Category Archives: English

Mass Pike Tenants Seek Resident and Community Control

Boston, July 14, 2017, — Tenants from Mass Pike Towers, a 200-unit low-income housing development in Boston Chinatown, staged a protest today with supporters to highlight an ongoing dispute over the tenant association’s right to purchase the tenants’ homes according to a 2000 agreement between Trinity Financial and the Mass Pike Towers Tenant Association.

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Pianist George Li Awarded 2017 Arthur Waser Prize

Lucerne, Switzerland, July 13, 2017, — The Arthur Waser Foundation and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra have awarded the American pianist George Li the Arthur Waser Prize. In addition to a prize money of 25,000 francs, this also includes a debut at KKL Luzern with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

George Li will performance on May 2, 2018 with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra(Photo Credit: KKL Luzern).
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ACDC Unveils Community Mural Project Led by Residents and Youth

Boston, July 7, 2017, — Chinatowns across the country face the threat of gentrification despite their historical and current importance as cultural and political sanctuaries for the Asian American community. Boston’s Chinatown is no exception, with its borders seeing rapid erosion in recent years. In its 30 years of community building, the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has been integral to the movement of preserving Boston’s Chinatown, with creative placemaking as part of its core mission since 2013.

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Boston Public Library Hosts Free Wedding Ceremonies of Five Lucky Couples

Boston – June 15, 2017 – Boston Public Library hosted the wedding ceremonies of five couples in the first-ever giveaway of this kind on Sunday, June 11, in the iconic Italianate courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square. Winners were selected via an online lottery held in early 2017.


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Jim McGovern and Michelle Wu Named to Receive Roosevelt Awards

Boston – The Massachusetts Democratic Party has named Congressman Jim McGovern and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu as this year’s recipients of the Party’s Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards. Bestowed annually upon two distinguished Democrats, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards are the highest honors presented by the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Congressman McGovern and Councilor Wu will be honored at the Party’s Annual Roosevelt Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 31st at the Omni Parker House in Boston.

Wu is running for reelection as Boston City Councilor at large.
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Asian American Coalition for Education Marks 135th Anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act

Livingston, New Jersey, May 6, 2017 — In remembering the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) issued the following statement, calls upon all Asian American individuals, organizations and elected officials to jointly condemn and reject all race-based discriminatory policies and practices of any type, including illegal use of race in college admissions:

Wall Street Journal reported AACE’s complaint against Harvard University in 2015.
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Thank You Love Your Block Participates! Let’s Keep Chinatown Clean!

By Gilbert Ho, Chinatown Main Street

April 29, 2017, Thank you to all volunteers coming out today to help keep Chinatown Clean, and the weather is gorgeous, Chinatown Main Street Chairman Rick Wong, Board of Directors, and many volunteers.

(L to R)Rick Wong, volunteers from Tufts University, Courtney Ho and Gilbert Ho pose for a picture.
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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Speaks about Innovation and Efficiency at Harvard China Forum

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass. April 23, 2017, — The 20th Harvard China Forum came to an close this after at Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. The 2-day forum drew around 1,000 attendees this year, and is the largest China focused conference in North America.

Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, speaks at Harvard China Forum (photo by bostonese.com).
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John Hancock Brings Elite Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally

HOPKINTON, MA – April 13, 2017 – John Hancock brought 2012 men’s champion Wesley Korir, 2015 women’s champion Caroline Rotich, and several other elite Kenyan athletes to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary School. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first time John Hancock brought Kenyan athletes to the school for this event.

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BCNC and CPA Hold Graduation of the Pre-Vocational Skills Training Program

Boston, April 2, 2017, — The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and the Chinese Progressive Association celebrated the graduation of their fourth class of the Pre-Vocational Skills with ESOL for Retail Employment training program recently. Nine students graduated, with three having already begun work in their new customer service positions.
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President Trump Is Invited to Attend the 7th Asian American Day

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, March 30, 2017, — Mr. Ye Edward Huang, President of Asian American Association of Boston, sent a letter to President Trump on Tuesday inviting him to attend the Seventh Asian American Day event on Sept. 9, 2017 in Boston.

Group picture of volunteers and performers from The Sixth Asian American Day.
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Boston-based Startup’s Trademark Application Opposed by Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

By Jie Ji, columnist for bostonese.com

It came as astonishment to Mr. Mo, founder of Dinnnerful.com and his business partners that their trademark application was opposed by Tencent, a Chinese internet tycoon. Mo couldn’t believe it as the submitted trademarks are in different language as Tencent’s and the two companies run totally different businesses.

One of Tencent’s office buildings in China (file photo).
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