Look at Meena from a distance and you will see a normal, healthy Lao girl. She is of average height for a 7-year-old girl. But look a little closer and you will notice that her arms and legs, poking out through her oversized second-hand clothes, are painfully thin. Her hair lacks a healthy shine. Her eyes look tired and weary.
China has 5,000 years of history in its civilization. Yet, is it going backward at barely 30 years old? This is the thinking of Y. P. Chan, a speaker at the Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) last Friday at the SCCC’s office.
Nambaryn Enkhbayar and Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj By Ganbat Namjilsangarav The Associated Press ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia’s opposition Democrats claimed victory this past Monday, May 25, in presidential elections after pledging to crack down on graft and to better distribute the country’s mining wealth.
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Civic activism has changed the course of history many times, from ending segregation to granting women’s suffrage to expanding gay rights. The collective action of passionate people has proven to be a mighty force.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — After her husband left and monsoon rains washed away her straw hut, Rowshan Ara felt she had no choice but to head to Bangladesh’s teeming capital.
By Monica Rhor The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Like dozens of other workers from Vietnam and China, Tiep Ngo had been lured to the Daewoosa clothing factory in American Samoa by promises of good pay. She left behind her child, her husband and her parents and paid $5,000 for her job contract only to […]
The end of the year is upon us already.
Actually, for some of us, this year has been difficult and has probably dragged on for longer than necessary …
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The drama and glitter of the U.S. elections had many Filipinos enthralled. What left them envious was how fast and orderly the process went.
TOKYO (AP) — In one of the world’s wealthiest nations, Junpei Murasawa is a poor man.
After nearly three decades of living, working and going to school in this country, I finally took the oath of citizenship earlier this year. To my great astonishment, my parents were not far behind. What took us so long? Why had we waited until this past year to apply for citizenship?