By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the Iranian competitors, simplicity rules. Whereas for the Taiwanese, it’s grace and accuracy. But for the Europeans, it’s strength and speed. At last weekend’s British Open in Manchester, regional interpretations of Korea’s oldest martial art are clashing in one of the key taekwondo competitions […]
By Alex Tien SYLP student Editor’s note: Alex Tien chose to write a fictionalized news story based on some true facts for his SYLP essay. Sixteen-year-old Chinese American Bob Chang attended the Global Starcraft League (GSL) in Korea and won the GSL Code S, which shocked the whole Starcraft (video game) community. During the final […]
SoYoung Kwon has been appointed committee chair of Celebrate Asia!, a benefit concert that celebrates and promotes a mélange of traditional music from Korea, Japan, India, and China along with Western music. As a University of Washington and Willamette University graduate, Kwon has previously worked as an attorney at Graham & Dunn and a senior […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Director Wayne Wang’s new dramatic film “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” begins with a business diner in Shanghai. The well-dressed Chinese at the table speak fluent English and toast two of their number. Nina (played by Bingbing Li) and Sebastian (Archie Kao) are to leave for New York […]
Click here to see the pictorial. By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Wing-Kun Tam knows that there are 950,000 people in China who are blind. He sees how their quality of life is affected. For many, blindness limits not only the capabilities of individuals, but also of families. For each visually impaired person, there is […]
The Nisei Veterans Committee and the Japanese American community gathered to honor fallen heroes at the Annual NVC Memorial Day Program at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle, as they always have since 1946. WWII veteran Sam Mitsui provided the keynote address.
In the Spotlight, MPI’s Jeanne Batalova examines the size, distribution, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics of immigrants from Eastern Asia
At 11 p.m., Cuong “Armstrong” Bui picks up the telephone. He dials the international code 011, followed by code 84 for Vietnam, and then dials a series of numbers he knows by heart.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke led a congressional delegation to Korea to build support for the passage of the U.S.–Korea Trade Agreement (KORUS).
My fellow citizens, I write to you today about a revenue proposal that could help protect public services that we all rely on.