Approximately 1,000 Asian and Pacific Americans came to Olympia to rally for continued funding of community programs and services on Tuesday, Feb. 19, as part of the 2013 APA Legislative Day.
Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Lunar New Year Gala
The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Lunar New Year Gala on Thursday, Feb. 21, bringing together over 380 community members and guests.
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office hosts Lunar New Year celebration in Seattle
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco hosted a reception in Seattle on Feb. 20 to celebrate the Year of the Snake.
Vietnamese New Year celebrated at Seattle Center
Tet in Seattle hosted its 16th annual Tet festival in Seattle at the Seattle Center from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17. Tet is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration.
US senator hopeful Vietnam adoptions to begin again
By Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and the United States are close to an agreement allowing Americans to adopt Vietnamese children again, five years after a ban was imposed amid allegations of baby-selling and babies offered without parents’ consent, a visiting U.S. senator said. Vietnam was a popular destination for […]
Obama hosts Japan PM amid tensions in Asia
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed Japan’s new prime minister to the White House on Friday, Feb. 22, pledging continued close economic cooperation and a shared determination to mount a strong response to a North Korean nuclear test.
India’s secret executions raise concerns
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — For 11 years, the family of a convicted terrorist waited and wondered about his fate as he sat on death row. Two weeks ago, they found out — from television. Mohammad Afzal Guru had been hanged in secrecy in a faraway jail in New […]
Chinese dare officials to swim in polluted rivers
By Didi Tang The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — A Chinese businessman angry about a filthy river has come up with an equally dirty dare. He’ll give an environmental official about $32,000 just for swimming in the polluted waterway.
Taiwan media kingpin pushes hard on China ties
By Peter Enav The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Appearing last year before Taiwanese regulators, billionaire media magnate Tsai Eng-meng appeared perplexed over a decision to fine his flagship newspaper for carrying camouflaged advertising on behalf of China’s Communist government.
Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school for being champions of diversity. From those nominations, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and a […]