He was first the Chinese governor in the United States, first Chinese American U.S. ambassador to China, first Chinese American commerce secretary, and the King County Executive.
By Jonathan Lemire and Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the United States packed a church and spilled onto streets outside Saturday to honor a slain New York officer as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain, and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting […]
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.
By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle-area family of an American citizen detained in North Korea for more than a year is cheering Pyongyang’s decision to release 85-year-old tourist Merrill Newman and wondering when their loved one will come home.
By Darlene Superville The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama told activists who are fasting to protest House
By Assunta Ng The recent controversy involving the Seattle Times publisher’s support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna by giving free advertising worth over $70,000 puzzles a little publisher like me.
By Assunta Ng Some journalists felt slighted that President Obama didn’t come to speak at UNITY. Rep. Luis Gutierrez came on behalf of Obama. Only 50 folks came to a hall of 500 seats. Gutierrez did a decent job.
By Assunta Ng On July 9, three White House officials visited Seattle. As a member of the media, I was invited to all three meet-and-greet events. Vice President Joe Biden was in town to campaign for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Although I admire Biden, I hesitated to go to his […]
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.
By Assunta Ng Last Saturday, after attending the White House dinner in Washington, D.C., to honor President of the Republic of South Korea Lee Myung-Bak, Sen. Paull Shin rushed back to Seattle to attend Northwest Asian Weekly’s Pioneer Awards gala at the China Harbor Restaurant. What the emcee didn’t say and what the audience didn’t […]