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Senator Paul Sarbanes attended the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday February 14, 1999 and helped attendees greet The Year of the Hare.   Photo (from left to right) Ms. Dana Weinstein, Mr. Robert Bahrampour, Mrs. Lillian Kim, Senator Paul Sarbanes, and Professor Taunya Banks)

 

 

Nicole Ripken, Political Influence of the Chinese Community

This project uses indices of "political influence" to measure the extent to which the Baltimore Chinese community has become assimilated into the greater Baltimore community. The writer concludes that while the politicians has been responsive to the Chinese community in immigration matters, overall the community’s success is very modest. Further, what little influence the community possesses with public officials largely has been due to the actions of one person, Mrs. Lillian Kim.