By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.<!–more–> The honorees: Chief Kathleen O’Toole was sworn in as Chief of the Seattle […]
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By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW) <!–more–>was a global university. We are rated 15th among the world’s universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s much publicized rankings, and 14th in the world in the US News and World […]
A recent article in the New York Times (Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea, Jan. 14) brought to light an interesting topic. Apparently, many South Korean adoptees are returning to their homeland. There is a heavy number of adoptees returning to their native land to find their birth parents and also […]
Leah Li will be representing Seattle at the 2015 Miss Chinese International Pageant. She will be among 18 representatives of other cities competing. The pageant will be taking place January 25 in Hong Kong. According to Li, after being in Hong Kong for six days, all contestants have been “working really crazy hours to make […]
Programming boot camp Coding Dojo today announces 29-year-old former tech startup executive Richard Wang as CEO and a move to larger campuses in Bellevue, WA and San Jose, CA. Founded in 2010, Coding Dojo plans to open new dojos in Southern California and the Philippines in Q1 and Q2 of 2015. (end)
The Wing Luke Museum will be exhibiting a collection of the Qing Dynasty Robes. The robes were donated by the Young family. Al Young and sister Connie Yu, keynote speaker, were in attendance at the opening. The robes will be on display until March 29. (end)
MarketShare is a Seattle non-profit with a mission to cultivate mobile food businesses from immigrant and refugee communities. The organization has selected two amateur cooks to take part in their inaugural MarketShare Fellowship program, the aim of which is to transform them into professional operators of small food businesses.
The Washington State and India Trade Relations Action Committee took part in a luncheon
AP Wire Service HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s prime minister said Thursday that it is impossible to ban social media such as Facebook so authorities in the communist nation instead should provide correct information to inform public opinion.
By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.