Chinese banquet organizers anticipate record turnout

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University will have the largest turnout it has ever seen for its annual Chinese banquet, according to event coordinator and graduate student Kaiwen Xu. Xu said the event, presented by ENMU’s international Chinese students, usually draws in a little less than 200 people but this year, there will be well […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

GOP lacks frontrunner for presidency

Freedom New Mexico An ancient Chinese curse says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not, we live in an interesting time. As Charles Dickens said in a Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the […]

Ticket feature: Chinese acrobatic troupe performing in Alto

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Freedom New Mexico The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, a group straight from Beijing, will be performing 7 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Spencer Theater in Alto both nights in their first U.S. tour. The troupe was first established in the 1950s by the government of the People’s Republic of China. Individual […]

Chinese ready to ring in new year

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By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer The Chinese Lunar New Year Banquet will consist of dinner, dancing, and entertainment for the Portales community and Eastern New Mexico University students and staff. The banquet is Friday in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. Eastern New Mexico University has more than 60 Chinese students who can’t be with […]

Chinese cuisine featured topic

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Chinese cuisine featured topic Information on making flowers from couture ribbon and preparing Chinese cuisine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author, designer and teacher Helen Gibb will talk about ribbonwork and show how to use small ribbon flowers in various […]

Exposure to China’s ills may be biggest Olympic victory

Freedom New Mexico The closing ceremonies were not quite as spectacular as the opening ceremonies. But they were spectacular enough, capping an Olympics that both from an athletic and a showmanship standpoint had to be counted as a success, though it cost the Chinese government some $40 billion. This year’s games were also notable for […]

ENMU Chinese students arrive safely at home

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A Chinese exchange student from Eastern New Mexico University wrote in a e-mail she was only home 15 minutes when a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck China on May 12. In her e-mail to Jason Paulk, director of choral activities, and to Kayla Paulk a vocal coach and accompanist […]

Chinese student ready for ENMU commencement

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Danni Luo is one of four Eastern New Mexico University students who will stand out as they “go green” during Eastern’s spring commencement service on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Chinese students who have been participating in Eastern’s 1-2-1 program — an educational exchange project under World American Cultural Exchange […]

Language of love

Staff Sgt. David Aten pushes his son Connor on the swings at Unity Park. Aten adopted the child from China in January. By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Adoption can be a trying process and if your child is being adopted from China, paperwork is probably not […]

Treatment of media setting China back

Editorial Just now the Chinese government is focused on U.S. media, claiming they (we) have exaggerated the extent to which Chinese food products are tainted in the wake of all those dogs and cats dying horrible deaths a few weeks ago. This aggressive defense of Chinese quality standards is considered important not only to bolster […]

Whole new world

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections By Sharna Johnson Cannon Connections Airman 1st Class Yi Liu felt she had no hope for a future in China. Immigrating to America and enlisting in the Air Force changed her outlook. The 24-year-old will soon be promoted to senior airman. She is hoping to trade her job at the […]

Airman recalls life before Air Force

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Airman 1st Class Yi Liu felt she had no hope for a future in China, however immigrating to America and enlisting in the Air Force has changed her outlook. The 24-year-old will soon be promoted to senior airman. She is hoping to trade her job at the Cannon Air Force […]

Students celebrate with fund-raising on minds

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It was a little late to celebrate the Chinese New Year but the Chinese culture, along with a mixture of other cultures, was on display Sunday at the Memorial Building. Jane Liu, a nine-year member of the Eastern New Mexico University staff, came up with the idea of a […]

Government need not intervene after Dow crash

Freedom Newspapers Well, Tuesday was certainly a dramatic day on the stock market, wasn’t it? When the Dow industrials fall 416 points in a single day — even though 3.3 percent is not all that precipitous a decline — people tend to notice and ask questions. Does it signal the end of the Bush tax-cut […]

Area woman teaches English, God’s love in China

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A religion graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, Heather Husted always felt she would be in a Gospel ministry somewhere. The Roosevelt County native never dreamed it would be in a communist country. Husted, who was born in Portales and grew up in Elida, is back home briefly from […]

U.S and China talks may produce more than staged theatrics

Editorial Highly public meetings between heads of state, like the meeting in the White House on Thursday between President Bush and Chinese president Hu Jintao, are “90 percent political theater and about 10 percent substance,” says Ted Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute. But symbolic or theatrical […]

How much truth is in “24”?

By Kevin Wilson With Jack Bauer walking into the sunrise, a fourth season of 24 ended Monday night with a hero, a villain, a death and a second chance at life. And that was just for Bauer. If you’re confused, don’t feel ashamed. Those who have watched any season of the drama — which stars […]

U.S. needs to defuse conflicts instead of exacerbating them

Freedom Newspapers C hina and Japan have been feuding of late, with an estimated 10,000 protesters surrounding the Japanese embassy in Beijing over the weekend of April 9-10, shouting, “Be ashamed of distorting history.” The ostensible reason for Chinese anger is Japanese textbooks, not yet officially adopted, that downplay Japanese war crimes during the World […]