By Eric Liu Special For Northwest Asian Weekly A few days ago in Beijing, as Gary Locke wrapped up his tenure as United States Ambassador to China, he was lambasted in a Chinese state media editorial. The piece called Locke a “guide dog” and said he had stirred an “evil wind.” Worst of all, it […]
The future is wide open for Ambassador Gary Locke, who will be returning home from China in March. Never flashy, Locke seems to have spent his career steadily increasing his leadership positions without ever appearing to be power hungry. Locke is quiet, almost nerdy, and more concerned with achievable successes than flamboyant glory. It’s an […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Asian and Pacific Americans are stereotyped as being weak leaders, but three Seattle-area teenagers
Sam Eng received the North Star Award from the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America on April 24 at their annual volunteer recognition event, which was held at the Seattle Aquarium. The North Star award is presented to volunteers who have made a significant contribution to scouting.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Manti Te’o, Notre Dame linebacker from Hawaii, became one of four finalists for the 2012 Lott IMPACT Trophy
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) ― As a former U.S. commerce secretary and governor of Washington state, Gary Locke wasn’t considered much of a heavyweight on human rights when he became the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing last year. Trade and maintaining smooth relations between Washington and its biggest foreign creditor […]
“Dow Constantine is not a very good DJ name,” admitted the former college radio DJ and newly elected King County Executive. Instead of spinning records, Constantine chose a different path in order to serve the public. Constantine defeated Susan Hutchinson on Nov. 3 to become King County Executive.
On Oct. 2, Ehren Watada was discharged from the U.S. Army under “other than honorable conditions.” Ehren is the Asian American Army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq because he claimed the war was illegal.
When Gary Locke’s grandfather came to the United States in the late 19th century to work as a houseboy, he would never have imagined that his grandson would rise to become such a powerful and visible politician in both Washington state and Washington, D.C.