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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