For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I 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 Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall <!–more–>my previous silly assumptions, and then I cherish the joyful moments and appreciate all the incredible work of my high school classmates who planned our reunion. I graduated from Sacred Heart Canossian […]
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Fears of war between Taiwan and China have eased in recent years, but the growing gap in their military capabilities has prompted a U.S. think tank to lay out a radical new approach in how Taiwan could defend itself if China invaded, relying less on conventional forces […]
By Johnson Lai Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The front-runner in Taiwan’s presidential race said last Sunday that she would seek stable relations with mainland China, but did not rule out revisiting the island’s official stance on independence, leaving open questions about how China would respond to her probable victory in next month’s elections. […]
By Soumya Karlamangla For a moment in 1996, a political milestone for Asian Americans was within Chang-Lin Tien’s
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.
AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s interim parliament has given initial approval to a bill banning commercial surrogacy, the practice of hiring a woman to carry a fetus to term, a lawmaker said Friday.
AP Wire Service TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The golden horse statues have been awarded, but the drama hasn’t ended from one of Asia’s biggest film festivals. Chinese actress Gong Li called Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival unprofessional after she lost the best actress category to Taiwanese actress Chen Shiang Chyi. Sometimes called the Chinese Oscars, […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly I am seldom interested in reality television, but there’s something intriguing about reality shows that feature all-Asian <!–more–>casts. Whether it looks like a train wreck or a show with actual value, there’s a surefire guarantee I’ll watch it. So what’s the latest reality show I’ve been following? The reality […]