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Is this the end?
By Greg Hugh
As we turn the page on 2021, all of us at China Insight hope you were able to enjoy a great holiday season and we wish everyone a healthy and a prosperous 2022. As we resume our regular production schedule, we begin our 21st year of publishing and continue our mission of promoting cultural and business understanding between China and the U.S. along with providing a bridge between the Chinese and American communities of the Twin Cities area. However, we also are going to be making some hard decisions concerning continuing our mission or not. If we continue, what direction should we go?
Now that Halloween has come and gone, the fall season is upon us. So, it is time to prepare for winter and enjoy the annual ritual of watching the last of fall colors fade, which, unfortunately, the falling leaves and all, is part of the package
All of us at China Insight hope your summer has been a fulfilling one, although a bit hotter for my taste and the month of August made the top 10 list for the amount of rainfall in one month. We are pleased to reconnect with you after enjoying our own summer hiatus that we normally take during the month of August. I’m certain our all-volunteer staff had a chance to recharge.
As we gear up for summer, we look forward to a return of normal pre-pandemic life. Although the Dragon Festival has announced that it will not be held this year, you should still visit Lake Phalen Park and check on the progress of the St. Paul–Changsha China Friendship Garden of Whispering Willows & Flowing Waters in St. Paul (update article on page 8).
If traffic is any kind of an indicator, it appears that the COVID-19 crisis may have abated as people are hitting the road in response to relaxed social distancing requirements in the State of Minnesota. The timing could not have happened at a more appropriate time as the weather is warming up so people can enjoy dining outdoors and all kind of outdoor activities, including sports. We still have a ways to go get COVID-19 under control, but at least we can move about responsibly and slowly return to a normal life.