Boston, Jan. 13, 2018, — On his 112th birthday, Chinese Linguist Zhou Youguang was honored on Google’s homepage today. Mr. Zhou passed away on Jan. 14, 2017 at age 111. Zhou was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, publisher, and supercentenarian, known as the “father of Pinyin”, a system for the writing of Mandarin Chinese in Roman script, or romanization, which was officially adopted by the government of the People’s Republic of China in 1958, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982, and the United Nations in 1986.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 marks the 80th Anniversary of the “Nanking Massacre” aka “Rape of Nanking”.
Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance (CACA) Boston Lodge will be holding a peaceful candle light vigil at Chinatown Gateway Park from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM on that evening.
Picture from board meeting of CACA Boston Lodge (bostonese.com file photo).
Haikou, China, July 20, 2017– HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on tourism, logistics, and financial services, today announced that it has ranked No. 170 on this year’s Global Fortune 500 list, rising 183 spots and making one of the biggest jumps on the list this year.
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).
Chongqing, China, March 27, 2017, — The photo below is of a real train crossing through the middle of an apartment building in Chongqing, the largest city in Southwestern China. No, it’s not a fake picture made with photo editing software.
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).
Beijibg, March 3, 2017, — Five years ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article discussing the reluctance of young Chinese people to start new businesses.
The Fourth Wuhan University International Forum for Interdisciplinary Sciences and Engineering Sincerely Invites Prominent Young Talents
Featured Forum：April 14-16, 2017
Forum Season：December 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Organizer: Wuhan University
Beijing, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China’s top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) presents award certificates to physicist Zhao Zhongxian (R) and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, who won China’s top science award, at an annual ceremony held to honor distinguished scientists and research achievements in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 9, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
Chicago, Jan. 6, 2017, — Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM)’s predecessor the Second Automotive Works of China was established in 1969. DFM is now one of the largest mainstay SEOs in the PRC. DFM is hold job fairs in San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit this month.
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).
(The following is transcript of China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s regular press conference in Beijing on December 30, 2016)
Q: According to media reports, the Syrian government and the opposition signed three documents yesterday, namely a nationwide ceasefire deal, a list of control mechanisms to ensure the ceasefire and a statement to begin peace talks. The Syrian military declared that the ceasefire will be officially starting from the zero hour of December 30 local time. What is China’s comment?
Hangzhou, China, Dec. 10, 2016 — Westlake Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) hosts its founding ceremony today in Hangzhou. WIAS is a non-profit research institute that is dedicated to the advancement of natural sciences and the frontiers of engineering disciplines. WIAS is located in the beautiful Cloud Town of Xihu District of Hangzhou.
WIAS hosted the second academic interview on November 20, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. Twenty outstanding talents from United States of America, Germany, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Taiwan participated in this round of interviews. Through presentations and questions, WIAS judges evaluated the candidates’ independent thinking abilities as well as their dedication to academic studies to select the best talents.
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）.
Beijing, Starting from 10am on November 12 until late afternoon, the scale and popularity of the 8th annual international cultural festival was unprecedented in Tsinghua. Students of Tsinghua University from over 30 different countries took part in the event. The festival brought both Chinese and international students together, and attracted guests from many other countries.
Beijing, Oct. 28, 2016, — In the recently held 23rd session of the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), Director of the Romanian Cultural Center and experienced publisher Constantin Lupeanu received the esteemed prize for “Exceptional Literary Contribution to China” from the vice-Premier of the State Council LIU Yandong, becoming the sixth collaborative partner of the Renmin University Press to receive this prestigious award.