Archive for August 26th, 2008

  • AsianWeek’s Most Memorable Moments of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

    AsianWeek’s Most Memorable Moments of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

    A look at AsianWeek’s most memorable moments of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 1. Chinese Gymnasts – Age in Question Perhaps one of the most controversial moments in Olympic Gymnastics history. The legitimacy of the gold medals won by China’s women’s gymnastics team

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  • Kristie Ahn – Youngest Qualifying Player at the U.S. Open

    Kristie Ahn – Youngest Qualifying Player at the U.S. Open

    16-year-old Kristie Ahn lost to Dinara Safina of Russia 3-6, 4-6 during the first round of the US Open in Flushing, New York. Ahn was the youngest competitor in the main draw of singles at the US Open. Ahn won all six sets of the […]

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  • Asians Score Higher Than Whites in English

    Asians Score Higher Than Whites in English

    Attain highest scores in CA Standards Tests Asian students scored highest in most categories of the California Standards Tests over the past six years, according to new data on the 2008 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program released by the state’s Department of Education. Out […]

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  • Be a Hero

    Be a Hero

    Donate auction items Join honorary chairpersons U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Mayor Gavin Newsom in supporting the San Francisco Hep B Free Be A Hero gala fundraising dinner at the Chinese Culture Center in the Chinatown Hilton on Thursday Sept. 18. The […]

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  • LPGA Requires English for International Golfers

    LPGA Requires English for International Golfers

    In 2009 the LPGA will require all players to speak English. Some members are facing suspension if they cannot pass an English Oral Assessment. The rule is effective immediately for new players. The rule is being implemented, some say, because of the increase of Asian […]

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  • Asian Dispatchers from the 2008 DNC 08/26/08

    Asian Dispatchers from the 2008 DNC 08/26/08

    ◊ My First Day at the DNC ◊ The Kennedys, Obama, Robinson, and McCaskill Speak ◊ Hillary Delivers ◊ Overshadowed? ◊ Wrecking Crew ◊ Charles Barkley in the House AsianWeek has created a group of API delegates and participants that are currently at the 2008 […]

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  • Daily Dose: 08/26/08

    Daily Dose: 08/26/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Feds to Monitor Discrimination in Alabama Election » Asian American Voters Gain More Power » New Director Named to Lead Duke’s International House » Renovation of J-Town Malls Put on Hold » Yamagata Prepares Double Album for Fall » Kearny […]

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  • Karma or Numerology on China’s Medal Count?

    Karma or Numerology on China’s Medal Count?

    Internet broad band connections in China are being flooded with notions that the medal count numbers (51 gold medals, 22 silver medals, 28 bronze medals) look strikingly similar to the date and time of one of China’s most devastating natural catastrophes, the Sichuan Earthquake (May […]

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  • Dropped Hate-Crime Charges Outrage Community

    Dropped Hate-Crime Charges Outrage Community

    Community law groups collaborate with private firm for justice for Indian American victim In July 2007, Vishal Wadhwa, a 38-year-old Indian American vice president and banker with Citi Private Bank, was attacked by South Lake Tahoe residents Joseph and Georgia Silva on El Dorado Beach […]

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  • Name Change for the Philippines

    Name Change for the Philippines

    When I visited Manila in January 2006, a city councilor I knew excitedly informed me that his council had just voted to change the name of the Philippines. What? The country would no longer be named after a ruthless Spanish despot? We would finally be […]

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