This language corner is a new series designed for people who are interested in learning Mandarin.
Taiwan Business
Taiwanese trade officials and business leaders signed a letter of intent to purchase millions of metric tons of soybeans from farmers in Minnesota and Iowa over the next two years.
“The Greatest Spirit” presented poetry, music and dance in mural-like story scenes, telling the tale of the Chinese spirits (liquor) culture, and highlights the grandeur of traditional Chinese operas, the exquisite beauty of the costumes of past Chinese dynasties and the unique styles of Chinese ancient architecture.
Not quite, but this new pavillion is going up by the lake. Which lake? Whose pavillion?
K.Y. Kwok exhibit
Traffic Zone Center for Visual Arts, Studio 120, 250 Third Avenue North, Minneapolis
Chinese Street Food
Next time you visit China or any other country, make sure you seek out the street foods. Keep Bourdain’s street food spirit alive!
Lauren's Journey To The Ordway
Lauren’s first exposure in the spotlight occurred when she was only 2 years old!
One of five Peanuts characters that will be sent to the City of Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
Congressional Gold Medal
On May 4, 2017, bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate for the award of the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Chinese American veterans of World War II.
Chinese Garden at Arboretum
The first-ever Chinese Garden in Minnesota opened officially to great international fanfare and a watery welcome on Sept. 18, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen.
Judge Tony Leung
The biggest distinction he made was that when on duty in state criminal court, he was asked a lot about what the police officer can and cannot do in a situation.
Communist Party
The communist takeover of China in 1949 saw a significant achievement of a comprehensive government.
Solar Plant
The innovative project was constructed by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) with a total investment of 1 billion RMB.
Shanghai now lays claim to the world’s biggest Starbucks!
Chinese Americans continue to contribute
In the Twin Cities, there are many Chinese Americans who have contributed to the fabric of American society.


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Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Chinese American Veterans Initiative

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Although the Chinese American community has always strived to be good citizens, history has shown that they have not been treated fairly and need to let their Congressional leaders know that their service to our country needs to be recognized. Like many minorities, Chinese Americans overcame discrimination to serve their country bravely and honorably and we need to encourage the Congress to act favorably on this proposal to commemorate the service of these Chinese American veterans.  

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The University of Minnesota will open the state’s first Confucius Institute with a private ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 19 followed on Sept. 21 by a public concert of Chinese music, dance, puppetry, and magic by the Jiangsu Silk and Bamboo Performing Group of China.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota (CIUMN) is a collaborative initiative between the Council for Chinese Language International (Hanban) and its partner university, Capital Normal University, in Beijing. The CIUMN will promote the study of Chinese language and culture throughout Minnesota, particularly in the K-12 system and the business community. The CIUMN is one of approximately 40 Confucius Institutes in the United States and nearly 250 worldwide.  

“The opening of the Confucius Institute will deepen our exchange in China and is an excellent opportunity for the University and Minnesota,” said University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks. “China’s rising economic, political and social importance requires engagement with people in both countries to develop greater understanding.”


The university has a long and respected history of exchange with China beginning in the early 1900’s with the enrollment of the first Chinese students at the university. The state of Minnesota has had Chinese language programs in place for 30 years and leads the nation with five Chinese language immersion schools.


“The study of Chinese language and culture is a statewide priority and has also become a crucial part of our K-12 language programs,” said Commissioner of Education Alice Seagren. “Chinese language enrollment in our schools has risen 164 percent since 2002 and the addition of the Confucius Institute to Minnesota’s educational opportunities will help support this growing need.”

 President Bruininks, state and University officials, and Chinese representatives will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Confucius Institute will be located at the University International Center at 331 17th Ave SE in Minneapolis.  

The concert will be held at Ted Mann Concert Hall at 2128 Fourth Street South, Minneapolis, at 7 p.m. Tickets are US$28, with discounts available for groups larger than eight. Call the Confucius Institute at 612-625-5080 for more information.


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