Last Monday, 580 people waited for Lt. Gov. Brad Owen at the New Hong Kong Restaurant for more than an hour. They were celebrating Soo Yuen Benevolent Association’s
In 2007, he just wanted to build cooperation among different Asian American communities in Washington state.
A rising immigrant population can be taxing for many developing cities. However, Bellevue is not one of those cities. The Asian immigrant population in Bellevue increased from 17.6 percent in 2000 to 24.6 percent in 2008. Asians account for almost three-quarters of Bellevue’s non-white population.