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UCA Condemns Trump’s Reported Remarks Implying Chinese Students as Spies

By United Chinese Americans

Washington, DC, August 9, 2018, — United Chinese Americans (UCA), a leading federation of Chinese American organizations across the country, is greatly disturbed by multiple news reports that, at a private dinner with corporate executives in New Jersey on August 7, President Donald Trump spoke in alarming terms about Chinese students studying in America as mostly spies for China.

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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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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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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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Councilor Wu Named a Finalist of 2018 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, March 2, 2018, — Boston City Councilor was named as one of the six finalists of the Emily List Rising Star Award. Served as president of Boston City Council in 2016 and 2017, Wu has led the council over the turbulent 2016 presidential elections and the first year of President Trump’s administration.

Mayor Walsh and Councilor Wu at the lion dance performance.
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AALAM & Ten Other Orgs Condemn WEEI Host’s Racist Behavior

Boston, Feb. 15, 2018, — The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM), and ten other bar associations and community organizations (see full list below), strongly condemn the recent offensive, racist, and insensitive conduct of WEEI sports-talk radio host Christian Fauria on his last Friday’s program (2/9/18) wherein he mocked sports agent Don Yee, the agent for NFL players Tom Brady and Jimmy Garappolo, by imitating him using a racially stereotyped, over-the-top Asian accent.

Fauria mentioned he apologized to Don Yee in this tweet.
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Asian American Voters Rejoice as MA Bill H3361 Rejected on Beacon Hill

By Eric Wu, bostonese.com

Boston, Feb. 7, 2018, — Many Asian American voters celebrated today as the Asian Disaggregation bill H3361, in its current form, was rejected by the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight in the State House. Thousands of Asian American voters have protested against this bill over pass seven months.

A protect against H3361 in August 2017 (bostonese.com file photo).
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Boston Chinatown to Hold Nanjing Massacre Candle Light Vigil

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).
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CPA Calls Chinatown Residents to Exercise Voting Rights

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Nov. 6, 2017, — With the Boston Mayor and City Council elections on this Tuesday, Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) has called its members and residents of Chinatown to exercise their voting rights at polling stations tomorrow. CPA has endorsed Ed Flynn in Boston City Council District 2 election, which is hotly contested with current City Councilor Bill Linehan retiring.

Flynn’s ad on a local Chinese newspaper.
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bostonese.com Endorses Flynn, Liang, Singvonsay and Shen for Nov. 7 Elections

Boston, Oct 31, 2017, — bostonese.com, the largest bilingual Asian American news website in Boston, announces today that it has endorsed Ed Flynn for Boston City Council, Nina Liang for Quincy City Council, Vatsady Singvonsay for Cambridge City Council, and Anping Shen for Newton School Committee Ward 3.

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Political Reality of Being a Minority in America

By Larry Ho, co-founder of 80-20 Political Action Committee

Having lived in the US for over 68 years since 1950, being a co-founder of 80-20 (the Asian American Political Action Organization), and participated in various past federal, state and local election campaigns, I am now at a point in life that I am retired from my job, from active civic and political activities, and professional involvement in various academic and non-profit ventures except my passion to serve in voluntary and supporting role for the good of the community and country I love and to which I am grateful. I am not and have no intention to be a threat to anybody or any organization. There are no hidden agendas in my writing this article below.

Prof. Ho (first from left) at a book release party in Lexington, Mass.
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Council President Wu on Planned Boston Common Rally on 8/19

Boston, August 16, 2017, — The organizers of the Free Speech Rally in Boston Common said earlier today they have received a permit for holding the rally in Boston Common on August 19.

Multiple media outlets have confirmed that the permit is for 12 PM to 2 PM for the Free Speech Rally, which features some speakers from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA last week.

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Petition to Stop MA House Bill H3361 Gained over 1,000 Supporters

Boston, August 12, 2017, — A petition titled “Stop Bill H3361. Stop Identity Profiling” was started on change.org recently. Over 1,000 supporters have signed this petition against MA House Bill H3361, which would dis-aggregate the Asian American population by requiring identifications of five top Asian ethnic groups in government surveys and data collection.

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