New York authorities say they have ordered 143 nail salons to pay $2 million in unpaid wages and damages to 652 workers. A state task force established a year ago said on May 9 that it has opened investigations into more than 450 businesses, completing 383 so far.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Queen Elizabeth II ranted about Chinese officials being “very rude,” before President Xi Jinping’s visit in London last year, in a private conversation with a police commander on May 10. A pool cameraman recorded the conversation on the Buckingham Palace lawn. Lucy D’Orsi, the Gold Commander, was in charge […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Receiving President Obama’s congratulatory letter, Gene Moy celebrated his 99th birthday with many female friends on April 7 at the Renton Senior Activity Center (RSAC). Moy is impressive for his age. With no shortness of breath (typical in many seniors), he stands tall and fit, talks clearly, and smiles […]
Celebrate Asia concert to include chorus, culture, and … cellphones
The abuse that Chun Hsien Deng suffered is heart-wrenching. If you haven’t heard about the case, a 19-year-old Asian American student died approximately two years ago due to hazing at Baruch College in New York. Deng was 19, studious, a competitive handball player, and he was an International Business major at Baruch College. His parents […]
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) announced that Roy Kamphausen has been named Senior Vice President for Research and Director of the Washington, D.C.,office. Kamphausen’s NBR publications include the last eight volumes from the annual China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Conference. His analysis appears regularly in major international media, including Foreign Policy, Financial Times, […]
By Judy Lightfoot Crosscut In an ancient Buddhist parable, an ox runs away from a young herder. Traditionally, a series of ten drawings shows the boy searching everywhere for the beast, eventually finding it and taking charge, then climbing onto its back to ride it home. Award-winning Seattle author and retired University of Washington professor […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Ursula Liang’s “labor of love,” 9-Man, which documents the Chinese American sport of street volleyball has received critical acclaim. We first covered the documentary in December 2012. Since then, the film and its makers have traveled the country showing it at various festivals and receiving awards. The film was […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Na enjoying retirement, cheers on Nishikori The first grand slam event of the tennis year, the Australian Open, began Jan. 19th. The women’s side of the tournament was without Li Na. The best tennis player from China retired last fall and based on a recent interview with the New […]
Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.