By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly A slender, grey-haired woman with a face that seemed frozen in sorrow walked to the front of the auditorium and bowed twice, asking for help. The mother of Xiyue Wang, an imprisoned Chinese American scholar in Iran, thanked the dozens of dignitaries, academics and political representatives who turned out […]
HBO named Chinese American director Julie Zhan a finalist of its annual Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition, an initiative that seeks to lead new conversations about diversity and representation. Zhan is a Chinese American actress and filmmaker who has been an impassioned advocate for diverse representation in the media. Her film “Zoetic” is […]
The Metropolitan King County Council awarded nine citizens the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service on Feb. 27 — including human rights advocate Cindy Domingo. Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles recognized Domingo for helping to shine a spotlight on the actions of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the man responsible for the assassination of her brother. […]
The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) Board of Trustees announced on Feb. 25 that Peter Ansara has been named to lead the agency as newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. “Peter Ansara is a well-respected executive in the community with a proven track record with KWA, guiding the agency during its toughest times. I have no doubt […]
Snappy Dragon was named Small Business of the Month for February by Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. Owner Judy Fu came to the United States with children in 1971. Born in Qingdao, China and raised in Taiwan, Fu worked in a couple of north end restaurants before opening Snappy Dragon in 1983. It has been […]
The Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post held their annual Lunar New Year Children’s Parade and Costume Contest in Seattle’s International District on March 2. See the bright, colorful costumes and the creations that took home the top prizes.
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Chinese tech giant Huawei pleaded not guilty on Feb. 28 to U.S. trade-theft charges in a case that has heightened a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. The pleas were entered in federal court in Seattle, where a 10-count indictment was unsealed in January […]
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit filed against Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant by two Seattle police officers over public statements she made calling the 2016 police shooting of Che Taylor a racially motivated “brutal murder.’’ The Seattle Times reports U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman threw out defamation claims […]
What began as an illicit sex/prostitution investigation by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) morphed into something more sinister. On Feb. 28, after years of following leads, gathering evidence, and interviewing witnesses, SPD led a multi-agency raid of massage parlors in the Chinatown-International District (ID) and beyond.
A protest was held outside Koda Condominiums’ groundbreaking ceremony in Japantown on Feb. 28, creating a rift between the activists and business community.