China

Shanghai, China shrouded in smog. Overall China emits 6.2 metric tons of CO2 per year. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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University of Washington research points to air pollution, tobacco, and diet as the deadliest drivers of disease in China.

Sanjay Bhadu, owner of Jucivana Smoothies and Coffee on Yesler Ave says even with just one employee, minimum wage hikes will threaten his business. (Photo by Senhao Liu)

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Monday’s historic city council vote unanimously approving $15/hour minimum wage was meant to reduce growing income inequality in Seattle. But one group has been particularly outspoken in opposition...

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School may nearly be out for summer, but University of Washington international students are still up in arms about a new fee added to...

Exchange students try their hands at American football (with mixed results) in a still from "We Are Unity"

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Seven foreign exchange students move to a tiny Oregon town and join the football team to make friends. No, it's not the latest Will Ferrell movie.

Betty Erichsen, a volunteer at the Tacoma Seafarers' Center, helps Filipino seafarer Rommel Quibaez with a bulk candy bar purchase. Seafarers are typically in port for about 12 hours only once every few weeks, so an opportunity to stock up on essential items is welcome. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Hundreds of international seafarers pass through our ports every month. Cooks and mechanics, engineers and officers — they're a quiet population of temporary visitors just looking for a little comfort and fun.

Two students. (Photo by Allison Reibel)

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Has fierce competition pushed Chinese kids to the brink?

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Fewer countries offer a better buffet for the traveling chowhound than China, and Beijing is one of the best eating cities in the world.

Gary Locke returns to Seattle after serving as the U.S. ambassador to China from 2011 to 2014. (Photo by Linda Cotton)

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Gary Locke's work and life have transcended the very binaries of "white" and "yellow" that trap the public into believing one cohesive, authentic identity is impossible.

A container ship leaves the Port of Seattle while the Bainbridge Island ferry enters. (Photo via Wikipedia)

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The new director of the Washington State China Relations Council says our state's relationship with China is about more than just money.

In "Beijing Meets Seattle" Actress Tang Wei plays a materialistic woman who travels to Seattle to give birth to the child of her married Beijing lover.

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Chinese blockbuster "Beijing Meets Seattle" has a young generation in China swooning over our city.

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HUA-Voice Radio encourages international students to step out of their comfort zones .

Zaraal, a snow leopard in the South Gobi desert of Mongolia. (Photo by Orjan Johansson)

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Four decades on, a new generation of Seattleites continues efforts to protect Central Asia's snow leopards. Seattle’s love affair with the snow leopard started back...

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A beer lover from Portland is helping to bring microbrews to China's macro market. Enter a local bar in Seattle and you’re almost certain to...

Delaney Ruston, in the field. (Photo courtesy Hidden Pictures)

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"Hidden Pictures" follows people diagnosed with mental illnesses on four continents to reveal how a shift in attitudes might improve care. When Delaney Ruston began...

(Photo by Cool Revolution / DC Media Group)

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Here in the U.S. it may feel like the sky is falling. But many people in the rest of the world are reacting to...

University of Washington international students (from left) Hans Mohrmann from The Netherlands, Tess Murphy of New Zealand and Anna WüŸst of Germany show off their passports at a Mariners to celebrate the first day of class. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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The number of international students at University of Washington doubled in the last 5 years. But the resulting cross-cultural experiences aren't always easy. The first...

Roy as a representative of Shining Jazzy Chorus in last year's Hong Kong Pride Parade.

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A gay men's chorus in China is breaking down social barriers, with a little help from The Seattle Men's Chorus. Imagine you had a secret...

A Pangea Giving member meets with a community organization in Burma. (Photo courtesy Pangea)

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Many Seattleites are inspired to do good overseas. But making a real impact means recognizing your limitations and identifying potential partners whose work you...

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Huge numbers of international students are making their mark on UW. But is Seattle making enough of a mark on them?   Seattle is proud...

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Local relatives are angry after couples' collection is sold off, mostly to buyers outside the Northwest.   The Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) has come under...

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Study abroad is a defining experience for many high school and college students. But often the students who have access to those programs are...