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China’s Development Strategy in A Rapid Changing World

Speech by Wang Tong, Dean of China Development Research Institute
Harvard Law School, August 7, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,

Good evening

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.
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Why We All Lose With the Model Minority Myth

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).
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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

By Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang

At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students — regardless of their race, native language, or immigration status — have equitable access to the supports they need to prepare them to succeed in college, career, and life.

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Boston Chinatown Remembers Davis Woo

(Mr. Davis Woo passed away on Sept. 18, 2017 at age 86. A memorial service was held in Boston on Sept. 28.)

2011 CHSNE Sojourner Awards Recipient Davis Woo

By Sherry Dong, for CHSNE Chronicle Fall 2011 Vol. 17, No. 1

By almost any measure, Davis Woo, 80, is an accomplished man. He earned a doctorate in engineering from one of the most renowned universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served in the U.S. Army, and had a long and rewarding career. But Davis’ greatest successes cannot be measured by the prestige of his degrees or the rungs he scaled on the corporate ladder. His greatest legacy includes his large and beautiful family—including his wife, Susie of 55 years, their children and grandchildren and his work in the greater Chinatown community. There, for over five decades, he has devoted his passion and energy to helping those in need, improving services and living conditions, and enriching, preserving, and sharing Chinese culture.

Picture of Mr. Davis Woo in 2008 (CHSNE file photo).
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波士顿国际机器人夏令营纽约之旅

【波士顿双语网】在深圳全童科教带队老师何红玉、俞瑞芳,导游兼助教全恒毅的带领下,波士顿国际机器人夏令营的团员们8月6日游览了纽约市的著名景点:自由女神像、世贸中心、9-11纪念碑、华尔街、联合国总部、洛克菲勒中心、时代广场。

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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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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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Intramural Training Opportunity at National Institutes of Health

By Huichun Xu, MD, PhD

Introduction

As a doctor or biomedical researcher, you may already know the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest funding source for biomedical research in the world. NIH is a USA federal medical research agency, providing funding not only for thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in the USA but also for research institutions around the world. The goal of NIH is to make important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
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Dr. Huichun Xu (file photo).
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History of White Supremacy and Donald Trump

By Mark Liu

With the election of the next U.S. President coming November 8th, voters will be faced with an important decision about the direction of our country. While there has been much coverage in the Chinese newspapers of the two main candidates, Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party and Donald Trump of the Republican Party, there has not been enough attention paid to the extremely anti-immigrant and racist views of Donald Trump and their roots.
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The Chinatown Community Land Trust: A Tool to Sustain Community

By Michael Liu

Spet. 22, 2016, — Community Land Trusts have spread across the U.S. to sustain the type of land and buildings that most of its residents need.

As the wealthy move into particular areas and drive up prices for land and housing, longtime residents often get pushed out of their neighborhoods. With the influx of luxury housing into Chinatown since 2000, longtime row house owners with limited resources for needed repairs are selling to new investors for top dollar, and low-income tenants are evicted in favor of higher-paying renters. Today’s prices—more than a million dollars for a brick row house in disrepair—are driven by the wild rise and fall of  the market more than the actual condition of the building.
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Board members of CCLT at a meeting of Chinatown Residents Association earlier this year. (photo by Xinming Li, bostonese.com)
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GAS — The Gradual Admission Strategy for 9th and 10th Graders

By Neil Chyten, the Chyten Center

You may be loath to ask your 15-year-old daughter to think about college campuses and dormitory life and majors. No one would blame you. After all, it is difficult enough to get a 9th grader to think about cleaning his room or washing her hands, or to answer a question about homework. But…college? Is it even appropriate to ask a student 15 year old, perhaps just a few months out of middle school, where she would like to spend her 20th birthday? Of course, the answer to that question is no.
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Mr. Chyten(right), nicknamed as the SAT Guy, has over 30 year experience in preparing students for college.
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Why Boston Asian American Film Festival Needs Your Sponsership

Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop. BAAFF builds on 35-years of AARW supporting the Asian American Community through film,
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