Seattle Chinese Post

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Seattle Chinese Post
Seattle Chinese Post & NW Asian Weekly.jpg
Headquarters of the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly (2007)
Type Weekly
Format Tabloid
Founder(s) Assunta Ng
Publisher Assunta Ng
Founded January 20, 1982
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Sister newspapers Northwest Asian Weekly

The Seattle Chinese Post (traditional Chinese: 西華報; simplified Chinese: 西华报; pinyin: Xī Huá Bào; Jyutping: Sai1 Waa4 Bou3) is a weekly Chinese-language newspaper based in Seattle, Washington's International District. It was founded on 1982 by Assunta Ng, also founder of the Northwest Asian Weekly.[1] It is the oldest Chinese-language newspaper in the Pacific Northwest since 1927.[2] It has a circulation of 10,000.


The Seattle Chinese Post was founded by Assunta Ng. It was given its name in December 1981 by community members in the surrounding International District in an "open-naming" contest.[3] Originally headquartered in the Bush Hotel in the International District, The Seattle Chinese Post's first issue was published January 20, 1982.[3] The first issue consisted primarily of advertisements because, at the time, Chinese characters had to be manually typed and typesetters used a bulky and noisy tool imported from Taiwan.[2]

In September 1982, The Seattle Chinese Post expanded its English-language coverage from two articles an issue to a full four-page insert.[3] This insert grew and became The Seattle Chinese Post's sister paper, Northwest Asian Weekly, which was officially launched on February 5, 1983.[3][2]

In 1985, The Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly launched the first Seattle Chinese Yellow Pages.[3]

In 1986, Ng's husband, George Liu, joined The Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly as a full time manager.[3]

In 1987, The Seattle Chinese Post moved its offices from the Bush Hotel to the former site of the Wing Luke Museum.[3]


The Seattle Chinese Post focuses on covering mainstream news in Chinese.[2]


  1. ^ "Newspaper Seattle Chinese Post (His Hua Pao) first appears on January 20, 1982. -". Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ng, Assunta (February 2, 2017). "Asian Weekly, 35 going on 36, and still publishing". Northwest Asian Weekly. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "30 years of the Asian Weekly". Northwest Asian Weekly. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 

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