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EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

EDITORIAL: Gary Locke’s impact on China and America

Ambassador Locke made the cover of February’s Chinese issue of Men’s Health

The future is wide open for Ambassador Gary Locke, who will be returning home from China in March. Never flashy, Locke seems to have spent his career steadily increasing his leadership positions without ever appearing to be power hungry. Locke is quiet, almost nerdy, and more concerned with achievable successes than flamboyant glory. It’s an admirable trait, and the Asian American community can hardly be blamed for harboring some pride in claiming him as one of their own. But then, Ambassador Locke is fully American, so you don’t have to be Asian to do that. Still. Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7Comments (0)

Locke resigns

Locke resigns

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Ambassador Gary Locke and family in China

The United States ambassador to China, Gary Locke, said Nov. 19 that he would resign his post early next Read the full story

Posted in Vol 32 No 48 | 11/23-11/29, World NewsComments (0)

BLOG: T he Lockes are homeward bound

BLOG: T he Lockes are homeward bound

By Assunta Ng

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All three of the Lockes’ children were born while the family was living in the Governor’s Mansion.

If you see U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke’s family walking around Seattle’s Chinatown this fall, you’d probably think that Locke is back in town. Well, no, he isn’t, but his family will be.

While Gary will continue serving in China, his wife and children will be moving back to Seattle this summer.

I can only think of one reason why the Lockes would make that decision: They’re thinking of their kid’s welfare. The Lockes have three children: Emily, 16; Dylan, 14; and Madeline, 8. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 25 | 6/15-6/21Comments (0)

BLOG: The Lockes come home

BLOG: The Lockes come home

By Assunta Ng

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Mona and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke and his wife Mona returned to Seattle last weekend for the memorials of Cheryl Chow and Blair Butterworth. Chow’s was on April 20 and Butterworth’s was the following day — coincidentally at the same place, Town Hall. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 32 No 18 | 4/27-5/3Comments (0)

BLOG: What Locke doesn’t do — 5th and final part of the Gary Locke blog series

BLOG: What Locke doesn’t do — 5th and final part of the Gary Locke blog series

By Assunta Ng

After reading my blog, some Washingtonians sent me a recent photo of them and Ambassador Locke. It was purely a coincidence that Locke ran into the group. Small world, right? From left: Nicole Robinson from Yakima, Yen Duong from Seattle, Brian Wong from Shoreline, and Locke (Photo by Yen Duong)

So you want to help your relatives and friends from China come to the United States. You think Ambassador Gary Locke can help you?  Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 51 | 12/17-12/23Comments (0)

BLOG: Family time for Gary Locke — Part 4

By Assunta Ng

On weekends, family time is U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s priority. He is in charge of accompanying his kids to their school activities, picking them up in their own family van. Locke and his wife, Mona, encourage their kids to be active in making friends at school. Emily is now a swimmer. Dylan is a drummer in a band. Madeline is a gymnast. They celebrated Madeline’s 7th birthday on a Sunday by inviting many of her new friends to join them. Emily is two inches taller now, a poised young lady. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 50 | 12/10-12/16Comments (0)

BLOG: Breaking bread with an ambassador — Part 3 of the Locke blog series

BLOG: Breaking bread with an ambassador — Part 3 of the Locke blog series

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From left: Madeline Locke, Rita Yoshihara, Emily Locke, Gary Locke, and Mona Locke (son Dylan was unable to attend.)

 

“What is your preference for lunch — Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, or pizza?” asked someone from U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke’s office in Beijing. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 49 | 12/3-12/9Comments (11)

BLOG: What is normal for Gary Locke these days? — Part 2

BLOG: What is normal for Gary Locke these days? — Part 2

By Assunta Ng

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Gary Locke relaxes during an interview with Northwest Asian Weekly’s publisher, Assunta Ng, at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman frequently walked to restaurants near the embassy to buy his own lunch box. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 48 | 11/26-12/2Comments (0)

BLOG: Remembering community leader Ark Chin

BLOG: Remembering community leader Ark Chin

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Winnie Chin, Gary Locke, and Ark Chin (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

Much was said, at his funeral, on what Ark Chin did for the Kin On Nursing Home and Chinese orphanages. Yet, what he contributed in education and politics was barely touched upon. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 48 | 11/26-12/2Comments (0)

BLOG: An American (Gary Locke!) in China  — Part 1

BLOG: An American (Gary Locke!) in China — Part 1

By Assunta Ng

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Gary Locke standing in front of Maya Lin’s artwork of the Yangtze River (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

Visiting the ambassador in Beijing

“Did you see Gary?” my friends immediately asked when they learned I had just returned from Beijing, referring to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 47 | 11/19-11/25Comments (1)

Gary Locke’s brother-in-law involved in financial scandal

Geosun, a lighting manufacturer, is suing a company owned by Wade Lee, claiming that Lee’s U.S.-based company, EML Technologies, owes Geosun $11 million. Lee is the brother-in-law of U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Mona Locke’s brother. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 30 No 46 | 11/12-11/18, World NewsComments (3)

Gary Locke visits his family’s ancestral village in China with his sister Rita

Gary Locke visits his family’s ancestral village in China with his sister Rita

Gary Locke in his ancestral village (Photo from sina.com)

 

On Nov. 4, the U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, went back to his ancestral home, Jilong village in Taishan, a county-level city in southern China’s Guangdong province. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 30 No 46 | 11/12-11/18, World NewsComments (0)

BLOG: A hidden tidbit about Locke and Rosellini

BLOG: A hidden tidbit about Locke and Rosellini

By Assunta Ng

Gary Locke reads a letter from President Obama in honor of Albert Rosellini’s 100th birthday on Jan. 21, 2010. (Photo from the Governor’s Office)

Ambassador Gary Locke returned to Seattle from Beijing to attend former Gov. Albert D. Rosellini’s funeral mass at St. James Cathedral last Monday. Rosellini died at the age of 101. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 43 | 10/22-10/28Comments (0)

BLOG: Don’t know why Locke is in China? So embarrassing! Or is it?

BLOG: Don’t know why Locke is in China? So embarrassing! Or is it?

By Assunta Ng

Gary Locke

“Why is Gov. Gary Locke going to China?” asked an editor of a small town newspaper located close to Mt. Rainier, at the Washington National Publishers Association’s convention held at the Everett Holiday Inn last Friday.

“Because he’s been appointed to be the U.S. Ambassador to China.” I replied. Locke was confirmed by the Senate in July.

“I had no idea,” she said.

I don’t mean to stereotype small town folks, but many live in their own world. The head of a small newspaper is frequently a jack of all trades and doesn’t have time to get to know what’s going on in the outside world. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 42 | 10/15-10/21Comments (0)

In Beijing, Gary Locke is both admired and reviled

In Beijing, Gary Locke is both admired and reviled

By Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

Locke addresses students and faculty at Beijing Foreign Studies University on Sept. 9. (Photo from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing)

BEIJING (AP) — Gary Locke has been praised for his down-to-earth manner since becoming the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing. He’s also been denounced as a showboater, a neocolonialist tool, and a traitor to the Chinese race.

China’s bipolar reactions to Locke since his appointment last month are partly due to an unease among Chinese authorities — accustomed to lavish official trappings and distance from ordinary folk — toward a man who gets his own coffee and carries his own luggage. They also display often contradictory sentiments about race, nationalism, and what it means to be a person of Chinese ancestry. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 30 No 41 | 10/8-10/14, World NewsComments (0)

Georgetown, Chinese basketball teams brawl

Georgetown, Chinese basketball teams brawl

By Gillian Wong
The Associated Press

At a Georgetown–Bayi game, from left: Vice President Joe Biden, Georgetown President John DeGioia, and Ambassador Gary Locke (photo from the U.S. Embassy in China)

BEIJING (AP) — A wild brawl broke out between Georgetown and a Chinese men’s basketball team on Thursday, Aug. 18, putting an immediate end to a supposed goodwill game that coincided with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country.

Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 30 No 35 | 8/27-9/2Comments (0)

Vice President Joe Biden travels to China, Mongolia, and Japan

Vice President Joe Biden travels to China, Mongolia, and Japan

Gary Locke and Joe Biden at the White House in 2009 (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Vice President Joe Biden has departed for Beijing, China, the first stop on a nine-day trip to China, Mongolia, and Japan. In each country, Biden will meet with key leaders to discuss the full range of bilateral, regional, and international issues. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26, World NewsComments (0)

Photo of bag-carrying ambassador charms China

Photo of bag-carrying ambassador charms China

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke orders coffee at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (Photo provided by ZhaoHui Tang)

SEATTLE (AP) — A photo of the new U.S. ambassador to China carrying his own backpack and ordering his own coffee at an airport has charmed Chinese citizens not used to such frugality from their officials.

ZhaoHui Tang, a businessman from Bellevue snapped the photo Friday on his iPhone when he spotted Gary Locke at the counter of an airport Starbucks on Aug. 12. Locke is the first Chinese-American ambassador to China and a former governor of Washington state.

Tang uploaded the photo to the Chinese social media network Sina Weibo because he thought it was cool to run into the new ambassador at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

He didn’t expect it to generate 40,000 reposts and thousands of comments.

“This is something unbelievable in China,” said Tang, a Chinese American citizen. “Even for low-ranking officials, we don’t do things for ourselves. Someone goes to buy the coffee for them. Someone carries their bags for them.” Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Blog: Locke and Wang: a dynamic duo

Blog: Locke and Wang: a dynamic duo

By Assunta Ng

From left: Robert Wang, Gary Locke, wife Mona and kids

When I switched on the television news this Saturday morning, it was great to see two former Seattleites so visible in China. Robert Wang, a 1972 University of Washington alum, was among the U.S. embassy delegation welcoming Ambassador Locke and his family at the Beijing airport.

Wang, who is number two at the embassy, was in charge of the embassy before Locke’s arrival. ♦

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Blog: Locke frustrating, but that’s OK

By Assunta Ng

Talking to U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke before he left Seattle for China was exhilarating and absolutely frustrating. You might think that he shies away from talking about juicy details. But he doesn’t. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

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