The Mariners hosted their first ever Bruce Lee Tribute Day on July 27, offering discounted tickets and free Bruce Lee tee shirts to attendees. The tribute took place one week after the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, and $8 from each discounted ticket was donated to The Wing Luke Museum to support the upcoming […]
Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda
The Seattle community celebrated the life of Kip Tokuda at Tokuda’s public memorial on July 21 at the University of Washington. Over 800 people attended, with reflections presented by Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, Jill Nishi, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, Betsy Wells, Laurie Lippold, Lori Matsukawa, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Dale Minami. […]
BLOG: T he Lockes are homeward bound
By Assunta Ng If you see U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke’s family walking around Seattle’s Chinatown this fall, you’d probably think that Locke is back in town. Well, no, he isn’t, but his family will be. While Gary will continue serving in China, his wife and children will be moving back to Seattle this […]
Cheryl Chow remembered at memorial ceremony
Approximately 800 people gathered to celebrate the life of Cheryl Chow on Saturday, April 20 at Town Hall Seattle. Chow, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011, passed away on March 29 at the age of 66.
BLOG: The Lockes come home
By Assunta Ng U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke and his wife Mona returned to Seattle last weekend for the memorials of Cheryl Chow and Blair Butterworth. Chow’s was on April 20 and Butterworth’s was the following day — coincidentally at the same place, Town Hall.
BLOG: Should the Asian community support only its own candidates and not white ones?
By Assunta Ng Earlier this year, several Asian Americans stood with Rod Dembowski instead of Rep. Cindy Ryu, a Korean American, in a contested King County Council race. Dembowski, who is white and won by a council vote of five to eight, is now a council member, finishing the remainder of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s […]
Former U.S. Ambassador Curtis S. Chin says New Year offers opportunity for APIs
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Despite the downturned economy, opportunities are thriving for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) that want to be involved in business, government, and community and other non-governmental organizations, as the Year of the Dragon unfolds. Indeed, with 2012 being a U.S. presidential election year, greater participation and involvement are more […]
BLOG: An American (Gary Locke!) in China — Part 1
By Assunta Ng Visiting the ambassador in Beijing “Did you see Gary?” my friends immediately asked when they learned I had just returned from Beijing, referring to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke.
Gary Locke’s brother-in-law involved in financial scandal
Geosun, a lighting manufacturer, is suing a company owned by Wade Lee, claiming that Lee’s U.S.-based company, EML Technologies, owes Geosun $11 million. Lee is the brother-in-law of U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Mona Locke’s brother.
Locke holds vigil on 9/11 anniversary
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke speaks to about 300 U.S. citizens in Beijing on the 10th anniversity of 9/11, with the American flag at half-mast. After his speech, Locke led everyone in a candlelight vigil, releasing white candles into a river. ♦