Editor’s Note: Much of the material on China’s Waiting Child Adoption Program was provided by Great Wall China Adoption

The Chinese government imposed new regulations in 2007 to limit the number of international applications, putting more restrictions on prospective parents from outside China. Applicants must now meet new requirements that include
age, marital status, income, weight, medical history, criminal history and others.China has said the rules are in the best interest of the child.

France, UK, Japan halls next on list for Expo visitors, survey finds
By Bao Daozu, China Daily
SHANGHAI–The United States’ pavilion is the most anticipated foreign country exhibition center in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, a survey has revealed. This is despite the country being one of the last to confirm its participation.

We continue our series on China’s 55 ethnic minority groups. This month features the Ozbek, Pumi, Qiang, Russian and Salar ethnic minorities.

By Christina Deng Morrison
On a chilly January night, a sizzling Chinese New Year feast melted the Twin Cities.

“Carnival China Style”- 2010 Chinese New Year's Gala, the well anticipated dazzling Chinese stage performance by the China Broadcasting Performing Arts Ensemble, sponsored by the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, debuted at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 10. China’s 60 top performing artists charmed the Twin Cities audience with the latest achievements of Chinese art through a vibrant blend of singing, dancing, opera, folk music and acrobatics. Approximately 2,500 enthusiastic spectators, who represented a good mixture of the local Chinese speaking population and the mainstream English speaking public, filled the theatre and experienced an eye-popping first class production. Among them were Consul Huang Ping of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago and Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State of Minnesota.

By Albert Leung, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s fight for independence has been ongoing since the island was occupied by Japan prior to World War II. Its tumultuous political history and current political situation continues to be a misunderstood and widely unknown issue among those in the United States.

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