Speech by Wang Tong, Dean of China Development Research Institute
Harvard Law School, August 7, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,
It’s a honor to meet you all here at Harvard University to exchange our ideas and discuss about meaningful topics. Being part of a think tank, lately I received the same question many times: what happened to this world? Why do I feel constantly anxious and nervous? My answer is that the world is changing, unprecedentedly in its speed, depth and range. Then their follow-up question would be, then is the world changing for better or worse? I’ll look into their eyes and tell them: it depends on you, your dreams and your actions.
Mr. Wang Tong delivered the speech at Harvard Law School.
By Peter Chan, Boston Chinese Catholic Community(BCCC)
On Sunday, August 12, 2018, the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time was joyfully celebrated at St. James the Greater Church in Boston Chinatown. In the Lower Church the 8:00 AM Mass in English was presided by Fr. Joseph Baggetta.
Staffers at BCCC’s August Moon Festival booth.
Shrewsbury, Mass., August 11, 2018 — Today, Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito officially launched their 2018 re-election campaign at the annual Baker-Polito Summer Picnic at SAC Park in Shrewsbury.
Boston, August 10, 2018, — To celebrate cultural diversity and community dynamism, the 8th Asian American Festival will take place in Boston Common on Sept. 9, 2018.
Governor Baker declares Sept. 9, 2018 as Asian American Day in MA.
By United Chinese Americans
Washington, DC, August 9, 2018, — United Chinese Americans (UCA), a leading federation of Chinese American organizations across the country, is greatly disturbed by multiple news reports that, at a private dinner with corporate executives in New Jersey on August 7, President Donald Trump spoke in alarming terms about Chinese students studying in America as mostly spies for China.
By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com
Boston, August 6, 2018, — Have you ever received a phone call from someone claiming to be an authority, saying that you owe money, and threatening to sue, arrest or deport you?
Picture from a recent FTC briefing on scams in Boston (photo by Olivia Bornstein).
Boston, — On August 2, 2018, the first Music Creates Future International Youth Competition completed successfully at the New England Conservatory of Music(NEC). The event was
co-organized by the Beijing International Education Exchange Center(BIEE) and the East Coast Cultural Exchange Center (ECCEC) and hosted by the New England Conservatory of Music.
Contestants from China (upper left), USA (upper right), Brazil(lower left) and France (lower right).
Boston, August 3, 2018, — Mayor Martin Walsh today announced that he will join Boston Police Superintendent in Chief William Gross, who is set to be sworn in as Police Commissioner on Monday, elected officials, community leaders, clery and residents for the 35th Annual National Night Out celebrations in the City of Boston. The events are focused on celebrating and raising awareness of community policing throughout the City.
Tai Tung Village management team received award at last year’s National Night Out event in Chinatown.
Boston, August 1, 2018, — As the new school year is just around the corner, niche.com just release a ranking of the best school districts in the state.
Newton North High School (file photo).
July 28, 2018, — The Asian American Day (AADay) was initiated by the Asian American Association of Boston (AAAB) in 2011. The Asian American Day was approved by both the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts in September 2016 and is celebrated on the second Saturday of September every year. bostonese.com is a proud media partner of Asian American Day.
Boston, July 23, 2018 – Mayor Martin Walsh today announced the appointment of William Gross as the City of Boston’s first African American Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD), who will assume the duties and responsibilities of Commissioner William B. Evans who is set to retire from the Boston Police Department on Saturday, August 4. Gross currently serve as as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department.
By Asian American for Education
As an important ally in defending the equal education rights of Asian American children, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) has invested remarkable financial resources and assembled a top-notch team to litigate Harvard University, since November 2014.
Photos by Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com
Boston, July 10, 2018, — Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Boston regional final was held at the Empire Garden Restaurant in Boston Chinatown on July 7. Ten contestants showed their wisdom and beauty to nearly 500 guests in the Qipao, swimsuit and self-introduction, talent show, and Q&A in evening gowns during the contest.
Gary Yu congratulates winner Yuchen Cui（photo credit: Olivia Bornstein）.
By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com
Boston, June 20, 2018, — There will soon be new rules surrounding nightly rentals in Boston. You might have heard this on radio as Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu spoke about her support for these new rules on local radio stations.
On June 13, the Boston City Council voted 11 to 2 to approve a new ordinance, regulating corporate home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb.com. Mayor Walsh signed the bill two days later. On January 1st, 2019, the bill will be put into practice, effectively limiting short-term rentals to owner-occupants of the properties.
Senator Elizabeth Warren introduces Boston City Council President Michelle Wu (Jan. 2016 file photo).
By Suzanne Lee and Lydia Lowe
Much is being made of a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian American applicants to Harvard University in order to reinforce the narrative that race should no longer be a factor in the admissions process. Plaintiffs allege that Asian American applicants with top scores for academics, test results and extracurricular activities were nonetheless admitted at lower levels than applicants of other races, when factors such as “personality” were taken into consideration. The suit is led by Students for Fair Admissions, a conservative organization that has opposed affirmative action programs on behalf of white applicants in the past.
Workers demand $15/hour minimum wage in Boston(file photo).