By Greg Hugh │ May 2023
For the past two decades, we have been able to report on U.S. and China culture and business relations with a special emphasis on the local Chinese community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China Insight ceased publication of its print edition and recently suspended the production and posting a PDF version on our website.
We are pleased to inform you that China Insight has transitioned to a web-only format. As part of this change we are in the process of updating our website at www.chinainsight.info to improve access to current content as well as provide a convenient way to access our PDF archive of past issues of China Insight. We hope that you find the website updates enhance your experience with China Insight content and should check it frequently since it will be updated on a regular basis.
China Insight has a vast archive of articles that can be searched
Although China Insight began as a free, printed newspaper back in 2001, it now continues to be available digitally at www.chinainsight.info. We are proud that during the previous 21 years China Insight has been involved in organizing community and business events along with producing 210 editions of the paper including the many thousands of articles that are searchable on our website. We intend to keep the SEARCH function available online so that visitors can search content the following ways:
● By “Past Issues” tab for archives
● By specific categories
● By names of specific organizations or individuals (such as Chinese American Association of Minnesota, MCFGS, China Center)
● By topics (like Chinese ethnic minorities, Chinese language, Passage to China, Ming Tchou, David Fong or James Hong)
● By writer’s or contributor’s name
As you know, our HOMEPAGE at www.chinainsight.info will appear differently depending which type of device, PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you sign in with.
As China Insight continues its 22nd year of publishing, we welcome comments from our core readers as to whether our current format and content are still meeting your interests or whether our mission statement could be updated to better reflect current relations between the U.S. and the PRC, which has become more confrontational on many fronts. We have intentionally remained neutral on most issues that affect these two countries over the years.
The U.S.-China relationship is the most complex bilateral relationship for the United States. Over the last 30 years, Sino-American relations have undergone an impressive transformation from animosity and conflict to candid dialogue and constructive cooperation. These two vast and complicated countries have found limited common ground on issues of trade, investment and, more recently, security. But key issues remain unresolved, and the potential for troubling divergence is real as China becomes an economic powerhouse, a military force in Asia, and a potential rival to U.S. hegemony. What role should China Insight take covering these future developments?
Although there is not too much we can do to change whatever trajectory is in motion, the Chinese community needs to become more proactive and become more involved as citizens by getting involved in politics, charitable giving and other activities to shatter the “model minority” label and work together instead as factions within their own communities.
To ensure that you achieve the maximum benefit from visiting the China Insight website to learn more about Chinese and American experiences, we want to share with you articles that have been written over the past two decades by China Insight. For a list of topics and categories, simply click on the drop-down icon to select the desired topic. We encourage you to bookmark www.chinainsight.info so that you can return often to check on the latest news and updates on US and China activities. While we will continue to focus on U.S.-China relations along with local Chinese organizations, we will include news about the Asian American Pacific Islander community so join us in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month by participating and attending some of the events discussed on our homepage.
We welcome your feedback on www.chinainsight.info. As a service to the community, China Insight is willing to post announcements about community events so make sure such items are sent to us in a timely manner. Please contact me directly with your comments at [email protected].