By Kelvin Chan AP Business Writer HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it’s buying Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, as part of a plan to create a global platform for news about China. Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd., founded by billionaire Jack Ma, said it signed […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Why go to a backward country?” my friends reacted when they heard that my husband and I were going to Cambodia. “Are you crazy going alone and not with a tour?” another asked. Why people think Cambodia is not a safe country puzzles me. It could have to do […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The worst comment Chinese immigrants say about a restaurant is, not “bad food,” “ugly décor,” or “lousy service.” Simply, it is: “The customer is still hungry after eating at the restaurant.” With our relatives from Hong Kong (HK) visiting us recently, I was mindful in picking the right restaurant […]
For those who don’t know anything about Taiwan, here is one of many interesting facts: It is the birthplace of bubble tea. The bubble tea is not what fascinated me most about Taiwan, but it is more the many other things you would not normally expect from a tiny island in the Pacific. I was […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall <!–more–>my previous silly assumptions, and then I cherish the joyful moments and appreciate all the incredible work of my high school classmates who planned our reunion. I graduated from Sacred Heart Canossian […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I watched on live television about how the Hong Kong (HK) government shut down students’ <!–more–>protest-for-democracy camps last week. The conversation I had with the students in HK in November was still vivid in my memory. Ironically, I was in HK for my high school reunion. To be defiant […]
By Assunta Ng Within months, I visited two Bruce Lee exhibitions, one in Hong Kong in July and the other on Oct. 4, at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum. For people who saw both, the reactions were similar.
By Assunta Ng I left Hong Kong (HK) in the 1970s, but my family ties are still there. The recent HK students’ protest that started on Sept. 27 has stirred up much conversations and arguments in the former British colony—between husband and wife, among friends, between employers and employees, and among parents and children.
By Joanna Chiu and Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activists kicked off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest Sunday
If you want to impress someone visiting Hong Kong, take him or her to Ozone, the world’s tallest bar.