VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Olympic opening ceremony celebrated Canada’s aboriginals and French speakers, but gave little hint of Vancouver’s huge, dynamic Asian population. Dismayed civic leaders are pleading for a different story at the closing show.
From the outside, New York’s Chinatown may appear to be a united community filled with not just Chinese — both immigrants and American-born residents — but an array of individuals with many different backgrounds.
Chung-ryoul Lee’s documentary “Old Partner” begins with pain. An old man climbs a long set of steps to a temple. He carries a cane. He pauses after each step. He inhales sharply after each step, wondering if he will ever get to the top. The notion of enduring pain and suffering continues throughout the film.
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Chinus Cultural Productions and China Arts and Entertainment Group are presenting the U.S. premiere of ‘The Butterfly Lovers’ — hailed as China’s Romeo & Juliet — performed by the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) Resident Dance Company. This production will take place on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the Paramount Theatre.
Qing Hong Wu, 29, fell into a bad crowd when he was younger, according to a story in The New York Times (NYT). The child of legal Chinese immigrants, he and two other teenagers mugged four people in 1995 and 1996. Wu pled guilty to the robberies as an adult, even though he was only 16. He didn’t realize that it would have dire immigration consequences later on.
Ron Judd’s article in the Feb. 21 edition of The Seattle Times entitled “Whistler is for Tough Olympians; the Wimps are in Vancouver” should be subtitled “And the Racist is From Seattle.” Mr. Judd’s racism is thinly masked as humor in his sentences referring to Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan. “Thank you, Ms. Manners. Now please go back to your seaweed wraps.” Last time I checked, Patrick was a male name and Chan was a Chinese name.
What’s a good reason for you to come to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) annual banquet at the Seattle Marriott Hotel?
Seattle’s Chinatown Gee How Oak Tin Family Association celebrated its 110th year and held its Lunar New Year banquet at the House of Hong on Feb. 20. Unbelievably, this chapter’s history is even longer than its headquarters in San Francisco.
JACL has selected more young leaders to be their president for the past two decades than many other Asian organizations.
Held at the Seattle Waterfront Hotel, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) celebrated the accomplishments of three people and one organization.