Archive | Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/8

Shen appointed by the White House

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 […]

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Ocean City Restaurant owners start real estate company

Ocean City Restaurant owners start real estate company

Husband and wife, Tim and Christine Lee, owners and managers of Ocean City Restaurant, held a grand

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Team of five wins $5 million in video game tournament

Team of five wins $5 million in video game tournament

The International, a video game tournament, was held in Seattle throughout this month with a team

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Annual Kin On sports tournament raises $40K

Annual Kin On sports tournament raises $40K

Over 400 participants, friends and family and community supporters gathered to celebrate the success of the 7th Annual Kin On Sports Tournament. All three events (table tennis, soccer and badminton) brought in a combined total of close to $40K in support of Kin On’s Expansion Project which included a 2600 sq-ft multipurpose space for conducting […]

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Ring Dash held in Tacoma

Ring Dash held in Tacoma

Ben Bridge’s jewelry sponsored Ring Dash came to Tacoma on July 19. The Ring Dash is a free text

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Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

By Johnson Lai and Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press XIXI, Taiwan (AP) The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a

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China braces for 2nd typhoon; Taiwan drenched

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in less than a week, as communities along the country’s southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm, which killed dozens of people.

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China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

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Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief

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New charge in San Francisco Chinatown case

AP Wire Service SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown faced a new charge Friday of racketeering.

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Filipino protesters denounce China’s “bullying”

MANILA, Philippines (AP) —  About 100 Filipinos carrying mock missiles marched Thursday to the Chinese consulate in Manila to protest China’s actions in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Put down that phone! – Report shows Asian Americans use smartphones more than others

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Whether it’s an iPhone or Android phone, Asian Americans are very comfortable using their smartphones. 

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Chinese Valentine Party — Meet someone at the Seattle Public Library!

There will be a free social skills workshop and dance in celebration of Chinese Valentine Party from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Central Library, 1000 4th Ave., Level 4, in the Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1.

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Lakewood Asian Film Festival aims to entertain, educate, and engage — An interview with festival organizer Phil Raschke

Lakewood Asian Film Festival aims to entertain, educate, and engage — An interview with festival organizer Phil Raschke

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Lakewood Asian Film Festival, free to all, takes place August 1st through August 3rd at the Lakewood Playhouse, located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. in Lakewood. Festival organizer Phil Raschke answered some questions over e-mail.

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Guzheng in Seattle: A Chinese Harp Cures Homesickness

Guzheng in Seattle: A Chinese Harp Cures Homesickness

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly YanFen Wang just moved from Shanghai, where she studied a Chinese classical harp called the guzheng. She says, “Sometimes, when the room is silent, and all you hear is the guzheng, your heart will fill with joy, but other times your heart will be broken. The music is really […]

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Deco-dense

Deco-dense

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Xiaojin Wu, curator at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, shows me a Japanese piece that’s been first lacquered, then carved. The artist, she explains, put several layers of lacquer on first, then slowly, steadily, and taking great care for symmetry, carved the Art Deco designs into the lacquer. Many […]

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Bellevue Festival of Arts celebrates 30th anniversary

Bellevue Festival of Arts celebrates 30th anniversary

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly The Bellevue Festival of the Arts celebrated its 30th anniversary last weekend. The juried event featured

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Portraying a pivotal historical period: Jennifer Chow discusses her novel “The 228 Legacy”

Portraying a pivotal historical period: Jennifer Chow discusses her novel “The 228 Legacy”

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Jennifer J. Chow, author of the novel “The 228 Legacy,” appears in Seattle on August 1st at the Miller Community Center, sponsored by the Seattle Taiwan American Professionals.  She’ll speak on “Stories & Culture: Literature Affects How We and Others Think About Us.”  She answered some questions over e-mail.

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COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

COMMENTARY: Ask, don’t tell us who we are

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly When I tell people that I cook for a living, I get, on multiple occasions, “Do you make sushi?” or “Do you

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Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly All indications point to Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, setting up an office in the area. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce and technology company, is recruiting for jobs in the Seattle area. This has led many to conclude that an office for the company will not be far behind. Alibaba is […]

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