China

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...

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Cheap denim jeans replace handwoven textiles and ancient farming techniques give way to tractors as the ancient Tibetan Kingdom of Lo gets a long-awaited...

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“Many things that shouldn’t have happened, happened because of money," Mr. Wang Youliang tells the camera in front him. “The situation in (Wenzhou) is a secret everybody knows but you can’t talk about it in public.” He is a young entrepreneur and shoe manufacturer working in Wenzhou, China. Among his friends, five factory owners escaped and one killed himself.

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It’s Saturday night high school basketball in West Seattle. There are sneakers squeaking on the court and dutiful families chatting in the bleachers. Suddenly the crowd...

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Once people discover that I speak some basic Chinese, the typical conversation I have here in Juijiang goes something like this: A few standard queries...

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It was the middle of that dark week before the New Year. Christmas cookies were growing stale in tins on the counter and emails...

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As I sat clicking dispiritedly through take-out menus in search of lunch, Chi Sun Lu walked by my desk on her way outside for...

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The end is near! And for Seattleites that means going out with a bang. It’s almost December 21st, the day the Ancient Mayans predicted (sort...

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When you go to sleep tonight, Seattle will be visited by three ghosts: the ghost of energy’s past, the ghost of energy’s present and...

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A sunny morning in Spokane — shaggy green lawns, puffy clouds and compact SUVs parked outside of 100-year-old houses. Then a boom, a rattling snow...

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Face-kini sweeps China beaches as world's most awkward fashion fad This almost certainly beats out Jnco jeans and the piano key necktie as one of...

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As the Seattle city council ponders a vote approving bonds for a new arena that could bring back men’s professional basketball, the summer Olympics...

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Chinese man builds own prosthetics after fishing accident Sun Jifa is the new face of DIY disability adaptation after making his own prosthetic arms from...

Gencer Gokeri, the owner of Fremont's Istanbul Imports, sits on a stack of handmade, tribal rugs that he brought over from Turkey. (Photo by Allison Int-Hout)

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With import stores across the country struggling with changing regulations and growing transportation costs, it's easy to guess why Istanbul Imports in downtown Fremont...

blind activist Chen Guangcheng in Beijing

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China still doesn't know what to make of Gary Locke. The former Washington Governor-turned-US Ambassador has raised eyebrows in the PRC lately due to his...

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Local Tibetans and supporters marched from Ballard to downtown Seattle on Wednesday to mark Losar, the start of the Tibetan new year. But instead...