HK Press
September 2020
On June 30, 2020, the Beijing government stepped in on Hong Kong’s governance and enacted the Hong Kong National Security Law
Lauren Food Blog
September 2020
March 16, 2020, a Monday, is a day I will never forget; it’s the day all my jobs essentially vanished. At the time, I was living in New York City, auditioning and performing.
Chang Wang - CAAPM
September 2020
Chang Wang, a regular China Insight contributor, to the Board of Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) to represent the Chinese Minnesotans at the Council and the State government.
China Garden
Septemebr 2020
These gardens are all more expensive than anticipated.
Confucianism
August 2020
Studying and understanding how ancient China viewed consumerism and the pursuit of wealth through the lens of Confucian thought and traditions, and how they impacted modern Chinese society will help us develop a deeper understanding of modern China.
Green Restrictions
August 2020
The idea of "green restrictions" on property rights is reflected in the property rights section, which makes it possible for coordination of property utilization activities and environmental protection goals.
Hong Kong
August 2020
Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing government said the new National Security Law will only target “an extremely small minority.” As with most things Beijing directed, that may be a borderline lie.
Unsung Heroes
August 2020
The story of Chinese American veterans and their contributions in World War II and the path toward recognition as told by the sons/daughters/grandchildren of these veterans.
Ming Bday
August 2020
Not even a pandemic can keep down the celebration for this spirited nonagenarian.
Post Covid Wuhan
August 2020
“Long Time No See, Wuhan” is a documentary that tells the stories of 10 families in the Chinese city hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic,. It was viewed more than 25 million times during its first 24 hours online in late June. The film was directed by Takeuchi Ryo, a Japanese who has lived in Nan- jing, Jiangsu province, for seven years.

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One of the goals of the Chinese Heritage Foundation (CHF) has always been to bring different segments /generations of the local Chinese community together.  At its sixth annual open house it did just that.  There were nonagenarians and newborns, first generation immigrants and fourth generation ABC’s (American-born Chinese), as well as academicians and small business owners.  The atmosphere was convivial, the tone celebratory, and the food scrumptious. One of the goals of the Chinese Heritage Foundation (CHF) has always been to bring different segments /generations of the local Chinese community together.  At its sixth annual open house it did just that.  There were nonagenarians and newborns, first generation immigrants and fourth generation ABC’s (American-born Chinese), as well as academicians and small business owners.  The atmosphere was convivial, the tone celebratory, and the food scrumptious.

There has been much talk; most of it under the table as it were, about the gulf that separates the intellectuals from the restaurateurs within the Chinese community.  Does it really exist?  And if so, does it last beyond the first generation? 

The honoree for CHF’s Chinese Minnesotan of Note this year was Jane Wilson, a 95-year-old lady who has spent the last 64 years nurturing three generations of Chinese Americans, watching them go from restaurateurs to other professions such as physicians and engineers; or remain in the family business.  In her eyes, they are the same people, whatever their professions: all are warm, tight-knit, reverential of teachers, and respectful of family values and traditions.  She loves them all.  See article on page 15.

That was the spirit that prevailed at the CHF open house.  Attendees celebrated the accomplishments of CHF in its brief 6-year history.  Continuing grant-giving for worthy projects such as CAAM Chinese Dance Theatre’s outreach program for underprivileged school children and Families with Children from Asia’s retreat for adolescent and teenage Chinese adoptees, gives relevance to the existence of the endowed CHF Fund.  A Passage to China, the successful community-wide interactive cultural excursion and performances at Mall of America and a project of CHF Friends, highlights the need to promote mutual understanding among all Minnesotans. 

The Volunteer of the Year Award, going to Moon Fong this year, emphasizes the importance CHF places on volunteerism.

Responding to popular requests, CHF Friends (the activities arm of CHF) has decided to present more cultural/social activities in the future, on a membership-driven basis.  Membership is open to interested people of all ages and ethnicities.  An initial call for members at this meeting netted more than 20 enthusiastic responses.  More information on its direction will be available shortly.

As it approaches its 10-year mark, CHF (in both its grant-making and cultural activities) will build and expand on the common ground that binds all Chinese Minnesotans together.  It will recognize and embrace differences, whether they be regional, geographic, linguistic, or social, and celebrate the common heritage and humanity among us all.

For complete information about CHF and CHF Friends go to www.chineseheritagefoundation.org.

Editor’s Note:  CHF Friends membership application is available below.

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