Archive | Vol 30 No 33 | 8/13-8/19

Wise Words for U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke

Wise Words for U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke

Thank you for inspiring our young people to serve and create possibilities for their communities and our country. May your path achieve a new level of understanding in U.S.-China relations …

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Aug. 2: Miranda Du nominated to serve on the United States District Court bench

Aug. 2: Miranda Du nominated to serve on the United States District Court bench

President Barack Obama has nominated Miranda Du to serve on the U.S, District Court bench for the District of Nevada. Du specializes in employment and labor law and civil litigation as a partner in McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP. Du, a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and University of California, Berkeley, has appeared before […]

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July 22: Michael Itti and Kristina Logsdon collaborate on initiative at Win/Win Network

July 22: Michael Itti and Kristina Logsdon collaborate on initiative at Win/Win Network

Michael Itti departs from the League of Education Voters to work on a new initiative at the Win/Win Network as program coordinator. Colleague and program manager Kristina Logsdon will join Itti in this new initiative.

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August: Christine Chen and Richard Velazquez to relocate to NYC

August: Christine Chen and Richard Velazquez to relocate to NYC

Christine Chen, founder and principal of Chen Communications, and husband Richard Velazquez, soon-to-be senior director of innovation for PepsiCo, are moving to New York City. Chen Communications will be headquartered in NYC, while still operating and working with some clients in the Seattle area. PepsiCo will continue to drive technology marketing solutions for its products.

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July: Ina Dash becomes president of the Northwest Asian Weekly Youth Board

July: Ina Dash becomes president of the Northwest Asian Weekly Youth Board

Ina Dash, a current high school senior at Nathan Hale High School, is now president of the Northwest Asian Weekly Youth Board. Dash is the youngest member of the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), an organization that facilitates a strong relationship between Orissa, India, and Washington state. Dash actively participates in Making […]

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South Vietnam’s ex-leader remembered in California

South Vietnam’s ex-leader remembered in California

By Richard Vogel The Associated Press WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — Friends and family of Nguyen Cao Ky gathered in Southern California Sunday to pay their last respects to the former South Vietnamese prime minister. About 350 mourners filled the Rose Hill Memorial in Whittier, two weeks after Nguyen died in Malaysia at age 80 from […]

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Ed Lee files papers to run for San Francisco mayor

Ed Lee files papers to run for San Francisco mayor

By Jason Dearen The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Interim Mayor Ed Lee filed papers Monday, Aug. 9, to run for a full, four-year term, marking a stark shift from his position seven months ago that he had no intention of joining the crowded mayoral race. Flanked by family members as he announced his […]

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Senate confirms first U.S. special envoy to Myanmar as well as Vietnam envoy

Senate confirms first U.S. special envoy to Myanmar as well as Vietnam envoy

By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the nomination of the first U.S. special envoy to Myanmar and a new ambassador to Vietnam whose appointment had been blocked for months by lawmakers.

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New Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay sworn in as prime minister

New Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay sworn in as prime minister

By Ashwini Bhatia The Associated Press DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama led a ceremony on Monday, Aug. 8, to swear in a new prime minister for the Tibetan government-in-exile, who is taking over the Buddhist leader’s political role. Harvard-trained legal scholar Lobsang Sangay took the oath of office and became the first person […]

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China blasts United States over its credit rating downgrade

By Alexa Olesen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China, the largest foreign holder of U.S. debt, demanded last week that America tighten its belt and confront its “addiction to debts” in the wake of Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating.

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In modern society, do Asian American families prefer sons over daughters?

In modern society, do Asian American families prefer sons over daughters?

By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found. Though not widely offered by U.S. doctors, gender-detecting blood tests have been sold online to consumers for the past few years. […]

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Seattle Chinese Garden still has bricks for sale

Seattle Chinese Garden still has bricks for sale

On Oct. 15, the Seattle Chinese Garden (SCG) will unveil its first completed donor recognition wall in the entry court. The ceremony will celebrate all that have supported SCG by ordering green granite bricks, which are engraved with names to honor family and friends.

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Kollaboration Seattle Film Festival looking for API talent in filmmaking for its contest

Kollaboration Seattle Film Festival is seeking filmmakers of different backgrounds and expertise in the Northwest region to create a short film featuring Asian American talents onscreen.

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Locke leaving the United States for Beijing this week

After a brief visit to his hometown of Seattle, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke heads off to his new home in Beijing on Thursday, Aug. 11. He will be there to prepare for a visit from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Aug. 16.

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Volunteers needed for two-day Aki Matsuri

The Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA) is looking for about 300 volunteers to help out at this year’s Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival), a two-day event consisting of Japanese cultural and educational programs for all age groups.

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A-pop!: Don’t mess with Wendi

A-pop!: Don’t mess with Wendi

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The slap heard around the world Who is Wendi Deng Murdoch? Just a month ago, the public was introduced to Deng Murdoch, a former shrewd businesswoman and news corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch’s alleged gold-digging wife.

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Blog: Bainbridge: an island of dark history with reconciliation on the horizon

Blog: Bainbridge: an island of dark history with reconciliation on the horizon

By Assunta Ng What if you and your family were forced to leave your home suddenly, then were locked up for four years?

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Chinese punk rock band to rock out in the U.S. for the first time

Chinese punk rock band to rock out in the U.S. for the first time

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly It’s unprecedented for a Chinese punk band to tour the States, but Demerit isn’t just any Chinese punk band. This month, they are aiming to show America just exactly what they’re made of.

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“Slant” author on life, love, and why personal identity is so important

“Slant” author on life, love, and why personal identity is so important

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The dim computer screen blinked back at Timothy Wang as his fingers flitted across the keyboard, typing in the web address for www.gay.com. Once the social networking website loaded, he skimmed the online profile photos, seeing only a sea of white faces reflecting back at him. Wang finally settled […]

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How redistricting affects communities of color

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Majority minority districts will lead to more civic participation in communities of color,” said Cherry Cayabyab, project director of United for Fair Representation, which is a coalition that works through the Win/Win Network to push for, among other things, a 10th congressional district that is made up primarily of […]

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