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More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

BLOG: Women of Color meets elected officials

BLOG: Women of Color meets elected officials

29 September 2009

Fifteen women of Color elected officials including Asian, Black, Latino and Native American descent, were honored at China Harbor Restaurant by the Women of Color Empowered. More than 230 women and men attended. Among them, two were white, King County Sheriff Sue Rahr and Tukwila city Councilmember Joan Hernandez. Some questioned why. White is a […]

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Blog: Clark T. Randt a different man from 5 years ago

29 September 2009

Clark T. Randt, US Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China was WSCRC’s keynote speaker. He was the last on the program and many guests had left by the time he spoke. For those who left, you missed an enlightened yet practical approach on U.S.-China relations for the past 30 years. I heard many US-China […]

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Largest pro-China parade ever!

Largest pro-China parade ever!

24 September 2009

When a thousand participants commemorated the 60th anniver­sary of the founding of People’s Republic of China by storming through Seattle’s Chinatown last Sunday, serendipities occurred.

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A parade! A parade!

A parade! A parade!

24 September 2009

On Sunday, Sept. 20, people crowded the streets of Seattle's Chinatown/International District to celebrate the upcoming 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The parade demonstrated how tensions have eased between China and Taiwan supporters.

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If FICP builds it, will they come?

If FICP builds it, will they come?

24 September 2009

Amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown sits a quiet, unassum­ing park nestled behind trees on the corner of Seventh Avenue South and South Lane Street. A bronze dragon hovers over a giant yin-yang arrangement made of sand and grass. Rockery symbol­izing the mountainous regions of the Philippines rests alongside a small slide and merry-go-round.

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Homeownership fell in ’08 — Asians get hit the worst

24 September 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asians, many of them liv­ing in foreclosure-ravaged California, suffered the sharpest drop in homeownership last year, eclipsing declines felt by whites, Blacks, and Latinos, accord­ing to new Census data.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Chicken feet a bridge in U.S.–China relations?

Chicken feet a bridge in U.S.–China relations?

24 September 2009

I could never imagine that chick­en feet, despised by many Americans, would be the thing to link China and America in a win-win situation.

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Bhutanese refugees get fresh start in Ohio — on a farm

24 September 2009

CLEVELAND (AP) — The fami­lies from the edge of the Himala­yan Mountains arrived in Cleve­land last winter as other refugees have — poor, cold, and bewildered.

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Indian runner stripped of medal after a gender-test, empathizes with Semenya

24 September 2009

PUDUKKOTTAI, India (AP) — Considering suicide after be­ing stripped of her medal and shunned by the people around her, Indian runner Santhi Soundarajan knows a bit about what Caster Se­menya is going through.

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Young foreigners hunt for jobs in China amid crisis

24 September 2009

BEIJING (AP) — When the best job Mikala Reasbeck could find after college in Boston was counting pills part-time in a drugstore for $7 an hour, she took the drastic step of jumping on a plane to Beijing in February to look for work.

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Dry run: Beijing shuts down early for its 60th anniversary parade practice

24 September 2009

BEIJING (AP) — Police cleared the streets and office buildings in parts of China’s capital on Friday for a full dress rehearsal of cel­ebrations for 60 years of commu­nist rule. There was a mixture of excitement and resentment among ordinary Chinese who were told to stay away.

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Civil rights organizations oppose Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law

24 September 2009

The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), along with other leading civil rights and labor organizations, recently filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court to challenge the state of Arizona’s mandatory E-Verify law.

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Secretary Locke announces $4 million grant aimed at creating more Seattle jobs

24 September 2009

On Sept. 17, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced a $4 million dollar Economic Develop­ment Administration (EDA) grant to South Seattle Community College.

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Reminder: First time homebuyer credit will expire on Dec. 1

24 September 2009

One of the ways that the government is helping during the current economic crisis is through the $8,000 first time homebuyer credit initiative.

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Harrell announces technology initiatives for 2010

24 September 2009

Seattle Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, proposed on Sept. 8 the utilization of a government and technology outline that will optimize the use of technology to increase transparency, enhance access to city information, and improve government efficiency.

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Column: Breaking through the professional barrier

Column: Breaking through the professional barrier

24 September 2009

At my high school, there were the freaks (also known as stoners), the jocks, and everybody else. The football jocks were the royalty of the high school, and you felt honored if they took the time out of their glamorous life to say hi to you.

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Commentary: SEDA aims to brings hope to the fight against malnutrition in Laos

Commentary: SEDA aims to brings hope to the fight against malnutrition in Laos

24 September 2009

Look at Meena from a distance and you will see a normal, healthy Lao girl. She is of average height for a 7-year-old girl. But look a little closer and you will notice that her arms and legs, poking out through her oversized second-hand clothes, are painfully thin. Her hair lacks a healthy shine. Her eyes look tired and weary.

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Editorial: Wilson’s career may be over, but we all learn a lesson

24 September 2009

By now, most of us are all aware of Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst at President Obama during the president’s speech about health care reform to Congress. Wilson’s comment came at the moment when Obama promised that illegal immigrants would not be covered by his health care bill.

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Letter: Republicans are being ridiculous

24 September 2009

To the Editor: As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that drop you after you make a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a catastrophic injury, thinking, “Wow, the free market system is great.”

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Sept. 1: Edward Chow, Jr. to head department in Maryland

Sept. 1: Edward Chow, Jr. to head department in Maryland

24 September 2009

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appointed Edward Chow, Jr. to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

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