The Winter Olympics has been an Olympian effort, if I ever saw one.
NYC man charged with hate crimes in attack on Asian woman
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man punched an Asian American woman in the face in an unprovoked attack and later told police that “Chinese people are not supposed to be in this country,” prosecutors said. Mercel Jackson, 52, was arraigned on Feb. 17 on charges including assault, attempted assault as a hate crime, and […]
China accused of failing to buy more Maine lobster
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China has failed to live up to its promise to buy more lobster under a deal that opened the door to an easing of a trade war under former President Donald Trump, Maine’s congressional leaders say. Maine’s lobster industry was hurt by retaliatory Chinese tariffs in 2018 and failed to see […]
Last known freshwater dolphin in northeastern Cambodia dies
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last known freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin on a stretch of the Mekong River in northeastern Cambodia has died, apparently after getting tangled in a fishing net, wildlife officials said. The aquatic mammal was found dead on Feb. 15 on a riverbank in Stung Treng province near the border with Laos, […]
Taiwan premier wants athlete punished for wearing China suit
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s premier wants a Taiwanese Olympic speedskater to be punished for wearing what appeared to be a suit from China’s team during training. Symbols of the two sides are especially sensitive at a time when China’s ruling Communist Party, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory even though the island […]
Analysis: China’s bubble Olympics kept reality at a distance
By TED ANTHONY AP National Writer BEIJING (AP) — They did it—that much seems obvious. But what, exactly, was the “it’’ that they did? China pulled off a logistically adept Olympics with very few mechanical glitches—no small affair in the pandemic era. It made that happen primarily by creating what it called, in inimitable Chinese […]
Singapore air show subdued 2 years into pandemic
By ZEN SOO Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) _ Singapore’s biennial air show opened on Feb. 15 on a smaller scale than before the pandemic, even as the aviation sector gears up for a recovery two years after coronavirus outbreaks nearly paralyzed air travel. Members of the general public were not allowed, but about 600 exhibitors […]
CACCWA: Strengthening the Cambodian community through partnerships and education
By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY One of the key themes in everything the Cambodian American Community Council of Washington (CACCWA) does is its focus on working with others. From government agencies, to other local Cambodian groups, to crossing the generational divide within its own organization, building partnerships are how CACCWA works to help the […]
CID gets attention of city and SPD
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell made an impromptu visit to the Chinatown-International District (CID) on Feb. 19.
Sound Transit sets its sights on CID
When Betty Lau was a girl, she climbed up a crabapple tree on a vacant lot in Chinatown and pulled off all the fruit. Her father, who ran a laundry, forced her to climb back up the tree and reattach the fruit with wires.