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.
China Insight along with the Chinese Heritage Foundation Friends is also now busy planning the Sixth Annual A Passage to China (APTC) that will be held at Mall of America on April 13 and 14 so be sure to save these dates. We also invite you or your organization to participate.
We are also excited about introducing a new activity to APTC this year, a Terra Cotta Warrior coloring contest which we expect will generate a great deal of interest by children of all ages and motivate them to be involved with APTC. We invite educators to consider this as a class project for their students and will be making every effort to accommodate their participation.
All of us at China Insight thank you and our advertisers for your continued support as we work with the community to provide a bridge between our two cultures and invite you to contact us to let us know if you have any suggestions as how to expand our mission.
We extend our best wishes for a healthy and prosperous Year of the Snake.
Gregory J. Hugh
Gregory J. Hugh