“What is your preference for lunch — Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, or pizza?” asked someone from U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s office in Beijing.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Born in Seoul, Sung Yang is the chief of staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. In this role, Yang oversees and directs the executive’s major initiatives, the central coordination between policy, communications, and external relations, and the executive’s administrative staff and office operations. Prior to joining the executive’s […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Justice Steven Gonzalez was recently appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court, the state’s highest court. He is the second Latino ever to be in such a prominent position. For the past 10 years, Gonzalez served on the bench as Superior Court Judge, appointed by former Gov. Gary Locke. […]
By Assunta Ng Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman frequently walked to restaurants near the embassy to buy his own lunch box.
By Assunta Ng Much was said, at his funeral, on what Ark Chin did for the Kin On Nursing Home and Chinese orphanages. Yet, what he contributed in education and politics was barely touched upon.
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.
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.
On Nov. 4, the U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, went back to his ancestral home, Jilong village in Taishan, a county-level city in southern China’s Guangdong province.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Today, pioneers don’t hate to don coonskin hats to blaze trails. In fact, they come in all sorts of garb.<!–more–> The Northwest Asian Weekly and its nonprofit foundation organize a yearly event, called Asian American Pioneers, which honors local Asian American and Pacific Islander Pioneers who have made a […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the appointment of the first Korean American to become U.S. ambassador to South Korea. Career diplomat Sung Kim previously served as special envoy for six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program. His confirmation on Oct. 13 came during a state visit by South Korean President Lee […]