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Community Organizations. The following are some of the groups involved in political, social, and cultural issues in the Chinese and Asian communities in the greater Boston area:

Asian American Civic Association

Asian Community Development Corporation

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Chinatown Committee, Philips Brooks House Association

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Society of New England

Chinese Progressive Association

Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association

Taiwanese-American Foundation of Boston

Boston Chinatown online and on the street

Chinatown Banquet The website for an ambitious and ongoing interdisciplinary public art, education and multimedia project meant to “raise awareness about the history, culture and conditions of Boston Chinatown.” 

The Chinatown Blog A blog focused on community news, including urban development and safety, as well as first person narratives by community members. -- Connecting Chinatown's Connectors A project by faculty and students at Emerson College to document and visually map how people share community information. Click on each link in the map for an individual biography and information on each person as a conduit of news and community resources.

Student Organizations

Most local universities have very active Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwanese student organizations.  For links to individual groups, consult the site of the Boston Asian Students Alliance (BASA) at


People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong SAR:  New England residents must obtain visas (for non-PRC nationals), passports (for PRC nationals) and other information from the New York City consulate at

Republic of China (Taiwan):  Visa, passports and general information can be obtained from the Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Boston at

Local Media A local Chinese-language portal with news, yellow pages, chat groups, classified, personals and more.  Some English-language postings as well.

Sampan 舢舨  New England’s only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper.

World Journal 世界日報 This national Chinese-language newspaper maintains a Boston office and a bookstore at 216 Lincoln St.

Boston Chinese News 波十頓新聞, published monthly by Southern Newspapers Group (publisher info available at

Boston Chinese Radio (Cantonese), WJDA 1300 AM, Quincy, Sundays 8-11 PM (program information at, and


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