By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly At one point, the stage, filled with Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) members and supporters dressed in various traditional Asian and Pacific Islander dress, mirrored the packed, top-floor banquet room at China Harbor Restaurant alongside Seattle’s Lake Union. KING 5 and Northwest Cable News anchor Sula Kim, the event’s […]
McCain: Allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam
By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China’s expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. But U.S. efforts so far are focused on delivering some of the […]
Lee appointed at Amazon
Douglas Lee, an Executive Development Institute alum (2012) has been appointed as Amazon’s Regional Head of Solutions Architecture, Asia Pacific, in the World-wide Public Sector (WWPS) team within Amazon Web Services. He will be spending a portion of his time building and growing the business in APAC, while developing technical and business relationships at the […]
Former Taiwan vice president visits University of Washington
Former Taiwan Vice President Annette Lu Hsiu-lien visited the University of Washington on Friday, April 5, giving a lecture entitled, “A New Perspective on the Asia Pacific.” Her talk covered issues including the disputed island territory claimed by Taiwan, Japan, and China, as well as new strategies for improving foreign relations in the Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. carrier cruises in disputed South China Sea
By Chris Brummitt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS On board the USS George Washington (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier group cruised through the disputed South China
Asia’s major military powers double defense spending
By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Asia’s top powers have doubled defense spending in the past decade, spurred by the explosion in military expenditure by China, new research shows.
Chinese warships cross waters near Japanese territorial islands
By Eric Talmadge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Japanese military officials said they were keeping a close eye on seven Chinese warships spotted in waters off a southern island Tuesday, Oct. 16. It was unclear whether the ship movements were related to a territorial dispute that has prompted both countries to show off […]
COMMENTARY: Obama and Romney need to get real on jobs policy
By Douglas E. Schoen For Northwest Asian Weekly It’s a testament to how bad the American employment market has gotten when the most recent jobs report was met with applause. The Labor Department’s July jobs figures showed that employers added 163,000 new workers last month. That exceeds what most forecasters were predicting. But it’s only […]
INFUSION calls for API artists to showcase work
INFUSION, the largest Asia Pacific festival in the Northwest, is calling for API artists to apply to showcase their work. The Asia Pacific Infusion festival will take place on Nov. 16 through Nov. 18 at the Tacoma Convention Center.
Asian Pacific Cultural Center holds 14th Annual New Year Celebration
On Feb. 11, The Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), headed by Executive Director Faaluaina Pritchard, held its 14th Annual New Year Celebration, called Bula!, at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.