By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new leader of the House panel overseeing U.S. policy to the Asia-Pacific is a rarity in Congress: a deeply conservative Republican who shuns isolationism, favors closer ties with Asia and stands poised to praise as well as criticize China — and even do it in Mandarin.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Xiaojin Wu, curator at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, shows me a Japanese piece that’s been first lacquered, then carved. The artist, she explains, put several layers of lacquer on first, then slowly, steadily, and taking great care for symmetry, carved the Art Deco designs into the lacquer. Many […]
Florence Chang promoted to executive VP of MultiCare
Florence Chang, one of our 2010 Asian American Pioneers in Healthcare, has been promoted to executive vice president of the not-for-profit MultiCare Health System, based in Tacoma.
Kenyon S. Chan to step down as UW Bothell chancellor
By Charles Lam The Northwest Asian Weekly Chancellor Chan announced that he will complete his tenure as the University of Washington Bothell’s second
Vietnamese re-education camp prisoner kept promise
By Margie Mason The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Every day, as the guards marched Thanh Dac Nguyen into the jungle for another shift of backbreaking labor, he tossed a pebble on the lump of red earth, where his closest friend was buried. It was the only way he knew to mark the site, […]
Salinas to reopen historic cafe as Asian museum
The renovation got a boost last week with a three-year, $600,000 Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to California State University, Monterey Bay. The planned Asian Cultural Center and Museum is the centerpiece of the Chinatown Renewal Project, led by the city and university.
U.S. student’s lawyer challenges murder charge in China
HONG KONG (AP) — A drunken American university student challenged a murder charge Monday, July 27, after being accused of causing the crash of a Hong Kong taxi and the death of its driver before commandeering the vehicle and slamming it into another cab.
Mixed-race patients struggle to find marrow donors
By Juliana Barbassa The Associated Press HAYWARD, California (AP) — If Nick Glasgow were white, he would have a nearly 90 percent chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor who could cure his leukemia.
Racial lines tested in Calif. House race
EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Racial lines are being tested in a Southern California congressional race in which an Asian candidate is a leading contender in a district that has been a Hispanic stronghold for years.