The White House hosted the first-ever Lunar New Year celebration at the White House on February 19, 2015. Members of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community from across the country joined together to ring in the first day of the Lunar New Year with keynotes from Administration officials, a discussion with diverse AAPI leaders, […]
From assistant to novelist
Sichan Siv, former Deputy Assistant to President Bush 41, has written a political thriller.He is the bestselling author of Golden Bones. “After writing a bestselling memoir I wanted to turn to a work of fiction, drawing from a combination of experiences and imagination,” says Siv. He is a genocide survivor, making it from the Killing […]
Malaysia top court upholds Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy conviction
By Eileen Ng Associated Press PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim began a 5-year prison sentence on Tuesday after a court rejected his final appeal against a sodomy conviction, a decision he called a “murder of judicial independence” and human rights groups condemned as unjust. The case was widely seen at home […]
Help with health insurance enrollment
In response to a call for help from the White House to reach more members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, International Community Health Services (ICHS) will hold a special enrollment event on Thursday, Jan. 29, for people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
A Man of Character — First Asian American chancellor fell victim to US’ fear of China
By Soumya Karlamangla For a moment in 1996, a political milestone for Asian Americans was within Chang-Lin Tien’s
Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism
By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.
White House’s new liaison to the LGBT community
Aditi Hardikar started as the new Associate Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Public Engagement Nov. 10. In her role, she is the White House’s primary liaison to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and Asian American and Pacific Islander community. (end)
Nurse, now Ebola free, receives thanks from Obama
By Jessica Gresko Associated Press BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.
Shen appointed by the White House
Albert Shen has been appointed by the White House as the Deputy Director of Minority Business Development Agency, a division of the US Department of Commerce. Shen will be starting his new position on Aug. 18. Shen, a son of two Taiwanese immigrants, was born in Pullman, WA. He ran for Seattle City Council last […]
After huge win, next Indian PM begins victory lap
By Ashok Sharma and Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – Thousands of people welcomed India’s next prime minister in the capital on May 17 after he led his party to a resounding election victory, with Narendra Modi flashing a victory sign to his cheering supporters and telling them that the win “created a […]
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