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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.
Greatest
“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.
Pavillion
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!
Hmong
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.
Starbucks
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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MN Disaggregation Of Ethnic Data

At their Chinese New Year celebration, Yinghua Academy announced the establishment of a sister school relationship, with Number Eight Middle School in Hohot, Inner Mongolia, China. The theme of the celebration was New Home, Big Dreams. The festival included the celebration of Yinghua Academy’s new, larger location in Northeast Minneapolis, the first year of the new middle school program and the announcement of the sister school-relationship. The schools directors wore traditional Inner Mongolian costumes during the Chinese New Year that they brought back from their visit to Hohot #8. At their Chinese New Year celebration, Yinghua Academy announced the establishment of a sister school relationship, with Number Eight Middle School in Hohot, Inner Mongolia, China. The theme of the celebration was New Home, Big Dreams. The festival included the celebration of Yinghua Academy’s new, larger location in Northeast Minneapolis, the first year of the new middle school program and the announcement of the sister school-relationship. The schools directors wore traditional Inner Mongolian costumes during the Chinese New Year that they brought back from their visit to Hohot #8.

In early December, 2009 Betsy Lueth, Yinghua Academy’s Executive Director and Luyi Lien, Curriculum Director spent seven days in China, visiting with middle schools in order to establish a sister school relationship. It was during that trip that Hohot #8 Middle School was identified as a good fit, and the administrators of both schools began planning the partnership. Yinghua Academy middle school students will use technology such as Skype, podcasts, and videoconferencing to communicate directly with their Chinese counterparts. Both middle schools' students will communicate, developing social language skills and sharing academic information, while their teachers collaborate on curriculum. Yinghua Academy is planning an eighth grade capstone study abroad class trip, to meet their peers in China face-to-face. Much of the funding for the Yinghua Academy middle school comes from an US$800,000 FLAP (Foreign Language Assistance Program) grant the school received in September 2009.
 
The New Year’s celebration also included students participating in many traditions and history. The entire student body worked together to clean the classrooms (to sweep away the bad luck of the prior year and prepare for a fresh start), decorate the school, eat a Chinese New Year feast of dumplings, noodles and auspicious fruits such as apples and oranges, and come together for their grand performance. Students performed traditional New Year songs and dances as well as recited Chinese poetry and performed skits that highlighted the holiday’s customs. The performance also included a traditional Lion Dance, performed by the Ha Family Entertainment. At the conclusion children left with the traditional red Chinese lucky envelope that serves as a token of blessings and wishes for good fortune in the New Year.
 
 
About Yinghua Academy
Yinghua Academy is the first Chinese immersion charter public school in the United States and the first Chinese immersion school in the Midwest. As the first school of its kind in the Midwest, Yinghua Academy is a national leader in Mandarin Chinese immersion education. Yinghua Academy is a bilingual, tuition-free, public charter school with an international perspective.
 
The mission of Yinghua Academy is to provide a challenging and comprehensive learning environment that will nurture students’ natural inquisitiveness and will prepare them to be engaged and productive global citizens. Students develop intellectual curiosity and critical-thinking skills as well as a broad and deep knowledge in language arts, mathematics, world and American history and culture, science and fine arts.
 
For more information, call 612-788-9095 or visit: http://www.yinghuaacademy.org.

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