When Victoria Whiteford, a home-schooled 11th-grader at with a passion for sharing the Harvard-graduate-turned- NBA-superstar story of Jeremy Lin, found out “Linsanity” was showing at theaters in Chicago, New York, Houston and cities in California but not in Minneapolis, she went to work.
A driven young lady who never does anything half-heartedly, this young Maple Grove resident got going - she approached influential contacts and jumped through appropriate hoops. Her efforts paid off
What’s the occasion? Dongzhi (冬至)
By Elaine Dunn
The longest night. The shortest day. The turning point. Call it what you will, Dongzhi (冬至 ) is the one day Chinese families all around the world still make a point of getting together for a family meal of meat dumplings (mainly in northern China) or tangyuans, glutinous rice balls. This year, Dongzhi falls on Dec. 21.
In Chinese culture, Dongzhi is the Winter (Solstice) Festival, a day that is almost as important as New Year Day.
Talk and sculptures by noted ceramicist Gary Erickson
By Elaine Dunn
The Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends will host an evening talk by noted ceramicist Gary Erickson on Friday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., at 6711 Lakeshore Dr., Richfield.
The evening also includes a preview of Erickson’s porcelain sculptures
The Search for Food: China’s Response to Its Growing Food Demand Means Drastic Measures
By Anthony James
Although it is one of the world’s largest producers of food, China is in a pickle: the country is running out of farmland. That's pretty surprising for a country that feeds close to 20 percent of the world’s population and employs more than 300 million farmers. However, with rapid industrialization, mass migrations of farmers to the cities, and the growing demand for food by its middle class, how is China going to get more food?
Aviation Industry Corporation of China delegation visits Minnesota
The University of Minnesota’s China Center, in collaboration with Link To China, hosted an eight-member delegation from Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) International Aero-Development Corporation in October.
Hiking through a Chinese landscape painting
By Linda Mealey-Lohmann, vice president, US-China Peoples Friendship Association of Minnesota
It was a beautiful day (in September 2013) to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Yellow Mountain (Huangshan 黄山), a UNESCO world heritage site in Anhui Province, China, west of Shanghai. We took the tram from the bottom of the mountain to nearly its top, where we were told we would have to hike the rest of the way to our hotel. So, with our overnight bags slung across our shoulders, we hiked along a well-defined path while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the jutting granite peaks and the ancient Huangshan Pines. The sky was blue and we could see for miles. It was a perfect day for this US-China Peoples Friendship Association tour group of eight travelers who had traveled from all over the U.S. to come together at this spot.
The Green Gang of Shanghai
By Pat Welsh
These days, Shanghai is largely known as a commercial center. Prior to 1949, the popular image of Shanghai was very different. It did have a reputation as a commercial center, but its image suffered greatly because of its well-known history of underworld activities. As a result, the slang term “to be shanghaied,” meaning ...
Zhao Weiping, newly appointed Consul General for the Peoples Republic of China in Chicago, visited with representatives of the Chinese community and Chinese newspapers in Minnesota in July.
By Anthony James
An Shang Village is tiny and unimpressive. Sitting on a flat plateau in Shaanxi Province with little groundwater irrigation, it’s nothing more than a mediocre farming community entrapped in a constant struggle to support its inhabitants. Though riddled with problems, people like An-Wei saw an opportunity to help a village provide for its future generations; little did he know that an offer to help would soon lead to a complicated and arduous system fraught with corruption.