Pronouncement banner 2022Greetings:

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.

It’s refreshing to see the community again come to life as many organizations are winding down social distancing gatherings and beginning to transition away from zoom meetings and are now able to hold events as normal.

As summer heats up, so do the number of great local outdoor activities scheduled throughout the Twin Cities area to capitalize on the arrival of summer vacations and great weather. This bodes well for all of the graduation ceremonies and parties t being held throughout the Twin Cities this year.  We congratulate the Class of 2022 and wish them great success as they move on to the next chapter of their lives.

You might enjoy a fun entertainment item about James Hong getting his Hollywood Star or reading about the Dream of the Red Chamber opera on page 4. Or you might enjoy the informative article on page 6 about Chinese and their two-wheelers. In addition, you can learn how to be paid to be vaccinated on page 8. Learn about Dong housing on p. 10 and see a showcase of community events recapped on p. 14.

We also want to take this opportunity to wish all of the fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day even though in Mainland China, Father's Day (the third Sunday in June) is relatively unknown. It isn't a public holiday, but expats in China might celebrate it. Perhaps their family, friends, or coworkers might honor some Western fathers on that day.

As always, thank you for your interest in China Insight and we invite you to submit your comments as to how ChinaInsight might better serve the community and you.

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