By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY While China and Taiwan are at odds with one another globally, Seattle’s Chinatown has quietly orchestrated the two sides into quiet acceptance. On June 10, several Chinese and Taiwan officials were celebrating in Seattle’s Chinatown, in good spirits — without creating fury or crisis — and local elected officials […]
Much of Asia expects more babies born in the Year of Dragon
By Annie Huang The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, but you wouldn’t know that from visiting the obstetrics department at Taiwan Adventist Hospital. The hallways were abuzz this week with dozens of women lined up for ultrasound checks and other appointments with obstetricians.
Blog: Politics sneaks into Chinatown parade
By Assunta Ng Politics is about punching the enemy when he is not expecting it. At the Chinatown parade last Sunday, the “punch” was actually a small, but very controversial, flag.