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Hongkong impression


This video is made by myself.
Hong Kong is the economic centre of Asia, also Hong Kong is the special administrative region in China, China is Socialism and Hong Kong is capitalism, compare with the main land, Hong Kong is more free.

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April 25, 2010 Posted by | Economic, Other Stories | 2 Comments

A famous city in China, Xi’an


This video is made by myself.
The pictures have got the permission, took by Susan.
Xi’an is the capital of Shanxi province, today;
Xi’an was teh capital of Qin Dynasty.
This city have both Ancient culture and modern culture;
This city has a long history.

April 24, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | 6 Comments

An Interview about Beijing Impression


This video is made by myself.
This is a video about interviewing an English people who has been to Beijing and Shenzhen before. He thought the prices of transportation and food are cheap in Beijing.

April 23, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | Leave a comment

The Art-Gallery in Beijing named 798


This video is made by myself. also the first picture in this video is made by myself, the other pictures come from Susan, I have got her permission.
After the policy of opening and reform in China, the art culture has been developing in China quickly, there are some pictures about the art in this video. The place named 798.

April 17, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | 3 Comments

Petitioners were sent to mental hospital by the police


This picture is edited and drawn by myself.

After The People’s Congress in this year, the topic about normal people’s dignity became so popular. Some officials did the bad things which are harmful to public; some officials use violent ways to demolish public’s house. These things are all got high concerns. However, nowadays, these things still happened.
In a not very big city of China, some workers from a company went to the higher authorities for help, because of the corruption issues, but during the Petition process, no one answer them, even more, petitioners were taken away by police, “the leaders” were detained; moreover, other two photographers who are not the petitioners are sent to the mental hospital by police.
When the police have a newly diagnosed mental illness qualified to judge the two photographers should be sent to a mental hospital? Also, taking photo is not violent; the people still need to send a mental hospital by the police directly?

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | 1 Comment

Oh, my English abbreviations

I have said before, the Press in China have received notify from relevant departments, which is avoiding to use English abbreviations during the report. The so called “relevant departments” really have a big power, we want to know the scope of prohibiting using of English abbreviations, this involves a way to speak and write.
It is said we live in a legal society, but we do not understand why the notify of relevant departments has such a magical power. Language is the phenomenon of mass culture, the English abbreviation itself has become the source of modern Chinese vocabulary. Shielding English abbreviations, what is the basis in the relevant legal?
Language need to be standardized, which is no doubt, but the language is the most active cultural phenomena, and social life is all presented in the language directly. Communication language, the first requirement is not standard; it is efficient and easy to understand. English abbreviations become the general term, sometime it is difficult to translate into Chinese. For instance, if some foreign singers go to China, they must have Chinese names? Or not, their fans can not say their names?

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | Leave a comment

A Chinese young writer’s influence

American “Time” magazine has launched its annual 100 “world’s most influential characters”, and announced the list of 200 candidates. There is a highlight, a Chinese young writer named Han Han also in this list, and he is in number 13. This writer became one of the most popular writer in China after his first novel which is based on his school drop-out experience; same time, he stimulated the debate on quality education throughout the country. Also, he is a race car driver, the blog is written by him mock cultural dissonance and the incompetent government officials, deeply loved by net friends. One year ago, he became the China’s most popular bloggers.
He said, he would like to break the rules of the market, to raise the price for China’s cultural market. Chinese people who create the culture are so poor; we do not have face to say our country is a great country of culture. He changes the contemporary’s enthusiasm and confusion into a clear logical thinking and sharp words. He is smart, sharp, and filled with passion. Internet users called him as “an outstanding representative of a Chinese scholar, a symbol of an era.” He said, he just as a citizen expresses his views and opinions on social issues.
So far, Han Han is in the number 13 of the list of 200 candidates, I agree his votes came from his fans in China, because foreign people almost do not know him, so his just has a big influence in China, also he really has a big influence in China indeed. I hope after this election, more and more foreign people can touch his ideas, his ideas are different from the press, I hope his influence is going to cross over China.

April 9, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | 2 Comments

Shielding the English abbreviations


The picture is drawn and edited by myself
At present, the relevant government department issued a notice in China, the content is about during the interviewing or news reporting, the journalists and the reporters do not use English abbreviations, for example, GDP, WTO, NBA. If under special circumstances, it is necessary to add China explanation after the English abbreviations.
This action really make people feel confused, the words like NBA, F1, GDP, CPI, are all conventional grammar habits, they are all within the scope of normal using. Moreover, these most common abbreviations have been accepted by the public, they are also ubiquitous in everyday life. Why do not allow appearing in television programs as well?
It is reasonable to explain some unacquainted abbreviations, because they have strong professional, most ordinary people do not understand the meaning. But, for the widely using abbreviations, it is not necessary to block up. Public are familiar with these words, if translate in Chinese, it is going to inconvenient. One side, the department said our program should in line with international standards; the other side, they started to block the English abbreviations.
If so, the department should treat equally, CCTV also is an abbreviation, Should shield it?

April 7, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | 2 Comments

Let everyone all has a “background”

There is a thing happened in China, A driver assaulted a student, because of the student scratched his car, so the local Security Bureau decided to detain this driver for 15 days. After this, the internet users made many comments. Most is about talking the student’s “background”, so people said: “the student might have a quite powerful background, if the student is a child of migrant worker, the result is totally different.” We do not discuss the student whether has a background or not, however this question is here, we have to say this is a sad thing, it is a big problem of the community’s fair.
Meanwhile, the society has quietly changed; the age of digital media has been coming. Advances in communication technology bring the convenience of communication to people, also change the ways of people participate in social life and public events. The popularity of mobile camera recording and the development of micro blog so that people can easily post their own story and feeling on internet, and let the whole community concern or evaluate. Each micro blog citizen all can pick their tools in their hand (mobile phones, cameras, video cameras), and surprise the dark corner of every city, town and rural area, make all the darkness and injustice reveal to the world.
This change break the communication barriers in the past, the internet gathered many users’ eyes, so it has become a sunshine land of transforming the society. Now, increasing number of people participate in social transformation through the internet. From this point of view, each of us has a “background”, which is the Internet.

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Other Stories | 1 Comment

A great foreign volunteer in a Chinese poor village

This picture is from Susan, it has got her permission and was edited by myself.
“The things I should do in this life, I have done, if I died today, I would not have regrets.” These words said by a German volunteer, his Chinese name is Lu Anke. His students said: “we will never forget him, never.” He has been in this small village for more than ten years.
Lu Anke was a German student who came to China for studying. After he graduating from university, he decided to be English in China, but he gave up good conditions in some rich places, he came to a very poor village which faraway from the cities. He refused the salary from the school; he makes money from helping people to translate the book into different languages. And he contribute all the money which is he earned to the charitable organization. His life relies on the 500 pounds from his parents every year. When other people asked him, you really do not like the material? He said: “I have found something is more important than that.” Yes, it is. He gave up a good job, his love, his entertainment, and a good life, finally, he came to here, help these kids who do not have any relationship to him before. He teaches music, art, English to these kids. The most important is he teaches the rules of life to his students. Because their parents all go to big cities to be a worker, they have to make money, so they leave their children in hometown, without home education, these kids look like wild, so Lu Anke teach them mutual cooperation.
After watching his story, I really was moved, the words I only can say is he is great. An ordinary foreign friend has been doing an extraordinary thing. Nowadays, most local governments only pay their attention to develop economy, to attract the investment; they ignore these people, and their lives. Many young people are crazy for living in large cities, why do not stop and think for a while? Why we can not put helping these people in our life plan? Is this the mistake of our education or our material society or too selfish us? A foreign can help the children in village without asking for anything, look at ourselves and ask us how many things we have done?

I do not have this guy’s photo, but I link a website about him.

March 27, 2010 Posted by | Foreign volunteer, Other Stories | 10 Comments