By Josh Lederman The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Deflecting criticism about a perceived lack of diversity in his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama on Monday, Jan. 14 urged Americans not to rush to judgment about who he will appoint to replace departing members of his team.
Going into his second term, President Barack Obama’s staff is already seeing a lot of changes. He has nominated a new Secretary of Defense, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R–Neb.), and a new Secretary of State, Sen. John Kerry (D–Mass.), and he might soon have to nominate a new head of the EPA, Treasury Secretary, Energy Secretary, […]
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The blind activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between the United States and China did not set out to be a dissident. Chen Guangcheng taught himself law to defend the constitutional rights he saw trampled so often.
By Assunta Ng Visiting the ambassador in Beijing “Did you see Gary?” my friends immediately asked when they learned I had just returned from Beijing, referring to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned Monday, Aug. 1, and was sworn-in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Comedy is supposed to be funny, right? Several comedians came under fire for making homophobic jokes during their standup routines. Among these ostracized funnymen is Filipino American actor and comedian Jo Koy. Koy is best known for being a regular on the weekly late night comedy talk show “Chelsea […]
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Friday started the first phase of a joint plan with former enemy the United States to clean up environmental damage leftover from the chemical defoliant Agent Orange, a lasting legacy from the Vietnam War …
For International Women’s Day, we wanted to compile a list of amazing women around the globe who have made a significant impact in their countries and the world.
Of the many special moments I remember about Jimmy Locke, father of U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and who passed away last week, a few stand out.
President Obama might not have been present at our community dinner honoring U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary and Mona Locke in Seattle’s Chinatown. But his fingerprints were all over the place.