Archive for August, 2014

In tech, even Asians are left out at the top

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by imprentacomm

When Buck Gee was a vice president at Cisco Systems, he one day looked around his desk and noticed that he stood out in one key way: Gee was the only Chinese American executive in Cisco’s U.S. product development group. In fact, there were very few Asian American executives at all. Since then, Gee, who retired […]

YouTube Video Attempts To Compare Asian Canadians And Asian Americans

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Popular YouTube channel FungBrosComedy and our fellow Canadian YouTube comedian Linda Dong have come up what they believe are the true differences between Asians in Canada and Asians in America. The video, which was posted earlier this month, refers to ALL kinds of Asians, including both East and South Asians. Throwing in a few stereotypical “eh’s” and “aboots” (seriously, […]

U.S. Military Promotes First Vietnamese-American General

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by imprentacomm

In front of a crowd of hundreds, Col. Viet Luong made history last week, becoming the first general born in Vietnam in the history of the U.S. military, during a ceremony last week at Fort Hood. Brig. Gen. Luong came to the United States as a 10-year-old child in 1975 during Operation Frequent Wind after the fall […]

China developer buys Robinsons-May site in Beverly Hills

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Establishing a major new beachhead in Hollywood, Wanda Group — China’s largest commercial property developer and owner of the AMC theater chain — said Friday it has bought the site of the former Robinsons-May department store in Beverly Hills and will invest $1.2 billion to build a mixed-use development on the plot. No sales price […]

Asian-American Groups At Odds Over Net Neutrality Debate

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Despite agreement on the importance of the internet for the Asian-American community, some Asian-American civil rights groups now find themselves at odds over which sideto support in the net neutrality debate. The National Minority Organizations—a coalition of 42 Asian American, African American, and Hispanic groups—raised eyebrows recently by submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against net neutrality, and in favor of […]

EDITORIAL: Hyphenating our heritage — Are we Asian American or Asian-American?

Posted on August 12th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Photo by Han Bui/NWAW There has been an ongoing discussion here at the Northwest Asian Weekly about the rules ofaddressing how we represent ourselves in print and online. Are we Asian American (no hyphen) or Asian-American (notice that hyphen)? These are minor details, and an issue that probably fascinates only writers, editors, and grammar-obsessed readers. […]