By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In politics, money matters. So do connections. When money and connections merge, you get VIP treatment at Gov. Jay Inslee’s campaign dinner on June 24 in downtown Seattle, seeing President Obama up close. Ben Zhang, CEO of Greater China Industries, bought a table for $5,000 as a gold sponsor. […]
He was first the Chinese governor in the United States, first Chinese American U.S. ambassador to China, first Chinese American commerce secretary, and the King County Executive.
Retired figure skater Michelle Kwan was on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Seattle. On March 10, she attended fundraisers for the Democratic candidate. One was hosted by Mimi Gan and Everett Billingslea in their Seattle home, alongside former governor and U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke, Virginia Anderson, and Martha Choe. The event was attended […]
By Marcy Gordon AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee have called off their proposed merger after the Obama administration told the companies it would hurt competition in the U.S. canned tuna market. The Justice Department announced that the deal, announced a year ago between Thailand’s largest seafood company […]
The past few weeks have been a sociological nightmare, testing ideology, devotion to promises, subjection to fear. The unfortunate subject that has been affected and pushed the sensitive political buttons is the issue of the United States allowing in Syrian refugees. After the Paris terrorist attacks, the level of fear has been elevated and paranoia […]
By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China’s expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea. But U.S. efforts so far are focused on delivering some of the […]
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister’s office to protest the government’s nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday. Tokyo metropolitan police said Yasuo Yamamoto, 40, turned himself in to authorities late […]
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Monday it was not given advance notice about a New Year’s flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan’s representative to Washington that has angered China.
By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Fears of war between Taiwan and China have eased in recent years, but the growing gap in their military capabilities has prompted a U.S. think tank to lay out a radical new approach in how Taiwan could defend itself if China invaded, relying less on conventional forces […]
By Eric Tucker and Ted Bridis Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking […]