By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “This was an important project. It taught me that size matters,” Mah said, somewhat jokingly, at the Sept. 19, 2011 meeting of Rotary Club of Olympia. “Size matters here because it was a big meaningful definitive project. It was more than just a bridge because it enabled us to […]
By Assunta Ng Last Saturday, after attending the White House dinner in Washington, D.C., to honor President of the Republic of South Korea Lee Myung-Bak, Sen. Paull Shin rushed back to Seattle to attend Northwest Asian Weekly’s Pioneer Awards gala at the China Harbor Restaurant. What the emcee didn’t say and what the audience didn’t […]
A wild brawl broke out between Georgetown and a Chinese men’s basketball team on Thursday, Aug. 18, putting an immediate end to a supposed goodwill game that coincided with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country …
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the nomination of the first U.S. special envoy to Myanmar and a new ambassador to Vietnam whose appointment had been blocked for months by lawmakers.
After a brief visit to his hometown of Seattle, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke heads off to his new home in Beijing on Thursday, Aug. 11. He will be there to prepare for a visit from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Aug. 16.
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press Editor’s note: Jean H. Lee, The Associated Press bureau chief in Seoul, and David Guttenfelder, AP’s chief Asia photographer, have made numerous reporting trips to North Korea in recent years. They were granted unprecedented access on their latest journey to Pyongyang and areas outside the nation’s showcase capital. […]
By Terence Chea The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera. The Black teenager from Oakland has captivated audiences in the United States and China with his ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin and perform the ancient Chinese art form.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Marsha Sailors painted the nursery pink and green at her Missouri home, put up princess pictures and built a crib for her new little girl. They hadn’t yet met, but she already was in love with the smiling 6-month-old in a photo sent from Vietnam …
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The young man stood before the judge, his usually neatly trimmed hair now long enough to brush the collar of his prison jumpsuit.
BEIJING (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to meet with North Korea’s reclusive leader during a visit aimed at assessing severe food shortages