Sylvia Zhao, 22, sits in her newly rented room in a townhouse owned by a fellow Chinese international student in Lake City. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?

For some wealthy Chinese families hoping to park money offshore, sending a kid to study in Seattle and buying them a new house seems like a great investment.
Oct 3, 2016
Jenny Chen, a resident of Wallingford, has gone missing while backpacking in Mexico. Here, Chen is seen while traveling in Puebla, Mexico, in March. (Courtesy of Jonathan Reinhard)

What do you do when a loved one goes missing abroad?

Frustration with uncooperative embassies and local police are common when Americans go missing abroad.
May 20, 2016
(Photo from Flickr by Keith Allison)

Confessions of a Chinese 12th man

The NFL's Chinese promotions are building a legion of fans of American football, with the Seahawks among the most popular teams.
Apr 27, 2016
My mom and I in China before we moved to Boise, Idaho. (Courtesy photo)

Siblings I never had: The end of China’s one-child policy touches Seattle

China's "loneliest generation" reflects on the end of the one-child policy.
Apr 9, 2016
A migrant worker steps out of his home next to a coal power plant in Beijing. (Photo from REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

China on strike: Migrant workers who make our stuff speak up

Chinese labor organizers made a rare visit to Seattle this week to build support for striking migrant workers.
Mar 30, 2016
Getting pandas to mate in capitvity, and then releasing babies that will thrive in the wild isn't easy, Vitale found out. (Courtesy photo by Ami Vitale)

What’s it really like to be a National Geographic photographer?

National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale says her job can sometimes by lonely and terrifying, but it's worth it to be a part of preserving our wonderful world.
Mar 17, 2016
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How American women can take back International Women’s Day

It may not get much attention in the U.S., but International Women's Day means a lot for these. visitors from Indonesia, China and Puerto Rico.
Mar 7, 2016
Supporters of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) react as the chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen addresses the crowd during a final campaign rally ahead of the elections in Taipei, Taiwan, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj for Reuters.)

China ties on the line as Taiwan votes for new president

If she wins, Tsai Ing-wen will have to balance the superpower interests of China and the United States with those of her freewheeling, democratic home.
Jan 15, 2016
Nuccia Focile (Susanna) and Shenyang (Figaro) during a staging rehearsal for Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of "The Marriage of Figaro."  (Photo by Philip Newton)

Shenyang to make Seattle Opera debut as Mozart’s “Figaro”

Opera luminary Shenyang has spent the last 14 years earning international acclaim, from Tianjin, China, to Seattle.
Jan 13, 2016
A woman walks past a display cabinet of Causeway Bay Books displaying books critical of the Chinese leadership, in Hong Kong, China January 1, 2016. (Photo by Tyrone Siu for Reuters.)

Hong Kong bookseller critical of China disappears

Lee Bo is the latest to have gone missing. Four others involved in publishing or selling books critical of China have disappeared over the past few months.
Jan 4, 2016
A boy sits on his father's shoulders as they pose for a photograph in front of the giant portrait of late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong on the Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, China, October 2, 2011.  (Photo by Reuters.)

China eases one-child policy, will allow two children

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of a strict one-child policy.
Oct 29, 2015
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Who’s out protesting the Chinese President?

Protestors representing Tibet, Taiwan, the Falun Gong and pro-democracy movements turned out for day one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seattle.
Sep 23, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan arrive at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, September 22, 2015. (Photo by David Ryder for Reuters.)

What’s Xi doing in Seattle?

Seattle is the first destination for President Xi Jinping's first state visit to the U.S. as China's top leader. Here are five Seattle-China connections.
Sep 22, 2015
Lobsang Dargey in a video about Path America. (Screen shot of Path America YouTube video.)

Tibetan monk-turned-developer accused of defrauding immigrants

The SEC filed a lawsuit against Lobsang Dargey, whose development firm Path America woos Chinese investors with the EB-5 immigrant program.
Aug 25, 2015
Mijiang River on June 13, a week before a major typhoon hit Fujian Province. (Photo by Ye Fang Kuan via Creative Commons license)

Can Washington’s wetland conservation inform flood prevention in China?

Climate change's toll seems insurmountable, but can findings from Washington state's wetlands contribute to China's flood prevention?
Aug 3, 2015
The University of Washington and Tsinghua University will team up to open the Global Innovation Exchange in Bellevue. (Artists rendering provided by the University of Washington.)

UW teams with ‘MIT of China’ on new tech program in Bellevue

The University of Washington and a top Chinese research university Tsinghua University announced a partnership to open a technology program in Bellevue focusing on innovation.
Jun 19, 2015
Joey Lu performs as his drag persona, Yuki. (Photo courtesy of Joey Lu)

Asian LGBTQ students speak up on being out at UW

LGBTQ students at UW who hail from Asian countries talk about the differences between being out in Seattle versus attitudes in their home countries.
Jun 9, 2015
Defender Rachel Corsie of Seattle Reign FC plays at Memorial Stadium against China's Women's National Soccer Team Friday night. (Photo by Yiqin Weng)

China and Seattle Reign FC played on the cusp of a women’s soccer revival

Friday's Seattle Reign FC game happened at the intersection of two emerging women's soccer revivals in China and the U.S.
May 27, 2015
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Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions

The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.
Mar 30, 2015
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015