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Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping? More International District violence Plowing the Killing Fields Hookah bars get a reprieve
 
Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping?

Seattle on the list for President Xi Jinping?

By Staff Seattle will be one of the destinations for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in September, according to a Taiwanese news website. Rumors have been flying for the past six months that Seattle will be on Xi’s itinerary. However, no one has officially confirmed it, including Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. […]

More International District violence — Shooting in vicinity of hookah lounge leaves man battling for life

More International District violence — Shooting in vicinity of hookah lounge leaves man battling for life

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A man is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after he was shot multiple times in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of a hookah lounge in the International District on August 23rd. Galma Adam Waqo, 21, is being charged with First Degree Attempted Murder for his […]

Plowing the Killing Fields — The need to discuss after 40 years

Plowing the Killing Fields — The need to discuss after 40 years

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly On August 29th, the Seattle-Sihanoukville Sister City Association held an event at North Seattle Community College, “Remembering the Past & Welcoming the Future: 40 Years Since the Killing Fields.” This year marks the 40th anniversary since the breakout of the Cambodian genocide conducted by the Khmer Rouge, a period […]

Hookah bars get a reprieve — Community reaction toward Murray’s reversed decision

Hookah bars get a reprieve — Community reaction toward Murray’s reversed decision

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Within less than a month, Mayor Ed Murray reversed his decision to close down all of the city’s hookah lounges after lounge owners and supporters’ two protests at City Hall. Murray’s initial reaction to shut down the lounges was in response to Donnie Chin’s slaying on July 23 near […]

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

Shedding light on China’s Communist Party history — An interview with Sidney Rittenberg (Part one of a three-part series)

27 August 2015

By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]

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Posted in Features 36, National News, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

Storm front — Japanese rookie adapts to WNBA, Seattle

27 August 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly As the Seattle Storm finish out their season next month, they will do it with just the third Japanese player in WNBA history. Ramu Tokashiki has been a welcome addition to a young, rebuilding team. Tokashiki was signed by the WNBA’s Seattle Storm this spring. She was one of […]

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Posted in Features 36, Sports, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

From data-crunching to Sounders — Ramineni scores the dream job

27 August 2015

By Taylor Soper Geekwire.com Having worked at Microsoft for seven years on projects like Bing and fraud management, Ravi Ramineni understands how to extract relevant information from massive datasets. He also happens to be a huge soccer fan and spent much of his down time away from Redmond analyzing soccer-related data and analytics on his blog AnalyseFootball. So it makes sense […]

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Posted in Sports, Technology, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

BLOG: Finish that plate! — Dining with British elites (and lessons on how to be good children)

BLOG: Finish that plate! — Dining with British elites (and lessons on how to be good children)

27 August 2015

By Assunta Ng When my friend emailed me that she was taking me to the Oxford and Cambridge Club (OCC) in London, I was elated. But after one meal, my original desire of wanting that experience changed to no desire of returning again. Was I crazy to make that decision? After all, the OCC is […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

EDITORIAL: Rushing resigns — (but no apology)

27 August 2015

While the Asian Weekly certainly has a large focus on Seattle, we try as much as possible  to embrace the Northwest community as well. However it is difficult to embrace offensive behavior,  and  it is a terrible  shame to have one of Washington state’s city mayors making blatantly racist and offensive public comments (displayed through  […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 36 | 8/29-9/40 Comments

Classified Ads: August 29 – September 4, 2015

27 August 2015

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com. The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Seattle officially expresses regret

Seattle officially expresses regret

24 August 2015

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed the Chinese Resolution on Aug. 14, which expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. The resolution also recognizes the past and continuing contributions of the Chinese to Seattle and reaffirms the City’s commitment to the civil rights of all […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

NAPACSL annual meeting in Seattle

NAPACSL annual meeting in Seattle

24 August 2015

The National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators (NAPACSL) Annual Meeting convened during the National Conference of State Legislatures annual Summit, Sunday, Aug. 2. NAPACSL brings together state legislators and legislative staff to discuss issues that concern the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population. The Annual Meeting agenda reflected the current state of […]

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The Hill selects Englund as one of “50 Most Beautiful”

The Hill selects Englund as one of “50 Most Beautiful”

24 August 2015

Jinyoung Lee Englund, a University of Washington graduate, was recently selected as one of the “2015 50 Most Beautiful” by The Hill. She began her policy work in Mozambique, where she worked after graduating from UW. When she came home, she wanted to address the kind of poverty she’d seen overseas. She ran a Republican […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Su Hua Te to open Taiwanese restaurant in Indonesia

Su Hua Te to open Taiwanese restaurant in Indonesia

24 August 2015

Former owner of Seattle’s Shanghai Garden and Gourmet Noodle Bowl Restaurant Chef Su Hua Te and his wife Lily Kusumo have moved to Indonesia to open a Taiwanese restaurant. Originally from Taiwan, Su said there are many types of Chinese food in Indonesia, but not Taiwanese cuisine. His wife Lily, who is of Chinese descent, […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Malaysian leader silences critics, media to survive scandal

Malaysian leader silences critics, media to survive scandal

23 August 2015

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s prime minister has a problem: He can’t explain away a $700 million bank account to a skeptical public. His response? A crackdown on critics and the press that has kept him in power but doesn’t address a deep reservoir of dissatisfaction with his leadership. […]

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University of Illinois won’t block Wise resignation as chancellor

University of Illinois won’t block Wise resignation as chancellor

22 August 2015

By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press The University of Illinois has reached a new deal with departing Chancellor Phyllis Wise that provides her a tenured faculty position paying nearly $300,000 a year — just two days after seeking to fire the molecular biologist amid a series of controversies, including her use of private email to […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

South Korean students visit Larch, study inmate-cat program

South Korean students visit Larch, study inmate-cat program

22 August 2015

By Amy M.E. Fischer The Columbian YACOLT, Wash. (AP) — A team of South Korean college students traveled to Clark County this month to study a Larch Corrections Center program that pairs prison inmates with cats, with the idea that their country’s juvenile reformatories might benefit from a similar program. It’s a mission that many […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

LETTERS: Hookah lounges in the ID — Aug. 17 statement to Seattle City Council

21 August 2015

Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do or say that will bring Donnie back. All of us here can only work on issues that hopefully will prevent such tragedy from happening in the future in any location, especially in the Chinatown ID. As a property owner, business owner, and a resident of the Chinatown ID, […]

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

21 August 2015

Create World America and Daniels Real Estate Company announced Aug. 17 that they have broken ground on the Mirador in downtown Bellevue.  Located at 1019- 103rd street, it will be a contemporary, six-story, 162 unit apartment home located in the retail district of Bellevue.  The Mirador apartment is the first phase of a residential project […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Port of Seattle investigating offensive email comments

Port of Seattle investigating offensive email comments

21 August 2015

The Port of Seattle is currently undergoing investigation of alleged email comments between two employees. The emails contained references to the port commissioner who was called an “idiot” and “puppet” by the airport staff. There was also reference to one of the African American business owners as a “thug.” The following are the public statements […]

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

International travelers pack fast growing Sea-Tac Airport

21 August 2015

By Martha Bellisle Associated Press SEATAC, Washington (AP) — A record 4 million passengers passed through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in June, surpassing the previous record set in August 2014. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says that when the numbers are counted for July, they’ll likely top June, and August is always a busy month of the […]

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Former US foreign service officer sentenced in visa fraud

21 August 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for accepting more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for visas for entry into the U.S. Michael T. Sestak, a former U.S. foreign service officer, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Washington. He […]

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The Layup Drill — Kuma’s no-hitter, Linsanity hits Seattle and Filipino b-ball to play at UCLA

The Layup Drill — Kuma’s no-hitter, Linsanity hits Seattle and Filipino b-ball to play at UCLA

21 August 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Kuma Os O’s Mariner’s pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw his first career no-hitter when he blanked the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field last Wednesday, Aug. 5th. Iwakuma became just the second Japanese major league baseball player to throw a no-hitter. The no-hitter also was the very first complete game of […]

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Posted in Sports, The Layup Drill, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

“Jellyfish Eyes”

“Jellyfish Eyes”

21 August 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The poster and publicity for “Jellyfish Eyes,” the debut film from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, left me wondering if the film might be an anime.  It isn’t, but it features a cornucopia of fantastic creatures interacting with what we loosely call the real world. The action starts with figures […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

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