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Following in the Footsteps of His Ancestor at Harvard

Cambridge, MA. Sir Thomas Dudley (1576-1653) was the colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of Jim Luce and is the ‘Dudley’ of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. Sir Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, renamed Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he built the town’s […]

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My Backpack Books Project for Dominican Republic Children

New York, N.Y. “Hi, does the school need English books?” That’s the first sentence I said on a phone call to my English teacher in middle school. Let’s push the timeline back to three months ago. A friend of my dad happened to obtain many books from a bankrupt private library in Albany. As he was […]

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China to Militarize Coast Guard amid Maritime Rivalry from U.S.

Taipei, Taiwan. Beijing is placing its coast guard under military command to warn foreign nations, including the United States, against interfering with its control over the disputed South China Sea, experts say. This change, effective July 1, follows the passage of U.S. navy vessels through the sea seven times since U.S. President Donald Trump took […]

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U.S. Opens New De-Facto Embassy in Taiwan, Angering China

Washington, D.C. The United States has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Taiwan that serves as Washington’s de facto embassy in the self-ruled island that Beijing claims is part of its territory. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce were among the dignitaries on hand for Tuesday’s unveiling ceremony for […]

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Calls for China to Face Ghosts of its Past on Tiananmen Anniversary

Beijing, China. The United States has added its voice to international calls for China’s communist-led government to give a full public accounting of those who were killed, detained or went missing during the violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. In a bold statement from Washington to mark […]

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China Ponders ADIZ in Disputed Sea

TAIPEI –A Chinese state institution warned this week that Beijing is ready to set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the contested South China Sea, giving it the authority to screen foreign aircraft. But analysts say any enforcement would anger other countries without deterring traffic.                 […]

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Joyful Chinese Swimmer Testing Gold Standards in China

New York, N.Y. China is in love with Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui and it is not because of the medals she has won, but the way the joyful and goofy 20-year-old has handled herself on the global stage at the games in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Wikipedia, Chan-Fan. Her exaggerated expressions and happy nature have […]

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China Economy Ripples Into Laos

New York, N.Y.  A slowing in China’s economy is having rippling effects on Laos, which has been described by the World Bank as having “once of the fastest growing” economies in the East Asia and Pacific region. Laos Farm Photo: Franco Beccari  A decade long mining boom, combined with a rapid development of hydropower, has seen Laos’ […]

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