Archive for August 19th, 2008

  • Notes From The Shadow of the Drum Tower

    Notes From The Shadow of the Drum Tower

    Gerry Shih is currently in Beijing, China, documenting his experience at the Olympics for AsianWeek. BEIJING — Against the gray swaths of low-rise hutongs in old, central Beijing, the drum and bell towers appear striking. The structures in their current locations have existed since the […]

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  • A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table

    This year’s Democratic convention, which opens next week in Denver, will provide more access and more visibility than ever for Asian Pacific American Democrats. However, APAs have had a seat at the table at the Democratic Party’s quadrennial presidential convention ever since the large-scale alliance […]

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  • Beijing Olympic Medal Count Update 08/19/08

    Beijing Olympic Medal Count Update 08/19/08

    2008 Olympic Medal Count Gold Silver Bronze Total COUNTRY United States 26 26 27 79 China 43 14 19 76 South Korea 8 10 6 24 Japan 8 6 8 22 Kazakhstan 1 3 4 8 North Korea 2 1 3 6 Indonesia 1 1 […]

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  • Gilead Sciences Offers New Hep B Treatment

    Gilead Sciences Offers New Hep B Treatment

    Produced by the Foster City-based Gilead Sciences, the once-daily tablet Viread has been granted marketing approval for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the biopharmaceutical company announced Aug. 11. The tablet works by blocking HBV DNA polymerase, […]

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  • Daily Dose: 08/19/08

    Daily Dose: 08/19/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Students Offered Chinese Language Program » Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence Announces New Executive Director » API LGBT Dance Party to Raise Funds for Sichuan Earthquake Relief » Mayor Newsom City Commissions Appointments » Sine! Sine! Filipino American Film […]

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  • Asian Cheerleaders in the Olympics: “OK” or Unacceptable?

    Asian Cheerleaders in the Olympics: “OK” or Unacceptable?

    Due to cultural and perhaps, to some extent, ideological differences cheerleading as a profession hasn’t been as well-received in Asia (China more specifically) as it is in the US. But maybe times are changing. Recently, the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) has […]

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  • Ninoy’s Faith

    Ninoy’s Faith

    Was it his fate or faith that led Ninoy Aquino to return to the Philippines on August 23, 1983, knowing what awaited him upon arrival? Even as he wore a bullet-proof vest, Ninoy Aquino told the journalists accompanying him on China Airlines Flight 811 from […]

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  • National JACL Celebrates 40th Convention

    National JACL Celebrates 40th Convention

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Japanese American Citizens League held its 40th Biennial National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 16 through 20. Delegates from most of the organization’s 113 chapters were in attendance. Silvana Watanabe and Reid Tateoka co-chaired the convention, and […]

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