Despite the fantastic weather that trick-or-treaters recently enjoyed, we mid-westerners still need yet to prepare for our most challenging season of the year…winter. As hearty Minnesotans, we try to convince ourselves that we actually enjoy the change of seasons and before we know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us.

In addition to Thanksgiving occurring in November in the U.S. we also celebrate Veterans’ Day on Nov. 11, 2022; in other parts of the world it may be celebrated as Armistice or Remembrance Day. This is the day we honor our military veterans and let them know that their service to our country is deeply appreciated so be sure to let our folks in the military know that we appreciate the sacrifices they make to keep our country free including your right to vote in a completely democratic election.

Also, the 2022 midterm elections are less than a week away and you may be wondering why Americans vote in early November, there are a series of interesting explanations.

In 2022, Election Day will fall on Nov. 8, making the second time in the last four election cycles that balloting has occurred on that date.

Under federal law, Election Day falls on the “first Tuesday after the first Monday of November,” and that selection wasn’t an accident which is explained on page 4.

As many of you may already know, world-renowned urban planner, Weiming Lu has passed away as reported on page 4. While we are sad to report on his passing, we would like to ensure that his contributions to society are more prominently recognized and would be willing to organize a petition to establish a permanent symbol like a park or building in Lowertown named in his honor. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to be included.

Also, the Asian community is elated to learn that the Asia Mall has announced its grand opening plans on page 12 and, according to organizers, A Taste of Asia inaugural event was well received and more successful than expected .However, it appears that the organizers need to do some fine tuning so that performers can actually be seen on stage, make food lines more efficient and improve the acoustics in the great hall. See page 14.

As the year draws to a close, we wish to thank our advertisers for their support along with organizations like Asian Review of Books and Hong Kong Free Press that permits us to share their material with our readers

Please note that this edition of China Insight is a combined issue for November-December and that there will not be a separate edition published for December. Thus, in addition to our best wishes for a great Thanksgiving holiday, all of us at China Insight wish you a joyous, prosperous and healthy holiday season.

As always, thank you for your continued support of China Insight. Please feel free to let us know if there are any other topics you would like us to cover or if there are any other ways we can better serve the community.


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