WWII internees receive UC honorary degrees

On July 16, the University of California Board of Regents voted to grant honorary degrees to approximately 700 Japanese-Americans forced to discontinue their studies at the UC for internment during World War II. After Roosevel’s 1942 executive order, students of Japanese ancestry at UC Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Davis were removed by the…

20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Hong Kong held a vigil last night to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the government-sanctioned massacre at the 1989 pro-democracy demonstration at Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Excerpt from BBC News article: When the UK returned Hong Kong to China in 1997, the territory retained its own legal system, including the right to protest. Thursday’s gathering saw…