Su Shi
Su Shi is Chinese
Pat Hui
Local artist Pat Hui creates exhibit to commemorate Su Shi’s 980th birthday
Dragon Festival
Dragon Festival
Near perfect Minnesota summer days for Dragon Festival at Lake Phalen.
Andrew Moy
Andrew Moy plays lead role in "Shrek the Musical"
Vivian Wei Wu
China Insight recently interviewed Wu via emails where she reflected on her career and her choice to be an investigative reporter, a highly dangerous profession in China.
How a Group of Minnesotans brought a Chinese Classic to Life.
How a group of Minnesotans brought a classic Chinese novel to life
Talk with Summer Ahern
Talk with a Chinese adoptee raised in suburban Minnesota
Chinese Americans continue to contribute
In the Twin Cities, there are many Chinese Americans who have contributed to the fabric of American society.
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Reawakening the dragon: China's space program might herald a new era of innovation

By Anthony James, staff writer

With the U.S. shuttle program gone, space enthusiasts might be looking to China for their interplanetary travel fix. Though still small in comparison to the U.S. or Russian programs, it is most surprising how China has not only made vast milestones in its space program in only a few short years when it had taken the U.S. and Russia more than 20.

By Anthony James, Staff Writer

During China’s dynamic economic growth, the focus has mainly been on the markets and
technological advancements and massive changes in China’s entertainment industry have often
been overlooked, especially in an area in which the United States and other Asian markets
have dominated: video games. On the surface you’d think that a country where Western media
is censored, consoles are banned, and video games are often denounced by politicians as
evil, ...

By Anthony James, Staff Writer

An interesting number popped up in October in the news: 6 billion. That’s the approximate number of cell phones in use right now in world according to the International Telecommunications Union. In China, the reported number of mobile phone subscribers is around one billion; which is of no surprise for a nation in which a majority of the middle class (about 85%) own a handset. But what is noteworthy for mobile companies and retailers all over the world looking to sell phones in Asia is the entrance of a new cell phone buyer: China’s migrant workers.

With millions of workers flooding the industrial epicenters from rural areas, Chinese migrants have played a dual role in the past by both providing cheap labor to support the middle class and remaining out of the limelight. With the advent of mobile accessibility, the Chinese might be experiencing a tech revolution. Where access to the internet and social media was previously unavailable, one might see a construction or factory worker carrying a cell phone and a smartphone.

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By Will Ahern, Staff Writer

Students celebrated their good fortune-magic had arrived! The panacea to educational excellence was now within the reach of all ninth graders at Minnetonka High School (MHS). Apple iPads were being distributed to the students for use in all their classes.

Minnetonka, a school district of academic excellence in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities of Minnesota, was indeed distributing iPads to all ninth graders for use in all their classes, including Chinese. This was not a capricious or trendy solution, but a school district at the right place and at the right time able to leverage technology to accelerate and extend learning for its students—a long-established technology initiative supported by a communitywide referendum that worked in their favor. A 22-year Chinese program brought tremendous teaching experience to bear.

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