The staff of ChinaInsight are pleased to reconnect with you after enjoying our own summer hiatus that we normally take during the month of August Our all-volunteer staff have had a chance to recharge. We hope your summer has been a fulfilling one, although a bit too hot for my taste.
As many of you are aware, record high temperatures have been set all week long in portions of the Midwest and South. Minneapolis set a daily record-high on June 20 with a high temperature of 101 degrees, breaking the old record of 98 degrees. It was also the first 100-degree day in the Twin Cities since May 2018. We should consider ourselves fortunate since the rest of the country is experiencing more severe, unusual climatic events while other parts of the world have endured an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people and South Asia experienced unprecedented floods.
As the Twin Cities, along with the rest of the world, continues to deal with COVID-19, we can take some solace in that it has abated somewhat but need to continue to be vigilant since we are a long way from getting the virus under control. Regardless, summer has arrived in Minnesota, so it is time to enjoy the outdoors and continue resuming as “normal” a life as possible.
By Greg Hugh
The month of May is traditionally a time to celebrate, recognize and pay tribute to the heritage of Asian Pacific American people who have enriched our country’s history and culture.
By Greg Hugh
As the United States leads the western nations to counter the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, are there lessons for China from this war? If Taiwan was invaded, would it be similarly defended and would sanctions have any effects?