By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press JIANLI, China (AP) — An influx of rescue workers, journalists and victims’ relatives is putting the sleepy town of Jianli on the map in a way that lifelong resident Tao Gengsheng never thought he’d see. As the closest town to the site of last week’s Yangtze River cruise ship disaster, […]
Living life after loss
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Isle of Dreams By Keizo Hino Dakley Archive Press, 2010 Shozo Sakai hasn’t seen much change in his life. He’s worked at the same construction firm for years, he has no ambitions of moving up the corporate ladder or pursuing a specific career, and he has lived in the […]
BLOG: An American (Gary Locke!) in China — Part 1
By Assunta Ng Visiting the ambassador in Beijing “Did you see Gary?” my friends immediately asked when they learned I had just returned from Beijing, referring to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke.