About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a vibrant community by promoting Chinese culture and heritage, serving the Chinese American community in Oregon, and ensuring that no one is left behind. We strive to advance our community’s interests through advocacy, education, and engagement, while fostering a sense of belonging and inclusivity for all.

Our Vision

To build a connected and united Chinese community that embraces diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, political beliefs, and religious and cultural traditions.

Oregon Chinese Coalition is an IRS approved 501c(3) non-profit organization (TAX ID: 82-1027620).

Board of Directors

Hui Du

Ms. Du holds a M.S. degree in Statistics from the University of Chicago. She also received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in 1996. She is passionate about education and giving back to her community, including working as volunteer Chinese language teacher for 10 years and hosting the first and largest social media group in northwest Portland to support the local Chinese community. She has two kids. Travel is her biggest hobby.

Qusheng Jin

Mr. Jin graduated from Nanjing University with BS degree in 1994 and then received his MS degree from Chinese Academy of Science and Ph.D. from UIUC. He has been a faculty in University of Oregon since 2005. As an Oregonian, biking is his biggest hobby. He and his wife have two sons, one enjoys swimming and the other is big fan of Youtube.

Miaolian Wang

Mrs. Wang earned Computer Science degrees from McMaster University (MS) and Central South University (BS). She has helped at CEC Chinese school as a teaching assistant, served at her children’s school as a board member on the parent-teacher committee, and devoted her time in various community services. She and her husband moved to Oregon 14 years ago. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Beaverton. She likes traveling, and socializing with friends.

Sophie Wang

Ms. Wang received B.A. from Beijing Normal University, M.A. degrees from Peking University and Columbia University. Moving to Oregon in 2011, she received MBA from Oregon State University. In addition to her involvement with OCC, she volunteers in local NPOs and school district.

Zhunquin Wang

Mr. Wang graduated from Tsinghua University with a B.S and an M.S degree. He has been a software developer for Oracle since 1997. Meanwhile, he has been coaching world-class robotics teams for over a dozen years. He was also active in a local Boy Scout troop. His passion is to foster the holistic growth of future technology leaders. Zhunquin and his wife live in Portland with two boys. He loves camping, hiking, and coaching.

Karen-Peng Wu

Mrs. Wu has a BA in Genetics and an MBA. Utilizing her biotech background, she conducted research at Ceres, CalTech and OHSU. She works as an independent consultant last 8 years. Karen currently serves in a number of NPO’s in her community: Oregon Skating Council, Tech 4 Kids Club and USFSA, etc. Karen has been a Portlander for 14 years with her husband and two kids, she enjoys going on long walks and travelling.

Hongcheng Zhao

Mr. Zhao attended Peking University in China. He came to the States as a Visiting Scholar in Harvard University in 1989. He has been working in the healthcare industry for more than twenty years. He and his wife chose Portland to raise their family. They have three children who are all very passionate about community services and social justice.

Student Council

Katie Jin, President

Sophomore at Catlin Gabel School

Claire Cao, Vice President

Junior at Jesuit High School

Ethan Zhang, Secretary

Junior at Westview High School

Fiona Wang, Public Relations/Communications Officer

Senior at Sunset High School

Brian Barker, Community Liaison

Junior at Sunset High School

James E. McCandlish

Mr. McCandlish graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1967. He then worked in the Peace Corps in central Africa. He received his law degree at Northwestern School of Law (Lewis & Clark). He served as staff co-counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee in Salem. He spent two years with the Metro Public Defender’s office in Portland. He started his own firm in 1981, and joined forces with Mark Griffin in 1988.

Advisor for Musical Performance and Affairs

Li Kuang

Dr. Kuang holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin, two Master of Music degrees from The University of Michigan, Bachelor of Music degrees from Bowling Green State University, and Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Dr. Kuang is an internationally-award winning performing artist and sought-after adjudicator. Dr. Kuang judged many music competitions and contests. He is also a music theorist, theory teacher, piano instructor, and trombone professor. He currently serves as a Professor of Music at Portland State University and the director of PSU Trombone Choir.

Xuan Cheng

Xuan learned to dance at age of five and started to receive medals in many major ballet competitions from 2004, including Shanghai and New York International Ballet Competitions. She was the Gold medalist at 2006 National Taoli Cup Dance Competition in China.

Xuan performed in over 20 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America. She joined Oregon Ballet Theatre as its female principal dancer in 2011.

She co-founded Oregon International Ballet Academy, where she shares her experience and passion to young dancers.

Raymond Chong

Raymond is Senior Roadway Manager with the Oregon Department of Transportation at Portland in Oregon. He is responsible for preliminary engineering of transportation improvement projects in Portland metro region.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Raymond is 6th generation Chinese American, with family roots in America extending back to California Gold Rush (1849 to 1855), Transcontinental Railroad (1865 to 1869), Boston Chinatown (1892 to 1926), Cambridge Imperial Restaurant (1923 to 1936), and Kubla Khan Theater Restaurant (1946 to 1950).

Jiamin Gao

Jiamin is often called 'Tai Chi Goddess' and 'Tai Chi Queen' in sports magazines. From 1989 to 1998, she was awarded numerous titles including ‘World Wushu Championship’. She won a total of 32 gold medals during the period. She is the first grand slam in world series and so far no one has ever gone beyond what she had achieved.

In 2016, during 'the Second World Tai Chi Chuan' in Warsaw, Poland, Jiamin was the United States team coach and deputy leader.

She is running U.S. Wushu Center in NW Portland.

Neil Lee

Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Mr. Lee represents the American born Chinese community. An Architect by profession, he owns and operates LEEKA Architecture and Planning. Mr. Lee is also very active in the Chinese Community. He is currently holding the leadership positions in various Chinese organizations including CCBA, Bing Kong Tong Association, and Lee's Association. Mr. Lee is committed to improving and uniting our Chinese community through collaboration and cooperation despite language, political, and geographic barriers.

Andy Wong

Andy is the founder of Wong's King Seafood Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. He has a very long list of titles, including World Master Chef, China’s Golden Chef, Honorable Chairman of International Chef Association in France, The Top Entrepreneurs in China, Visiting Professor in Fujian Chef College, and member of China’s All-Star Chefs.

The Restaurant received many awards over the years, in particular, named as “Top 100 Chinese Restaurant in the U.S.A” for 4 years in a row. It is one of the most popular places to host community events.

Ni Xu

Ni was a graduate from Beijing Film Academy, majoring in film script writing. He had an extensive experience in the film industry, working as a screenwriter, photographer, documentary and film director.

In 2012, Ni and his family came to the United States, eventually settled in Portland, hoping to do their part to record the revival of the Chinese community in Portland.

Ni’s wife, Faye, is a marketing guru, who was directly responsible for directing Portland Chinatown Saturday Performance series.

Congratulations to following Chinese Americans who won national recognitions in recent years!

Marshall Scholarship

2024 Rupert Li ‘24 at MIT, from Portland News
2020 Isaac Cui ’20 at Pomona College, from Beaverton News

Prudential Community Service Award National Honorees

2016 Alisha Zhao, Junior at Lincoln High School, from Portland News

Prudential Emerging Visionaries

2024 Ethan Zhang, Junior at Westview Highschool, from Portland News

Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) Top 10 Winners

2020 Rupert Li, Senior at Jesuit High School, from Portland News
2021 Wenjun Hou, Senior at Jesuit High School, from Portland News

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Winners

2022 Jenny Chen, Freshman at Lincoln High School, from Portland News
2016 Sophia Mautz, Junior at Lincoln High School, from Portland News

There is no implication of OCC affiliation or sponsorship for the Hall of Famers.