was hospitalized over the weekend after reporting the incident Saturday evening in Lands End.

Nearly Half of SF Ballots Have Yet to Be Counted. Here’s What Could Change

San Francisco voters could still see results shifting somewhat in the coming days, but the district attorney recall is most-likely decided.

Live Blog: San Francisco Voters Weigh in on Chesa Boudin Recall, State and National Primaries

San Franciscans are heading to the polls for the third time this year to decide on a number of issues that will shape the city’s political landscape for years to come.