Han Li

Han Li is a reporter for The San Francisco Standard covering the city’s Asian American community. Born and raised in China, Han is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, and he graduated from University of Southern California with a master degree. Previously, Han wrote for the World Journal, a national Chinese-language newspaper.

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Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Spiked in SF by More than 500% in 2021. But Just 1 Man Accused of Half the Crimes (本文有中文譯版)

A new report showing a dramatic increase in hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) last year in San Francisco confirmed the concerns of many in the community and led Mayor London Breed and the city’s police chief on Tuesday to sound the alarm on the crisis.

For SRO Residents in SF’s Chinatown, Getting Covid Is the Start of a Nightmare (本文有中文譯版)

Covid cases among single-room-occupancy residents in San Francisco rose by 1,500% in the last month, according to city data.

SF’s Lunar New Year Parade, Events Continue on Despite Omicron Surge Concerns

“We talked to merchants. Even though they have concerns, they all welcome the celebrations and activities to bring back the locals and tourists to Chinatown,” said Harlan Wong, director of the Chinese New Year Festival & Parade.

SF’s Asian Community Expresses Fear, Outrage at Vigil for Woman Killed on NY Subway Tracks (本文有中文譯版)

The killing of an Asian American woman with Bay Area roots this past weekend in New York City has reignited community concerns over pandemic-related hate crimes.

School Board Recall Drives Record Number of Non-Citizen Voters (本文有中文譯版)

More than 70 non-citizen residents of San Francisco have filed to participate in the upcoming school board recall election.

Polluted skies in San Francisco on January 13, 2022.

Why Is SF’s Air Quality So Bad Right Now?

The hazy skies and poor air quality that San Francisco residents started noticing Wednesday is due to a relatively normal winter weather phenomenon called a “temperature inversion,” not wildfires or an unusual amount of pollution, weather experts said Thursday. 

Hunger in Chinatown: Meal Programs Among Few Pandemic Lifelines for SRO Residents (本文有中文譯版)

The Xu family, like thousands of other very low-income immigrants living in single-room-occupancy hotels, has experienced increasing food insecurity during the Covid crisis.

‘I Feel Angry’: Non-citizen Immigrant Parents Lean into SF School Board Recall Election (本文有中文译版)

In 2016, San Francisco passed a Charter amendment to allow non-citizen parents to vote in Board of Education elections. (本文有中文译版)

SF’s Chinese Community Struggles to Save Cantonese as Mandarin Takes Over (本文有中文译版)

Chinese community leaders rallied to save Cantonese classes at city college.


Immigrant Chef Brings Comfort to Tenderloin’s Vulnerable Through Cooking

Cho Wing Chung’s alarm clock will buzz at 3:45 a.m. on Christmas Day. He will arrive in Tenderloin at 5 a.m. and get to work making meals for San Francisco’s most vulnerable.