by Jiaye Tang
According to statistics, the Chinese American community comprises the largest and oldest ethnic group of Asian Americans, making up 25.9% of the Asian American population as of 2010. Americans of Chinese descent, including those with partial Chinese ancestry constitute 1.2% of the total U.S. population as of 2010. According to the 2010 census, the Chinese American population numbered approximately 3.8 million.In 2010, half of Chinese-born people living in the United States lived either in California or New York State.
Chinese American Distribution Map
In 1986, at the age of 10, James Chen immigrated to New York City with his parents and two brothers to pursue their American dream. Like the experiences of many Chinese immigrants, the first year was very tough. They were still accustomed to the Asian lifestyle and the language barrier was very difficult.
However, he adapted to the American society much faster and the ability to speak two languages becomes his advantage in his business.