Greg Hugh, China Insight publisher, Outstanding Service Award recipient

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

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Tensions Over Taiwan

The recent visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan was not well-received by Beijing at all. 

In retaliation, the People’s Republic of China dramatically scaled up military exercises in the Taiwan Strait.  It canceled eight key dialogs with the U.S.  It banned export of natural sand to the island state and halted imports of agricultural and fish products from Taiwan.

In video Tensions over Taiwan", three experts at The University of Wisconsin shed light on the economic and strategic implications of Taiwan’s semiconductor industry globally should Taiwan be governed by the PRC.

Well worth watching.

202201 1 Future of CI

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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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CHINAINSIGHT (CI) is published monthly ((except July/August and November/December are combined) by China Insight, Inc., an independent, privately owned company started in 2001 and headquartered in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

CHINAINSIGHT is the only English-language American newspaper to focus exclusively on connections between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Our goal is to develop a mutual understanding of each other’s cultures and business environments and to foster U.S.-China cultural and business harmony.