On Sept. 23, 2015, Ron Chow was appointed as International Friendship Representative for Washington state by the Sichuan Provincial Government to promote trade and friendship between the two regions. Chow co-chairs the Washington State Panda Foundation with former Washington Gov. John Spellman. They aim to bring pandas to Seattle-area zoos. The majority of pandas are […]
Join the parade! — Children’s costume parade will celebrate the Lunar New Year
One of the many highlights of the Lunar New Year celebration in the Chinatown-ID will be the children’s costume parade on Saturday, February 21. Children 12 and under are invited and encouraged to use their creative talents to reflect their rendition of the theme of the Lunar New Year. <!–more–> “It’s wonderful to see children […]
Inslee plans first China trade mission as governor
By Venice Buhain Northwest Asian Weekly In November, Gov. Jay Inslee will be embarking on his first trade mission as governor to China.
Ron Chow receives appreciation from US Army
Ron Chow, co-founder and CEO of the Seattle Pacific Trading Company, received an appreciation from the U.S. Army on April 23 for his work to help pass Senate Bill 5114. Gov. Inslee signed the bill into law on April 22.
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, a friend of the Asian community
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly You might think you know Lt. Governor Brad Owen, but did you know that his two sons are Korean adoptees? Or that he was raised by a single mother?
BLOG: McKenna’s Asian supporters
By Assunta Ng It was tough for Rob McKenna’s supporters to accept defeat. These folks had poured their heart, money, and time into his campaign.
BLOG: An Asian spin on Rob McKenna’s campaign?
By Assunta Ng A roast pig, a dragon dance, and campaign signs in Asian languages were not the only Asian elements of Attorney General Rob McKenna’s gubernatorial campaign party. The celebration was held in Chinatown, where his new campaign office is located.
BLOG: A behind-the-scenes peek at Inslee’s Chinatown visit
Three Chinatown organizations impressed Congressman Jay Inslee, a gubernatorial candidate, with their history, a toast, Chinese welcoming sign, and reception in his honor on Jan 8. What Inslee didn’t know was that some of the members of these associations had already given money to the campaign of his opponent, Attorney General Rob McKenna.
Mayor under fire for possibly violating ethics code
Earlier in the month, City of Tacoma Mayor, Marilyn Strickland, returned from a 10-day trip to Seoul, Shanghai
Blog: The arch nemesis of the Chinatown ID Lunar New Year Festival: rain
Luckily, people forgot about nature’s nuisance when they saw a rainbow of kids dressed in Asian costumes marching to the stage.