Archive | February 2013

Loans cleared to jumpstart Myanmar investment

By Staff The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The World Bank on Sunday, Jan. 27 announced a long-awaited deal to allow Myanmar to clear part of its huge decades-old foreign debt, opening the door for new much-needed lending to jump-start its lagging economy.

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Ex-general who briefly ran Vietnam dies in US

By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Khanh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese general who briefly gained control of the government in a coup and went on to lead a “government in exile” in California, has died.

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Hawaii Rep. Gabbard to help lead DNC

Hawaii Rep. Gabbard to help lead DNC

By Staff The Associated Press HONOLULU, Hi. (AP) — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been elected vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. The committee voted unanimously Tuesday to elect Gabbard, who represents Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. Gabbard will serve as vice chair for the next four years. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz […]

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Orange County official opposes visit by Vietnamese officials

Orange County official opposes visit by Vietnamese officials

By Staff The Associated Press FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese American to serve on the Fountain Valley City Council is opposing plans for Vietnamese officials to visit the Orange County city.

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Special Olympics focuses on South Korean view of disabled

Special Olympics focuses on South Korean view of disabled

By Sam Kim and Ahn Young-Joon The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — South Korea began showing off its new snow sports mecca with the opening of the Special Olympics on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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Chinese smog forces cancelled flights

Chinese smog forces cancelled flights

By Louise Watt The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Thick, off-the-scale smog shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks on Tuesday, Jan. 29 forcing airlines to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting Beijing to temporarily shut factories and curtail fleets of government cars.

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Chinese scientist and rights advocate dies

Chinese scientist and rights advocate dies

By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING, China (AP) — Xu Liangying, a renowned Chinese rights advocate, physicist, and translator of Einstein, has died in Beijing. Xu was 92. Xu’s death on Monday, Jan. 28 was widely reported on academic discussion boards and confirmed by a doctor reached by phone at Haidian Hospital’s intensive care […]

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“In Another Country”

“In Another Country”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Up until now, it’s been safe to say that South Korean director Sang-soo Hong has had a knack for crisp photography, deftly-drawn interperonsal struggles, and strong characters. I think it’s also safe to say that he’s been making the same film over and over. The men lust after the […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

BLOG: Success at Celebrate Asia

BLOG: Success at Celebrate Asia

By Assunta Ng Never in my life had a concert moved me to tears until I experienced the blind Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. I wasn’t the only one who cried.

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New Year feasts from around Asia

New Year feasts from around Asia

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly There are a lot of things to prepare when celebrating the Lunar New Year (as opposed to the Solar New Year, which is overrated), but perhaps the most important is the food.

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PICTORIAL: The Food of Lunar New Year

PICTORIAL: The Food of Lunar New Year

Special thanks to Lam’s Seafood and Uwajimaya Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

Wayne’s World: Washing my hands of the dishwasher

Wayne’s World: Washing my hands of the dishwasher

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly The other day, in the middle of washing dishes, I started thinking about how my ancestors, a thousand years ago, must have had to do the same tedious chores I was in the midst of doing.  I sometimes think of things like that, partly because I’m fascinated with how […]

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EDITORIAL: Arizona voter law needs to go

Let’s not sugarcoat anything — Arizona’s Proposition 200 is racist, and the Supreme Court needs to strike it down. A law that systematically forces naturalized citizens to spend an appreciable amount of time to vote than native-born citizens is wrong. And that’s exactly what Prop. 200 does.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 32 No 6 | 2/2-2/80 Comments

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