202210 art4 0    In the bright and colorful China Garden (Liu Ming Yuan), a colorful golden pheasant dances, so lively and lovely, among the blooming peonies.  Their dance evokes friendship and mutual understanding and is a celebration of Chinese and Hmong cultures.

By Linda Mealey-Lohmann | MCFGS co-founder, secretary, project manager | September 2022 

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 By Romi Slowiak | MN Chinese Friendship Garden Society Board member | October 2022

Photo credit: MCFGS board members and attendees

If Mid-Autumn Festival is the penultimate family event in China, we here in Minnesota showed the world we also know how to build community guangxi under the full moon!

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 by Romi Slowiak | Minnesota Chinese Friendship Garden Society | September 2022

 Witter Bynner, famed American poet and co-translator with Kiang Kang-Hu of the T'ang Dynasty poetry classic The Jade Mountain, tells us in the preface:

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By Elaine Dunn | September 2022

It’s been long-time coming that someone who has played a critical connective-tissue role in the local Chinese community be recognized for his contribution.  On Sept. 9, Greg Hugh, co-founder and publisher of China Insight, received the Outstanding Service Award at the Council on Asia Pacific Minnesotans Dinner held at the Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.

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By Elaine Dunn

Greg Hugh with nominator Sophie Liu OthmerIt’s been long-time coming that someone who has played a critical connective-tissue role in the local Chinese community be recognized for his contribution.  On Sept. 9, Greg Hugh, co-founder and  publisher of China Insight, received the Outstanding Service Award at the Council on Asia Pacific Minnesotans Dinner held at the Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.

The award recognizes someone from the community who has “made significant contributions to the Asian Pacific Minnesotan community.”

China Insight pruction team with Lina Hugh and nominatorsIn his acceptance speech, Hugh said, “The U.S.-China relationship is currently one of the most complex bilateral relationship for the United States.  Over the last 30 years, Sino-American relations have undergone an impressive transformation from animosity and conflict to candid dialogue and constructive cooperation … Although there is not too much we can do to change whatever trajectory is in motion, the Chinese community needs to become more proactive and become more involved as citizens by getting involved in politics, charitable giving and other activities to shatter the “model minority” label and work together instead as factions within their own communities.  We need to get young people involved in organizations of all kinds that can benefit the API communities.”

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