Category Archives: English

Boston-based Startup’s Trademark Application Opposed by Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

By Jie Ji, columnist for

It came as astonishment to Mr. Mo, founder of and his business partners that their trademark application was opposed by Tencent, a Chinese internet tycoon. Mo couldn’t believe it as the submitted trademarks are in different language as Tencent’s and the two companies run totally different businesses.

One of Tencent’s office buildings in China (file photo).
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Rachel Skerritt Named Headmaster of Boston Latin School

Boston, March 23, 2017 – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School’s 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history.

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Amazing Banquet by Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England

By Gracia Lei,

On the evening of February 26, 2017, The Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England celebrated a belated Chinese New Year with a banquet at the Empire Garden Restaurant of Chinatown.

Members,Guests and lion dancers pose for a picture (photos and videos by Gracia Lei).
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Two N.H. Women Arrested for Trafficking Women for Sex in Mass.

Boston, Feb. 14, 2017 – Two New Hampshire women have been arrested and arraigned in connection with trafficking women for commercial sex in Massachusetts communities through an online “escort” service, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

A massage parlor in Western Mass. was shut down in Dec. 2016 for allegedly trafficking women for sex.
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Michael Flynn Resigns from Trump’s Cabinet

Feb. 13, 2017, — Less than a month on the job, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned amid allegations he inappropriately talked about U.S. sanctions with a Russian official, and later allegedly misled then-Vice President-elect Pence about the conversations. Flynn spoke with the Russian ambassador in December 2016.

Flynn during a TV interview (file photo).
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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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K-12 CFL Leadership Institute Launched at Confucius Institute at Tufts University

By Confucius Institute at Tufts University

Boston, Jan. 30, 2017, The opening ceremony and the first workshop of the K-12 CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) Leadership Institute was held on Jan 14, 2017 at Tufts University. The workshop, which will meet once a month for six months, was designed to provide advanced training to senior Chinese language teachers. The organizers expect that this will allow these already exceptional teachers to both better instruct their students, and become leaders in the rapidly growing field of Chinese language education.

Dr. Mingquan Wang, Director of Confucius institute at Tufts University (CITU), and Dr. Yu-Lan Lin, former Executive Director of Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Primary Schools, explained how China’s re-emergence as a global leader has led to a surge in students studying Chinese across America. Chinese has become such an invaluable skill that even families without any ties to China are advocating for increased Chinese language education. Today more than ever, New England needs high quality Chinese language education, and CITU is best equipped to provide it.

Opening Address by Dr. Mingquan Wang
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Inauguration Speech by President Trump

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.

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Chinese-American Biomedical Association Launches Texas Chapter

Cambridge, Mass., January 2, 2017 – Chinese-American Biomedical Association (CABA), a 501(C)(3) non-profit professional organization based in Massachusetts since 2007, today announced the launch of its first chapter outside Massachusetts. The first chapter, named CABA-Texas (or CABA-TX), will be based in Houston, Texas.

(from left)Susan Qu, Shiwen Lin and Eric Shi at 2016 CABA annual meeting (file photo).
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Zhao Zhongxian and Tu Youyou Share China’s Top Science Award

Beijing, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China’s top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) presents award certificates to physicist Zhao Zhongxian (R) and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, who won China’s top science award, at an annual ceremony held to honor distinguished scientists and research achievements in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 9, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
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