Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” in a protest against China’s COVID rules on Nov. 28 after demonstrators on the mainland issued an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades.
Beijing and the Vatican are once again tangling over the prickly issue of appointing Chinese bishops.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu on Nov. 25 to 13 years in prison on charges including rape. Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court said Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 year and 10 months for the “crime of assembling a crowd to […]
The number of babies born in Japan this year is below last year’s record low in what the top government spokesman described as a “critical situation.”
The annual election for the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board was held by mail in early November. Two positions were up for election and Michael Le won Position #3 for a Business owner, Property owner or Employee, while Nella Kwan won Position #5 for At-Large. Both candidates are currently serving their first terms on […]
Chong Wa President Mei-Jui Lin organized board members and other volunteers to pick up, pack, and deliver 400 meals to seniors in the Chinatown-International District on Nov. 22, plus 540 meals on Nov. 27, including delivery to one community senior apartment housing on Beacon Hill. Another 60 bags and 60 frozen chickens will be delivered […]
The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Scholarship for Women Program at the Meydenbauer Center this Saturday, Dec. 3. The program gives young female participants the opportunity to compete for scholarship funds toward higher education. The winner will represent Seattle at the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant in San Francisco the following February.
The Santas appearing at the Mall of America—the largest mall in the United States—will be more diverse than ever before this holiday season. The cast of six St. Nicks at The Santa Experience will include an Asian Santa for the first time. “To run across someone who speaks your language, there’s kind of a bond […]
Tom Giratikanon is returning to The New York Times after almost three years at Vox Media, where he served as deputy publisher. The former Northwest Asian Weekly intern will return as a senior editor for The Upshot—which is a New York Times website with analysis and data visualizations about politics, policy, and everyday life. Previously, […]
Usually, Shirley Chang is in complete control. The Amazon executive has steely black pupils that cut right to the soul. But when she talks about her son, who has eczema, they become bewildered and sad.