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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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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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Centennial Enterprises as Sources of Innovation in Emerging Economies

(This paper was presented at the Session of XVIII World Economic History Congress in August 2018.)

By Wei YI, Denggao LONG, Pierre van der Eng, Tsinghua University

Many less-developed countries and emerging economies have long-established enterprises. They were often founded at times when countries were colonies or had semi-colonial status. They have grown through the twists and turn caused by political upheaval related to national independence and post-independence experiments with nationalist, inward-looking economic policies. Ownership of companies may have changed, as some were nationalized, while others continued as privately owned ventures. Either way, there are many examples of centennial enterprises that on the basis of growth in domestic markets are now competitive international companies. Many of these enterprises were in the past important conduits for economic exchanges between the Western and less-developed countries. They were also conduits for the absorption, adaptation and further development of technology, and therefore important contributors to economic growth in emerging economies. Two well-known prominent examples of such centennial enterprises are the Ayala and Tata conglomerate enterprises in respectively the Philippines and India.
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China’s Development Strategy in A Rapid Changing World

Speech by Wang Tong, Dean of China Development Research Institute
Harvard Law School, August 7, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,

Good evening

It’s a honor to meet you all here at Harvard University to exchange our ideas and discuss about meaningful topics. Being part of a think tank, lately I received the same question many times: what happened to this world? Why do I feel constantly anxious and nervous? My answer is that the world is changing, unprecedentedly in its speed, depth and range. Then their follow-up question would be, then is the world changing for better or worse? I’ll look into their eyes and tell them: it depends on you, your dreams and your actions.

Mr. Wang Tong delivered the speech at Harvard Law School.
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2018 Asian American Day To Be Celebrated on Sept. 9. We Want You!

July 28, 2018, — The Asian American Day (AADay) was initiated by the Asian American Association of Boston (AAAB) in 2011. The Asian American Day was approved by both the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts in September 2016 and is celebrated on the second Saturday of September every year. bostonese.com is a proud media partner of Asian American Day.

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The Moy Family Honored at A Taste of Ginger

By John Tsou, bostonese.com photographer

Boston, April 12, 2018, A Taste of Ginger was held on April 9 at Museum of Fine Art with about 300 guests attending. It’s one of Boston’s largest food events of the year benefiting Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). The Moy family, including Ricky Moy, Brian Moy and Patty Moy, were honored at the event for their generous support.

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Videos from Chinatown Business Association Year of Dog Banquet

Boston, March 29, 2018, — Chinatown Business Association (CBA) held its first Chinese New Year banquet last night at Empire Garden restaurant in Boston Chinatown. Mayor Walsh and many other distinguished guests were among over 400 attendees to celebrate the success and contributions of businesses in Boston Chinatown.

Board members of Chinatown Business Association.
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Videos from Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet

Boston, March 12, 2017, — Closed to 300 people, including Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, attended New England Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet last night at China Pearl restaurant in Boston Chinatown. The Chinese last name 梅 has several variations in English, such as Moy, Mei and Fong.

Councilor Flynn (middle) presents a citation to Moy Shee Association.
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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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Save Dr. Janet Hsu! A Guardian Angel for Children

Dear Committee members,

I am writing to share a sad news with you and ask your assistance to spread the message. Janet Hsu-Lin (許捷), an emergency pediatrician, who served as the camp doctor of NECYSC for several years in the past and continued to support our camp as a sponsor, was recently diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). I’ve known Janet for more than ten years, and there is no doubt that she is one of the kindest and compassionate people that I’ve encountered. Besides NECYSC, she also volunteered to be the school doctor of Lexington Chinese School and had taken care of thousands of kids at Boston Children’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and more recently, at her own practice, KidsWell.

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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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After 50+ Years, BPL Chinatown Branch Reopens On Feb. 5

By Li Qiang, bostonese.com

Boston, Jan. 31, 2018, — It was a campaign promise made by candidate Marty Walsh in 2013, and Mayor Walsh finally delivered it at end of his first term as the funding for Boston Public Library Chinatown Branch was annouced in 2017. The Chinatown Branch will open its doors on Feb. 5 at the China Trade Center in Chinatown.

(R to L)Candidate Walsh, Terry Yin and Henry Yee at a 2013 Chinatowm Residents Association (CRA) meeting (photo by Li Qiang).




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Boston Philharmonic Choir Performs for NYC’s Chinese New Year Gala

By Gracia Lei, bostonese.com

New York City, Jan. 17, 2018, — For the typical American, the new year festivities ended with the passing of December. For the prominent Chinese populations within the States, the American new year marks the beginning of theirs. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, lands on February 16 of this year and is the most celebrated holiday of the year (as measured through the Lunar Calendar).

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