By BASSEM MROUE and GERRY SHIH Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad’s forces in the […]
Archives for April 2017
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her company, saying that all such requests are handled fairly. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang was asked about the trademarks on April 19, a day after The Associated Press reported that Ivanka Trump had won […]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Muslim teen boxer from Minnesota who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics has won a fight to wear a hijab during matches in the U.S. Amaiya Zafar will also be allowed to cover her arms and legs in accordance with her religious beliefs while competing in her first sanctioned […]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Hmong American undergraduates is pushing administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire more faculty who study the ethnic group and to launch a program through which students can earn a certificate in Hmong American studies. Sophomore Myxee Thao and several other students of Southeast Asian descent formed […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A study published earlier this month reveals that Asian American women have seen an increase in breast cancer diagnosis over the past 15 years — although Japanese women were exempt from this. The study focused on the seven major Asian populations that migrated to the United States — Chinese, Japanese, […]
Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we take a look at the World Baseball Classic, an honor for a former major leaguer, and a new number one fencer in the world. But first, a little-known boxer from Thailand scored a huge upset.
At the 38th Annual Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival held on April 21-23, people of all cultures flooded the Seattle Center Armory to learn about Japanese culture and to watch a reenactment of the 1997 attempt to break the world record for the longest sushi roll.
“You won’t believe it,” said one of the lady ushers to an audience member, before the balcony opened up for seating. “They’ve redesigned it inside so it looks exactly like a nightclub.”
Born in China is the 10th film from Walt Disney Studio’s independent film group, Disneynature.
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration will be held at the Seattle Center Armory on May 7 from 11:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Organizers are expecting 15 performances on stage this year. The headliner is a Filipino a capella group called Filharmonic — they were featured in the movie Pitch […]