By Assunta Ng Have you been to a party with a long program and the guests show up late? I have been to many, and my stomach grumbles when dinner is served late. Okay, I know I will get flack for this, but I am just speaking the truth. It’s important we respect people’s time.
By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly Former Chinese government official Bo Xilai made recent international headlines with his fall from power and his alleged involvement in corruption. However, Cheng Li, a Brookings Institute senior fellow and Chinese political expert, has observed the scandal in a much different light. “Chinese analysts have been too indulgent in […]
By Jeffrey Osborn Northwest Asian Weekly The transition to America is difficult for many immigrants and their family members. Many immigrants in the Northwest have brought over treasured traditional arts and cultural practices and have preserved them for future generations. Seattle alone has the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and the […]
By Kristen Gelineau The Associated Press KHANDWA, India (AP) — Saroo Brierley pulled up to the train station and stepped out of his car into the chaotic landscape that had haunted his dreams.
News that the Obama administration will offer immunity to illegal immigrants under the age of 30 came as a relief to many, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who came out last year as an undocumented immigrant. Though the change will affect an estimated 800,000 immigrants, it excludes Vargas, who, at the age […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When Taiwanese director Tom Lin wanted to make a film based on one of his favorite books, the illustrated tale “Starry Starry Night” by Jimmy Liao, he had a small production in mind. What he got in the end was a richly-budgeted production shared between Taiwan and mainland China, […]
On June 19, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution that formally expresses regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and other legislation that discriminated against people of Chinese origin in the United States.