“Formosa Betrayed” begins with a huge flurry of action. The film is set in 1983 at Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, and soldiers surround a trio of running men. Shots go off and one Chinese man falls to the ground. Armed officers pull a second Chinese man, Ming (played by Will Tiao), out of sight. The third man, American FBI agent Jake Kelly (played by James Van Der Beek), ends up in an office with Susan Kane (Wendy Crewson), the American Liaison to Taiwan. Before the soldiers rush in, he must explain his actions to her.
Each week, Northwest Asian Weekly strives to be an inclusive newspaper. We take care to make sure that the pages of the paper are not heavily oriented toward one ethnicity or gender.
Nancy Leson of The Seattle Times wrote about the closing of New China Gate Restaurant under the management of Alan Woo recently. In the article, Faye Hong, spokesperson of Hop Sing Tong, which owns the property, said the recession has hurt Chinatown restaurants.
President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Teresa Takai as assistant secretary (Networks and Information Integration) for the Department of Defense.
Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) elected four new members to its board of directors.
Refugee Women’s Alliance held its 14th annual International Women’s Day Celebration at its main office in Seattle. The event featured ethnic foods and multicultural entertainment and activities, including an Ethiopian coffee demonstration, Vietnamese dance, and Henna hand painting.
Artist and calligraphist Yulin Shen showed his pieces at the Hub Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus. Among the pieces shown was his oil painting, “Dream.” The painting showcases a Chinese studio beside the Space Needle.