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Li Hung Chang Never Misses the Sunday Journal
New York Journal used Li Hung Chang's popularity to promote its newspaper

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Chop Suey Was Invented, Fact or Fiction?
August 29, 1896

After 1896, Americans began to visit Chinese restaurants in large numbers for the first time. A chop suey fad swept big cities such as New York and San Francisco. Questioning the origins of the chop suey story, scholars suspect restaurant owners used the popular ambassador's name to inspire interest in a Chinese dish adapted for Americans. Newspaper owners used the same strategy to sell more papers. The New York Journal took advantage of Li Hung Chang's popularity to claim in an advertising poster, "Li Hung Chang Never Misses the Sunday Journal." What do you think is the real story behind chop suey?
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