By Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician — a man who would go on to become India’s prime minister — of encouraging riots against a minority. Police officer Sanjiv Bhatt did just that. And he says he is paying the price for it. Bhatt was […]
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Jan. 14, University of Washington School of Law held a question and answer session with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, interviewed by Robert Chang, director of the Korematsu Center. The interview between these two law professors engaged on the topic of race, immigration, and citizenship.
By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly An author, activist, and cultural analyst, Eric Liu teaches civic leadership at the
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Following the “$15 Now” signs carried by demonstrators in downtown Seattle last February, there are new signs on the proposed $15 minimum wage with the words, “SAVE IMMIGRANT JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESSES.”
By Don C. Brunell Washington Business Commentator Improving Highway 167 could help change the face of global commerce and the future of Washington state. Really.
By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly At the heart of “the world’s factory” are 230 million rural migrants in China living below the poverty line. Currently, a University of Washington professor is trying to help them move to the cities, acquire equal opportunities and reform the Chinese national or even global economy. Kam Wing Chan, […]
By Malcom Foster The Associated Press TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament on Friday, Nov. 16, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve the nation’s problems.
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — During a recent weekday lunch, middle-aged Wu Zhixin had a plate of shredded pork noodles glistening with oil and washed it down with a paper cup of vodka-like alcohol. Then she lit a cigarette.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some 3 billion Asians could rise to affluent status by 2050 if Asia sustains its present growth momentum and avoids