With the 2020 U.S national election  approximately a month away, will Asian American voters make a difference in the U.S. political fabric?  Although there are constantly surveys being taken to determine how Asian Americans will actually vote, to provide you with a snapshot, I am providing an executive summary of a survey taken by APIA Vote on September 15, 2020.


China Insight hopes that your summer has been an enjoyable and fulfilling one.  It is good to reconnect with you after our summer hiatus to recharge ourselves. 



All of us at China Insight hope you had a great holiday season and are managing to cope with the exceptionally frigid weather we are experiencing.  We are excited to resume our regular publishing schedule after taking a month off. We are reenergized and proud to begin our 16th year of publishing.  We continue to be committed to focusing on promoting cultural and business understanding between the U.S. and the Peoples Republic of China, along with serving the Chinese community of the Twin Cities.

As most of you may know already, Chinese New Year 2017 will occur on January 28.  We wish all our friends in the community  a Happy Chinese New Year (Gung hey fat choi) as we prepare to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.  According to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle, which 2017 will be year 4715, other rooster years are1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005.If you were born a Rooster, you will often find success when you allow yourself to be led by your instinct.  Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day.


What a difference a year makes.  Last year we were experiencing a polar vortex and this year we were concerned whether we would have a white Christmas!  Regardless, we have enjoyed another year and all of us at China Insight hope you had a great holiday season and wish you a healthy and prosperous 2015.

While many are recuperating from holiday celebrations, the Chinese community is already preparing for Chinese New Year.  The beginning of Chinese New Year 2015 (according to the lunar calendar) begins on the New Moon, which in 2015, will be on the 19th Feb.  This event is celebrated by millions of people in every single country and area of the world that you can think of.  Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings and signifies a fresh start for everyone.  Chinese New Year is very much a family event where the social side of things is concerned and is a time of reunion and thanksgiving.  A number of events planned by local organizations are published throughout the paper and you also can visit our website at for updates or to post how your organization will be celebrating the Year of the Sheep/Ram.

I also wish to draw your attention to the ladies of Circle 88.  This group consists of some ladies who have known each other for more than 40 years, and who has decided to give back to the community by providing a Chinese meal at the Dorothy Day Center for the past 10 years.  What a great representation of Chinese community service!


China Insight is proud to begin its 11th year of publishing and continues to be committed to focusing on  promoting cultural and business understanding between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Recently, China Insight assisted the Minnesota Timberwolves in organizing an Asian Heritage Night when the Wolves hosted Jeremy Lin, the first Chinese-American player in the NBA, and the Houston Rockets. 

As most of you already know, Chinese New Year will occur on February 10, 2013, so to all our friends in the community, we wish all of you a Happy Chinese New Year (Gung He Fat Choy) as we prepare to celebrate the Year of the Snake, which will be year 4711 according to the Chinese Lunar calendar.

Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends recently hosted an event that focused on explaining many of the customs and traditions that Chinese practice during the celebration of Chinese New Year.  If you still want to explore more about how to celebrate, the Plymouth branch of Hennepin County Library will be holding such an event on February 9 as noted on page 10 along with a partial listing of other Chinese New Year celebrations that will be taking place in the Twin Cities. Since it is impossible for us to attend all of these events, we invite you to submit a follow up article and photos which we would consider including in China Insight.

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