Have you ever listened to that Tony Bennett song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”? Understandably, that quirky city, with personality to spare, has left an indelible impression on those who have ventured there. Like San Francisco, the densely populated and bustling city of Taipei, Taiwan has also captured a spot in my heart.
Queen says Chinese officials are rude; has she forgotten something?
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Queen Elizabeth II ranted about Chinese officials being “very rude,” before President Xi Jinping’s visit in London last year, in a private conversation with a police commander on May 10. A pool cameraman recorded the conversation on the Buckingham Palace lawn. Lucy D’Orsi, the Gold Commander, was in charge […]
EDITORIAL: Victory for champions of charter schools
Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he would not veto the public charter school bill, and he let it become law April 2. The new public charter school law ensures Summit Public Schools’ students in Seattle’s International District and Tacoma will continue to thrive. In a letter explaining his decision, Inslee said he remains concerned about […]
Bonsai, rooted in tradition yet leafing the past behind
Often perceived as an expensive hobby for old men, the art of bonsai is often overlooked by younger generations living a bustling city life.
Seward Park’s new torii gate: rebuilding and remembering
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly As Seward Park anticipates a rebuild of the torii gate that used to welcome visitors to the park, Jerry Arai hopes to dedicate park benches to two very special people in the community. A retired architect and community volunteer, Arai wants to donate and dedicate two benches for Seward […]
MeeKong Bar celebrates grand opening
MeeKong Bar on 4th Ave. is now open daily for business. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening on March 14 with much fanfare, including a Chinese lion dance. Guests and dignitaries who attended included Alex Welles, representing King County council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Toshiko Grace Hasegawa, representing Sen. Bob Hasegawa.
China punishes ’Ip Man 3’ distributor for box office fraud
By LOUISE WATT Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s film authorities have suspended the license of a distributor that inflated box office figures for Hong Kong martial arts movie “Ip Man 3,” according to state media. The third installment of the franchise starring Donnie Yen opened in mainland China on March 4 and soon attracted […]
Doug Baldwin engaged
Doug Baldwin now has a new title: engaged. The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver proposed to his longtime girlfriend on March 3, and it didn’t come without its buildup.
Michelle Kwan — The Olympian sits down with NWAW in an exclusive interview to discuss just exactly why she’s in Seattle.
She is a two-time Olympic medalist, five-time world champion, and nine-time U.S. champion — and last Thursday, March 10, Michelle Kwan sat down in the Northwest Asian Weekly office for an exclusive interview to discuss her role within the Hillary Clinton campaign, her past travels as a U.S. envoy, her family, and whether fans will be able to see her on “Dancing with the Stars” any time soon.
Chinese celebrities warned not to mix with exiled Tibetans
By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s state media have criticized celebrities for attending an event in northeastern India with members of the Tibetan government-in-exile, adding to Chinese authorities’ warnings that actors and singers must “serve the people and socialism.” An article on China Tibet Online last week that was widely carried by […]
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