Violet Law

Violet Law is a journalist with one foot in print and digital media and the other in public radio. A Hong Kong native who lives in Chicago, she most recently reported from China for the Los Angeles Times. Her work has aired on WBEZ (Chicago) and WYEP (Pittsburgh) and has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The New York Times, The Progressive and Utne Reader.

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Decades after an immigration policy separated his family, a man searches for his ancestral village


As Trump steers immigration policies away from family reunion, the Chinese Exclusion Act is a reminder of the human cost at stake.

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There hasn’t been a Japantown in Chicago since the 1980s, but this exhibit is bringing the community back together


Starbucks storms China with its most aggressive overseas expansion yet