The 2010 Carnival China Style showcased ethnic art forms, folk traditions, and customs that make up Chinese culture. It took place at Benaroya Hall and was made possible by the Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, the Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee, and the China Broadcasting Art Troupe. This was the first time this event has come to Seattle.
On Sept 24, Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna visited Chinese Consul General Gao Zhansheng of San Francisco in the Asian Weekly’s office. Gao’s friend arranged the meeting himself without prior knowledge of the Asian Weekly. It was a 20-minute introductory meeting. Gao even gave McKenna a gift.
Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton celebrated its first-year anniversary by opening a bakery and lounge. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Renton Mayor Denis Law, Renton city council members, state representatives, and chamber of commerce board members cut the ribbon. Approximately 400 people attended.