Two men have been arrested on charges that they helped establish a secret police outpost in New York City on behalf of the Chinese government, and more than three dozen officers with China’s national police force have been charged with using social media to harass dissidents inside the United States, the Justice Department said Monday.
NY man gets 22 years for Asian immigrant’s hate crime death
A New York man was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for the fatal beating of a 61-year-old Chinese immigrant who was collecting cans for money.
Rediscovering New York — going green
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY I never expected to be in New York this year. By a twist of fate, I was there last week. What lured me to this city of glamor in the past was materialism and fantasy, never its people or the least — its environment. In retrospect, it could be […]
Derek Wing moves to PEMCO
PEMCO Insurance announced on May 4 that it hired Derek Wing as its new communications manager. Wing manages external communications and serves as the face and go-to spokesperson for the company’s brand. Wing previously worked at KCPQ-TV, where he was an Emmy-winning anchor and reporter. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Oberlin College […]
NEA head Jane Chu lauds arts curriculum for language-learners
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly Jane Chu, the head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), got a first-hand look at diversity through the arts at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum on Feb. 17. Chu’s Chinese name is Ji Jen, which means virtue and integrity. She was born in Shawnee, Okla., to Chinese immigrants […]
COMMENTARY: The roots of Chinese American silence on political events can’t be overlooked
By Li Jin For Northwest Asian Weekly New York police officer Peter Liang was patrolling a dark staircase in a Brooklyn housing complex when his gun discharged accidentally, and the bullet struck and killed a man walking down the stairs with his girlfriend. This was terrible enough, but what made it worse was that it […]
Buddhist monk faces March trial in embezzlement case
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Buddhist monk faces trial in March on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Lafayette temple to feed a casino gambling habit. Khang Nguyen Le was scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday to wire fraud charges. But The Advocate reports that the plea agreement fell apart when Le told […]
H Mart to finally open downtown after delays
H Mart, a Korean grocery chain store, will finally open its fifth store in downtown Seattle after its opening announcement three years ago. It is going to be at Second Avenue and Pine Street, where a Nordstrom Rack Store was. Three years ago, in order to provide the growing number of residents in downtown with […]
Filipino Miss Universe winner says next dream is to be a Bond girl
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has her eyes set on her next big dream: being a Bond girl. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach returned home to the Philippines for the first time since her crowning — and that awkward moment when host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner instead of her. […]
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