By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as Chinese diplomacy’s latest star, charming audiences and cutting a very different profile from her all-but invisible predecessors on her debut official visit abroad to Russia. A celebrated performer on state television, Peng featured prominently in Chinese […]
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By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo. It’s a calibrated effort to send a message without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government.
By Staff The Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — The number of Myanmar refugees killed in a fire at a camp in northwestern Thailand has risen to 35, Thai officials said Saturday, March 23.
By Staff The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland school board has narrowly voted to shut down three of California’s highest-performing public schools amid allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement.
By Rafu Shimpo Staff New America Media REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Yoshiaki Nagaya, 33, vice consul at the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco, has been sentenced to one year in jail for domestic abuse.
By Hayat Norimine Northwest Asian Weekly Nearly 10 years ago, University of Washington Wind Ensemble Conductor Tim Salzman helped a student finance his education. That small act, years later, eventually led to a partnership with the China Conservatory.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It may be officially springtime, but the vestiges of winter and its awards season still linger. Read on to see how Asians have been winning in the media this past month.
By Assunta Ng McDermott and McDermott Why did Congressman Jim McDermott, 76, of the 7th District, and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott,
By Assunta Ng Zero calories, no fat, no sugar, low sodium, all natural, and meatless are the key words in many of the food labels at Veggie Fest, which took place last Sunday, March 24 at the Seattle Center. I munched and munched so much at the fest that I must have sampled at least […]
The Wing Luke hosted their annual dinner and auction on Saturday, March 23, raising over $315,000 for their educational and public programs. Over 500 people attended the event, which was hosted by Teresa Yuan of KING 5 and held at the Seattle Sheraton. The event featured both live and silent auctions, featuring dozens of items […]