Archive | Vol 30 No 20 | 5/14-5/20

May 10: HSBC in Bellevue holds grand opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new HSBC branch in Bellevue at 821 Bellevue Way Northeast. About 100 people attended

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4 myths about Pacific Islanders BUSTED

4 myths about Pacific Islanders BUSTED

All too often, Pacific Islanders are made invisible in terms of social and political profiles. They are seen as inconsequential because of their small numbers.

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Dance! Music! Song! Art! — APIs kick off their heritage month with a huge celebration

Dance! Music! Song! Art! — APIs kick off their heritage month with a huge celebration

On May 1, the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month was celebrated through a festival in the Center House at Seattle Center.

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May 5: Sushi Chef Dream Team raises $85,000 for Japan

May 5: Sushi Chef Dream Team raises $85,000 for Japan

Seattle’s top sushi chefs and other local chefs came together to host a feast, served with wine and sake, at Bell Harbor Pier 66 for a benefit to support the relief efforts

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May 5: Publisher Assunta Ng honored with Odegaard Award

May 5: Publisher Assunta Ng honored with Odegaard Award

Assunta Ng, founder and publisher of the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly, was the 2011 recipient of the University of Washington’s

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May 5–6: Renowned jazz pianist Keiko Matsui performs in Seattle

May 5–6: Renowned jazz pianist Keiko Matsui performs in Seattle

Keiko Matsui, a jazz fusion keyboardist and composer whose career spans three decades, played four shows for the Seattle’s Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley.

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Report: 3 billion more Asians may be affluent by year 2050

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some 3 billion Asians could rise to affluent status by 2050 if Asia sustains its present growth momentum and avoids

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Despite its economic growth, India still lets its girls die

MORENA, India (AP) — The room is large and airy, the stone floors clean and cool — a welcome respite from the afternoon sun.

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Chinese espionage is fast becoming a growing concern

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The young man stood before the judge, his usually neatly trimmed hair now long enough to brush the collar of his prison jumpsuit.

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Blog: Locke is not confirmed yet

If you think that U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is already our new U.S. Ambassador to China, you are wrong. The last ambassador, Jon Huntsman

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Blog: Locke is studying Chinese

Blog: Locke is studying Chinese

Locke is learning Chinese with a private tutor to prepare for his new job. That’s great news, especially for older Chinese immigrants and people in China.

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Blog: Why can’t Asian Americans speak their native tongue?

A child can be bilingual if the parents speak both Asian and English languages at home. But there are unusual circumstances.

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Blog: Times have changed

A generation ago, studying European languages was considered “more cool” than studying Asian languages. In Locke’s young days, the necessity of knowing Chinese

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Blog: A positive climate for learning Asian languages

These languages are accessible for elementary and high school students. Japan has organized exchange programs for America’s high school and college

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Blog: Speaking is different from writing

Speaking Chinese is different from writing Chinese. If you hear someone speak Chinese, it doesn’t mean they can read or write Chinese. That was an embarrassment

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Blog: Writing Chinese is not easy

Characters consisting of many strokes are hard to memorize. One needs to learn as many as 8,000 characters to read a Chinese newspaper.

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NWAW’S must-reads: stories about heritage and culture

NWAW’S must-reads: stories about heritage and culture

Her sister Regina is going away to college, leaving Lucy with a room to herself. After practicing all summer, she’s ready to show her coach her skills on the basketball court.

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Medina Police Chief Jeff Chen fired for his controversial actions, denies any wrongdoing

Medina Police Chief Jeff Chen fired for his controversial actions, denies any wrongdoing

After a surprising resignation — followed by some controversial finger-pointing and an administrative leave order — Medina Police Department (MPD)

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10 API events that are shaping our lives TODAY

10 API events that are shaping our lives TODAY

During Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, we typically focus on the past — on what has happened and the events that have shaped who we are.

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Deputy director of the White House AAPI initiative on the barriers students are currently facing

Deputy director of the White House AAPI initiative on the barriers students are currently facing

In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, South Seattle Community College (SSCC) hosted a series of events, which included a forum with Christine

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