With this issue, China Insight officially celebrates its 10th anniversary of publishing that began in February, 2002 when we determined that there was a need for an English language newspaper that would help mutually promote business and cultural understanding between China and the United States. This would not have been possible without a dedicated volunteer staff and the support of our advertisers along with those of you that follow us regularly through print or the internet.
To celebrate our first decade, we plan to feature a series of articles that will reflect on some of the developments that have taken place over this period and begin with our lead article on page 1, The Top Ten Stories About China – U.S. Relations. We have also included articles on China's ascension to the World Trade Organization, the evolution of Chinese adoption and the progress of media in China in this edition of the paper. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have a topic or anything else that you would recommend to commemorate this occasion.
Although we plan to continue to focus on our print edition, we also realize that consumer
habits are changing and there is a desire to gather information more quickly and more
conveniently so we will be improving our Web site, www.chinainsight.info, to provide additional features and other resources to the community in a timely and relevant manner so please check our Web site regularly see our progress. You also have the option of receiving the newspaper directly in your mailbox by completing the subscription form at the bottom of this page.
As a publisher, China Insight has also been instrumental in organizing events as well as collaborating with other organizations to promote business and cultural harmony between China and the United States. Such an event is A Passage to China (APTC) on which we are proud to collaborate with the Chinese Heritage Foundation and pleased to announce that we will be holding the 5th Annual APTC on April 21-22, 2012 at Mall of America.
Plans are now underway to again host APTC which has become the largest FREE event to be held in the Twin Cities that is devoted exclusively to promoting Chinese culture, history and entertainment. Last year over 13,000 attended the event that included over 50 participating organizations that were required to offer an interactive activity that would enable the participants to learn something about China. Although APTC has been extremely successful, we nonetheless are seeking a few new participants that might enhance the experience of our visitors and we invite additional China-related organizations to contact us about perhaps being a vendor, demonstrator or performer.
A Passage to China does not receive any public funding and to keep the event as pure as possible, has not solicited commercial sponsors so must rely solely on the support of the community. However, your participation is welcome; please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any ideas you would like to share or wish to support the Chinese community with this event. Volunteers are always welcome. See pg. 13 for more information.
While most of the Chinese New Year celebrations have taken place, there are still some great events taking place in the Twin Cities and we would recommend perhaps attending a presentation by Amy Chua at the Griffin Lecture or attending Shanghai Tango at Orpheum Theatre that are listed elsewhere in this paper.
As always, thank you for your continued support so that we can continue to serve the community and don't hesitate to contact us with any comments, good or bad.
Gregory J. Hugh
Gregory J. Hugh
Phone: (952) 472-4757