The Year of the Tiger may belong to the Gee How Oak Tin family association, representing members with last names of Chin, Chan, Chen, Tran, Woo, and Yuen. It’s Seattle’s only Chinese family association so far, able to host a Lunar New Year community banquet on April 24, even though it has long passed since Feb. 1, the first day of the lunar calendar.
Size matters—especially in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID). Especially now that the neighborhood is under threat again—this time by a Sound Transit project to expand a transit hub, and possibly shutting down part of the CID for up to a decade. Two options are on the table and community advocates fear that if Sound Transit chooses […]
When the Rev. Kyunglim Shin Lee was ordained in 1988, it angered her in-laws for contravening long-held Korean cultural values subordinating women’s roles in society. Even her husband, a pastor, told her he understood intellectually “but his heart couldn’t accept it.”
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has reduced the required quarantine period from two weeks to one for arriving travelers who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, acting after recording consistently low numbers of new infections in recent days. The Health Ministry also said that travelers arriving by air who have not been fully […]
By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A popular Japanese beef bowl chain, Yoshinoya Holdings Co., has fired an executive over sexist remarks he made about a marketing strategy aiming to get young women “hooked” on its products as though turning “virgins into drug addicts.” Masaaki Ito, a managing director at Yoshinoya, known for […]
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S.-based intelligence company says it uncovered a network of more than 600 inauthentic Twitter accounts that spread a positive narrative of China’s far-western Xinjiang region, as Beijing was being accused of human rights abuses and locking up hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities there. According to a report […]
On April 18 in Little Saigon, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, surrounded by community leaders, announced a major community volunteer effort called “One Seattle Day of Service,” and he’s looking for 2,200 volunteers to help pick up trash and clean up graffiti, among other things.
Two years ago, a fire destroyed the Eng Suey Sun Plaza at 815 South Weller. The estimated loss of the property was about $2.5 million in addition to the loss of 13 businesses with heavy medical and baking equipment and one nonprofit inside the building.
Community advocates say a construction project by Sound Transit (ST) to create a light rail hub in the Chinatown-International District (CID) threatens to leave nothing but the Historic Chinatown Gate intact.
The Seattle Chinatown-International District (CID) Food Walk is back on Saturday, April 30. As part of the Year of the Tiger celebration, 38 vendor booths will line the streets, and dance performances and music will happen throughout the main stage at Hing Hay Park. Organized by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Association, the Food Walk […]