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Pictures from Patriots Superbowl Victory Parade

Photos by Fenfang Mei and Judy Wong

Boston, Feb. 8, 2017, — About a million fans showed up for the Superbowl Victory Parade in downtown Boston yesterday. Fans cheered loudly as flows of Patriots coaches and players passed by on duck boats. Tom Brady, the MVP of Superbowl LI, thanked fans for their support. “We want six. We want six.” fans cheered loudly.

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Life in Alternative Medicine in the USA

By Hua Hai, alumnae of Xiangya Medical College

We graduated from a historically well-known medical school, where we made great efforts in studying modern medical sciences and clinical diagnostic/treatment skills. Naturally, once we made decision to practice medicine in the USA, every single one of our alumni would aim at the Western medicine path. And the record of our overseas alumni during the past 10 – 20 years has proven that our medical training at Xiangya is solid and well-done. The Xiangya’s education has nurtured so many outstanding clinicians in the US.

Picture from the Acupuncture Day event at Massachusetts State House in Oct. 2016 (bostonese.com file photo).
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Four MIT Students Named Schwarzman Scholars, Will Study at Tsinghua University

Kimberly Benard | Office of Distinguished Fellowships, MIT
December 2, 2016
From MIT News

Three undergraduate and one graduate student from MIT have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars. They are among the 129 members of the program’s class of 2018, who will pursue a year of study and leadership training at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

MIT’s four students — Alix de Monts ’14, Lisa Ho, Anita Liu, and Melody Liu — will study public policy, economics and business, and international studies, and spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators, and senior leaders in business, politics, and society. Expenses for each scholar are fully funded by the program, which is housed at Tsinghua University.

Clockwise from top left: Alix de Monts ’14, senior Anita Liu, senior Melody Liu, and senior Lisa Ho have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars (photo credit: MIT News).
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BCNC’s Lai Chan Honored by Blue Hills Bank as 2017 Hometown Hero

Boston, Dec. 31, 2016, — Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) employee Lai Chan is recognized by Blue Hills Bank as one of the 2017 Hometown Heroes. Lai Chan (pictured below) will be featured in the Bank’s fifth annual Hometown Hero Calendar, which honors 12 groups or individuals who go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live and work. 

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Author Virginia Taylor to Give Talk on The Red Silk Thread

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Acton, Mass., Jan. 2, 2017, — The seminar series by Acton Chinese Language School (ACLS) resumes on Sunday, Jan. 8, for the new year. On Jan. 22, Author Virginia Ross Taylor is invited to give a talk on her new book The Red Silk Thread: A Story of International Adoption.

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Harvard’s Jenny Liu Wins 2016 USA Miss Asia

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Dec. 28, 2016, — For the second year in a row, a contestant from Boston was crowned as the winner of USA Miss Asia pageant. The final contest of 2016 USA Miss Asia was held in Brooklyn, New York, just before the Christmas. Jenny Aizhou Liu(刘爱舟), a graduate student of Harvard University, emerged as the winner from the 10 finalists, mostly students from top Universities like Harvard, BU, BC and Columbia.

Jenny Liu was crowned as this year’s winner (photos provided to bostonese.com).
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Winners of Asian Health Photo Contest Revealed

By Ximming Li, bostonese.com

Quincy, Mass., Dec. 23, 2016, — The results of the Asian Health photo contest was announced at the annual meeting of Boston Chinese Photographers’ Association (BCPA) at Harvard Pilgrim Quincy office on Saturday, Dec. 17. Over 100 BCPA members and guests attended this annual meeting in spite of snowy weather.

Rose Hom presents award to Daryl Luk (provided by BCPA).
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Season’s Greetings from the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement!

Dec. 23, 2016

On behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, we would like to wish everyone a holiday season filled with joy and peace. This has been a difficult year for our communities and we are committed as a Department and as a City Government to continue to protect, support, and engage our immigrant residents. Boston’s past and future are inextricably linked to the immigrants that come, generation after generation, to fulfill their dreams and make our city thrive.

Mayor Walsh and director Alejandra St. Guillen presented the “We Are Boston Leadership Award” to Cruz Companies CEO John Cruz, III (middle).
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Haier Products Assist MIT Professor in Cutting-edge Research

By Season Ji

Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 19, 2016, — The Pew Charitable Trust recently named its annual list “37 Scientists Who Could Change the World”, among which there’s a Boston-based scholar, Omer Yilmaz. He is a young associate professor at MIT, focusing on cancer research. Prof. Yilmaz became famous for his latest research that was published on the academic journal Nature. After repeated experiments, he found why obese people are faced with higher risks of cancers: the stem cells are stimulated and a kind of protein that controls metabolism is activated.
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Chia-wei Cheng(left) and Prof. Yilmaz at the lab. (photos by Season Ji).
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Video: Duet of Pianist Yidan Guo and Violinist Shaoqing Xu at MIT

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 15, 2016, — Pianist Yidan Guo and Violinist Shaoqing Xu gave a wonderful performance at start of Ms. Guo’s Student Piano Recital on Saturday at MIT. The duet was a classic Chinese piece, and was well received by near 100 in the audience.
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AARP Releases Fraud Prevention Handbook in both English and Chinese

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2016 – Approximately 15 million people are victims of identity theft every year. AARP’s new free Fraud Prevention Handbook outlines how to protect yourself from common types of fraud. It uncovers the strategies that scammers use and provides resources to help you defend yourself against their tricks.

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Audrey Moy is a fraud investigator for AARP (From AARP website).
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Shareco to Take 34.9% Stake in Global Eagle Entertainment

Beijing, November 25, 2016 — On November 9, Beijing Shareco Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Shareco”, NEEQ: 837676) and Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (“GEE”, NASDAQ: ENT) jointly announced that Shareco plans to acquire up to a 34.9% stake in GEE for approximately US$416mm, and would become GEE’s single largest shareholder post-transaction. Shareco and GEE also expect to form a China joint venture (the “China JV”), focusing on in-flight connectivity (“IFC”) and in-flight entertainment (“IFE”) services (collectively IFEC).
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Chinese King of Pop Wang LeeHom Rocks BSO and Receives Honorary Degree from Berklee

By Gracia Lei

Boston, Nov. 15, 2016, — The fully-packed, sold-out performance hall at BSO was packed with over 2,500 Sunday night. They embraced Wang LeeHom, who received an honorary doctoral degree from Berklee College of Music, along with the array of orchestral, vocal, and Chinese drum performers, many of whom are current students or faculty of world-renowned Berklee College of Music.
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Videos from 2016 Acton Chinese Music Night

Acton, Mass., Nov. 13, 2016, — 2016 Acton Chinese Music Night was held at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School last night. Over 600 people showed up for this late Fall concert that featured The Sounds of China: Music from the Dream of the Red Chamber.
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Conductor Tianshen Guo and the BCMA band thanked the audience at the end of the concert.
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President Reif’s Letter to MIT Community

With our eyes on the future
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Nov. 9, 2016

To the members of the MIT community,

Today, we learned that we will have a new administration in Washington that promises a great deal of change.

Within the global MIT community – more than 26,000 of us here in Cambridge and at Lincoln Lab, and 134,000 alumni – some will find those changes welcome. Some will not.

As I saw this afternoon, students have wrapped the six great columns in Lobby 7 with huge sheets of paper. Three ask that you “Share Your Hopes,” three to “Share Your Fears.” They are covered with handwritten responses. People are lingering to read and add their own. Many say they fear for the future of the country, some for their personal safety, for their civil rights or that “my values no longer matter.” Others fear that their peers will never take the time to understand why they voted for the winner. One hope struck me in particular: “I hope to understand the 48% of Americans who disagree with me.” Nearly all the writers express some kind of pain. Yet together they have created a wonderful example of mutual respect and civil dialogue.

Whatever may change in Washington, I believe there is great power in remembering that it will not change the values and the mission that unite us.

As a community and as a practical force for good, MIT is a quintessential expression of America at its best: Bold, optimistic and focused on inventing the future. Delighted and energized by our diversity, with a meritocratic openness to talent, culture and ideas from anywhere. Humble, pragmatic, crazy about science and insistent on seeking the facts. A place of rigor, ingenuity and real-world problem-solving, where generations of bright young minds have come from every corner of the Earth to make something of themselves and work together to make a better world.

That is MIT.

Nothing can change that. And nothing can change our commitment to tackling big, important problems for humanity – climate change, clean energy, cybersecurity, human health – with colleagues of every identity and background.

As an institution, we do some of our best work when we turn outward to the world. Let’s continue to do that now. And, following our students’ lead, let us find ways to listen to one another – with sympathy, humility, decency, respect and kindness.

Sincerely,

L. Rafael Reif



World Leaders Comment on Trump’s Victory

Boston, Nov. 9, 2016, — World and local leaders have released statements on Donald Trump’s historical victory in yesterday’s US Presidential Election. Trump won at 278 electoral votes as of this morning, and became President-elect of the US. Gov. Baker also released a statement today expressing willingness to partner with Trump administration.
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Trump tweeted this picture on election night.
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