In this publication, we offer 1) “China unfettered: redefining the rules of the seas” by Lee Kuan Yew; and 2) “Washington observation: U.S. antagonizing both Russia and China has made them move closer” by Donghui Yu.
In the Music Section, we have “Dances of the Youths” (《青春舞曲》):
The Chinese Culture and Arts Exchange Association Successfully Conducts the Asian International Simplified Cooking Seminar
The Chinese Culture and Arts Exchange Association (CCAEA) recently conducted its third cultural and arts exchange program since its inception in February of this year. The event known as the “Asian International Simplified Cooking Seminar” was held at the Culture Center Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (CCTECRO) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Over a hundred people attended this event despite it being held over the July 4th holiday weekend.
After everyone was seated, the association’s public relations committee chairperson, Grace Gao, introduced the CCAEA president, Grace Chiou, a certified sushi chef, to demonstrate various cooking and preparation techniques for simplified Japanese cuisine during the seminar. After the demonstrations, president Chiou invited attendees to participate in preparing Japanese dishes under her guidance. Afterwards, the participants were rewarded with eating their own creations. The dishes included sashimi, tempura, various sushi rolls, and eel rice.
During the demonstrations, president Chiou explained the health benefits of Japanese cuisine for young and old alike, and emphasized the importance of using fresh ingredients and maintaining proper sanitation in handling and storing food. Attendees were entertained and impressed with the skilled knife work in cutting the raw fish and creative arrangement into intricate floral patterns. In the entertaining environment, participants enthusiastically created their own versions of various rolls. President Chiou invited every attendee to take home a box of California Rolls, much to their delight.
Our special condolences to Dr. Lester Lee’s family
Dr. Lester H. Lee was one of the old timers in Silicon Valley. He went to America 50 years ago after finishing high school in China. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois and settled in Silicon Valley after getting his Ph. D. from Stanford University. He was president of Recortec, Inc., a company he started 30 years ago. Recortec is now the oldest Chinese owned hi-tech company. Dr. Lee was also the founder and past president of a number of prominent Chinese hi-tech organizations such as CIE, the Chinese Institute of Engineers, AAMA, the Asian American Manufacturers Association, and MJ, the Monte-Jade Technology Association. He was extremely active in the Chinese community. He and his wife Helen were major supporters of all Chinese political candidates in America. He himself was the first ever Chinese appointed to the Board of Regents of the University of California, the governing body of the 9 campus system. Back in the year 2000, he founded and served as the first chairperson of the Northern California Chinese for Peaceful Unification (CPU-NC). Before he passed away, he and his wife Helen resided in Saratoga, CA.