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Shaoyu Yuan: 「We are still living under fascism」

Boston, Nov. 2, 2018, — United Nations Strategist, Shaoyu Yuan spoke during a conference at Northeastern University recently. Yuan received his B.A from Centre College, and currently pursuing his Master』s. He is conducting researches for the Institute of East Asian Studies, also serving as a consultant in World Art Center. Yuan talked about how there are three candidates on the ballot for U.S Senate, but only two are allowed to the debate stage in Massachusetts.

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Boston Nonprofit CAHF to Sponsor 2019 Rose Parade Float 「Harmony Through Union」

Boston, Oct. 28, 2018, — The Chinese American Heritage Foundation (CAHF), a community-driven organization in Boston Chinatown that promotes the recognition and appreciation of the historical contributions made by Chinese-Americans to the United States, is fielding a 「Harmony Through Union」 float for the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena.

Wilson Lee and Esther Lee are also members of Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance (CACA).
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US Senate Candidate Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai Visits Boston Chinatown

By Victor Chen, bostonese.com

Boston, Oct. 22, 2018, In less than three weeks before the mid-tern election, Independent candidate for US Senate Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai and United Nations strategist Shaoyu Yuan came to Boston Chinatown. They spoke with Asian community leaders. The attendees included the President of Empire Auction House Nick Pan, board member of Asian American Association of Boston Fei Pan, President of World Art Centre and Artist Molly Mao.

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai (in the middle), and Mr. Shaoyu Yuan on the right.
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Boston Kicks off 2018 Early Voting

BOSTON – Monday, October 22, 2018 – A day before World Series to start at Fenway Park, the City of Boston today began its two-week early voting period for the November 6, 2018 State Election. “VoteEarly Boston” runs through Friday, November 2, 2018, and City Hall is Boston’s main early voting site, with voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Voters are encouraged to enter City Hall through the North Side entrance to access the early voting location on the second floor.

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Thousands to Rally in Boston in Support of SFFA

By Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE)

AACE announces 「Rally for the American Dream – Equal Education Rights for All」 on October 14, 2018! Let』s unite to stop Harvard』s discriminatory admissions practices against Asian American children!

Supports of AACE protested outside US Supreme Count in 2015 (provided by AACE).
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Boston Chinese Soccer Charity Tournament to Kick off on 10/6

By Boston Chinese Soccer Association

The Boston Chinese soccer charity tournament will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 21 2018 in Acton, MA. Over the past decades, many Chinese immigrants have been blessed to be welcome into greater Boston area. We settle down and thrive. Some of us are even playing in Division 1 over the hill soccer league (OTHSL.org). We have been taking a lot from Bostonian. Now is the time for us to give back!

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BCNC Releases Statement on Proposal to Deny Green Cards to Those Who Use Public Benefits

By Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an upcoming proposed policy that would allow the government to deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits, such as housing assistance, Medicaid and Medicare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – commonly called 「food stamps」 – and many more.

State Rep. Donald Wong (left) presents a citation to Giles Li, executive director of BCNC.
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The Last Sacred Place of Poetry Draws Rave Reviews at MIFF

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, August 31, 2018, — The Last Sacred Place of Poetry, a documentary about the Grolier Poetry bookshop by Director Weiying (Olivia) Huang and Editor Mengyuan Lin, who received master degree in Digital Media program at Northeastern University. This is the only Chinese international student』s film, has been officially selected to the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (MIFF) 2018. The premiere drew rave reviews from the audience at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on August 25.

Director Huang (left) and Editor Lin(right) pose for a picture.
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Xiaowei Zhuang to Receive 2018 Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

Boston, Sept. 1, 2018, — The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the 2018 Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics to Xiaowei Zhuang, Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA).

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Over 150 Asian American Orgs Jointly File Amicus Brief Opposing Harvard』s Discriminatory Admissions Practices

By Asian American Coalition for Education

On July 30, 2018, representing 156 Asian American organizations, Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), in collaboration with Asian American Legal Foundation (AALF), filed an Amicus Brief with the United States District Court in Boston to oppose Harvard University』s discriminatory admissions practices and to support the plaintiff (Students for Fair Admissions, SFFA) in its lawsuit against Harvard University.

Wall Street Journal reported AACE』s complaint against Harvard University in 2015 (bostonese.com file photo).
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Friend of Chinatown, Fr. Denis Como Dies at 82

August 15, 2018, (from jesuitseast.org) – Fr. Denis R. Como, SJ, died peacefully on Aug. 14, at 6:40 a.m. at Campion Center, Weston, Mass. Fr. Como was born on Jan. 3, 1936, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1953, at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1966, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his Final Vows on May 30, 1989, at the Jesuit Urban Center, Boston, Mass.

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Boston Chinese Catholic Community Celebrates August Moon Festival

By Peter Chan, Boston Chinese Catholic Community(BCCC)

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time was joyfully celebrated at St. James the Greater Church in Boston Chinatown. In the Lower Church the 8:00 AM Mass in English was presided by Fr. Joseph Baggetta.

Staffers at BCCC’s August Moon Festival booth.
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