’Tis the season to reflect on what we have and how fortunate we are. It has been a surreal past two weeks to say the least. For some, it’s the horror of coming to grips with the soon-to-be President of the United States, actually moving into the White House and running the country. For others, […]
Dear Northwest Asian Weekly, I read your editorial [last week] regarding the Oscar joke portraying kids as Asian accountants [at PricewaterhouseCoopers]. I did work at PricewaterhouseCoopers. When I started with the firm a while ago, there were only two Asians, including me, in the Seattle office of more than 100 staffs. I was hardly smarter […]
The 88th Academy Awards took place last Sunday and, as usual, a bunch of really rich white people dressed up nicely and gave each other statues made of gold. It’s been obvious that the Academy has a diversity problem. Yet, even when Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 14, we were struck by certain glaring […]
Did you smile or sigh when reflecting on 2015?
Many tend to glance at their bank balance, thinking of a nice new car or a house. Some think about job advancement or finding love. I wonder how many out there would count having good health as a wonderful gift? If you do, you are perhaps one of the few smart ones. Frankly, without health, we can’t do much. Other accomplishments would quickly be overshadowed when we are sick.
By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it’s buying Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, as part of a plan to create a global platform for news about China. Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., founded by billionaire Jack Ma, said it signed […]
The circus which has been the GOP candidate debates has brought up repeated, highlighted, and disturbing suggestions regarding issues involving immigration. The most disturbing, head-shaking, and eyebrow-raising is a somewhat showman-like proposal to segregate and/or to refuse admission to allow Muslims to immigrate into the United States. Unbelievable. The backlash about this not-so-modest proposal has […]
By Grant Peck Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — The New York Times decried limits on media freedom in Thailand on Friday after its local printer refused to publish articles about the Southeast Asian country for a third time.The printer removed a column from the opinion page of Friday’s edition of the International New York Times […]
So what is the Asian American angle when it comes to writing an editorial about Donald Trump? Well, there isn’t a specific Asian American angle, but this is what is clear—he is racist. And that affects everyone. The list starts with his derogatory comments about Hispanics (not worth repeating here and which is probably common […]
By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative license has its limits in Thailand. “‘You are here to learn discipline,” the officer shouted. “‘Do you understand?” “‘Yes, sir!” shouted back the group […]
By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP)—When authorities in an eastern city announced that a BMW driver involved in a crash that killed two people was suffering from “acute transient psychotic disorder,’’ Chinese online jeered so loudly that it aroused Communist Party concerns about a public trust crisis. Some initial missteps by police in Nanjing […]