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Interview with Michelle Wu on Boston City Council’s Short-term Rental Ordinance

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).
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Mayor Walsh Appointed to Leadership Position with USCM

Boston, June 11, 2018, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced he has been appointed to be a member of the Board of Trustees, the top tier of leadership positions within the US Conference of Mayors, which is currently hosting its 86th annual meeting in Boston. The Trustees guide the organization’s work for the coming year, from connecting mayors to share ideas and tackle common challenges, setting a robust policy agenda at the national level, and elevating mayors’ voices on issues that face cities every day.

Mayor Walsh (middle) with two attendees of USCM pose for a picture.
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Meet Mr. Hung Goon, The New President of Boston Chinatown Lions Club

By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com

Boston, April 11, 2018 — The Boston Chinatown Lions Club held its annual “Installation of Officers Dinner” on the evening of June 8. In the heart of Chinatown, at the Empire Garden Restaurant, about 150 members and guests of the Lions Club met to swear in new members, dedicate a new staff of leadership positions and celebrate yet another year of continued humanitarian efforts.

President Goon (4th from right, front row) and members of the Chinatown Lion’s Club pose for a picture.
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WuXi Biologics Invests $60 Million to Establish a Production Facility in Worcester, MA

WORCESTER, MA and SHANGHAI, June 11, 2018 – WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, today announced that it is to invest $60 million and hire approximately 150 employees to establish a state-of-the-art biologics clinical and commercial manufacturing facility in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. The facility will be WuXi Biologics’ 11th global drug substance manufacturing facility (MFG11).

Lt. Governor Polito (2nd from right, front row) at signing ceremony.
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Pictures and Video from Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School

Photos by Eric Zhang

Quincy, Mass., May 31, 2018, The Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School was held at China Pearl Restaurant in Quincy on May 20. Over 300 guests, including representatives from many different dance groups, attended this wonderful fest of beautiful performances and delicious food.

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You Are Invited! Chinese American Experiences Mass. Memories Road Show

By Chinese Historical Society of New England

Boston, May 30, 2018, — Welcome to the Chinese American Experiences Mass. Memories Road Show on June 2 at Pao Arts Center in Boston Chinatown. This May, Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Preservation Month, and we are pleased to collaborate with the Archives & Special Collections Department at UMASS Boston to empower community members to become local preservationists.

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Keep History Alive! Sing Tao Chinese Radio and PBS to Air Programs on Chinese Exclusion Act

Boston, May 24, 2018, — Chinese History Society of New England (CHSNE) announced upcoming broadcasts on the history of Chinese Exclusion Act today. These programs will put a fitting end to the Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Chinese immigrant detention center on Angel Island in early 1900s.
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China & India Enhance Mutual Trust at Wuhan Summit

President Xi Jinping exchanges views with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on China-India relations and international and regional issues of common concern while walking alongside the East Lake in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, April 28, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua’s Weibo account]





WUHAN — President Xi Jinping has said that mutual trust is the basis for the stable development of Sino-Indian relations.
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Winners of the 27th Annual US National Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Competition

Boston, April 25, 2018, A total of 52 pieces of Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy were chosen as winners from a total of 195 entries (Brush Painting 148, Calligraphy 47). They were submitted by 16 different Chinese Schools, arts studios, and individuals from four states (CA, CT, MA, NJ). The images of the 52 winners’ art works will be posted on Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts’ website at: www.ChinesePerformingArts.net around June 10, 2018.

Judges of the competition pose for a picture.
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The Moy Family Honored at A Taste of Ginger

By John Tsou, bostonese.com photographer

Boston, April 12, 2018, A Taste of Ginger was held on April 9 at Museum of Fine Art with about 300 guests attending. It’s one of Boston’s largest food events of the year benefiting Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). The Moy family, including Ricky Moy, Brian Moy and Patty Moy, were honored at the event for their generous support.

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Two Seniors Raised $2098 for Cary Memorial Library

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

April 3, 2018, — Two senior artists Mr. Junyu Cheng and Ms. Jinyuan Dong recently held a Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. A total of $698 in total proceeds from the exhibition was donated to the library. With the 1:1 match by two anonymous donors, each donating $700, a total of $2098 has been raised for the Cary Memorial Library Foundation (CMLF).

Mr. Junyu Cheng explained his Chinese calligraphy to visitors (photos by Dongxu Shan).
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Videos from Chinatown Business Association Year of Dog Banquet

Boston, March 29, 2018, — Chinatown Business Association (CBA) held its first Chinese New Year banquet last night at Empire Garden restaurant in Boston Chinatown. Mayor Walsh and many other distinguished guests were among over 400 attendees to celebrate the success and contributions of businesses in Boston Chinatown.

Board members of Chinatown Business Association.
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The 67th Wideman Piano Competition Gold Medalists: Wang Yinuo and Mei Li

Dec. 11, 2017, — Wang Yinuo and Mei Li were named Gold Medalists at the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition. Both young pianists were rising stars in China.

Wang Yinuo, born in Beijing, China in October 1996. Starting to play the piano at the age of 4. In 2007, she was admitted as a piano student to the Music Elementary School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing, and in 2010 she entered the Music Middle School attached to CCOM.

Pianist Wang Yinuo (Photo: Courtesy of Wideman International Piano Competition)
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Blackstone to Make Strategic Investment in Boston-Based Rockpoint

New York, March 13, 2018 – Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. (Rockpoint) announced today that Blackstone’s Strategic Capital Holdings Fund has acquired a passive, minority equity stake in Rockpoint, a Boston-based global real estate investment management firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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