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:

Now that the best days of summer are upon us, we encourage you to take advantage of the many great activities and events that will be taking place throughout the Twin Cities in the coming months.

Greetings:

Now that the best days of summer are upon us, we encourage you to take advantage of the many great activities and events that will be taking place throughout the Twin Cities in the coming months.

While we would normally wish to spend the summer enjoying outdoor activities we strongly recommend that you plan to see A Flower Drum Song now playing at the McKnight Theatre, Ordway Center. This classical musical by Rogers and Hammerstein is being presented by Mu Performing Arts and there are only 8 performances remaining.  For additional information and a review of the play, please be sure the read the articles presented elsewhere in the paper. We were honored to have C.Y. Lee author of the novel and David Henry Hwang playwright of the updated version, attend the opening night performance.

The outdoor activity not to be missed is the Dragon Festival on July 11 & 12 that will be held at Phalen Lake Park, St. Paul, MN.  This is the largest pan-Asian event of the Twin Cities and is totally free! The event will feature dragon boat races, cultural performances, martial arts and cooking demonstrations, arts & crafts, Asian cuisine, canoe rides and children’s activities. Something for the whole family to enjoy.

Also, Circus Juventas in collaboration with CAAM Chinese Dance Theater is presenting Yulong, the Jade Dragon, the legendary tale of Hua Mulan. a circus spectacle of battles, dances and festivals, celebrating courage, love and Chinese artistry. 

We also wish to direct your attention to a medical study that is being conducted by Prism Research. This study could ultimately benefit Chinese patients in proper dosage of medication and they are seeking candidates of Chinese descent. 

ChinaInsight, in conjunction with Eden Prairie High School, has organized a visit by 20 students and teachers from Loudi, Hunan Province, China, from July 16-26, 2009.  Although a full schedule of activities has already been developed for their visit, there is a possibility of scheduling a few evening or weekend activities for them if anyone is interested in sponsoring or organizing such an event. An opportunity to serve as a host family might also be possible. Please contact Richard He at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or me, if you wish to discuss.

We also want to tell you that there is not a separate edition of ChinaInsight that will he printed for August. As is our policy, this a combined July/August issue so that our great volunteer staff can take a break. We will resume our regular monthly schedule in September.

As always thank you for supporting ChinaInsight and we hope that you will enjoy the balance of the summer and will make it a point to attend and support the various activities that are being held throughout the Twin Cities. By doing so, you assist in fostering business and cultural harmony between China and the U.S.

Sincerely,

Gregory J. Hugh 
Publisher

 

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