Iconic David Fong’s restaurant featured in “Bloomington Mapworks III” art exhibit

By Greg Hugh

In addition to the many awards that David Fong's Restaurant has earned over its 55 years in Bloomington (9329 Lyndale Ave S.), the Minnesota landmark can now add another to its résumé. The restaurant is one of many landmarks featured in the “Bloomington Mapworks III” art exhibit on display through Oct. 4 at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center.

“Bloomington Mapworks III” is the third in a series of related exhibits curated by artist Erik Sletten.

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Ming Tchou: her life and contribution to the Twin Cities' Chinese community

By Shilyn Chang, staff writer

Web MingToasting r72The Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends held a dinner for 115 guests at Hotel Sofitel last month to honor one of the most respected and well-known figures in Minnesota’s Chinese community — Ming Tchou, CHFF’s founder. It was not only a celebration of Ming’s 89th birthday and the amazing life she has led, but also recognition of her efforts and achievements toward promoting Chinese culture and history in the United States. For years she has facilitated the education of Americans about China, as well as provided ways to connect Chinese and American people in Minnesota.

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By Greg Hugh, staff writer 

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Zhao Weiping, newly appointed Consul General for the Peoples Republic of China in Chicago, visited with representatives of the Chinese community and Chinese newspapers in Minnesota in July.

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Minneapolis Sister Cities Day celebration includes Harbin, China

By Greg Hugh, staff writer

The City of Minneapolis celebrated Sister Cities Day  on July 14 with an event that was  free and open to the public at the Nicollet Pavilion.

Sister Cities is an international program started by President Dwight Eisenhower to foster people-to-people citizen diplomacy. Sister Cities promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time. 

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By Greg Hugh, Staff Writer

The Party Room at the Gramercy Park in Richfield, Minn., was recently decorated by the Chinese Heritage Foundation’s Friends (CHFF) as a traditional Chinese home would be in preparation for Chinese New Year. It provided the proper setting for CHFF’s presentation on how Chinese customarily celebrate their new year.

This very popular event organized by CHFF was attended by more than 200 people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. They came to learn how and why Chinese New Year should be celebrated. Event co-chairs and CHFF board members Yin Simpson and Margaret Wong outdid themselves in creating a festive atmosphere and the traditional foods customary in Chinese New Year celebrations.

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