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Grace Cai and The Skating Club of Boston Raise Fund to Eliminate Cancer

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Inspired to change the impact of cancer on the lives of those in our Club community, The Skating Club of Boston and its Theatre On Ice of Boston program are inviting all Club members to partner with them and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to Turn Cancer Upside Down. Funds raised for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation support cancer research, education, and survivorship with 20% of the funds raised through this Club initiative going directly to two of our local, world-class institutions: Mass General Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Grace Cai has been a member of Skating Club of Boston since 2013 (provided to bostonese.com).
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John Hancock Brings Elite Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally

HOPKINTON, MA – April 13, 2017 – John Hancock brought 2012 men’s champion Wesley Korir, 2015 women’s champion Caroline Rotich, and several other elite Kenyan athletes to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary School. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first time John Hancock brought Kenyan athletes to the school for this event.

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Pictures from Patriots Superbowl Victory Parade

Photos by Fenfang Mei and Judy Wong

Boston, Feb. 8, 2017, — About a million fans showed up for the Superbowl Victory Parade in downtown Boston yesterday. Fans cheered loudly as flows of Patriots coaches and players passed by on duck boats. Tom Brady, the MVP of Superbowl LI, thanked fans for their support. “We want six. We want six.” fans cheered loudly.

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Ethiopian Runners Dominate at the 120th Boston Marathon

Boston, April 18, 2016, — It’s a picture perfect day at the 120th running of Boston Marathon. There was a light headwind and temperature in the upper 60s for the elite runners. Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men’s group in 2:12:45. Fellow Ethiopian Atsede Baysa came from behind and pull ahead in the end to win the women’s group in 2:29:19.
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Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to Mark the One Boston Day

By, Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, April 15, 2016,  — Today is the first One Boston Day. Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, families and survivors at a wreath laying ceremony at the sites of the bombings on Boylston Street.
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The new Boston Strong banner on a overpass on Commonwealth Ave about one mile away from Marathon Finish Line(photo by Xinming Li, bostonese.com).
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Governors Baker, Nixon Wager Friendly Bet for NFL Playoff Game

Boston, Jan. 14, 2016, — Ahead of Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, Governors Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Jay Nixon (D-MO) have staked a friendly bipartisan bet on the playoff game.
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Gov. Baker at minority media round table meeting in March 2015(file photo).
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Xiamen to Host First Ironman Event in China

BEIJING, Dec. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Wanda Sports Holdings Co. signed a cooperation agreement with the Xiamen Municipal Government on December 24. Under the agreement, Xiamen will become the first city to host Ironman events in China.
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Wang Jianlin, CEO of Wanda Group, lectures at Harvard University.
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Rising Star — Wellesley College Wushu Team

By Li Qiang, translated by Cecille Yang

Located in the western Boston suburbs, Wellesley College is the famed alma mater of notable female Chinese figures like Soong Mei-Ling and Bing Xing and US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Recently, the Wellesley Wushu Team attended the 2015 Cultural Day event on campus, featuring a 9-minute wushu performance with demonstrations on all sorts of Chinese weapons: straight sword, broadsword, three-section cudgel and staff. Their performances garnered enthusiastic cheering from about a thousand audience members composed of distinguished professors and students alike.
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Group picture of Wellesley College Wushu Team (photos provided to bostonese.com).
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The Latest US Export to China: NCAA Sports!

Hangzhou, China, Nov. 19, 2015 – The student-athletes participating in the Pac-12 China Game and their university delegations visited the headquarters of Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) in Hangzhou to kick off the historic week of activities in China. The Pac-12 China Game presented by Alibaba Group was played on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and is the latest event in the Pac-12’s Global Initiative.
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Men’s Basketball team of Washington University visited Alibaba Group’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China(file photo).
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Semi-finals of Chang Qi Cup Held at Harvard University

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 30, 2015, — The ancient Chinese game Weiqi, also known as Go in the US, is the only board game that super-computer hasn’t defeated human yet. For the first time in history, the semi-finals of an Asian professional Go tournament: 2015 China’s Chang Qi Cup was held on U.S. in the North America at Harvard campus from Sept. 26 to 28.
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Picture from the semi-final match on Sunday, Sept. 27(photos by Xinming Li).
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UIUC Wins 2015 Mid-America Cup Soccer Tournament

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Chicago, Sept 7, 2014, — UIUC Old Corns defeated Chicago Purple Warhead 3:0 in the final match of Mid-America Cup soccer tournament at Oak Brooks Central Park on Sunday afternoon. It’s the first time that a championship team having two woman players, according to organizer Mr. C.M. Lei of Mid America Chinese Recreation Organization (MACRO).
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UIUC Old Corns celebrates winning the Mid-America Cup(provided to bostonese.com by C.M. Lei).
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Three More World Championships for Kathryn Tian This Summer

By Eric Wu, bostonese.com

Boston, Sept. 3, 2015, — By the end of the World Championships held by American Taekwondo Association in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kathryn Tian from Los Angeles had won championships in three competitions, including the women’s 15-to-17-year-old creative martial arts competition, competition with equipment and the ultimate boxing match. So far, she has already won 17 junior world championships, and is well on her way of realizing her dream of winning Olympic gold medal representing the USA.
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Kathryn Tian wearing three gold medals of world championship in Little Rock (Provided by Yi Qian)
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My Father’s Soccer Jerseys

By Chase Richter, Student in the Advanced Chinese Class, Boston College

I slowly looked through my childhood closet. I saw old toys, old books and childhood clothes, but I was only looking for a comfortable T-shirt. Suddenly I saw a bunch of soccer jerseys, and in that moment I remembered an important part of my childhood that I had forgotten. When I was growing up, my Dad would travel around the world, from East to West. The business trips were not that long, usually from two to three weeks. Every country that he visited he would buy a soccer jersey for me. As I looked at these jerseys, I realized they represented my father’s eternal support.
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My father and I at a rugby game last summer.
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Peking Alumni Association Leads in Time Trials at Boston Dragon Festival

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, June 13, 2015, — Boston is packed by Boston Pride paraders, Red Sox Fans and dragon boat racers of the 36th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Festival this afternoon. Peking Alumni Association finished the time trials with the best average time of 2:43.9 among the eight teams in the Alumni group.
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Peking Alumni Association dragon boat team pose for a picture(file photo).
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