By Hayat Norimine Northwest Asian Weekly Nearly 10 years ago, University of Washington Wind Ensemble Conductor Tim Salzman helped a student finance his education. That small act, years later, eventually led to a partnership with the China Conservatory.
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Xu Liangying, a renowned Chinese rights advocate, physicist, and translator of Einstein, has died in Beijing. Xu was 92. Xu’s death on Monday, Jan. 28 was widely reported on academic discussion boards and confirmed by a doctor reached by phone at Haidian Hospital’s intensive care […]
By Staff The Associated press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition demonstrators took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday, Jan. 13 to protest the policies of Taiwan’s China-friendly president, in the largest anti-government action since he was re-elected to a second four-year term a year ago.
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday. Tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) ― As a former U.S. commerce secretary and governor of Washington state, Gary Locke wasn’t considered much of a heavyweight on human rights when he became the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing last year. Trade and maintaining smooth relations between Washington and its biggest foreign creditor […]
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The title of Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” comes from a Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky.” Last May, her appearance at the University of Oregon expanded on women’s importance in the world […]
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — In a quiet, leafy neighborhood of Beijing, a woman has been living in enforced isolation in her book-lined, fifth-floor apartment. Her apparent misdeed: being married to a Nobel Peace Prize winner the Chinese government calls a criminal. In the year since jailed democracy campaigner Liu Xiaobo […]
As a junior at the University of Washington, I want to make the most of my college career. I believe that studying abroad is one way to make
BEIJING, China (AP) — Chinese police detained the wife of the co-founder of a Mongolian separatist movement and raided the family bookstore just days before the
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year. Surprisingly though, we were pounded with a snowstorm earlier this week, and it’s been cold ever since.