Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a longer letter that was sent to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn by Chinatown-International District business owners and community leaders. Dear Mayor McGinn, We are writing to ask for your help — the extension of paid on-street parking hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chinatown-International […]
Archives for January 2012
The colorful Year of the Dragon stamp is the latest collectible in the U.S. Postal Service’s Celebrating Lunar New Year series, which began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat.
By Annie Huang The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, but you wouldn’t know that from visiting the obstetrics department at Taiwan Adventist Hospital. The hallways were abuzz this week with dozens of women lined up for ultrasound checks and other appointments with obstetricians.
By Hope Yen and Ben Nuckols The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s historic Chinatowns, home for a century to immigrants seeking social support and refuge from racism, are fading as rising living costs, jobs elsewhere, and a desire for wider spaces lure Asian Americans more than ever to the suburbs.
When the snow descended, a bunch of nightmares came true for me. While many of you had no school or stayed home last week due to the snow, the Northwest Asian Weekly faced one of its worst crises in 30 years. “It will be the end of our reputation,” I thought. “We might not have the […]
Whoa and wow! — 30 years of challenges and wonders A narrative: What does Lunar New Year mean? Where do red envelopes come from? Tiger Mother introduces her paperback, tries taming critics
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In September 1981, when I dreamed of starting a newspaper, I was a mother with a baby and toddler. Most people called me nuts, thinking a woman should put her family first and ambition second. In addition, it would be a risky venture.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Director Tran Anh Hung left his native Vietnam in 1975, at the age of 12, after Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese forces. Until the year 2000, he made all of his films, with permission, inside the unified Vietnam, showing a rich mixture of love for his homeland with […]
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Firecrackers, feasts, and exhilarating lion dances — Chinese New Year has many interesting traditions. However, one of the most appealing traditions, especially for young ones, is the red envelopes.