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ASIA / PACIFIC
February 15, 2016
THE ASIAN REPORTER n Page 5
Chinese artist imitates photo
of Syrian toddler on the beach
NEW DELHI (AP) —
Chinese artist and activist
Ai Weiwei has re-created
the famous image of a
three-year-old Syrian child
who drowned in Turkey
last year by staging a photo
of himself lying face down
on a beach in Greece.
The photograph last year
of the child lying on a
Turkish beach triggered
international outrage as
people saw the helpless
toddler as the devastating
human face of the refugee
crisis in Europe.
Ai posed on a pebbly
beach on Lesbos island for
the picture for one of
India’s largest English-
language news maga-
zines, India Today.
Rohit Chawla, the maga-
zine’s photographer and
visual director, travelled to
Lesbos to take the picture.
The photograph was
displayed at an art fair in
New Delhi and many
visitors took pictures of it.
Ai has set up a studio on
Lesbos where he is working
on several projects with
Lesbos is the main entry
point for refugees seeking a
better life in Europe.
Ai also said he decided to
withdraw his works from
two Danish museums out
of deep anger at a new law
allowing Denmark to seize
valuables from migrants.
The Chinese artist is
famous for works address-
ing human-rights abuses,
official corruption, and the
collision between Chinese
culture and western con-
An image in the India Today
news magazine shows Chinese
artist and activist Ai Weiwei posing
as he lies face down on the beach
on the Greek island of Lesbos. Ai
re-created the famous image of a
three-year-old Syrian child who
drowned in Turkey last year by
staging a photo of himself lying
face down on the beach in Greece.
(Rohit Chawla/India Today via AP)
More and better bus service
This year, we’re kicking off a 10-year expansion of transit throughout the Portland area, with
a focus on better bus service.
ROYAL ADDITION. Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyal
Wangchuck, left, his father and the fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye
Wangchuck, center, and Queen Jetsun Pema, right, pose with the royal
couple’s newly born son, Crown Prince Gyalsey, on Losar, the Bhutanese
New Year based on the lunar calendar, at the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu,
Bhutan. The Royal Media Office announced the baby boy was born on Fri-
day, February 5 to the royal couple. (Photo/The Royal Office for Media of
the Kingdom of Bhutan via AP)
Bhutan’s queen gives
birth to a baby boy
By Wasbir Hussain
In addition to improvements planned for March and June, we’re gearing up for an even bigger
boost in bus service in September 2016 and March 2017 – and we’d like your feedback.
On some lines, we’re proposing to add more buses (they’ll come more frequently) and increase
the hours of operation (they’ll come earlier and later in the day). On others, schedules would
change to help buses stay on time, and proposed route changes would affect some riders.
Proposed Service Changes
Line 21-Sandy Blvd/223rd Ave: Add weekday trips during rush hours.
Line 36-South Shore: Run buses on Jean Road to Jean Way and Boones Ferry Road to better
serve the Lake Oswego Commerce Center, Walmart, and other employment. Discontinue
service on Pilkington Road, Childs Road, 65th Avenue and McEwan Road due to low ridership.
The Associated Press
AUHATI, India — The tiny Himalayan nation of
Bhutan has a new crown prince.
The Royal Media Office in the capital, Thimphu,
said the baby boy was born to King Jigme Khesar
Namgyal Wangchuck and his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema.
The Oxford-educated Wangchuck, who is currently 35,
married commoner Jetsun Pema, now 25, in an elaborate
Buddhist ceremony in 2011.
The child, the royal couple’s first, was delivered by a
medical team at the Lingkana Palace in Thimphu.
“Her Majesty and His Royal Highness (the newborn)
are both in perfect health,” the Royal Media Office said in
a statement, adding that Wangchuck was by the queen’s
side during the delivery.
“We welcome the news with great joy and happiness.
The day calls for a great celebration throughout the
country,” Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tsering Tobgay said in
a statement. But Tobgay said the king directed that any
celebrations be modest. “Therefore, the government has
decided to declare … a national holiday to celebrate the
joyous occasion so that people may offer their prayers and
In November, Wangchuck announced the couple was
expecting their first child, saying, “I consider my son
extremely fortunate because he will be born in our blessed
The young couple made news in Bhutan while they were
dating. Wangchuck had displayed open affection for his
wife-to-be by publicly holding hands and even planting
kisses on her cheek, something rare in conservative
Bhutan, particularly among royalty.
Wangchuck ascended Bhutan’s throne in November
2008, when his father, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck,
abdicated in his favor.
By that time, Jigme Singye Wangchuck had also guided
the remote Himalayan kingdom toward democracy. In
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Line 63-Washington Park/Arlington Heights: Add Saturday and Sunday service to provide trips
through Washington Park and neighboring areas.
Line 71-60th Ave/122nd Ave: Split into two bus lines. One line will continue to run on its
current routing and frequency along 60th Avenue between Parkrose Transit Center and
Clackamas Town Center. The other line will be re-named and re-numbered and will continue to
run between Parkrose Transit Center and SE 94th and Foster with additional trips during the
weekday rush hours.
Line 83-Washington Park Loop: Discontinue service. The Washington Park TMA will provide
a free shuttle through Washington Park during the summer months.
Line 87-Airport Way/181st: Add weekday mid-day trips between 182nd/Powell and Gateway
Line 97-Tualatin/Sherwood: New bus line running between Tualatin and Sherwood along
Tualatin Sherwood Road with weekday rush-hour service.
To see all the details and weigh in on these and other proposed service changes, visit
trimet.org/betterbus or stop by our public hearing/open house (below).
Notice of TriMet Public Hearing and Open House
for Proposed Service Changes
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Mt. Hood Community College – Maywood Park Campus
10100 NE Prescott St., Portland, OR 97220, Rooms 305 & 311
If you require materials in alternative formats, sign language interpretation or other communication aids,
call TriMet’s Senior and Disabled Citizen Information at 503-962-2455 (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays) or
TTY 711 for Oregon Relay Service, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.