Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The entrepreneurial spirit is key to the American dream, and developing new ventures is one way that women from all walks of life can become empowered.
This year, the Washington State Fair — formerly known as the Puyallup Fair — is featuring a new-to-Washington attraction, Luminasia. The attraction has taken the traditional form of Chinese lantern making and modernized it for the 21st Century.
The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced the appointment of the 2013–2014 Class of White House Fellows on Aug. 27. The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964. Three of the 11 fellows are Asian or Pacific Islanders.
Seattle-based Columbia Pacific opened a 60,000-square-foot senior living facility in Beijing on Aug. 21.
The Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation (SYL Foundation) held a grant award ceremony on Aug. 24 at Meydenbauer Convention Center. A total of $240,000 in grant funds were distributed to fifteen nonprofit organizations working to improve health and education access.
By Hrvoje Hranjski The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines and China, already locked in a territorial dispute, engaged in a diplomatic tussle Aug. 29, with the Philippine president canceling a visit to a trade fair in China after being told to stay away, and Beijing saying it never invited him in the […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China confirmed Aug. 28 that police conducted a raid last week on an alleged terrorist cell in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, although details about the death toll and identities of those killed in the bloody incident remain sketchy. Officials have refused to discuss the […]
By Staff The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Aug. 30.
By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has withdrawn its invitation to a U.S. envoy to visit the country over a detained American because Washington perpetrated a “grave provocation” by allegedly mobilizing nuclear-capable bombers during recent military drills with Seoul.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly This month, the China National Acrobatics Troupe will bring “The Dream of the Golden Clown” to Seattle. This production premiered in China in March 2013 and has been called “a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular” and a significant milestone work in Chinese acrobatic performance. This world-class show will be coming […]