About Us

AsiaCarolinas builds a bridge between East and West by celebrating Asian cultures and lifestyles and highlighting the greater Charlotte's region's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. In doing so, we promote the strength in our diversity and the power of our unity. While our focus is on the greater Charlotte region, coverage includes items of interest to ur audience from the Carolinas, the Southeast, our nation, and the world.

AsiaCarolinas is designed to provide a positive and illuminating view of the AAPI community in this region, to be a resource for local Asian Americans, and to build community both within the local AAPI community and between Asian Americans and the broader community in which we live, work, and play.

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AsiaCarolinas.org Team

John Chen
Eumelia Nini Bautista de Garcia
Eileen Cai
Alex Romero
Jerry Tucker
Tim Parolini, Editor

AsiaCarolinas is a service of the Asian American Foundation for the Carolinas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to:

  • Preserving Asian culture;
  • Advocating for community service and volunteerism;
  • Engaging community leaders to take active roles in inclusion; and
  • Assisting worthy initiatives organized by community groups.

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Our Mission


To EMPOWER Asian Americans in the Charlotte region, the Carolinas, and elsewhere, and to provide a forum that celebrates our cultural heritage.


To ENCOURAGE leaders to engage with the Asian American community, and to give us  an active role in developing an inclusive future in our region.


To INSPIRE our community and to promote our strength in diversity and our power in unity.


To INFORM local and global readers alike of vital issues from an Asian perspective, to promote healthy dialogue, and to establish positive influences for progress, 


To ENTERTAIN and share the best of our cultures, remaining proud Carolinians and loyal Americans, while retaining our indomitable Asian values and spirit.