An award-winning Hong Kong journalist won an appeal Monday quashing a conviction related to research for an investigative documentary, in a rare court ruling upholding media freedom in the Chinese territory.
China tightens access to Tiananmen Square, 24 detained in Hong Kong on anniversary of 1989 protests
China tightened access to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing on Sunday, the anniversary of the military suppression of 1989 pro-democracy protests that left a still unknown number of people dead and discussions and commemorations forbidden within the country.
First Xiamen-Shenzhen connection to Sea-Tac Airport
SEATTLE — There will be six nonstop flights from Seattle to China with a new Xiamen route starting September 26. The announcement was made May 11 during a press conference in Shenzhen, China, involving the Port of Seattle, the City of Seattle, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. “Service between the two leading technology […]
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 […]
Searching for the right balance when dealing with money
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly My young Asian friend got accepted into Yale University’s MBA program. That’s the good part. The bad news is he can’t pay for it. The program costs over $100,000 a year. “My parents are not helping me,” he said. “They said they already paid for [my] undergraduate degree.” It […]
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 […]
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 […]
Monkey Year predicts fire and disease!
By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey — the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy […]
BLOG: The many faces of Cambodia (Part 3)
Dispelling safety myths
“Is Cambodia safe?” Many readers asked me this after reading my first two blogs about my recent trip with my husband last November.
It is surprising that many have this misconception. While some may have concerns traveling to Cambodia, its tourism has actually increased 17 percent in 2013 and 7 percent last year. Just in Angkor, there are more than one million visitors every year.
It’s cold outside in Sweden — (But also beautiful)
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Four minutes is all I can take. It’s not jetlag. Or culture shock. It’s just hot. I’m in a sauna. In Malmoe, in Sweden. Guidebooks and everything, they talk about this. You go to Scandinavia, and you go to the sauna. For the coziness. For warmth and safety, inside, […]
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