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Author Virginia Taylor to Give Talk on The Red Silk Thread

By Xinming Li,

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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MIT Alumni and Entrepreneurs Team up to Guide Young Startups

Innovation@ONE business pitch competition features startups and ideas out of Course 1.

Carolyn Schmitt | Civil and Environmental Engineering
December 29, 2016
From MIT News

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is at the forefront of identifying problems and finding new solutions for existing industries and infrastructures to make a big impact around the world. On Nov. 17, eight CEE students and researchers pitched business ideas to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs at the second Innovation@ONE competition, offering solutions to problems at many scales, from public health to physical infrastructure.

At Innovation@ONE, the Most Inventive Business Idea was presented to Jingjie Yeo (left) of Accuro Pressure Silk; the Business Pitch Champion was awarded to Justin Chen (center) of Motus View; and the Best Early Stage Idea was awarded to Paige Midstokke (right) of Safe Tap. (Photo: Allison Dougherty/Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
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Harvard’s Jenny Liu Wins 2016 USA Miss Asia

By Xinming Li,

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
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Video: Duet of Pianist Yidan Guo and Violinist Shaoqing Xu at MIT

By Xinming Li,

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.

Audrey Moy is a fraud investigator for AARP (From AARP website).
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Mayor Walsh: On-street Testing of Autonomous Vehicles to Begin in Boston

BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics today announced the City of Boston will partner with nuTonomy to begin testing autonomous, or self-driving, cars in Boston by the end of 2016. nuTonomy, a leading developer of autonomous vehicles, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that will authorize nuTonomy to begin testing its growing fleet of self-driving cars on public roads in Boston, once their application is approved. Last month, Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker simultaneously issued Executive Orders directing the development of an on-street testing process. The City of Boston will be able to carefully monitor the effects of autonomous vehicles, and further identify how autonomous vehicles will further the safety, access and sustainability goals of Boston’s transportation plan, Go Boston 2030 through this first partnership.
A nuTonomy vehicle in front of Boston Public Library
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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.
Conductor Tianshen Guo and the BCMA band thanked the audience at the end of the concert.
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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.
Trump tweeted this picture on election night.
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Report: Immigrants’ ‘Credentials Waste’ is Widespread in Massachusetts

Boston, Nov. 1, 2016, — A report published by Massachusetts nonprofit English for New Bostonians (ENB) finds that immigrants in the Commonwealth have substantial untapped human capital. However, due to insufficient English language learning opportunities, their often highly developed skills are frequently wasted.
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Winning Essay of CACA Boston Essay Contest

[Alicia Yu was selected as the winner of 2016 Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) Boston Essay Contest. The award ceremony was recently held at CACA Boston’s annual meeting in Boston Chinatown. The essay was written after watching the documentary of Honor and Duty: Mississippi Delta Chinese.]
Esther Lee (2nd from right), president of CACA Boston, hands the award check to Alicia Yu.
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26-City “Aerial Campaign” for Trump Comes to Boston on Oct 29

Boston, Oct. 28, 2016, — Don’t be surprised if you see a big banner in the sky tomorrow in the greater Boston area. On Saturday, October 29, Chinese Americans for Trump will bring their nation-wide aerial campaign to Boston. Planes towing banners stating “Chinese Americans for Trump” will symbolize the support of more than one million Chinese Americans living across America for presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Similar banner in the sky of Florida recently.
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Why Asian Americans Should Vote, and Vote Wisely?

(Yukong Zhao, a Chinese-American bilingual author, is the president of Asian American Coalition for Education. He recently founded to promote critical thinking and balanced perspectives. is the only media outlet that Mr. Zhao granted permission to publish both English and Chinese versions of this important article on 2016 presidential election.)

By Yukong Zhao, Guest Columnist,

In this 2016 presidential election, many ethnic groups are featured in Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s campaign speeches and highlighted in various media analyses. Predominantly, these are white working-class voters, white educated women, Hispanic-Americans and African-Americans. Who is absent? Once again, Asian-Americans and the issues important to them are missing.
Mr. Zhao was interviewed for this article on Wall Street Journal in June 2015.
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NEACP’s 39th Annual Conference to Be Held on Oct. 29 at MIT

Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 24, 2016, — The 39th Annual Conference of New England Association of Chinese Professionals (NEACP) will be held this Saturday, Oct. 29, at MIT. This year’s conference features four distinguished speakers, and has a them of “Technology, Literature, Past and Future.
Picture from NEACP’s 35th annual meeting ( file photo).
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Video Report: New England’s First Confucius Institute Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Ming Zhou,

Boston, Oct. 20, 2016, — To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, University of Massachusetts Boston Confucius Institute held a celebration at Campus Center of UMass Boston on Oct. 11. About 200 teachers, students and distinguished guests attended this event, and enjoyed wonderful performances by Renming University of China (RUC) Student Art Troupe.
Chancellor Motley speaks at the event (photos by Long Ding).
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Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Boston Confucius Institute, RUC Student Art Troupe Performs at UMass Boston

By Xinming Li,

Boston, Oct. 17, 2016, — To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of University of Massachusetts Boston Confucius Institute, Renming University of China (RUC) Student Art Troupe gave a wonderful performance at the Campus Center. About 200 teachers, students and guests attended the performance.
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