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

Want to launch a global nonprofit? Partnerships are the key

Many Seattleites are inspired to do good overseas. But making a real impact means recognizing your limitations and identifying potential partners whose work you can support. 
Jun 17, 2013
Roy as a representative of Shining Jazzy Chorus in last year's Hong Kong Pride Parade.

Chinese LGBT chorus finds inspiration in Seattle’s gay scene

A gay men’s chorus in China is breaking down social barriers, with a little help from The Seattle Men’s Chorus.
Jun 27, 2013
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)

Challenges facing big numbers of foreign students entering UW

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.
Sep 27, 2013
(Photo by Cool Revolution / DC Media Group)

Well this is embarrassing: Global perspectives on the government shutdown

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 the government shutdown with a shrug of the shoulders and a chuckle at our expense.
Oct 7, 2013
Delaney Ruston, in the field. (Photo courtesy Hidden Pictures)

On World Mental Health Day, local film takes on global stigma

“Hidden Pictures” follows people diagnosed with mental illnesses on four continents to reveal how a shift in attitudes might improve care.
Oct 10, 2013

Northwest brewmaster incites Chinese craft beer revolution

A beer lover from Portland is helping to bring microbrews to China’s macro market.
Dec 31, 2013
Zaraal, a snow leopard in the South Gobi desert of Mongolia. (Photo by Orjan Johansson)

Local love for the world’s cutest (and most endangered) cats

Four decades on, a new generation of Seattleites continues efforts to protect Central Asia’s snow leopards.
Jan 8, 2014

New Mandarin radio shows draw Huskies out of their comfort zone

HUA-Voice Radio encourages international students to step out of their comfort zones .
Jan 30, 2014
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.

Movie romance wooing Chinese tourists to Seattle

Chinese blockbuster "Beijing Meets Seattle" has a young generation in China swooning over our city.
Jan 31, 2014
A container ship leaves the Port of Seattle while the Bainbridge Island ferry enters. (Photo via Wikipedia)

New trade exec sees more than just money in China

The new director of the Washington State China Relations Council says our state's relationship with China is about more than just money.
Mar 6, 2014
Gary Locke returns to Seattle after serving as the U.S. ambassador to China from 2011 to 2014. (Photo by Linda Cotton)

Gary Locke: Beyond yellow and white

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.
Mar 17, 2014

Breakfast in Beijing

Fewer countries offer a better buffet for the traveling chowhound than China, and Beijing is one of the best eating cities in the world.
Apr 17, 2014

UW International students say new fees discriminate

School may nearly be out for summer, but University of Washington international students are still up in arms about a new fee added to their tuition last fall. More than 1,300 UW students have signed a petition calling for the repeal of the $45 quarterly fee, which is charged only to international students.  The fee replaced […]
May 28, 2014
Two students. (Photo by Allison Reibel)

True tales of teaching English abroad: A strange year in China

Has fierce competition pushed Chinese kids to the brink?
May 8, 2014
Exchange students try their hands at American football (with mixed results) in a still from "We Are Unity"

From China to rural Oregon, cultures come together in “Welcome to Unity”

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.
May 23, 2014
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)

Tacoma center gives seafarers from distant lands a Northwest welcome

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.
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)

Minimum wage increase has immigrant small business owners fretting

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 to the wage hike — immigrant small business owners. “I think it is unreasonable. The cost of my restaurant is rising rapidly and I nearly do not earn money now,” said […]
Jun 4, 2014
Shanghai, China shrouded in smog. Overall China emits 6.2 metric tons of CO2 per year. (Photo from Wikipedia)

UW research drives tough talk on pollution and disease in China

University of Washington research points to air pollution, tobacco, and diet as the deadliest drivers of disease in China.
Jul 9, 2014
Delta’s inaugural flight to Hong Kong from Sea-Tac Airport in June. (Photo by Don Wilson/Port of Seattle)

Delta and Alaska fighting for Seattle’s gateway to Asia

By the end of this year, Delta officials say Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will see the addition of 96 flights to 33 destinations, including Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as many domestic flights.
Jul 23, 2014

Six authentic Chinese dishes missing from our American menus

And where to find them in Seattle.
Sep 8, 2014