Our economically diverse state has the distinct advantage of physical location, which encourages exporting goods to our neighbors and friends. In fact, our ports are viewed by many as the gateway to Asia, and our access to the Canadian marketplace could not be better…
Archives for March 2009
Growing up in the 1950s, Mexican feminist and author Gloria Anzaldua wrote about how when she was in school, speaking Spanish was not allowed, and if she spoke a word of it on the playground, she would be punished, sometimes physically…
By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly In 2009, should people still care about the demographics of whom other people date? Does racial makeup account for anything anymore? To some, perhaps.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly ‘Hapa’ is a Hawaiian term that describes somebody of at least half Asian or Pacific Islander ethnic heritage. ‘Hapa’ literally means a ‘portion’ or ‘part.’ Many hapas live in the Pacific Northwest, as Seattle is home to a huge population of biracial people.<!–more–> Cassie Wada, whose father is Japanese […]
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly When Shelley Baer of Ephrata, Wash. found out that she could not have children, she and her husband decided to find an alternative solution: The couple, who are both white, decided to adopt. Immediately, they decided on an Asian child.
By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will likely fire a suspected long-range missile capable of striking the western United States between April 4–5, a news report quoted a South Korean intelligence officer as saying on March 23.
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China will continue buying U.S. government debt while paying close attention to possible fluctuations in the value of those assets, a vice governor of Beijing’s central bank said March 23.
By Erika Kinetz The Associated Press MUMBAI, India (AP) — Tata Motors is launching its snub-nosed, $2,000 Nano on Monday — a vehicle meant to put car ownership within reach of millions of the world’s poor.
BEIJING (AP) — The State Food and Drug Administration said Saturday it found no evidence that Johnson & Johnson baby products made in China contain potential carcinogens as alleged by an activist group.
By William Kates The Associated Press SYRACUSE, New York (AP) — A fugitive American, who claimed he was a psychiatrist, will be returned to upstate New York to face federal charges in which he took $70,000 for a bogus promise of a liver transplant in the Philippines, a federal prosecutor said March 19.