On Nov. 16 at the Bellevue Art Museum, Humanities Washington’s Beyond Talking Points series wrapped up its multifaceted look at immigration with a program featuring refugees from around the world who now call Washington home.
NAAAP-Seattle honors 4 scholarship recipients at gala
The National Association of Asian American Professionals’ Seattle chapter (NAAAP-Seattle) hosted its 32nd annual gala and scholarship reception on Nov. 4. The event was held at the Woodland Park Zoo’s Zoomazium and honored four students.
China honors Putin with Confucius Prize
By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin BEIJING (AP) — The sponsors of a would-be Chinese alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize held their second award ceremony on Friday, handing a gold Confucius statue and a certificate meant for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to a pair of exchange students, an […]
Bill Gates developing nuclear reactor with China
BEIJING (AP) — Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates says he is in discussions with China to jointly develop a new kind of nuclear reactor. During a talk at China’s Ministry of Science & Technology on Wednesday, the billionaire said, “The idea is to be very low cost, very safe, and generate very little waste.” Gates […]
New proposed bill would ban abortions based on sex or race
By David Crary The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The practice of sex-selection abortion, usually targeting a female fetus due to parental preference for a son, has few defenders in the United States. Yet a proposed federal ban is drawing vehement opposition from liberal advocacy groups who call it a veiled attempt to undermine […]
9 things to do in Seattle with your guests during the holidays
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly How do you entertain your out-of-town friends and family during the holidays? The best way is to present them programs and entertainment with a Northwest flair.
A-POP! Jin breaking into the mainstream?
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes, when one person’s dream begins, the dream unfortunately ends for someone else. Such is the case for two Asian celebrities featured in this month’s column.
BLOG: What Locke doesn’t do — 5th and final part of the Gary Locke blog series
By Assunta Ng So you want to help your relatives and friends from China come to the United States. You think Ambassador Gary Locke can help you?
BLOG: The vital role of consulates and embassies
By Assunta Ng Ordinary folks think only of visas when they think of consul generals. Actually, consul generals play an important role in serving the local community. For instance, the recent haze in Beijing, which shut down airports and highway transportation, caused local people to turn to the U.S. Embassy for an accurate measure of […]
‘Outrage’ aptly portrays yakuza, but too gory
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Takeshi Kitano’s new film “Outrage” opens with the camera panning slowly across a group of men slouching against luxury cars, some fanning themselves in the heat. They are the yakuza promised in the film’s advance publicity, but they are not stylish. They do not immediately look dangerous. The filmmaker […]