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Ni hao (hello in Chinese) ! China, the 1st or 2nd most populous nation in the world w/over 1 billion and growing-wow! That is the first thought that comes to me when I think of China. I've (Sal) met people from China all over, but I never really got a chance to really know anyone that I could think of as close. While attending UMM, I've gone to know some individuals. I remember one lady I met that studied here and she was always busy in her school work. I'm not trying to steretype any particular people of China, but probably the people I've indirectly interacted are the many Chinese restaurants you find all over. You can find one even in Morris of all places-we had a 3-5+ year "drought" of not having one. While I was attending school from 95-99, I think the current local Chinese restaurant just opened towards the end of my years attending UMM.

Movies:

Yes, there is no perfect government, nation, etc...We have to remember, that we don't live in a perfect world. The only perfect place will be eternity-Kingdom of God. Where Jesus is King

[1 Samuel]

Now, look at this quote from a scene that got my attention while previewing another movie while writing this.

Missions Conference: Missionaries Testimony

I attended the Hossana Worship (church in Morris) Center's Mission Conference this past Saturday, April 17th of 2004. I was enlightened by the testimonies of this missionary. Particulary a miracle of the "key that fell from the sky" that a Chinese non-believer asked God for, which made him a believer thought this. There are many cool stories he share, which is name is forbidden for privacy-safety issues.

....to be continued!

Largest Number of Students from China at UMM 06'-07 Academic Year

I had a chance to meet some of the large number of Chinese residents from Morris' sister City this summer at the annual Talent Show at East Side Park. They were here for less then a month to see the city. This Fall of 2006', we had the largest number (#17 estimate) of students from China come to UMM. I met a lot of them at a local Chinese restaurant before the school year started. I got to know them more when 3 of them needed a ride to the Twin Cities during the Labor Day weekend.

I got the chance to take them (Snow, Suki, and Shin?) to Alexandria last weekend (November 3rd of 2006). Here is a picture of them eating at Arbys (just opened recently in Alexandria, MN) for the first time...

Here is recent (Friday, April 13th of 2007) picture I took with Suki, Snow, and Danke Z. Suki and Snow love KFC, so I took them to another or even a better "chicken place"...
Popeyes on 310 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612)825-5129

Student Liubing Chen reflects on her UMM experience Posted by Bekah Deutl '08, Anoka on Sunday, May. 6, 2007
" In early 2005, the University of Minnesota, Morris and Capital Normal University (CNU) in Beijing, China, began exploring student exchange opportunities. That summer, 12 UMM students and two advisers traveled to China�s Jiashan County to jump-start an exchange program, the first with the United States in that region of China. This academic year, 2006-07, UMM welcomed 19 students from China, including Liubing Chen.
Chen is a senior English language and literature student from CNU, and editor of CNU�s magazine. She chose to study at UMM because of the agreement between the two universities, UMM�s excellent liberal arts education, and to improve her English.
�It�s great to be a student here!� says Chen. �It�s totally an English environment, and I have to use English to communicate every day, so it�s really helpful for my improvement. It�s much easier to learn English here than in China. What�s more important is that the people are very friendly and helpful, so I feel very happy to be here.� Chen lives in the on-campus apartments, a great location to hone her English skills.
While CNU is a very large university, with four different campuses and more than 20,000 students at her campus alone, Chen finds UMM comparable. �Both of the universities are very good. CNU emphasizes teacher training. It has great school spirit and pays much attention to moral character. The professors are all very nice and responsible. UMM students are all very diligent and cultured. The professors at UMM are at high levels in their subjects and fields, and they treat students very well, helping a lot in our academic area.� Because of UMM�s liberal arts emphasis, Chen has been able to take many different courses, which she enjoys.
Chen treasures her experiences at UMM: �I would definitely recommend for people in China to study at UMM. It�s a wonderful place to study and live. You not only make progress in your academic career, but also in your personality.� Chen is interested in a career involving American-Chinese communication. �I think it is very important work, and I�ll be very satisfied if I can use my language skills to help people,� she comments.
This is Chen�s first experience in the United States. The native of Beijing, population nearly 15 million, is really enjoying the small town of Morris. �I come from a big city, so I don�t have many chances to enjoy the peaceful country life. I love the fresh air in Morris! The most impressive thing is the tolerance among people. In Morris, people from different countries can get along with each other very well. I have lots of friends here, not only Americans but also students from other counties. I think the best word to describe Morris is �harmony,�� she observes.
Reflecting China�s one child policy, Chen is an only child. Her mother and father, both college graduates, are a designer and a manager of a company, respectively. �I feel really lucky to be their child because they are open-minded parents who love me very much. We three get along very well.� Chen appreciates her parents� encouragement to study abroad. It is as invaluable to her as the support she has received at UMM. Chen is very thankful for all of the help she has received through orientation, from the Center for International Programs staff, and from the tutors who aided her throughout the year.
Chen and Payne Chen and Tap Payne, professor of theatre, at UMM's International Country Fair.


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Education

  • Sara Lam '03: empowering rural Chinese and their communities through education Posted by Judy Korn on Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 (UMM Homepage)

  • "Before Sara Lam �03, a native of Hong Kong, completed an elementary education major at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM), she knew classroom teaching would not be in her future. In fact, Lam considered dropping out of the program, but her UMM professors encouraged her to finish. They recognized in her a quiet but exuberant passion for children and a profound awareness of social inequities. Lam�s UMM degree became the groundwork for studying international education policy at Harvard University and then co-founding the Rural China Education Foundation, the manifestation of a lifetime desire to help children.
    From Hong Kong to Morris
    Lam's mother grew up in St. Paul, so she knew Minnesota through summer holiday excursions. She was introduced to UMM by Jen Anderson �01 and Chaz Rice �00 who through the UMM English Language Teaching Assistant Program (ELTAP) taught in her Hong Kong high school. The two UMMers shared their enthusiasm for their college. When it was time to choose a college, she chose UMM.
    Opportunities beyond the classroom deepened Lam�s desire to work for social change through education. She herself became an ELTAP participant, teaching English in Czech Republic. She completed a teaching practicum in Chicago and at the Tiospa Zina Tribal School in Agency Village, South Dakota, and she student taught in Chile through the Global Student Teaching Program.
    �Through these opportunities,� states Lam, �I began to fully realize the relationship between education and social justice. The typical view of education is �work hard and improve your life,� but I�ve experienced first hand that it is not that simple. Seeing school kids going to homes with drugs, alcohol, and poverty confirmed for me the need for a more nuanced view of education in disadvantaged communities. Education doesn�t solve all the problems. Sometimes, change is needed in a whole system.�
    From Harvard to China
    After completing a master of international education policy at Harvard, Lam earned a fellowship to work in rural education in China. Even though she grew up in a bordering city, she didn�t know much about mainland China when she began her research with Diane Geng, a fellow Harvard graduate who earned a master of arts in education in human development and psychology.
    �We witnessed difficulties and disparities in different rural areas, a very structured curriculum without individual student focus,� shares Lam. �But on the other hand, we saw rural teachers who despite the difficulties were passionate about their work and really cared about their students. They made extra efforts to shape the curriculum, although they are encouraged not to do so. There�s a great need in rural China but also a great hope because of those wonderful teachers.�
    The two women observed a disconnect between typical curriculum in rural schools and the educational needs of individual students and the greater community, which they believe directly affects the staggering drop out rate. Only 20 percent of rural students attend high school. Eighty percent do not continue after middle school. �They lose hope, and they don�t see the value of education,� states Lam.
    In response to their fieldwork and research, Lam and Geng, along with other young Chinese scholars and professionals, established the Rural China Education Foundation (RCEF). The nonprofit organization�s mission is to �promote education for people in rural China that empowers them to improve their lives and their communities.� In 2007, RCEF received a substantial grant from Echoing Green, a noted philanthropic organization with the vision to �spark social change by identifying, funding, and supporting some of the world�s most extraordinary emerging social entrepreneurs and the organizations they launch.� The grant allowed Lam and Geng to try new approaches and establish in depth projects. �With the support of Echoing Green, we can really help in a hands on way, become more connected, more responsive,� shares Lam.
    RCEF�s strategies support rural teachers and assist in creating innovative, relevant curriculum for rural students. Current projects include a teaching fellows program called the Integrative Rural Education Program, a summer volunteer program, and a rural teachers network. Integral to each project is RCEF�s objective to integrate education and rural society, for students to become involved in their communities.
    Empowering individuals and their communities
    �One of the projects I worked on was a course for kids who dropped out of middle school,� shares Lam. �The students received money for a community-related project to purchase books for the village library. They had to agree to buy books that the villagers would be interested in reading, and they had to figure out how to be fair to all the members of the village. The students created survey forms then made their way around the village to talk to people about their wishes.�
    It was an eye opening experience for Lam because, at first, it appeared that the project might fail. Community members were wary of the young people knocking on their doors. The students felt marginalized.
    But the project turned around. With coaching, the students assessed the situation and regrouped. Shares Lam: �The students needed to chat with survey participants, tell them about the project, and share their excitement. The kids got motivated, and the villagers saw them in a new light.�
    While their educational venture provided hands on academic learning�library skills, computer skills, statistics, spreadsheets, and accounting�Lam notes that the students� most important accomplishments are less tangible. �This project helped the students build confidence in dealing with others. They are better communicators, more confident in their futures. They figured out how to get things done in their community.�
    While creating RCEF collaborations in China, Lam also networks with UMM faculty members. Currently, she conducts comparative research with Pam Solvie, associate professor of elementary education, who studies international perspectives on education.
    Photo above: Sara Lam �03 teaching a computer class with students in a village in rural China."

    Language

    Tong Hua

    "Originally by Guang Liang. Covered by the 2009-2010 Chinese I class of the University of Minnesota, Morris."

    -Music

  • 1st Place - 你不知道的事 Ni Bu Zhi Dao De Shi (All the Things You Never Knew), from cheng-tsui.com


  • Related Sites:
    UMM students excel in national karaoke contest for language students UMM students excel in national karaoke contest for language students, Published November 17 2010 morrissuntribune.com
    University of Minnesota, Morris students in Beginning Modern Chinese have placed in the 2010 Cheng & Tsui SuperStar Karaoke Contest for Chinese Language Students and Teachers By: Judy Korn, UMM News Service, Morris Sun Tribune
    "University of Minnesota, Morris students in Beginning Modern Chinese have placed in the 2010 Cheng & Tsui SuperStar Karaoke Contest for Chinese Language Students and Teachers. The students, taught by Nan Gao, teaching specialist in the Division of the Humanities, created videos for their entries. They were top-10 finalists in both the solo and group categories of about 150 entries. The students have been learning Chinese for about three months.
    Dia Lee won first place in the solo category singing “All the Things You Never Knew.”
    The Chinese I class received second place in the group category singing "Tomorrow Will Be Better."


    Restaurant

    Grand Buffet, lunch buffet only $5.95

    Morris delegation to ratify Sister City agreement in China (04/12/2006 Morris Sun Tribune)

    " Morris Mayor Carol Wilcox and University of Minnesota, Morris Chancellor Sam Schuman will be among 16 people with ties to the area and UMM traveling to China on Thursday. The group will be involved in the formal declaration of Morris and the Chinese city of Jiashan partnering through the Sister City program. "I'm excited, and I'm sure everyone else is excited," Wilcox said. "I think it's a great opportunity."
    Schuman first proposed the Sister City connection last year because of Jiashan's growing ties to the University of Minnesota, Morris. The trip also will include the signing of academic exchange documents, Wilcox said. After Schuman suggested the Sister City program, the city readily agreed to join in. The Morris City Council in February approved a resolution entering into a Sister City agreement. Enrolling in the Sister Cities International program is $140 per city per year, and Schuman offered to pick up the fee for both Morris and Jiashan. The Sister Cities idea was born after Schuman and several UMM students visited Jiashan. The University of Minnesota, which has a center devoted to Chinese students and study, has more graduates from China than any university in the U.S., Schuman said. Schuman visited China twice recently, taking tours of the area and universities in Beijing and Shanghai. "It was an astonishing experience about which I could speak for hours, hours and hours," Schuman told the Morris City Council last year. At the request of Chinese officials, 12 UMM students spent a couple weeks in Jiashan and surrounding areas last summer. UMM eventually would like to establish an exchange program with Chinese students, according to Schuman. Chinese students, the mayor of Jiashan are planning to visit Morris this summer, Wilcox said. The Jiashan officials are planning a formal banquet at which the Sister City documents would be signed, Wilcox said. "It's quite formal and big," Wilcox said. "It'll be real fancy. I don't know if I'm fancy enough for it, but I'll give it a shot."
    The rest of the trip involves tours of Jiashan, and the rest of Zhejiang, the province in which the city is located. The group will visit manufacturing facilities and academic institutions, and take in many cultural sights and events, Wilcox said. The group also will travel to Beijing to visit with Chinese commerce officials, and sightsee, she said. They will return April 23. "It will be the only time I'll be there, I'm sure, so I want to see it all," Wilcox said. "It should be fun."

    Jiashan, Morris sign exchange agreement
    Theresa Novak '09, Coon Rapids on Monday, Apr. 17, 2006 Event Date/Time: Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006

    "Those who traveled to China along with Schuman and Wilcox are Falzerano, Jaime Moquin, UMM Office of Admissions, Michael Korth, chair, UMM Science and Mathematics Division, Tap Payne, chair, UMM Humanities Division, Margaret Payne, Morris resident, Jooinn Lee, chair, UMM Social Sciences Division, Claire Lee, Morris resident, Pam Solvie, faculty, UMM Education Division, Mary Ann Scharf, Morris resident, Linda Schmidgall, Morris resident, Neil Schmidgall, Superior Industries, Michael Sparby, AURI and LaVonne Droegemueller, teacher, Morris Area High School.
    Along with student exchanges for study abroad, the possibility of faculty participating in this program is undecided. UMM students have the opportunity to attend classes for an entire semester at either Shanghai University or Capital Normal, or to attend the May Term where they will spend two weeks at Capital Normal, five days teaching English in Jiashan, and the last five days visiting Shanghai.
    "

    Related Links:
    Jiashan, China - English job offered
    Shanghai-Lonely Planet
    Shanghai Municipality China, from Oriental Travel
    Shanghai-Travel China Guide
    Oriental Peral Tower, tv and radio tower

    State-GoodnewsMinnesota

    Articles

  • The bridge between cultures By Jo Colvin, Life Reporter, Alexandria Echo Press Published Friday, June 22, 2007

  • " To the land of 10,000 lakes from a city of 14 million people � Yue Schneiderhan�s recent move to Alexandria was quite a change.
    Born and raised in Beijing, China, Yue moved to Alexandria a year and a half ago. Though she left behind the hustle and bustle of an international city, the capital of China, she did not leave behind the love and passion she has for her native country.
    China has a 5,000-year history, one of the richest cultural countries in the world,� Yue said in her heavily accented, yet eloquent English. �I love the culture. It�s beautiful.� Yue Schneiderhan donned Chinese attire for her recent traditional wedding ceremony in Beijing. Yue Schneiderhan donned Chinese attire for her recent traditional wedding ceremony in Beijing. RELATED CONTENT Alexandria Echo Press Talk About It Icon Article comments (1) Her plan is to bring some of that culture to Alexandria by teaching Mandarin Chinese, the official language of China, to interested residents.
    Yue earned a bachelor of arts degree in Chinese language and literature in Beijing. She lived in London for three years, improving her English and learning its culture. She later returned to that country to earn her master�s of business administration (MBA) degree in international business.
    So many are interested in the Chinese market,� she said. �China is becoming more global. I realized that it was a great opportunity to develop my career internationally. That is why I want to get my MBA. I studied to update my knowledge. I like to challenge myself. I enjoy cultural differences and learning new things.�
    For several years she ran her own company in Beijing, and was a journalist for Construction Economy magazine. In that capacity, she says she �introduced foreign business to how to develop their business in China� and helped them �get contact with government, businesspeople and companies.�
    Having visited 20 foreign countries, and having been to America four times, Yue was open to a move to the U.S. with her husband, David.
    After a visit to Alexandria, she �fell in love with the natural beauty� of the area and with the �warmhearted people.�
    It's a huge difference from an international city to a small town,� she said. �People are so friendly. They say hello to everybody and make eye contact. It�s totally different from the city.�
    A few months after moving here, a meeting with a couple who had adopted a baby from China set in motion her plans for what she would do with her new life in the U.S.
    I was really touched by the people who have such a big heart to adopt Chinese children. I thought I should do something, too,� Yue said. �I feel a responsibility from the bottom of my heart and a strong connection with them.�
    She decided that she would offer her teaching services free of charge to adopted Chinese children.
    According to Yue, Mandarin Chinese is the most popular and fastest-growing language in the world. In a recent study, it was found that it ranked first on the list of most widely-spoken languages, at nearly 14 percent of the world�s population, followed by Spanish at slightly more than 5 percent and English at almost 5 percent.
    China is playing a significant role in the world,� she explained. �That�s why I want to teach not only the language, but the culture and the customs. It�s a great opportunity for me to do my part.�
    In addition to the free course for adopted Chinese children, she is offering a course to others interested in learning Mandarin Chinese. The schedule is very flexible and is tailored to each individual�s needs. She will teach one-to-one, two at a time, or in small groups of six or less. A tuition fee will be charged.
    For information about Yue's course, e-mail yuehao@hotmail.com.
    I'm very passionate about Chinese culture,� she concluded. �I will be very happy to help. I want to be the bridge between the two cultures."

    Campus Ministry

  • Cantonese Christian Fellowship, of UofM-Twin Cities
  • Concert

    I went to a music festival called Sonshine Festival in Wilmar, Minnesota back in the summer of 1999/2000. A group called Jars of Clay had a memorable share on how big God is after a mission trip to China...
    Jars of Clay on China

    "I went to a music festival called Sonshine Festival in Wilmar, Minnesota back in the summer of 1999/2000. A group called Jars of Clay had a memorable share on witnessing how BIG God is after a mission trip to China..http://www.goodnewseverybody.com " ..see music concert video on "World Apart"

    Events

  • 2009 Dragon Festival

  • ".... at Phalen Lake Park, St. Paul, showcase cultural heritage of the local Asian Pacific Islander communities, it also will include cooking demonstrations of Asian street foods on Saturday, July 11, and special make-up tips sessions for Asian women on Sunday, July 12!
    The annual two-day family-oriented Dragon Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on July 11. The event’s all-volunteer planning committee is proud to promote the 2,400-yr-old tradition and sport of dragon boat racing. There also will be colorful displays of cultural heritage and performances in an effort to increase cross-cultural understanding. The year-round planning will result in a weekend of exciting festivities featuring:...

  • China's terra cotta warriors to stand guard at Minneapolis Institute of Arts 4:10 PM, Sep 21, 2011 kare11.com

  • Grocery Stores

  • United Noodles, 2015 East 24th Street, (612) 721-6677 (Minneapolis, MN)

  • *went here for the first time this afternoon (Sunday, April 15th of 2007)with Suki, Snow, and Danke Z. (all UMM Int'l students from China)

    History

  • Chinese American History Timeline, from UC-Berkeley

  • -CHINESE-AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION TO TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD, from Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
    "Without the efforts of the Chinese workers in the building of America's railroads, our development and progress as a nation would have been delayed by years. Their toil in severe weather, cruel working conditions and for meager wages cannot be under appreciated. My sentiments and thanks go out to the entire Chinese-American community for its ancestors' contribution to the building of this great Nation."
  • Chinese American Museum
  • Ministries

  • China Service Ventures

  • China Place expands outreach to Chinese by Delores Topliff Published by Minnesota Christian Examiner — June 2011 mcchronicle.com

  • SAINT PAUL — In the 1980s, retired missionaries home from China offered Chinese students at the University of Minnesota opportunities to practice English, visit American homes and learn about Christianity.
    As church volunteers assisted, services expanded. The Hospitality Center for Chinese (HCC) became a nonprofit organization in 1992, renting space in the Lutheran Campus Ministries building on Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul. In 2005, when the Lutherans decided to sell, HCC sought a partner to share the facility. After they prayed and fasted, China Service Ventures (CSV), a ministry serving China, came seeking an international headquarters. The building was renamed China Place.
    HCC and CSV are connected through having the same founders. Several missionary families that lived and worked in China, with deep roots there, created the second nonprofit in 2000. CSV builds relationships between Christian individuals and communities in the United States and China through education, community, health and Good News Ventures.
    Kelly O’Brien, director of U.S. Operations, said: “Henan Province, among the poorest, most populated provinces, is where CSV works most. In Christian witness, we strive ‘not to be served, but to serve.’ Lives are transformed through our Bo Ai (‘Boundless Love’) Program, [which] provid[es] scholarships for underprivileged rural youth. Each summer, American counselors from a Wisconsin Lutheran Bible camp pack their bags and travel to China, helping co-host summer youth camps there. Keeping a low profile, we also send English teachers, nurses and other professionals who accomplish much.”
    CSV welcomes involvement and project partnership. They pray Tuesdays at China Place for missions and ministries. Praying Christians may join or request weekly or monthly prayer emails.
    HCC’s March 31 third annual Friendraiser banquet saw 50 Chinese volunteers serve dinner to 350 guests, who also enjoyed entertainment, stories and riveting testimonies. In addition, the evening honored the transition of Jennifer Gerth, HCC’s executive director of four years, to Janeé Wells.
    With an extensive non-profit background, Wells had volunteered at HCC for four years.
    "In my first months on staff, I realized that HCC is well named: We are a center where lots happens spiritually daily, weekly and monthly,” she said. “A visiting scholar’s wife who had been Confucian told her HCC English teacher she wants Christ in her life. A university student, participating in an HCC Bible Study, dedicated her life to Christ. Our morning cooking class attendees stay long past lunch for answers to their questions about God.”
    One woman who had been helped by HCC said: “When my husband and I came to Minnesota, we received help from HCC who provided furniture and invited us to Friendship Meals. By hearing Christian testimonies, I learned about the Christian faith. Before coming, I had never heard about Jesus. I was an atheist … confused about faith because I could not see God with my eyes. As I started to pray and read the Bible, I understood the love I received from so many Christians. I cannot see God with my eyes, but [now] I feel God and receive joy from Christ all the time, no matter what. I decided to confess my sin and let Jesus direct my life …. Thank you for caring about me and my Chinese brothers and sisters."
    "Volunteers from 15 Twin Cities churches and financial donations are key to our ministry,” said Wells. “Wonderfully, Friendraiser donations were doubled by a kingdom-minded businessman, letting us focus on ministry, not fundraising."
    Gerth still volunteers at HCC weekly. She received an email from a college friend living in China concerning a rural Chinese girl who became a rape victim upon moving to Beijing. Gerth used HCC contacts to find friends and a Christian counselor. When the young woman met the counselor, she immediately gave her heart to the Lord.
    The wife of one of last year’s visiting scholars became pregnant with their second child while visiting here. Recognizing her pregnancy following her return, the Beijing hospital where she has worked as a nurse for 17 years fired her, ordered her abortion and took her to the clinic. After a close call, her husband put her on a plane to Minnesota. He emailed China Place: “My wife is coming; can you help?”
    The woman—now a mother for the second time—daily attends China Place cooking and English classes and receives rides to her doctor’s office.
    China Place is a home away from home for many.
    "A variety of groups use our facility,” said Gerth, “including the Twin Cities’ largest Chinese choir, a Chinese homeschooling group and students for various social gatherings. We do whatever possible for whoever God brings to our door.”
    HCC is served by a student leadership group given official recognition by the University of Minnesota. Led by HCC’s Program Director Dr. Peter Hao, 12 impassioned officers include undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral leaders who build meaningful relationships and bridges between the two countries through providing services to Chinese students and scholars.
    Summer is HCC’s busiest time.
    "Hundreds of new Chinese students arrive in July and August needing rides from the airport, host families, donated furniture and help getting settled,” said Wells. “The personal involvement of caring Christians greatly changes the lives of tomorrow’s leaders in China."
    ACTIONPOINT: The Hospitality Center for Chinese is located at 1407 Cleveland Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55108. They can be reached by phone at (651) 659-9740 or on the Internet at www.hcchinese.org. The China Service Ventures U.S. Headquarters is also located at the same address. They can be reached by phone at (651) 659-1396 or on the Internet by visiting www.chinaserviceventures.org.

    Miscellaneous

  • China Center-U of M, organizations in Minnesota
  • Music

    -Cultural

  • Minnesota Chinese Music Ensemble 明州国乐社, minnesotachinesemusic.com

  • "Committed to sharing a part of Chinese culture with the community"

    =>College

  • Bethel College

  • Asian Christian Fellowship

    Photobucket

    -Dance

  • TCCDC(Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center) 双城华人舞蹈中心, tccdcmn.org

  • "..Established in 2002, the Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center (“TCCDC”) is a non-profit performing arts and educational organization founded with the goal of promoting the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. Our activities are designed to preserve traditional Chinese genres of performing arts and nurture innovations that reflect the dynamic and diverse Chinese cultural heritage. ..

    Photobucket

    Organizations

  • Twin Cities Chinese Language School, from Chinese Asian American Minnesota
  • Nation-GoodnewsUSA

    Arts

  • Cream 21st, silk art

  • *forwarded to me on=>
    From : Kitty
    Reply-To :
    Sent : Saturday, March 5, 2005 11:47 PM
    To : "goodnewsumm@hotmail.com"
    Subject : Incredible Silk art
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    Books

  • The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language (Paperback) by C.H. Kang (Author), Ethel R. Nelson (Author) , from amazon.com

  • *I still have yet to finish this book

    Campus-College Students

    -Conferences

  • Chinese Unite in Prayer at Urbana09 By Bill Bray Special to ASSIST News Service Wednesday, December 30, 2009

  • " ST. LOUIS, MISSIOURI (ANS) -- Chinese student delegations united for the first time in 60 years during the Urbana09 student missions conference here sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Delegations from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong united last night in fervent prayer for their people.
    This prayer meeting was one of many which are part of the International Students tract which is virtually a convention within a convention here. The internationals are housed in the Millennium Hotel where they break into separate prayer and study groups based on continents, regions, countries and language groups.
    Over 25% of these are from Asia. There are over 3,770 East Asian students here, mostly from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asian nations. They make up 23.3% of the pre-registered attendees. South Asians, mostly from India and Pakistan, make up another 2%.
    Urbana09 encourages students to break into small groups each day, called families, in order to support one another. There are also ethnic lounges, study groups and special receptions for international students. "

    Career

  • China Now, information site with a classified section for housing and jobs
  • Churches

  • Gospel Chinese Christian Church, in California
  • ESL

    American English for Chinese Speakers

    "Uploaded by CreativeContentLtd on Aug 31, 2009
    Creative Content forthcoming titles for 2009: http://www.creativecontentdigital.com/forthcomingtitles.htm The Lowdown: Improve Your Speech American English for Chinese Speakers This edition of the popular Improve Your Speech series is designed specifically for Chinese speakers wishing to improve their spoken American English, but will benefit anyone wishing to better their standard of English pronunciation. Like a tennis player taking up badminton, its all about using the same muscle groups but in a different way. "

    Food

  • Chinese Menu-Music Video by Veggie Tales, on Godtube.com
  • A Short History of the Chinese Restaurant From stir-fried buffalo to Matzoh Foo Young. By Gish Jen

  • " According to Chinese Restaurant News, there are now more Chinese restaurants in America than there are McDonald's franchises�nearly three times as many in fact."

    -Restaurants

  • Kentucky restaurant shut down after roadkill found in kitchen By Mike Krumboltz | The Sideshow – 10 hrs ago. Tueday, Oct. nd ')

  • "Customers at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, Ky., alerted authorities after they spotted something they probably wish they hadn't: restaurant employees wheeling roadkill back to the kitchen.

    Local CBS affiliate WYMT interviewed the witnesses. The roadkill was apparently a deer stuffed into a trash can. "There was actually a blood trail they were mopping up behind the garbage can," customer Katie Hopkins said. "There was like a tail, and like a foot and a leg sticking out of the garbage can, and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen."
    Local health inspector Paul Lawson was called in to investigate. Lawson said the restaurant owners told him they didn't know they were doing anything wrong. "They said they didn't know they weren't allowed to do that. So that makes me concerned that maybe they could have before. They didn't admit to doing it before." The owner said he didn't plan to serve the deer to customers—instead he planned to use it to feed his family.
    The restaurant has been temporarily shut down but will be eligible to reopen as soon as it passes another health inspection and proves it has been washed and sanitized.

    Holidays/Celebrations

    2009 Chinese New Year Spectacular in Los Angeles

    "http://www.divineshows.com/la
    http://www.LaSpectacular.com
    Show schedules: * Tue, December 30, 2008 8:00 PM * Wed, December 31, 2008 8:00 PM * Thu, January 1, 2009 8:00 PM * Fri, January 2, 2009 2:00 PM * Fri, January 2, 2009 8:00 PM * Sat, January 3, 2009 2:00 PM * Sat, January 3, 2009 8:00 PM * Sun, January 4, 2009 2:00 PM"

    Language

    -ESL

  • Chinese Online Writing Lab
  • Learn Chinese, rosettastone software
  • Learn Chinese Characters, from zhongwen (middle kingdom writing)
  • Learning Chinese, from California State University Long Beach
  • Learn Chinese Language, from China Page
  • Media

    -Radio

  • Kung Pao 100.5 FM
  • Movies

    -Cartoons

  • Mulan, by Disney

  • Mulan Trailer

    "My version of a trailer for Mulan using the cool tune Requiem of a Tower "
    Related Sites:
    Wikipedia-Hua Mulan
    "Hua Mulan is the heroine who joined an all-male army described in a famous Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulan. The poem was first written in the Musical Records of Old and New from the 6th century, the century before the founding of the Tang Dynasty; the original work no longer exists, and the original text of this poem comes from another work known as the Music Bureau Collection, an anthology of lyrics, songs, and poems, compiled by Guo Maoqian during the 12th century."
    Chinese Folklore "Mulan" Dance at Harvard Univeristy 98'

    "This is a Chinese follore "Mulan" dance performance at Lowell Hall-Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. It was one of many brilliant cultural performances at the Harvard Asian American Intercollegiate Conference 98'.."
    -Drama
    Pavilion of Women Trailer

    Reviews:
    Pavilion of Women (2001) Read the New York Times Review » By A. O. Scott movies.nytimes.com
    " ..Based on a novel by Pearl S. Buck, "Pavilion of Women" takes place in China in 1938. The film, shot in China and partly financed by the Beijing Film Studios, marries romantic, Hollywood-style pageantry to a morality play about China's corrupt and oppressive old regime that will do nothing to ruffle the feathers of the current one. It might have been a satisfying if not terribly original piece of historical melodrama, but its clumsiness turns it, against its best intentions, into half-baked operatic kitsch. -- A. O. Scott , The New York Times..

    Music

    Scenes from Passion of Christ with 爱是不保留

    "I did not personally edit the video but took it from another user as I feel it was suitable for the song @ http://youtube.com/watch?v=mnB04aJDcNk which the song was Because You loved me by Celine Dion."
    ...Movie: Passion.....

    Persecution

  • Exodus8One

  • "In these events, as a culmination of his Exodus8one project, he sought to bring attention to the plight of people of all faiths in China, as well as highlighting the increasing human rights deficiencies in that country.
    He did this by creating artistic murals on the walls of the two hotel rooms. He also made 2 effigies to illustrate those who have been effectively silenced by the authorities of the Peoples Republic of China.
    He filmed these events and they are now beginning to appear on Youtube and other similar websites, under his title �IamGadfly�
    Having completed the project he has left the area and will remain hidden until the completion of the Olympic Games so as not to disrupt them in any way. After the Games he will surrender himself to the authorities.
    Reliable sources in Beijing inform us that local media were able to enter these rooms and confirm that this happened, but that shortly afterwards the rooms were completely cleaned of all signs of his work."

    Red Sunday, Paint The Town Red

    " Added: August 19, 2008 (Less info)
    On Sunday, August 17, 2008, at Hacienda Christian Fellowship (HCF) in La Puente, Ca, 200+ people turned up at our own "attention-getting" event. Members of HCF, other churches, and people from the Chinese community showed up in support of pastor Eddie and The Gadfly Project. In a bold statement, their event mirrored Gadfly's controversial protest in which he painted 2 hotel rooms in Bejing one week before the start of Olympics. After asked why they were there, many people wanted to amplify and echo the message that was painted on the walls in Gadfly's protest. They were standing with the message of Ratify & Release, The Gadfly Project's goal which is for China to Ratify the ICCPR, and as a token of good faith, to release 5 prisoners who are unjustly being held captive. "

    California pastor who pulled off daring hotel stunt arrested during Beijing demonstration and sent home By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Tuesday, August 26, 2008
    "BEIJING, CHINA (ANS) -- Eddie Perez Romero, the La Puente, California pastor who carried out a daring human rights protest in hotel rooms in Beijing during the Olympic Games, is on his way home after being arrested by Chinese authorities.
    Pastor Eddie Romero
    Romero was taken into custody near Tiananmen Square during a human rights protest and ordered out of the country by Chinese authorities after coming out of hiding following the closing ceremonies. He was put aboard a San Francisco-bound airplane, his daughter said Monday.
    "We know he is flying into San Francisco and from there he's going to try and take a Southwest flight into L.A.," said his daughter, Sarah Yetter. She said she expected him to arrive in Los Angeles today in the late afternoon or early evening.
    According to Greg Johnson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing helped locate Romero after his arrest and apparently helped him get out of the country, said Tony Thomas, Romero's spokesman in La Puente.
    "The Chinese have destroyed all his papers, his passport, everything," Thomas said. "So we're not sure what happens when he gets to San Francisco."
    One of the two Beijing hotel rooms Romero redecorated Johnson reports that Romero's one-man protest began Aug. 7 when he allegedly vandalized two upscale hotel rooms not far from venues for the Beijing Olympic Games. He painted Bible verses and anti-Beijing slogans on the walls and beamed video of his actions back to the U.S. via the Internet.
    Romero managed to alert at least two Beijing-based foreign reporters, who wrote about the protest and published pictures of the marked walls.
    The Los Angeles Times says Romero is believed to have hidden in a rural area outside Beijing for the next two weeks before resurfacing at the historic square shortly after the Games' closing ceremony.
    The newspaper reported that Romero managed to talk to passersby there and shout out his demands before being escorted out of Tiananmen Square and into a security car. He had been demanding that Beijing free five political and religious prisoners and sign a U.N. human rights accord. "

    Physically Challenged

    Amazing Dance - You Will Cry

    "Wow! This is incredible!"
    *see GoodnewsEverybody: Performing Arts

    Sports

    -Basketball

    'Linsanity' spreads to China CNN|Added on February 15, 2012

    "CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on Jeremy Lin's growing popularity in China and how the country compares him to Yao Ming."

    Testimonies

    -Sharing the Gospel to Chinese Restaurant Workers

  • A Missions Approach to the Chinatown Church in America , from Chinese Christian Mission USA
  • Restaurant Stories, from Chinese Overseas Christians (UK)
  • Global-Multicultural

    Art

  • Love Song..., video w/music from Godtube.com

  • "Christian Artwork courtesy Chinese artist He Qi Visit http://www.heqigallery.com with scenes from the Gospels and a soundtrack; Love Song by Canadian musician Christa Haberstock see http://www.itrustjesus.com Also visit our site at http://www.mirmedjugorje.org"

    Articles

  • Keeping the Faith in China Many of China�s Christians Attend Underground Churches By Jeremy Reynalds Correspondent for ASSIST News Service ( Tuesday, December 25, 2007 )

  • "BBC News reported that at the end of an alleyway in the north of Beijing, 40 Chinese Christians gathered in a small classroom. At the beginning of the service, they bowed their heads and prayed.
    Their priest, Zhang Minxuan, stood in front of them. Twenty years ago he was a barber with no interest in religion. Then he got into trouble with the Communist Party and was jailed. After that he became a Christian.
    Since then he has led an underground church and been detained numerous times.
    �One day, God will bring our church out of the darkness and into the light,� the BBC reported he told his flock. Their eyes shone back at him.
    �I will pray for the government no matter how much they persecute me,� Zhang told the BBC. �In the end I believe that God will convert them. I will never give up my relationship with God - no matter what happens.� "

    Bible

    -Old Testament

    How Chinese Characters confirm Genesis & Bible stories

    "Watch this very well done flash file here on this topic of Chinese character parallels to the Bible. http://esl.truth-is-life.org/docs/esl/!Bible%20Study%20-%2011%20Chinese%20cha...
    When hostile witnesses or strangers tell the same story, that's extremely powerful evidence that it's true, one of the best possible kinds of evidences. ~70% of ancient Chinese characters have parallels to Bible stories that don't make any sense unless the Bible writers and Chinese writers both were talking about a true event in their history.

    I also wrote a short article on this topic here:
    http://esl.truth-is-life.org/docs/esl/04B--CHINESE%20CHARACTERS%20AND%20THE%2...
    There are several books on this topic by Ethel Nelson and C.H. Kang as well. "Discovery of Genesis" is a good one to start with.

    Also see:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcUxEE2Px44
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypshv4cXLo4d

    This video as uploaded by:
    www.youtube.com/user/aleetribe
    "

    =>EXODUS
    Story of Exodus in the Bible

    "Chinese explanation of relation between Passover and Chinese New Year"

    Books

  • Heavenly Man
  • Business

  • American Chamber of Commerce, director of all US companies operating in China
  • Computer

    -Webservers

  • FreeWebTown

  • "WEBTOWNRING gives members an easy way to create content and manage photo, video and audio files. Create a personal website or blog. Connect with other members who are interested in finding multimedia galleries like yours! WEBTOWNRING provides automatic video file conversion and streaming for your iPod, Sony PSP and cell phone. Enjoy your videos on your favorite personal devices!"
    *referred on yahoo chat on 8/11/08

    Economics

  • China's new mega-project: Shanghai Yangshan deep-water port 上海洋山深水港 part 4/5, from youtube.com

  • "Yangshan Port - Another Wonderful Shanghai Sight.The Yangshan Deepwater Port is located close to a chain of islands between the Hangzhou Bay and the mouth of the Yangtze River. A natural and superb deepwater port, it's just 45 nautical miles from international waters and about 27 kilometers away from the Luchao Port in Nanhui District. The Donghai Bridge links the port with Shanghai's network of communication lines and gives it good connections with the economic hinterland of the Yangtze Rive Delta. "

    Electronics

  • Lsdiznzi

  • *referred by Wodeshnergril on myspace on Saturday, November 3rd of 2007

    ESL

    英语......人人都会说!(ENGLISH for Chinese speakers)

    Gospel "Good News" Resources

     1 ( 大 衛 的 詩 。 ) 耶 和 華 是 我 的 牧 者 , 我 必 不 致 缺 乏 。

     2 他 使 我 躺 臥 在 青 草 地 上 , 領 我 在 可 安 歇 的 水 邊 。

     3 他 使 我 的 靈 魂 甦 醒 , 為 自 己 的 名 引 導 我 走 義 路 。

     4 我 雖 然 行 過 死 蔭 的 幽 谷 , 也 不 怕 遭 害 , 因 為 你 與 我 同 在 ; 你 的 杖 , 你 的 竿 , 都 安 慰 我 。

     5 在 我 敵 人 面 前 , 你 為 我 擺 設 筵 席 ; 你 用 油 膏 了 我 的 頭 , 使 我 的 福 杯 滿 溢 。

     6 我 一 生 一 世 必 有 恩 惠 慈 愛 隨 著 我 ; 我 且 要 住 在 耶 和 華 的 殿 中 , 直 到 永 遠 。 (詩 篇 23, Chinese Union Version (Traditional))

    "Psalm 23"

    J Gospel Net, in Chinese

  • Ethnic Harvest
  • Thru the Bible, in Mandarin
  • Foods

    -Fried Rice
    =>Rice fried with eggs
    Ingredient: a bowl of rice, two eggs. Ingredients: oil, salt, green onion, pepper, and other surface. Approach: first of the two lay eggs are stirred into pan, Chao Shu, and then depositing in the mixed fried rice. Add hot rice through after a little salt, half the chopped green onion, pepper a little face, and then can the Chuguo. Key: 1, to the northeast meal of rice, rice in the South will not do. Steamed rice should be good, not good steamed rice is a good draw for Dan Chaofan. 2, to be a little more oil to make up the rice grains You Wangwang feel is appropriate. 3, chopped green onion to be released later. 4, eggs must be evenly mixed in the mixing process should not water. When the scrambled eggs fried eggs should be broken, the better flocculation. 5, heat to 300-500 degrees in order to better

  • Fried Rice - a Basic Recipe for Fried Rice, from chinesefood.about.com

  • How To Make Egg Fried Rice , from videojug.com
    *referred by House(Haosi Xu) (Group #5) for UMM Int'l Student Picnic at East Side Park on Friday, August 20th 2010

  • Chuanyue Dacai, from blog.sina.com.cn

  • Meshi China
    宫保鸡丁
    *referred by Meiyuan "Cindy" Zhang (Group #6) for UMM Int'l Student Picnic at East Side Park on Friday, August 20th 2010
  • Jiaozi - Chinese Dumplings, from chinesefood.about.com

  • Chinese New Year Food, Jiaozi (Chinese Dumpling), from chineseholidays123.com (picture for recipe)
    *referred by Jeff F. (Group #1) for UMM Int'l Student Picnic at East Side Park on Friday, August 20th 2010
  • How to Make Chinese Dumplings,wikihow.com

  • "...This article is about how to make good Chinese dumplings. Before you make them, you need to buy the 6 basic ingredients listed in the "Ingredients" section...
    Working Class Foodies: How to Make Chinese Dumplings w/the Amateur Gourmet

    "Uploaded by HungryNation on Jan 25, 2010 The WCFoodies team up with the Amateur Gourmet & VendrTV for a Chinese food feast in Flushing, Queens, then go home to make some dumplings of their own. "
    Chinese Dumplings , from youtube.com
    =>Hot and Sour Potato Shreds
    " These pale-looking, spaghetti-like thin strips are shreds from a potato, may I assure you. I first encountered them when visiting Qxingdao in China, a city far away from Sichuan where this dish was originated. Then, I keep seeing this hot and sour potato shreds (written as 醋溜土豆絲 in Chinese and pronounced as Cu Liu Tu Dou Si in Mandarin) from Chinese cook books and Chinese food blogs. There are variations though, they all tend to include peppercorns and dried red chilies as the key ingredients .
    To me, potato is not at all any alien food, but still I found it hard to associate these shreds with the potato family in my very first bite. I excused myself for too getting used to eat deep fried and baked potatoes, which are either crispy or fluffy. To describe these funny thin strips, I would say, they are more or less like cuts from a jicama, something crunchy indeed.
    I rarely serve this dish with rice (my staple food) considered they are both high in carbohydrates. But I have been happy to enjoy it as an appetizer as soon as I get used to its crunchiness.

  • Hot and Sour Potato Shreds, from tastehongkong.com

  • Potato Slivers With Vinegar-cu liu tu dou si, seasaltwithfood.com
    =>Shanghainese scramble eggs
    1. Dice tomato in to random sized chunks. No particular requirements on the shape. Braking eggs into a bowl, beat finely with some salt. 2. Pour certain amount of oil in to a wok(the amount of oil is the key to successful scrambled eggs. My experience is using 2/3 volume of the beaten eggs). Wait for oil to heat up,(I will cover how to judge the oil temperature later), pour in eggs. Noticing the eggs will solidify naturally. Leave it as is, until all of the eggs are solified.(pay attention to the amount of oil in the wok, if oil is not enough, stirred egg smear instead). Slide cooking spade(a.k.a "frying spoon") in between the egg and the wok, flip the egg over, keep on heat until golden on both side. Remove egg from wok(it can be left in the wok, but requires more skillfull handling, so remove the eggs for now). There should still be some oil in the wok at this time. Add in diced tomatos with a few quick stir. There will be some liquid coming out of the tomatos, because tomato contain large amount of juice. This is the time to add the eggs back in. add a pinch of salt, stir a few more times. It is ready to serve. PS. Some one like to add a bit water in when cooking. I advise not to. If fact, there are enough liquid in tomato, no need additional water. Also, quality of the tomatos are not at the best these days, some time, they even got a slightly bitter tast, thus we can add some suger if needed.
  • Scallops with Steamed Egg White, from chinesefooddiy.com

  • *referred by House(Haosi Xu) (Group #5) for UMM Int'l Student Picnic at East Side Park on Friday, August 20th 2010

  • Kung pao chicken, home-practice, translate.google.com (Chinese)

  • , (picture)
    *referred by Meiyuan "Cindy" (Group #7) for UMM Int'l Student Picnic at East Side Park on Friday, August 20th 2010

    =>chinese noodles

  • Chinese Fried Noodles , from allrecipes.com
  • =>Stir Fry
    *referred by Jerry (UMM Int'l Student Orientation Mentor)

  • Egg and Tomato Chinese Recipe, beijingmadeeasy.com

  • Egg Fried Tomato - Traditional Chinese Dish

    "http://www.Yeqiang.com Egg Fried Tomato - Traditional Chinese Dish Student's cafeteria #1 selling"

  • Shredded Pork with Green Pepper, from travelchinaguide.com
  • => Soup

  • Egg Drop Soup chinesefood.about.com
  • Geography

    -Maps

  • China's Provinces, from sacu.org

  • China and It's Surroundings, from CNN's Visions of China
  • China Provinces, from Oriental Travel
  • Google Image Result
  • Chinese Cities, from China Today

  • Map of China, from muztagh.com
  • -Provinces

  • China Highlights, interactive map

  • BEIJING
    Wikipedia
    "..is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the four municipalities of the PRC, which are equivalent to provinces in China's administrative structure. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China,[4] and has also been known in English as Peking (English pronunciation (info)). The municipality of Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.[5] .."
    2008 Beijing Olympics song"Welcome to Beijing" MV(full)

    "中国加油!!北京加油!!韩庚加油!! hangeng shoots this MV with many other famouse singers in Chinese. translated lyrics by: red nose sister(红鼻子姐姐) "Welcome to Beijing "

  • Guangdong, official gov't website

  • Wikipedia
    "The province is now one of the richest in the nation, with the highest total GDP among all provinces, and has managed to attract 30 million migrants."
    Cities:
  • Guangzhou

  • *met Huini online (Tuesday, August 7th of 2007)
    Wikipedia
    "Japanese troops occupied Guangzhou from 1938-10-12 to 1945-09-16, after violent bombings. The Imperial Japanese Army established in the city the bacteriological research unit 8604, a section of unit 731, where Japanese doctors experimented on human prisoners...
    Guangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta and is the heart of one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions."

  • Sichuan, official gov't site (capital city-Chengdu
  • Welcome to Chengdu

    "Some footage about Chengdu, a city in Sichuan Province, China. being famous for nice food and owning many tourist resorts, last year, it was chosen as "the best tourist city" in China. and everyone knows the Chinese classic "The Romance of Three Kingdoms". yes, Chengdu was the capital of the kingdom Shu in that era. In short, welcome to Chengdu"
    Wikipedia
    "Sichuan has been historically known as the "Province of Abundance". It is one of the major agricultural production bases of China. Grain, including rice and wheat, is the major product with output that ranked first in China in 1999. Commercial crops include citrus fruits, sugar canes, sweet potatoes, peaches and grapeseeds. Sichuan also had the largest output of pork among all the provinces and the second largest output of silkworm cocoons in China in 1999. Sichuan is rich in mineral resources. It has more than 132 kinds of proven underground mineral resources of which reserves of 11 kinds including vanadium, titanium, and lithium are the largest in China. The Panxi region alone possesses 13.3% of the reserves of iron, 93% of titanium, 69% of vanadium, 83% of cobalt of the whole country. [1]"
    Heilongjiang Province
    Cities:
    Harbin, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "...is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China, as well as the tenth most populated city in the People's Republic of China. According to the 2010 China census data, the city's municipal area has 5,878,939 inhabitants, while the total population of the sub-provincial city is 10,635,971.[1] Harbin serves as a key political, economic, scientific, cultural and communications hub in Northeast China...
    Ice Castles Set to Steal Show at Festival in Harbin, China

    "For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
    The 28th annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is set to kick off this Thursday, with ice castles and giant sculptures. It takes more than ten thousand workers to put it all together every year."
    Majestic castles and gigantic sculptures are set to steal the show at the 28th annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.
    Two days before the official opening on Thursday, artificial snow machines are blowing full blast at the festival's main attractions. That's because Harbin—one of China's coldest cities—is experiencing unusually mild temperatures—as high as 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
    The festival's centerpiece is the Snow and Ice World. At a cost of $19 million, it's nearly 150 acres in size.
    [Zhao Hongjun, Snow and Ice World Operation Manager]:
    "It took 15 to 17 days to finish constructing the Snow and Ice World. We used more than 6.3 million cubic feet of ice."
    Zhao says an estimated 15,000 workers are involved in the construction. They're now making the finishing touches.
    35-year-old sculptor Liu Xiaodong says it's like a hobby.
    [Liu Xiaodong, Harbin Ice Sculptor]:
    "For me, as a Harbin native, I have special feelings towards ice... When I take a sculpting knife in hand, or let's say when I look at other people working and I'm not working, my hands feel as if they want to say, 'let me help you.' I feel very emotional."
    This 22-year-old visitor says the place brings back memories.
    [Zhang Meng, Hebei University Student]:
    "I feel like I'm back to my childhood... Just now I went down the slide, and when I was young, I would also go down the slide at school. I feel much younger."
    There were 1.1 million visitors last year. Organizers hope to see 20% more this time around."

    JIANGSU
    中国连云港 Lianyungang China

    "Lianyungang (连云港), also known as "the port connected to the clouds", is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China. It borders Yancheng to its southeast, Huai'an and Suqian to its south, Xuzhou to its southwest, and the province of Shandong to its north. Its name derives from Lian Island (formally Dongxilian Island) the largest island in Jiangsu Province which lies off its coastline, and Yuntai Mountain, the highest peak in Jiangsu Province, a few miles from its town center. "
    SHANGHAI
    Discovery Channel Hangzhou Bay Bridge

    "Discovery documentary about the construction of the longest cross-sea bridge in the world
    China's new mega-project: Shanghai Yangshan deep-water port 上海洋山深水港 part 5/5, from youtube.com
    "Yangshan Port - Another Wonderful Shanghai Sight.The Yangshan Deepwater Port is located close to a chain of islands between the Hangzhou Bay and the mouth of the Yangtze River. A natural and superb deepwater port, it's just 45 nautical miles from international waters and about 27 kilometers away from the Luchao Port in Nanhui District. The Donghai Bridge links the port with Shanghai's network of communication lines and gives it good connections with the economic hinterland of the Yangtze Rive Delta. "

  • World's tallest buildings, By Bethany Lyttle, Forbes.com May 9, 2012 realestate.yahoo.com

  • "..The tallest building on the planet? The Burj Khalifa, an architectural marvel in the desert kingdom of Dubai. As for the rest of the top 10, Asia lays claim to all (five of them in China), save for the Willis Tower, the eighth-tallest building in the world.
    China’s lion’s share of the world’s tallest buildings is led by the Shanghai World Financial Center, which towers over the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Designed by American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, the structure tops out at 1,614 feet and features shopping malls, office space, conference rooms, and a hotel in the clouds. The 174-room Park Hyatt Shanghai, which occupies 35 floors of the building, is ranked as the second-highest hotel in the world.
    Still, it’s just a matter of time before the Shanghai World Financial Center will be overshadowed by another. The Shanghai Tower, currently under construction with completion scheduled for 2014, will be the second-tallest building in the world. It will stand an astounding 2,073 feet high. Getting to its top will require racing toward the clouds in one of the building’s 106 elevators, and this will happen at speeds that will clock in at about 3,281 feet per minute.
    Plans for an even taller building are under way in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom Tower has been approved for construction on a site that overlooks the Red Sea. If completed as designed, it will be the first building in the world to surpass the 100-kilometer mark. For now, here are the world's five tallest:..

    Shanghai World Financial Center (HD)

    Geology

    Exclusive Raw Video: Moment of China Earthquake
    "Exclusive amateur video of the moment a major earthquake struck in China. The cameraman was motorbiking with friends in a mountain region near Chengdu when the temblor began. (AP May 14)"

    -Earthquakes

  • Dazed survivors of China quake spend chilly night in the open April 14, 2010 10:25 p.m. EDT cnn.com

  • "..A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit near the town in an impoverished area of Qinghai province the morning before, killing more than 580 people and injuring at least 10,000 others, according to state-run media. ...
    China earthquake aftermath - victims & rescue

    " "Added: May 14, 2008 (Less info) Terrible earthquake and a respectful local official. This clip is from CNN's website. "
  • China quake death toll rises above 8,700, By WILLIAM FOREMAN, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago (news.yahoo.com)

  • "CHENGDU, China - A powerful earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants Monday in central China, killing more than 8,700 people and trapping untold numbers in mounds of concrete, steel and earth in the country's worst quake in three decades.
    The 7.9-magnitude quake devastated a region of small cities and towns set amid steep hills north of Sichuan's provincial capital of Chengdu. Striking in midafternoon, it emptied office buildings across the country in Beijing and could be felt as far away as Vietnam.
    Snippets from state media and photos posted on the Internet underscored the immense scale of the devastation. In the town of Juyuan, south of the epicenter, a three-story high school collapsed, burying as many as 900 students and killing at least 50, the official Xinhua news agency said. Photos showed people using cranes, mechanical hoists and their hands to remove slabs of concrete and steel.
    Buried teenagers struggling to break free from the rubble, "while others were crying out for help," Xinhua said. Families waited in the rain near the wreckage as rescuers wrote the names of the dead on a blackboard, Xinhua said.
    The earthquake hit one of the last homes of the giant panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve and panda breeding center, in Wenchuan county, which remained out of contact, Xinhua said.
    In Chengdu, it crashed telephone networks and hours later left parts of the city of 10 million in darkness.
    "We can't get to sleep. We're afraid of the earthquake. We're afraid of all the shaking," said 52-year-old factory worker Huang Ju, who took her ailing, elderly mother out of the Jinjiang District People's Hospital. Outside, Huang sat in a wheelchair wrapped in blankets while her mother, who was ill, slept in a hospital bed next to her.
    Xinhua reported 8,533 people died in Sichuan alone and 216 others in three other provinces and the mega-city of Chongqing.
    Worst affected were four counties including the quake's epicenter in Wenchuan, 60 miles northwest of Chengdu. Landslides left roads impassable Tuesday, causing the government to order soldiers into the area on foot, state television said, and heavy rain prevented four military helicopters from landing.
    Wenchuan's Communist Party secretary appealed for air drops of tents, food and medicine. "We also need medical workers to save the injured people here," Xinhua quoted Wang Bin as telling other officials who reached him by phone.
    To the east, in Beichuan county, 80 percent of the buildings fell, and 10,000 people were injured, aside from 3,000 to 5,000 dead, Xinhua said. State media said two chemical plants in an industrial zone of the city of Shifang collapsed, burying hundreds of people and spilling more than 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia.
    Though slow to release information at first, the government and its state media ramped up quickly. Nearly 20,000 soldiers, police and reservists were sent to the disaster area.
    Disasters always pose a test for the communist government, whose mandate rests heavily on maintaining order, delivering economic growth, and providing relief in emergencies.
    Pressure for a rapid response was particularly intense this year, with the government already grappling with public discontent over high inflation and a widespread uprising among Tibetans in western China while trying to prepare for the Aug. 8-24 Beijing Olympics.
    "I am particularly saddened by the number of students and children affected by this tragedy," President Bush said in a statement.
    International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge sent his condolences to President Hu Jintao, adding: "The Olympic Movement is at your side, especially during these difficult moments. Our thoughts are with you."
    Premier Wen Jiabao, a geologist by training, called the quake "a major geological disaster," and traveled to the disaster area to oversee rescue and relief operations.
    "Hang on a bit longer. The troops are rescuing you," Wen shouted to people buried in the Traditional Medicine Hospital in the city of Dujiangyan, on the road to Wenchuan, in comments broadcast by CCTV.
    "As long as there was a slightest hope, we should make our effort a hundred times and we will never relax," he said outside the collapsed school in Juyuan.
    The quake was the deadliest since one in 1976 in the city of Tangshan near Beijing that killed 240,000 � although some reports say as many as 655,000 perished � the most devastating in modern history. A 1933 quake near where Monday's struck killed at least 9,000, according to geologists.
    Monday's quake occurred on a fault where South Asia pushes against the Eurasian land mass, smashing the Sichuan plain into mountains leading to the Tibetan highlands � near communities that held sometimes violent protests of Chinese rule in mid-March.
    Much of the area has been closed to foreign media and travelers since then, compounding the difficulties of getting information. Roads north from Chengdu to the disaster area were sealed off early Tuesday to all but emergency convoys.
    In Chengdu, the region's commercial center, the airport closed for seven hours, reopening only for emergency and a few outbound flights. A major railway line to the northeast was ruptured, stranding about 10,000 passengers, Xinhua said. Although most of the power had been restored by nightfall, phone and Internet service was spotty and some neighborhoods remained without power and water.
    Nervous residents spent the night outside, some playing cards or heading to the suburbs. State media, citing the Sichuan seismology bureau, reported 313 aftershocks.
    "Traffic jams, no running water, power outs, everyone sitting in the streets, patients evacuated from hospitals sitting outside and waiting," said Ronen Medzini, an Israeli student in Chengdu, via text message.
    When it hit shortly before 2:30 p.m., the quake rumbled for nearly three minutes, witnesses said, driving people into the streets in panic.
    "It was really scary to be on the 26th floor in something like that," said Tom Weller, a 49-year-old American oil and gas consultant staying at the Holiday Inn. "You had to hold on to something like that or you'd fall over. It shook for so long and so violently, you wondered how long the building would be able to stand this."
    While most buildings in the city held up, those in the countryside tumbled. On the outskirts of Chongqing, a school collapsed, killing at least five people. Residents said teachers kept the children inside, thinking it was safer.
    The city of Mianyang ordered all able-bodied males under 50 to take water and tools and walk or drive to Beichuan, where most of the buildings had collapsed.
    State TV broadcast tips for anyone trapped in the earthquake. "If you're buried, keep calm and conserve your energy. Seek water and food, and wait patiently for rescue," CCTV said.
    Although initially measured at 7.8 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey later revised its assessment of the quake to 7.9. Its depth � about six miles below the surface, according to the USGS � gave the tremor such wide impact, geologists said.
    The earthquake also rattled buildings in Beijing, 930 miles to the north, causing evacuations of office towers. People ran screaming into the streets in other cities, where many residents said they had never felt an earthquake.
    In Beijing, where hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors are expected for the Olympics, stadiums, arenas and other venues for the games were undamaged.
    Li Jiulin, a top engineer on the 91,000-seat National Stadium � known as the Bird's Nest and the jewel of the Olympics � was conducting a site inspection when the quake struck. He told reporters the building was designed to withstand a 8.0 quake.
    "The Olympic venues were not affected by the earthquake," said Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing organizing committee. "We considered earthquakes when building those venues."
    Some 660 miles to the east in Anhui province, chandeliers swayed in the lobby of the Buckingham Palace Hotel. "We've never felt anything like this our whole lives," said a hotel employee surnamed Zhu.
    The massive Three Gorges dam, the world's largest about 350 miles to the east of the epicenter, was not affected, according to the information office of State Council Three Gorges Construction Committee. The area around the enormous dam remains increasingly precarious as rising waters in the reservoir have led to landslides.
    Premier Wen, after arriving in Chengdu, traveled to Dujiangyan, near the collapsed high school. On his plane, he appealed for people to rally together.
    "This is an especially challenging task," state TV showed Wen saying, reading from a statement. "In the face of the disaster, what's most important is calmness, confidence, courage and powerful command."

    给我一颗中国心

    "To remember the victims of the 5.12 earthquake in China, and more importantly let's help the needy, the orphans, the children, the old, and more. Let's rise up from the ruins, and rebuild our country, and rebuild our lives. Life is short, and life is vulnerable. Let's humble ourselves and love each other, and maybe we can find the true safe place, as the Bible says, in Jesus Christ. God bless China!"
  • China says death toll in quake more than 51,000 By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Article Launched: 05/22/2008 12:01:00 AM CDT (twincities.com)

  • "BEICHUAN, China � China said the toll of dead and missing from last week's powerful earthquake jumped to more than 80,000, while the government appealed today for millions of tents to shelter homeless survivors.
    The confirmed number of dead rose nearly 10,000 from the day before to 51,151, Cabinet spokesman Guo Weimin told a news conference. Another 29,328 people remained missing and nearly 300,000 were hurt in the May 12 quake centered in Sichuan province, he said.
    The disaster left 5 million people homeless and leveled more than 80 percent of the buildings in some remote towns and villages areas near the epicenter. In bigger cities whole apartment blocks collapsed or are now too dangerous to live in because of damage and worries about aftershocks.
    "We need more than 3.3 million tents," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters, adding that 400,000 tents have already been delivered. It was the second call for tents from China in recent days.
    "We hope and welcome international assistance in this regard. We hope the international community can give priority in providing tents," he said.
    Underscoring the need, Chinese President Hu Jintao visited two tent manufacturing companies in eastern Zhejiang province, urging workers to boost production to meet needs from the disaster area, state media reported.
    U.S. aid to earthquake victims totals $2.8 million, Ambassador Clark T. Randt Jr. said, including medical equipment and satellite images of damaged infrastructure. The American Red Cross had donated $10 million, and American companies operating in China have pledged more than $34 million.
    In the effort to assure people the government was placing top priority on relief efforts, Premier Wen Jiabao returned today to the disaster zone, the official Xinhua News Agency said � his second trip there following a visit immediately after the quake.
    The government is also grappling with official estimates of more than 4,000 China earthquake
    A couple reacts immediately after an earthquake struck during their wedding photo shoot at a deserted catholic seminary in Pengzhou in southwest China's Sichuan province Monday May 12, 2008. Five couples were having wedding photos taken when the earthquake struck, and all escaped without injury. The century-old seminary was destroyed in the quake, which left tens of thousands dead in Sichuan. (AP Photo) children orphaned by the quake, and received hundreds calls from people offering to adopt them.
    Anger that so many children died because their school buildings were poorly built continued to simmer online and in state media. The Southern Metropolis News quoted a rescuer as saying that rubble from the Juyuan high school, where more than 270 students died, showed that no steel reinforcing bars were used in construction, only iron wire.
    Pictures posted online of Wufu town, where some 200 students died when the Fuxin No. 2 Primary School collapsed, showed roads lined with wreaths. Piles of dusty school bags were among the rubble.
    "The children did not die because of a natural disaster, they died because of a dangerous building," read a hand-painted banner strung across a roadway.
    In Beichuan, the smell of bleach was overpowering as rescue workers in white safety suits sprayed disinfectant in the area. Villagers were picking up medicine from stands set up by the government.
    The town's government offices opened today at a hotel in neighboring Anxian county.
    "Our previous office buildings collapsed, but our responsibilities, never," Ma Yun, head of the county's administrative office, was quoted as saying by the official Xinhua News Agency.
    Blocked streams, earthquake-loosened soil, mudslides and the upcoming rainy season create the risk of secondary disasters that can make relief work and rebuilding even more difficult, officials with the Ministry of Land and Resources said today.
    Avoiding further geological disasters during relief work and rebuilding will be a "daunting task," said Yun Xiaosu, vice minister of land and resources.
    The earthquake and aftershocks created 34 lakes, known as barrier lakes, as debris blocked rivers and streams throughout the earthquake area.
    "The dangers at the barrier lakes are severe," Yun said. "The water level in some lakes is high and rising. If there's a break, it will cause severe damage."
    People who might be in the way of breaks already have been evacuated, he added.
    The region's rainy season starts in June, creating further problems and risk of major mudslides, Yun said.
    The torch relay, a symbol of the country's hopes for the Beijing Olympics, restarted Thursday with a minute of silence at a container terminal in the eastern seaport city of Ningbo. The torch run has been toned down in the wake of the quake.
    Originally planned for next month, organizers said the Sichuan leg of the run would be delayed until just before the start of the Aug. 8 games.
    In another sign of attempts to return to normal after the quake, officials in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu ordered all government bodies and companies to resume regular operations, Xinhua reported."

    HUMANITARIAN AID RESPONSE:
    SOS! Please help Chinese earthquake victims!

    "They need help to rebuild their lives! Your kindness and generosity will be greatly appreciated!
    Please make donation to American Red Cross or Canada Red Cross online or phone or mail or other ways found on their websites.
    http://american.redcross.org
    http://www.redcross.ca
    In UK, please go to UK Red Cross site:
    China Earthquake Appeal launched http://www.redcross.org.uk/news.asp?i...
    To China Red Cross directly, please visit
    http://www.redcross.cn
    Please also check whether your company or charities will match your contribution.
    Thanks!"

    China Aid calls upon world churches to pray for earthquake victims By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Tuesday, May 13, 2008
    "..China Aid Association (CAA) says in a media release that it "mourns with the suffering Chinese people during this moment of great loss."
    CAA is actively collaborating with the Chinese house churches to send love gifts to help survivors.
    Meanwhile, CAA says it has learned that in the past two days, in spite of the attention garnered by of the rescue efforts for victims of the earthquake in Sichuan province, one house church Bible School in Hebei was raided and forced to close.
    Church sources informed CAA that at 10:30am on May 13, 2008, a Bible school located in Yanjiao town, Sanhe city of Hebei Province was raided by more than 30 officers from the Sanhe City Religious Affairs Bureau, Sanhe Public Security Bureau, Langfang City Public Security Bureau of Hebei province and local PSB officers, led by the Chief of the Hebei Religious Affairs Bureau....

    *other related sites: Monitor China
    While in China, Franklin Graham and Samaritan�s Purse Respond to Earthquake Destruction Relief Group Also Helps Cyclone Devastated Myanmar and Tornado Victims In United States By Jeremy Reynalds Correspondent for ASSIST News Service Tuesday, May 13, 2008
    "..According to a news release, Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is currently on a 10-day visit to China where he is meeting with government and church leaders in Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai.
    When he learned about the devastating earthquake, Graham committed $150,000 to assist with the immediate disaster response. The relief organization is continuing to look for additional ways it can contribute to earthquake relief efforts.
    According to the news release, Graham met with Elder Fu Xian-Wei, chairman of the Three Self Patriotic Movement, and Rev. Gao Feng, president of the China Christian Council, at the organizations� national headquarters in Shanghai. ..

    Samaritan�s Purse lands first U.S. nongovernmental organization flight to deliver 90 tons of earthquake relief in Chengdu, China for victims in devastated cities of Schifang and Mianzhu By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Saturday, May 24, 2008
    "...A media release states the cargo jet was loaded with emergency supplies including 1,140 rolls of high-grade plastic sheeting to provide temporary shelter to nearly 5,000 people, medical supplies, hygiene kits and blankets.
    Samaritan's Purse also has water and sanitation experts from Water Missions International (WMI) on the ground to train and equip locals with six water filtration systems -- each with the capability of producing some 10,000 gallons of clean water per day -- serving tens of thousands of people.
    Samaritan's Purse is an international Christian relief organization that provides immediate, no-red-tape response to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in crisis situations -- especially in locations where few others are working. The organization is working in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, natural disaster, poverty, famine and persecution.
    Media wishing to obtain more information about Samaritan's Purse, including high-resolution downloadable photos from the May 23 Charlotte airlift, should visit www.DeMossNewsPond.com/sp"

    One of few ministries allowed into China prepares for long-term aid, Posted: 28 May, 2008 (Mission Network News)
    "China (MNN) ― Two aftershocks hit China yesterday afternoon. One, a magnitude 5.4, and the other a magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale. Shortly after, the same news source reported that five people had been found dead. Another source reported that in earthquakes the magnitude of the May 12 one in China, aftershocks have occurred for two to three months afterward.
    Evangelical Free Church of America's Touch Global outreach was one of the few organizations allowed into China after the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province. Good relationships in China between their indigenous partners and ex-patriot staff allowed them to start helping within minutes after the earthquake hit. ...
    The greatest need right now is for finances so that their work can become long-term. Up until now, much of their response has been through their indigenous partners, though the resources with their North American partners are useful as well.
    As they transition to the long-term response, "It requires us to kind of shift our focus," said Snyder...
    Inner strength has grown over the past 20 years in China, but the earthquake has shaken a bit of their confidence which opens up different doors. It has "allowed opportunity for conversations about things that, up until now, have just been impossible to achieve."
    EFCA Touch Global also has work in Myanmar. "

    Earthquake survivors in China receive another six water purification systems from Water Missions International By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Friday, May 30, 2008
    "..The systems were airlifted by FedEx at no cost to WMI and are expected to reach Shanghai tomorrow. Upon arrival in Shanghai, the systems will be transported into Chengdu to the areas of greatest need.
    According to a media release, WMI's International Project Director, Andre Mergenthaler, has been on the ground in China leading a water resource team of engineers and technicians through installation and operation of systems previously deployed for this disaster relief effort.
    The media release says that since the disaster struck, WMI, in cooperation with Samaritan's Purse, has deployed a total of 12 water systems to China. Six of those systems are now set up and operational in Luoshi, Yinghua, Lungji, and Mianzhu, towns with a total population of 29,000 people...
    For more information on how to help, please contact Danya Jordan at (843)769-7395 or djordan@watermissions.org . Donations are also accepted online at www.watermissions.org

    Government

  • Chinese Embassy
  • Holidays/Celebrations

    MY Astro《天天好天》2011 Chinese New Year Song

    *year of the Rabbit (Xin Mao)
    Chinese New Year 2008 - Year of the Rat

    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
    I know who holds tomorrow (Chinese Version)

    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

  • Chinese New Year By the Chinese Calendar, chinapage.com

  • Chinese New Year, from Wikipedia

  • "Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 20."
    China Page Year of the "?"
    Kids Domain
    Annies Chinese New Year Homepage
    ""The Chinese calendar is basically lunar, or based on the moon, consisting of 12 months of alternately 29 and 30 days. This lunar year totals 354 days. To keep this calendar in step with the solar year of about 365 days, intercalary months are periodically inserted in much the same way they are in the Jewish calendar. One interesting feature of the Chinese calendar is the naming of the years. Twelve animal names from ancient times have been attached to years. These names, in order of their occurrence, are: rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, fowl, dog, and pig. This cycle of years is frequently used for astrological purposes, much the same way the 12 signs of the zodiac are used in the West to describe personality traits and to tell fortunes."
    ~From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~
    China National Day parade

    60th Chinese National Day Parade by Girls

    Language

    -Alphabet

  • The Chinese Alphabet , chinese-tools.com

  • -Dictionary
  • MDBG-English-Chinese-Basic word dictionary

  • *referred by Chris S. (12/08)

    -Greetings

  • 01 - Greetings Chinese Online Phrase Book, chinese-tools.com

  • Beginner Chinese lesson part 1

    'Uploaded by Kellian8 on Sep 27, 2006 a short Chinese dialogue with pin yin and English translation "

    -Miscellaneous

  • Free Chinese Lessons
  • Learn Chinese Online
  • Learning Chinese Online
  • Live Tutoring

  • Learn Mandarin Chinese Lesson 1 - Introduce yourself

    "Finish the series of video lessons and you can start speaking Chinese in a week. The lessons will teach you the most basic and useful words and sentences for Chinese. We constantly add and update our video lessons. Also go to our website http://www.live-tutoring.com to check out how you can get 1 to 1 tutoring from our highly trained and professional tutors."

    Introduction to Learning Mandarin Chinese with GraspChinese.com

    "Watch our intro video to see how we can help you learn Mandarin Chinese online for free. Learn about our unique web-based multimedia Chinese lessons, and how they teach Chinese through real life scenarios that you would encounter in China. Dani Wang gives an overview of our multimedia exercises and glossary that are available as part of each online Chinese lesson. Our achievements system allow you to track your progress as you learn Chinese online."
    *referred by Dani (November 28th 2011)

    Wo hen hao (I'm very good)
    Good bye!

    Law-Justice

    -Lawyers

  • Help Free Gao Zhisheng

  • "Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, disappeared February 4, and was last seen being taken away by a dozen police officers. Gao Zhisheng has been repeatedly kidnapped, arrested, imprisoned and tortured by Chinese authorities, because he has defended the persecuted and has been an unyielding voice for justice in the Chinese courts...

    Maps

  • World Atlas
  • Media

    -Newspapers

  • China Daily
  • The Gospel Herald

  • -Radio
  • Far East BroadCasting

  • Radio ministry launches strategic Olympic outreach Posted: 8 August, 2008 (Mission Network News)
    "China (MNN) ― China is going all out in its opulent display of the Olympic Games.
    Gregg Harris with Far East Broadcasting Company says the enthusiasm carries over to what their team is doing through especially themed programs. FEBC currently airs more than 40 hours a day of special programs related to the Olympics.
    Harris explains that "these programs for the Olympics are really designed to sort of draw listeners into the larger FEBC program so that they can first hear these programs that are very interesting to them--they're not specifically evangelistic. But then [we hope] they'll want to stay tuned and listen to the evangelistic programs. We sure hope they find Christ like so many thousands already have."
    The team is working around Surmounting Summits, which concerns not only the challenges of athletes, but also spiritual struggles.
    Among the programs is a radio drama, Pure Gold. It's the biography of missionary Eric Liddell, the 1924 Olympic champion of the 400-meter dash. Another program, Never Mediocre, will be aired live from FEBC transmitters in the Philippines. Christian athletes such as Chinese tennis champion Michael Cheng are among the featured guests.
    Harris says the government has forbidden foreign evangelism during the Games. FEBC did send a team to Beijing, and the security measures designed to protect both athletes and tourists will make their work challenging.
    However, he notes: "We have always maintained a very positive relationship with the government. That's what allows us to broadcast so many hours a day of Christian programming without being jammed. We really try to comply with the government regulations so that we can have the long-term opportunity to broadcast the Gospel to China."
    FEBC has also created a special section on their popular Liangyou Web site to attract Chinese students and web-surfers in mainland China.
    Producing and airing these broadcasts in the midst of millions of spectators is a colossal undertaking. The effort could use both prayer and funding.
    Please pray that God will use these broadcasts to strengthen believers throughout China and draw many listeners to Himself. Pray too for the staff, for health and strength as they work long hours to cover the events."

    Missions

  • China Mission Trip, video from Godtube.com
  • Free Church for China
  • Movies

  • The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), Synopsis from dvdmg.com-

  • "All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives."
    Just watched part of the movie torwards the end on 1/8/05 w/family in St. Paul
  • Shaolin Soccer, a movie that was shown during ASA' Awareness Week on Tuesday, March 22nd 2005 at UMM
  • The Shower (Xizao"), a 1999 int'l film

  • *shown at UMM Wed, Nov 30th of 2005

    Music

    -Gospel

  • Amazine Grace, gospel song in video from Godtube.com

  • -Worship
    我在這裡敬拜 Here I am to worship (Wo zai zhe li jin bai) Mandarin

    "Oke, the intro isn't that great.. intro of the english version is better.. 詞曲: Tim Hughes 中譯: 黃昱玲,堯堯
    神你是光 你照亮了黑暗
    Shen ni shi guang, ni zhao liang le hei an
    開我眼讓我看見
    Kai wo yan rang wo kan jian
    你的榮美 讓我心渴慕你
    Ni de rong mei, rang wo sxin ke mu ni
    希望與你不分離
    Xi wang yu ni bu fen li
    所以, 我在這裡敬拜
    Suo yi, wo zai zhe li jing bai
    屈膝向你跪拜
    Qu xi xiang ni gui bai
    大聲宣告你是我的神
    Da sheng xuan gao ni shi wo de shen
    噢, 你是如此美好
    O, ni shi ru ci mei hao
    你是如此配得
    Ni shi ru ci pei de
    我在這裡敬拜你聖名
    Wo zai zhe li jing bai ni sheng ming
    萬王之王 坐在至高寶座上
    Wan wang zhi wang, zuo zai zhi gao bao zuo xiang
    散發榮耀的光芒
    San fa rong yao de guang mang
    謙卑自己 來到你所造之地
    Qian bei zi ji, lai dao ni suo zao zi di
    為了愛犧牲自己
    Wei le ai xi sheng zi ji
    ** 我不知道 多少代價
    Wo bu zhi dao, duo shao dai qia
    能使我罪釘上十架
    Neng shi wo zui ding shang shi jia "

    People

  • The Hui of China, from last frontier (muslim ethnic group)
  • Persecution

    Anyway, I'm here to write more about Chinese food, but "soul food". Shang Ti-God's Word-Bible, which has been unfortunately been scarce in Communists China. I was previewing this movie that I got from the local Christian bookstore, Family Bookstore, located in our very small town-mall. This movie is going to be played in my local church's first "International Movie Night" tonight-Saturday, October 18th at our old church building. While watching the movie, here were some observations:

    Movie: China Cry
    China Cry: Christian Persecution in Athiest China

    "This video is part six of a movie that details the life of Nora Lam and the Church as it began to become heavily persecuted under atheistic Communist rule in China. Instead of dying, the church not only survived, it began to thrive"
    Main Character: Sung Neng Lee (Nora Lam) played by Julia Nickson
    Background Story: Sung grows up in a �upper class�Efamily (dad is a doctor) and their comfortable �way of life" (somewhat like �usliving in the U.S. turns around after the Japanese stormed in during WWII She goes through obstacles as the nation of China goes through the �Cultural Revolution (30 years before the infamous Tinanmen Square 1989 Massacre incident)

    Here were some comparitive "blessing�s" observations that I made between this lady's experience during this time in China and America (present day from my personal experience so far):

    -we are blessed to have a democratic government
    -we are blessed to have more freedom compared to what Sung went through
    -we are blessed to have �religious freedom"(somewhat despite the current debates on: �Pledge of Allegiance �Ten Commandments in City Hall� Prayer in Schools �Makeshift Cross still standing from the WTC rubble �God inscribed in the bricks of a memorial in Columbine [Focus on the Family]
    -we are blessed to worship publicly (Seung witnesses a �undergound church have worship and praise silently as they just mouth the words)

    For more related resources to what Sung experienced:

    Web

    -"China's History of Providential Perspective, Cultural Revolution too

    Ministries
    -Nora Lam Ministries, San Jose, CA based providing aid to children in China

    Books:
    -China Cry, book written w/Irene Burk Harrell
    -Discovery of Geneis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language
    +Early Chinese Evidence of the Bible Stories, from bibleprobe.com
    +Chinese Characters, from euroasiasoftware
    +Chinese Written Language
    -The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
    -Watchman Nee, a missionary within his own country (others)
    -Hudson Taylor, a missionary that opened the door to mainland China
    -Books on China, reccomended by Urbana/IVCF

    Bike -The Chinese Christian

    Christians Executed in China

    "Christians executed in China"
    Persecuted Church China Update

    Physically Challenged

    Armless Pianist is Winner of China's Got Talent Final 2010 - Liu Wei Performing You're Beautiful

    "NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS! Losing his arms in an accident at age 10, Liu Wei from Beijing never gives up on his dreams. He has learned to do everything with his feet and started to learn to play piano at age 19. His dream is to become a musician—and he has done just that! He just won the China's "

    Radio

  • Chinese Internet Radio
  • Sports

  • Summer Olympics 2008, (Chinese)
  • 2008 Summer Olympic Games, Beijing

    "The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, are an international multi-sport event, that will be held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008, and followed by the 2008 Summer Paralympics from September 6 to September 17. 10,500 athletes are expected to compete in 302 events in 28 sports, just one event more than was on the schedule of the Athens games of 2004..."

    -Blogs

  • China Plympics Blog

  • 5 Things: 2008 Summer Olympic Games - AskMen
    Blog Herald.com
    -Ceremonies

    Beijing Olympic Grand Opening Ceremony Images

    "http://olympicgames2.blogspot.com Beijing Olympics opens with outstanding fantastic ceremony Fireworks, athletes and pageantry on a scale never before seen in the Olympics opened the Summer Games in Beijing on Friday. A global TV audience of four billion and 91,000 in the Olympic Stadium witnessed the opening ceremony. 20,000 fireworks torched the sky, fairies floated in a constellation of incandescent beauty and 56 children representing China's ethnic mix paraded the flag of the People's Republic. The eighth day of the eighth month, 2008, Chinese president Hu Jintao sat alongside Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee. 4,000 years of Chinese history was condensed into the mother of all floor shows to mark the opening of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. This was the choreographed demonstration of might the like of which the Olympic Games has never seen. This was history set to music and dance, every step reminding the assembled world leaders that Beijing stands at the centre of a universe every bit as legitimate as those born of Greece and Rome. Gunpowder, or the burning of medicines in these parts, we were reminded in a series of heady detonations was invented this end of the Silk Road half a millennia ago. Paper, another creation of ancient China, and writing utensils made of bamboo slips dating back to the fifth century BC, featured heavily in a display of artistic hegemony worthy of the great nation China believes herself to be. The Summer Olympics are now officially under way, the cauldron flame has been lighted in a manner that will be talked about for generations, China has a lot of new friends and "The Greatest Show On Earth" lived up to its $100 million expectations inside the incomparable Bird's Nest. What an Opening Ceremony. One World One Dream has just been replaced as the most useful phrase here by How Did They Do That? This Opening Ceremony was billed as the greatest show on Earth, and it quite possibly was. Artistic director Zhang Yimou had the daunting task of incorporating 5,000 years worth of Chinese civilization into one program, and it was done with mind-blowing technology and artistic flair. The stadium itself was the star, its open-roof ring stretching a few stories high above and serving as a projector screen for waterfalls, whales, flying doves, stars, ancient Silk Road travel and much more. Everything about this Opening Ceremony left one breathless and wanting more, and that is what a good Opening Ceremony is supposed to do of course. "

    Stadium designer blasts China Olympics - 12 Aug 07

    "The man behind China's signature Olympic stadium has criticised next year's games and says he is going to boycott them. Ai WeiWei says Beijing is using pomp and propaganda to hide the true of face of China. "

    2008 Summer Olympics, from Wikipedia
    "..officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, is a major international multi-sport event which is being celebrated in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008 and followed by the 2008 Summer Paralympics from September 6 to September 17. Ten thousand, five hundred athletes are expected to compete in 302 events in 28 sports, just one event more than was on the schedule of the 2004 games.[2] The 2008 Beijing Olympics will also mark the third time that Olympic events will have been held in the territories of two different National Olympic Committees (NOC): at the 2008 Olympics, equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong, which competes separately from mainland China..."

    Store

  • Arebay, low cost Chinese made popular American brands

  • *buy or surf this site cautiously (slave labor???). Found this through a myspace forum (4/16/07) through Sunny in China

    Teach English

  • DBW, from Asian American Press
  • Sunrise Educational Foundation, to better the lives of the people of China based in Springfield, MO

  • *a connection through HWC

    Transportation

    -Bridge

  • China's Jiaozhou Bay Bridge- China's enormous span is longer than a marathon in length and cost more than a billion dollars. , news.yahoo.com

  • "...A sign that reads: "Shandong Highway Corp. invests to operate Shandong Highway Jiaozhou Bay Bridge" is seen at Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, Shandong province June 27, 2011. The world's longest sea bridge spanning Jiaozhou Bay of Qingdao City, Shandong Province, opened on Thursday, June 30, 2011. The bridge is 42 km (26 miles) long, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken June 27, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ..
    Video of world's longest sea bridge opened in China

    "The world's longest bridge over sea water has opened in opened to general traffic on in China's eastern coastal city of Qingdao. Jiaozhou Bay is located on the southern coast of the Shandong Peninsula in East China. It separates Huangdao District from Qingdao City and borders on two other cities, Jiaozhou and Jiaonan. The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, with a total length of 42.4 kilometres would easily cross the English Channel and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in the American state of Louisiana. Built in just four years at a cost of 55.5 billion pounds, the sheer scale of the bridge reveals the advances made by Chinese engineers in recent years."

    -Rail

  • China unveils 'world's fastest train link' Sat Dec 26, 7:54 am ET news.yahoo.com

  • " BEIJING (AFP) – China on Saturday unveiled what it billed as the fastest rail link in the world -- a train connecting the modern cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan at an average speed of 350 kilometres (217 miles) an hour.
    The super-high-speed train reduces the 1,069 kilometre journey to a three hour ride and cuts the previous journey time by more than seven and a half hours, the official Xinhua news agency said.
    Work on the project began in 2005 as part of plans to expand a high-speed network aimed at eventually linking Guangzhou, a business hub in southern China near Hong Kong, with the capital Beijing, Xinhua added...


    Shanghai Maglev world's fastest train accelerating to 430 km/h (267 mph) Transrapid

    "On 27 Sept. 2007 I was using the Maglev high-speed train (based on German Transrapid technology) and you can see how it accelerates to an incredible speed of 430 km/h. The 30-km line (constructed between 2001 and 2004) runs between the Shanghai Lujiazui financial district and Pudong Shanghai International Airport whereby a ride takes about 8 minutes. The Transrapid in Shanghai has a design speed of over 500 km/h (310 mph) and a regular service speed of 430 km/h (267 mph). Shanghai Maglev is the world's fastest railway system in commercial operation. Other Maglev lines within China may follow. "
    *see Worlds fastest Train: 574.8kmph., Fastest Train in the World: 581km/h. Japan JR-Maglev

    Travel

    -Attractions

  • Great Wall of China, from the Beijing Guide

  • Great Wall of China

    Wikipedia
    "The Great Wall is one of the existing megastructures and the world's longest man-made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles)[1] from Shanhai Pass in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia."
  • Three Gorges Dam, from Wikipedia

  • "s a Chinese hydroelectric river dam which spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei province, China. It is the largest hydroelectric river dam in the world, more than five times the size of the Hoover Dam also known as the Boulder Dam.
    The reservoir began filling on June 1, 2003, and will occupy part of the scenic Three Gorges area, between the cities of Yichang, Hubei; and Fuling, Chongqing. Construction began in 1994 and structural work was finished on May 20, 2006, nine months ahead of schedule.[1]. However, several generators still have to be installed, and the dam is not expected to become fully operational until about 2009."

    three gorges dam

    "The three gorges dam in the mainland china ."
    Chinese three gorges dam project - 9 December 2007, from youtube.com
    "Four million Chinese people could loose their homes before the huge Three Gorges dam is completed. Al Jazeera's Tony Cheng investiages the human cost of of the project in Yangtze town."
  • Tinanmen Square, from travel china guide

  • "Located at the center of Beijing City is Tiananmen Square, where you can visit Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony. Thousands of people come to the Square every day. It is the must place to visit in Beijing City."
    Travel The Road - Season 2 Ep 07 Christian.TV clip

    "Season 2 Episode 7 - Scouting Mission: China North to South. Tim and Will travel north through China toward Siberia, battling temperatures of 40 below zero. They then head south to forbidden North Korea, Beijing, China and then to the Great Wall of China. "

  • China Discovery Tours
  • China Highlights, city guide
  • Lonely Planet, travel info
  • Travel Blog, facts about China
  • Travel Lang, learn Chinese

  • -Videos
    Travel to China, Beijing, from youtube.com
    "Traveling to China Beijing with Emirates"

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