Renton City Councilmember Kim-Khanh Van announced last month that she will run for Position 9 on the Metropolitan King County Council in 2021. Van, an attorney and public school mom who came to America as a refugee after leaving her native Vietnam at the age of 6, will challenge incumbent Reagan Dunn. If elected, Van […]
Eldest brother of Kip Tokuda dies
On Dec. 12, 2020, the brother of late community leader Kip Tokuda, Floyd Tokuda, passed away peacefully in his home at age 76. Floyd was the eldest child of George and Tama Tokuda, and the brother of Valerie Chin and actress Marilyn Tokuda. Nephew Daryl Chin told the Northwest Asian Weekly, “It is in great […]
Gold medal replicas for Chinese war vets
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance-Seattle and community volunteers are planning a regional ceremony in the spring to present Chinese American World War II (CAWW2) Congressional Gold Medal replicas to each registered veteran or next of kin at no-cost. The Virtual Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony was held last month. For […]
Most Influential People in Seattle 2020
Hoan Do, Raj Singh, and Krishna Thiagarajan were among the APIs named in Seattle Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Seattle in 2020. Do was one of 30 people across the country chosen to appear on Lay’s potato chips bags. He is a motivational speaker and corporate trainer. Singh is the co-founder of All in […]
Georgia’s Senate flips blue — Communities of color helped
Jon Ossoff has defeated Republican incumbent David Perdue in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff. Fellow Democrat Raphael Warnock also won the Senate special election, flipping the U.S. Senate blue.
U.S. Attorney Pak resigns
ATLANTA — U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak has announced his resignation effective Jan. 4. Pak is departing the office after serving for more than three years as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Northern District of Georgia, which consists of 46 counties in Northwestern Georgia. “It has been the greatest honor of […]
Nielsen and KTSF, an independent Asian television station licensed in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced on Jan. 4 an agreement under which Nielsen will provide a comprehensive suite of measurement services. As the only station in the United States that broadcasts live nightly news in Cantonese and Mandarin, KTSF cited the value of using […]
Congress restores Medicaid to Pacific Islanders
Nearly 25 years ago, with the stroke of a pen, the United States broke its commitment to provide medical care for Marshall Islands residents living in the United States. Last month, congressional negotiators agreed to reinstate that promise, delivering Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage to tens of thousands of Marshallese and residents of […]
Where is Jack Ma, China’s e-commerce pioneer?
By Joe McDonald The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such businesses would be allowed. Both […]
Tying the knot without a face mask in China
Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears to be under control in the country where it was first detected.