We are pleased to report that A Passage to China held recently at Mall of America (MOA) was a huge success and, according to MOA staff members, was enjoyed by over 10,000 visitors. 

We are pleased to report that A Passage to China held recently at Mall of America (MOA) was a huge success and, according to MOA staff members, was enjoyed by over 10,000 visitors. 

The two day event was busy every day from opening at 11 a.m. until it closed at 5 p.m. each day. People were actually lined up to enter the Best Buy® Rotunda each day before the scheduled opening.

It was refreshing and encouraging to observe the reaction by the community that they were interested and wanted to learn more about China’s history and culture. 

The 40 plus organizations did not disappoint the attendees with the many types of interactive activities that they provided so that more could be learned about Chinese culture and history. 

As a matter of fact, we received a note from an attendee that expressed his appreciation of having participated in the event. “It was lots of fun!! My California Chinese school friend and her mom happened to be visiting us from California that afternoon. My friend wanted to see the MOA, but she didn't expect to see a Chinese culture outreach event. They were amazed that with the limited number of Chinese American population in Minnesota (as compared to that of California), such a wonderful event was possible.”

The event was also successful due to the fact that over 40 Chinese organizations agreed to participate to showcase the many contributions that China has made to
the rest the world. A Passage to China would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of the entire Chinese community. The community put aside any differences they may have about their origins or other loyalties.

Also critical to the success of this event was the unbelievable support that over 100 volunteers provided. These volunteers included students, senior citizens and people from many backgrounds and professions.

We also wish to express our appreciation to the staff of Mall of America for their cooperation, support and guidance in organizing the event.

The Chinese Heritage Foundation and ChinaInsight is pleased that A Passage to China was so well accepted by the community and look forward to your continued support in the future.

Sincerely,

Gregory J. Hugh 
Publisher

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