For Immediate Release:
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Chinese United Association of Greater Phoenix, CUAGP
Phone: (480) 758-2863
Phoenix, Arizona: The most prominent spine surgeon in the southwest has joined the fight to ‘Save the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center.’ Dr. Anthony Yeung, Senior Associate at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC), announced his support to the preservation effort today after meeting with several representatives who are battling to save the Center.
“This support is crucial to our effort to preserve the Center,” said Thomas Simon, Spokesman for Chinese United Association of Greater Phoenix (CUAGP), an umbrella non-profit that represents over 29 Asian-American non-profits in the Phoenix area. “Dr. Yeung is a leader in the community, and his success in the medical field is well documented. Adding his support is a strong signal to every successful Asian-American that it’s time to get off the sidelines and fight for equal rights and fair treatment,” said Simon.
Dr. Yeung will speak at a special conference and dinner this Friday, April 20, 2018, to be held at the Beijing Garden Restaurant, located in the Chinese Cultural Center. The seating will begin at 7PM, and Dr. Yeung will address an audience of successful Asian-Americans in a Key-Note Speech at 8:30PM. The title of Dr. Yeung’s address: Chinese Americans in Arizona and Their Responsility to Save the Chinese Cultural Center.
According to Dr. Yeung, he decided to support the effort after discovering that “this is a property rights issue. We’re talking about the property rights of a Chinese American,” said the surgeon, “and that’s something we can all understand.”
Speaking directly about the Investment Banker David Tedesco and his desire to destroy the Center, Dr. Yeung did not mince words: “What Tedesco is trying to do is a direct affront to every minority property owner in the state, and particularly to all Asian Americans. He must be stopped,” he added.
Chinese Americans in Arizona
The Doctor is expected to attend the eviction trial for Beijing Garden Restaurant on Monday at 9 AM, to be held at the the Maricopa County Courthouse, East Court Building, 101 West Jefferson, Courtroom 813, Phoenix, AZ 85003.