Student Journals

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When you join our Student Ambassadors on a journey through Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, you’ll quickly understand what it’s like to have compound vision. That’s because you’ll see China’s…

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For Teachers

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For Teachers Welcome K-12 Teachers, Students, and Parents!  Everything in this For Teacher's section is designed just for you. Everything in this teaching area is designed specifically for K-12 teachers…

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Follow the Mission

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Join Governor Tim Pawlenty and our seven "Student Ambassadors" as they travel to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong on November 11 to 19. They’re traveling with 200 Minnesota business, education…

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Explore More

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We are separated by oceans and mountain ranges and deserts and forests, by hemispheres of East and West, by thousands of miles and thousands of years, by different customs and…

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Education

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Minnesota-China Connection is your first-class ticket for a whirlwind educational trip to China – without leaving home. Seven “Student Ambassadors” traveled with Governor Tim Pawlenty on a historic trade mission to…

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Great Minnesota Innovations

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The Land of 10,000 Innovations A Timeline of Minnesota’s Inventive History Going With Your Gut Few things hold a teenager’s attention like food, so let’s start with the stomach. Here…

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Chinese Gift-Giving Etiquette

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You may think that the beautifully wrapped box you're about to present to your host is a thoughtful gesture, something that will be appreciated, perhaps even cherished. But under the…

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Chinese Footbinding: Broken Lotus

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A small foot on a woman is a beautiful woman, says ancient Chinese tradition. The practice of Chinese footbinding saw women’s feet broken and curled into 3-inch shoes at a…

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Great Chinese Inventions

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An Inventive History How Chinese Thinkers and Tinkers Changed the World Life in 21st Century Minnesota has been greatly shaped by many inventions and innovations that had their birth in…

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