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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat Stamping in the Lunar New Year A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle “Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective
 
A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

US think tank proposes shake-up of Taiwan defense

06 January 2015

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Fears of war between Taiwan and China have eased in recent years, but the growing gap in their military capabilities has prompted a U.S. think tank to lay out a radical new approach in how Taiwan could defend itself if China invaded, relying less on conventional forces […]

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NFL pass-rushers turn to mixed martial arts tactics

06 January 2015

By Arnie Stapleton AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a mixed martial artist on the football field. Ever since his rookie year in 2005, he’s spent as much time in the offseason working on his handwork with a second generation Bruce Lee student as he has working […]

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over his son’s drug charge

Jackie Chan expresses shame over his son’s drug charge

06 January 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan said he feels shame for his son, Jaycee Chan, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on a drug charge and could be jailed for up to three years. Jaycee is the son of Chan and his wife, Lin Feng-Jiao, a Taiwanese actor. Jaycee was […]

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NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

06 January 2015

By Jonathan Lemire and Mike Balsamo Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the United States packed a church and spilled onto streets outside Saturday to honor a slain New York officer as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain, and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting […]

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Preparing for US citizenship, Highline College will offer free 9-week course during winter quarter

06 January 2015

Highline College will be offering a free nine-week course for community members who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship Test. Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, January 20–March 18, 2015, 1–2:35 p.m. Students will be taught by an instructor who is trained in the content and who has significant teaching experience with English language learners. […]

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Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

Asian Resource Center closes on New Year’s Eve for good

06 January 2015

The Asian Resource Center (ARC) closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2014 after more than 20 years in operation. The Center was operated by the Robert Chinn Foundation and provided a venue for Asian arts, culture, education and community exhibits, events, and activities. It was located in the Seattle Chinatown / International District, and was […]

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Fail to recycle and face city fine in Seattle

06 January 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Fail to recycle in Seattle and you can get a ticket from the garbage collector. The city says it will start enforcing new recycling requirements on Jan. 1 with warnings tags. Careless residents will start seeing fines July 1 on their bills — $1 per violation, $50 for a commercial or apartment […]

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BOOK RECS: Remembering family, new year must-reads

BOOK RECS: Remembering family, new year must-reads

05 January 2015

Here are these month’s top book recommendations. The theme of these books is new beginnings. ... For Mei and Grandpa Tu, that means making enough long-life noodles to feed everyone at the celebration. But these noodles aren’t just any noodles. Grandpa Tu’s noodles are magical. In addition to eating the noodles, they can be used to string kites, as jump ropes, and to catch clouds.

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REVIEW: ‘Women Who Flirt’: A rom-com with wit

REVIEW: ‘Women Who Flirt’: A rom-com with wit

05 January 2015

“Women Who Flirt,” directed by Pang Ho-Cheung, manages its triumph over rom-com clichés with wit, pluck, nonstop action, and the leavening of humor. But without Zhou Xun the whole would suffer a large hole, in the middle.

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Top 10 API Athletes of 2014, NWAW’s end-of-year round-up

Top 10 API Athletes of 2014, NWAW’s end-of-year round-up

05 January 2015

It was another stellar year for API sports. ...

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2014: A year of highs and lows for Chinatown and the Asian American community

2014: A year of highs and lows for Chinatown and the Asian American community

05 January 2015

Was the Year of the Horse that disastrous for the Asian community? Or are there valuable lessons we can draw to prepare for a better year?

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Lilting, inversions, and stray dogs: Top 10 Asian movie selections of 2014

Lilting, inversions, and stray dogs: Top 10 Asian movie selections of 2014

05 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly I saw this year in Asian film as anime-heavy, but with a number of laudable live-action pictures in the bargain. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Asian Pacific American films for this year. 10. “Patema Inverted,” directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura, starring Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto, and Shinya […]

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Sponge to host Chinese New Year celebration, Franklin HS Lion Dance Team to perform

29 December 2014

Sponge invites families to an early celebration of the Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – noon at its center in Mt. Baker (3107 S. Day St., Seattle). To commemorate the Year of the Goat, Sponge will offer an electrifying Chinese dance performance and a variety of activities to celebrate the […]

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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

29 December 2014

By Eric Tucker and Ted Bridis Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking […]

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Court sides with plaintiff against psych clinic in Chinese gay conversion case

29 December 2014

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese psychological clinic was ordered Friday to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual, in what is believed to be China’s first case involving so-called conversion therapy. Lawyer Li Duilong said the Haidian District People’s Court in […]

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Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

29 December 2014

By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during […]

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China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

29 December 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. If convicted, singer-actor Jaycee Chan could be jailed for up to three years. Chan, 32, was among a string of […]

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Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

Asian and Latino New York police officers slain while on duty, shot at point-blank range in car

29 December 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by a gang member from Baltimore, Md. on Saturday afternoon on Dec. 20th, according to the New York Police Department. Office Liu and his partner were sitting in their patrol car while on duty in Brooklyn, N.Y. when […]

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Bob Hasegawa appointed to 3 Senate committees

Bob Hasegawa appointed to 3 Senate committees

29 December 2014

Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, has been appointed to three committees in the Washington state Senate. Hasegawa is moving to the Commerce and Labor committee to serve as the ranking Democrat. He will also serve on the Rules committee and the Senate budgetary committee, Ways and Means. Hasegawa previously served for two years as the […]

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Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon recognized

Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon recognized

29 December 2014

On December 12, 2014, Cheryl Lee and BuWon Yoon were recognized for their services to the Korean American community by the S. Korea  government in a ceremony at the Ko-Am TV station in Federal Way by Moon Duk-ho, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea for Seattle. Yoon was awarded the National Medal of […]

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