On April 4, Julie Pham and Yoko Okano were among the winners at the Female Founders Alliance’s second annual Champion Awards, a gala held at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. More than 300 individuals and organizations were nominated for awards and some 1,000 people in the Puget Sound area cast votes to determine the […]
On Feb. 20, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Tourism Board, and Changi Airport Group held a dinner at Museum of Flight to celebrate Singapore Airline’s upcoming inaugural flights from Seattle. The groups invited some of the state’s top travel agents. More than 70 people attended the event. Singapore Airlines will begin flying from Seattle starting in Sept. […]
By Christopher Bodeen and Wang Shanshan The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma has long been an example of how the power of big dreams, strong leadership, and sheer elbow grease can create massive fortunes in China’s go-go economy. Yet, recent remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba […]
By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the “seasteading” movement, which promotes living in international waters to be free of any nation’s laws. Thailand’s navy said Chad […]
NEW DELHI (AP) — A former employee of India’s Supreme Court has accused the country’s chief justice of sexual harassment, an accusation that was vehemently denied by the judge, the nation’s largest news agency reported on April 20. The 35-year-old woman filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on April 19, alleging two instances of […]
By Julhas Alam The Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters gathered in Bangladesh’s capital on April 19 to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school’s principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured […]
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, said on April 15 that the United States wants the rest of the world to be more like Taiwan — praise that will likely anger Beijing, which has long been sensitive to cooperation between the United States and the democratically […]
A New York City restaurant owner who touted her “clean” American Chinese cuisine and derided Chinese dishes as swimming in “globs of processed butter,” sodium and MSG is renewing the long-simmering debate about stereotyping and cultural appropriation in the restaurant world.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed in order to limit the number of Chinese laborers entering the United States and prevent the Chinese already here from becoming naturalized citizens. When the Act was renewed 10 years later, it required the Chinese to register and obtain a certificate of residency or identity as proof of their right to be in the United States. This created voluminous amounts of paperwork.
In Andover, superpowers are commonplace. And as the daughter of the city’s two dedicated superheroes, Smasher and Shockwave, it’s easy to assume Jessica Tran would also have superpowers.