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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Speaks about Innovation and Efficiency at Harvard China Forum

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).
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Breakthrough Prize to Mark 5th Anniversary in Award Ceremony on Dec. 4

December 4, 2016 – (San Francisco) – The Breakthrough Prize and founders Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, tonight announced the recipients of the 2017 Breakthrough Prizes, marking the organization’s fifth anniversary recognizing top achievements in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics. A combined total of $25 million was awarded at the gala ceremony in Silicon Valley, hosted by Morgan Freeman. Each of the Breakthrough Prizes is worth $3 million, the largest individual monetary prize in science.
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Xi Yin of Harvard wins the New Horizons in Physics Prize.
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Please help me save my husband Danny Wu!

Dearest friends:

Please help me save my husband Danny Ximing Wu!

Ximing Wu was recently diagnosed with end stage liver cancer and I would like to ask for your help. Aside from being a wonderful, loving father and husband, Ximing is a 35-year-old postdoc at the Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Science Center.
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Danny Wu and his wife Lynn Lin at MGH(photos by Li Qiang).
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Pianist Andrew Li — A Rising Star

By Li Qiang, bostonese.com

Boston, July 12, 2016, — Just days before leaving for the Cooper Competition, Andrew Li gave an amazing recital at M Steinert and Sons in downtown Boston. About 80 music fans packed the small hall on the third floor of 162 Boylston St., right across Boston Common. They were treated with a night of beautiful music from one the of the rising stars in classic music in Boston.
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Andrew (right) and George pose for a picture before the recital (photos by Li Qiang).
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Surging Waves Symposium to be Held at Harvard on April 30

Boston, April 26, 2016, — Panelists and moderator of the Surging Waves Symposium had a get-acquainted lunch on April 24 at the New Golden Gate restaurant in Boston Chinatown. Esther Lee, president of CABA Boston Lodge greeted Tunney Lee, Beatrice Lee, Lisa Wong, Diana Hwang and other panelists for the Symposium to be held at the Tsai Auditorium of Harvard Fairbanks Center on 1730 Cambridge St. this Saturday.
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Deputy Consul General Zhang Meifang to Lecture at Harvard on April 29

Cambridge, Mass., April 25, 2016, — Ms. Zhang Meifang has served as the Deputy Consul General of PRC in New York since 2013. She was born in Shanghai, China. She got her M.PHIL degree in 1995 from University of Cambridge, UK.
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Mylovetea.com Dr. Tea(left) and Ms. Zhang Meifang pose for a picture(file photo).
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Amy Gu Attends Harvard China Education Symposium

Cambridge, April 23, 2016, — Amy Gu is a rising star in the global Hi-Tech industry. Based in Beijing, Ms. Gu is general partner of Hemi Ventures which invests in frontier tech startup in U.S. She is also growth advisor to many Silicon Valley companies including Udacity that brings accessible, affordable and lifelong education to the world.
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Peng Liqi Talks about Female Leadership at Harvard China Forum

Boston, April 15, 2016, — Peng Liqi, a senior female executive from popular Chinese recruitment agency Liepin, delivered a talk at the 19th Harvard China Forum in Boston to share her stories and opinions on female leadership.
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Peng(right) answers questions from the audience (photos by Yuan Wang).
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The 19th Harvard China Forum in Pictures

By Yuan Wang, bostonese.com

Founded in 1998, Harvard China Forum is the leading student organized China conference in the world. For nineteen years, the Forum has provided an unrivaled platform for world leaders to debate and address issues that impact the future of China.
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Organizers of Liepin N.A. job fair at this year’s Harvard China Forum(photos by Yuan Wang, bostonese.com).
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Pictures and Video from 2016 Ivy League Spring Festival Gala

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 31, 2016, — The 2016 Ivy League Spring Festival Gala put on an amazing show last night at Harvard Sanders Theatre. It’s a grand celebration of the coming of the Lunar Year of Monkey. The packed audience enjoyed a night of fantastic music, dance and even magic.
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Traditional folk dance by U Penn Chinese dance team (photos by Xinming Li)
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Singtao Daily Honored by NACA

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass., — Awards were handed out at the new year concert of North American Chorus Association (NACA). About 700 music fans attended the concert at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. Singtao Daily, one of the largest daily Chinese newspapers in the world, was honored at the concert for its detailed reporting of the grand Yellow River Cantata concert last year.
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Conductor Wanjun Qiao at the concert(photo by Xinming Li).
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Harvard Report — Record Number of US Renters Face Increasing Cost

December 9, 2015 – Cambridge, MA and Washington, DC – Multifamily housing construction has accelerated to its fastest pace in nearly 30 years but has still not been sufficient to meet surging demand. Rental vacancy rates are now at their lowest point since 1985 and inflation-adjusted rents are rising 3.5 percent annually.  With renter incomes stagnant, last year was another record-setting year in the number of renters paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs, according to the 2015 report on rental housing released today from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. While lower-income households are most likely to experience these cost burdens, the report finds that rental cost burdens increasingly afflict even moderate-income renters earning as much as $45,000 per year.

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Residents of Boston Chinatown protest against high rents(bostonese.com file photo).
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Zuckerberg and Chan Pledge $45 Billion in “A Letter to Our Daughter”

Dear Max,

Your mother and I don’t yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promise, and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully. You’ve already given us a reason to reflect on the world we hope you live in.

Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today.
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Picture of Zuckerberg(from Facebook.)
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HGSE Calls for Donations after Sudden Death of Ed. D. Student Yan Yang

Dear HGSE Students,

As a community, we are deeply saddened by the recent loss of Ed.D. student, Yan Yang, Ed.M. ’10, who passed away on Friday, November 13th. Yang is remembered by many as a friend, colleague, teacher, student, and mentor. During her time here at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) she had a deep impact on all who knew her, loved her, and worked with her.
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Progress Update from Asian American Coalition for Education

The Asian American Coalition for Education (“AACE”) is a non-political, non-profit, national organization devoted to promoting equal rights for Asian-Americans in education and education-related activities. In May 2015, the founders of AACE united more than 60 Asian American organizations to file a complaint with Department of Justice and Department of Education regarding Harvard University’s discriminatory practices against Asian American applicants. It was one of the largest joint actions ever taken by Asian American organizations in pursuit of equal education rights.

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Wall Street Journal interviewed Mr. Yukong Zhao, one of the founders of AACE, in June 2015. The title of the interview is Harvard’s Chinese Exclusion Act.
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