By Greg Hugh

The McNamara Alumni Center on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota was abuzz with activity on the afternoon of April 22.  It was one of the University’s China 100 events, followed in the evening by the 13th annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building Bridges Lecture featuring Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to China. China 100 is a yearlong celebration honoring the first students from China and the wealth of connections that have come since.  The University noted that as a result of the more 80 memorandums of agreement signed with some 30 Chinese universities as strategic partners, the University’s world-renowned faculty are working with Chinese researchers to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.

By Greg Hugh

As in years past, the seventh annual Passage to China organized by the Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends (CHFF) and China Insight newspaper drew huge crowds at Mall of America . . .

Driven 11th-grader brings “LINSANITY” to Web LINSANITY TentImage TimeCvr r72Maple Grove theater

By Elaine Dunn

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

Special screening of “LINSANITY” exceeds organizer’s expectations  

by Greg Hugh

Although the movie about Jeremy Lin, “LINSANITY,” was not originally scheduled to be shown in Minnesota, a resolute 11th-grader by the name of Victoria Whiteford was determined to change that.

By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer

China’s Health Minister, Dr. Chen Zhu, recently paid a busy three-day visit to Minnesota
during which he received an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of
Minnesota for his contribution to leukemia treatment through research. Minister Chen
was accompanied by his wife Dr. Chen Saijuan who is also a renowned hematologist
and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During his brief visit he met
with the president of the University of Minnesota and faculties of the Medical School,
Masonic Cancer Center, School of Public Health and College of Science of Engineering.
The Association of Minnesota Chinese Physicians (AMCP) along with the China Center
also hosted a number of activities.

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