CGM
January 3, 2021
By Greg Hugh.
It has been a long and uncertain journey, but Chinese American veterans who served their country in World War II were finally awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Dec. 9, 2020.
Efforts to enact the Congressional Gold Medal Act for these Chinese American veterans first began in December 2016. An exploratory committee led by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) set out to secure the support of members of Congress. The bill, first introduced to the Senate and the House of Representatives in May 2017, was ultimately passed on and signed by President Donald Trump Dec. 20, 2018.
NY Chinatown images
December 31, 2020
by China Insight.
While air travel is still risky health-wise and lockdowns are common, here is a chance for us to “travel” and see New York City’s Chinatown.
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and the Center for Jewish History (CJH) are co-hosting a new online exhibition, “An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown,” at https://exhibits.cjh.org/bocian.
Beijing 2020 Olympics
December 31, 2020
by Elaine Dunn, China Insight.
The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing opened with great fanfare. It was China’s debut on the world stage, an opportunity to showcase its history, culture and its athletes to a global audience. Fast forward to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Once again, Beijing will be the venue. However, circumstances are quite different.
2021 Chinese Holidays
December 31, 2020
Compiled by China Insight.
China’s 2021 holiday schedule will, per tradition, include two week-long holidays: Chinese New Year, aka Spring Festival, which will take place Feb. 11-17; and the National Day Holiday, Oct. 1-7.
Society Fat Size
December 31, 2020
compiled by China Insight.
On Nov. 11, a netizen posted an image of an apparel size chart seen at a Taiwanese chain store in China, saying, “I was shocked when I saw this size chart at a RT-Mart today. Am I completely rotten?” That image and post went viral and it enraged the online community, causing the company’s China Division to issue a public apology the following day.
Garden202011
November 2020
by Bill Zajicek, president, Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society.

There were two large volunteer projects at the garden this summer/fall. As a result, the rock garden was completely weeded and mulched; the donor stanchion received a new coat of paint, the Hmong Heritage Wall was painted, and as a gift from the Minnesota Peony Society, nine peonies were planted: three each of herbaceous “Krinkled White,” herbaceous “America Red” and tree peonies (Fuji-Zome-Goromo, Renkaku, Tai Hai)!!!
HKU
November 2020
By Elaine Dunn

The Hong Kong University (HKU) appointed two mainland Chinese scholars to its governing council, one of whom is alleged to have direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Book Review 202011
November 2020
By China Insight

You may notice the more-than-usual number of books included this issue. With Christmas giving around the corner and the snowy winter approaching, China Insight thought these titles may provide gift ideas or just material for a “good read” in front of the fireplace.
Enjoy!
GoodJob_Deed
November 2020
[ST. PAUL]
– Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove announced the #GoodJobsNow campaign with Rick Trontvet from Marvin Windows in Warroad and Traci Tapani from Wyoming Machine in Stacy.
Covid
October 2020
Like other com- munities, our Chinese American commu- nity has been hit hard physically, mentally and economically.
Fall Colors
October 2020
In this year of coronavirus, we can find joy in the beauty of nature and celebrate festival traditions with tastes of mooncake on the trail.
Publisher Pronouncement
October 2020
With the 2020 U.S national election approximately a month away, will Asian American voters make a difference in the U.S. political fabric?
Republicans
October 2020
The resolution “calls on all public of- ficials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination, and re- ligious intolerance related to COVID-19”
Canton Fair
October 2020
The 10-day virtual 128th session will go online from Oct. 15-24.
HK Press
September 2020
On June 30, 2020, the Beijing government stepped in on Hong Kong’s governance and enacted the Hong Kong National Security Law
Lauren Food Blog
September 2020
March 16, 2020, a Monday, is a day I will never forget; it’s the day all my jobs essentially vanished. At the time, I was living in New York City, auditioning and performing.
Chang Wang - CAAPM
September 2020
Chang Wang, a regular China Insight contributor, to the Board of Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) to represent the Chinese Minnesotans at the Council and the State government.
China Garden
Septemebr 2020
These gardens are all more expensive than anticipated.

Greetings:

As school begins to let out and we gear up to enjoy summer activities, we’d like to take a few moments to make sure you are aware of a few events that you may not normally put on your calendar.

Greetings:

As school begins to let out and we gear up to enjoy summer activities, we’d like to take a few moments to make sure you are aware of a few events that you may not normally put on your calendar.

Although a play may not necessarily be one of your top summer time activities, we strongly recommend that you consider attending the opening night performance of Flower Drum Song that is described on the following page. This is a unique opportunity to meet C.Y. Lee and David Hwang who have agreed to attend this performance that is being presented by Mu Performing Arts at the Ordway McKnight Theater on June 27, 2009. There will be a dinner and dance gala in honor of Lee on June 28, co-hosted by Chinese Heritage Foundation, ChinaInsight and Chinese American Ballroom Dance Association. Please log onto www.chinainsight.info or www.chineseheritagefoundation.org for more information.

Following, in July, is the Dragon Boat Festival which is definitely an annual summer-time tradition. 

In addition to his many contributions, staff writer Albert Leung has developed a very personal piece on the recent loss of his maternal grandmother reflecting his feelings as an American-born Chinese. We have conveyed our condolences to Albert on this loss and appreciate his sharing of this experience. This article continues our series of sharing experiences by American born Chinese and we encourage our readers to share their stories. Your story can be about anything you have experienced as an American-born Chinese and we will be more than happy to assist you in preparing an article so please feel free to contact Albert or myself if you would like some assistance.

At this time we would also like to introduce our new Director of Marketing, Connie Mei Ledford.  Connie is very active in the community and is a dedicated volunteer to a number of organizations. She shares the mission of China Insight and is committed to fostering business and cultural harmony between China and the United States. We hope you will show her the same courtesies that you have provided to ChinaInsight in the past. In these difficult financial times, it is increasing difficult for ethnic newspapers to flourish and having Connie on board to assist us in generating advertising support will be instrumental to ChinaInsight’s future.  She can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also, a reminder that the Chinese Heritage Foundation recently mailed their annual fundraising letter so please support the great work that this organization performs. For details visit their Web site at chineseheritagefoundation.org.

As always, we thank you for your support and hope you have a great summer.

Sincerely,


Gregory J. Hugh 
Publisher

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