By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer <!–more–>e-mailing someone, writing letters to someone. I feel bad. I feel like I’m not entirely present. I try to be. We try to maintain as much normalcy as possible. I try […]
As Seattle wishes for the safe return of Kenneth Bae from the North Korean labor camp in which he is currently held, it’s important to take a look at the current reality of working in North Korea and how it is increasingly becoming a nightmare.
By Matthew Pennington and Sam Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The United States called May 3 for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.
By Staff The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced April 27 that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Jan. 23 marks the first day of the Lunar New Year, and this year happens to be the Year of the Dragon. Occupying the fifth position in the Chinese Zodiac, the dragon is the mightiest of the signs.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s decision to restart tours run jointly with South Korea. Allowing reunions of families separated for decades by the peninsula’s war is aimed at obtaining much-needed foreign currency and leverage in negotiations with Washington and Seoul, experts said.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il issued a “special pardon” freeing two jailed American journalists after talks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, North Korea’s official news agency announced on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
On March 17, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling from Current TV, a media venture by former Vice President Al Gore, were detained at the North Korean–Chinese border by the NK government.
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For weeks after North Korean guards seized Laura Ling and Euna Lee near its borders and took the American journalists to Pyongyang, citing on criminal charges, Ling and Lee’s families waited quietly for news about them.
The controversy of the month belongs to Jackie Chan and his comments regarding freedom for Chinese people. That being said, other Asians excelled. Yao Ming is leading the Houston Rockets in the playoffs, Lindsay Price stars in a television pilot, and Freida Pinto is declared beautiful. In addition, a long awaited update on journalist Laura Ling and Euna Kim.