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Why Did Sweden Set Free Qiao Jianjun first and then arrest him again?

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, July 4(Greenpost) — Recently when I heard Kina from a news watched by my husband, I was attracted to it and had a look at the news. Then I replayed it with his computer and got to know that Qiao Jianjun was arrested because America wanted him.

It is really interesting to see this news and think of Swedish Supreme Court and Police behaviour.

Earlier, I saw the picture that Qiao was arrested again and he said he got evidence and he denied all the accusations.

Who is Qiao Jianjun? Greenpost reported in early report that Qiao was suspected to be the No. 3 out of 100 wanted suspects by the Chinese Police. These 100 wanted suspects were accused of corruption crimes and huge amount of embezzlement or appropriation of public money. Most of them used to work in the State owned enterprises.

So far, 55 of them have gone back to China to surrender either willingly or being extradited and have experienced fair trial according to China’s judicial procedures.

Qiao was suspected to be the one who worked in Henan Branch of China’s Food Group, a key state owned corporation. He was accused to have taken 300 million yuan to escape to America in 2011. His ex wife Zhao Xiaolan divorced him in 2001 and later went to America and bought a lot of properties including a villa, a shop and others.

Qiao changed his name and married again and came to Sweden in 2011 according to reports. After long time investigation, Chinese police was almost certain that he was Qiao, the suspect they were looking for and informed Swedish police hoping that they would cooperate to crack down on crimes.

Swedish police arrested Qiao last year and kept him in detention. But on June 19th, the Supreme Court decided to set him free. According to reports from the Swedish and international media that the action had something to do with the Hong Kong situation where the students were against the revision of law to extradite suspects to the place where they had criminal actions.

It was reported that the revision of the law in Hong Kong was caused by a case between Hong Kong and Taiwan which saw the loopholes in the law. According to Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry briefing, the case refers to Mr. Chen from Hong Kong Killed his girlfriend in Taiwan. Taiwan side wanted Mr. Chen to be extradited to Taiwan, but the two sides had no agreement or treaty on this issue. Thus Hong Kong SAR decided to revise the law involving the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan so that they got an agreement.

Analysts guess that maybe because Hong Kong does have a lot of suspects who are wanted by the mainland, they are so afraid of this law being passed. Thus they especially are against the revision to send the suspect to China’s mainland. Otherwise why does the slogan only focuses on the part to extradite to the mainland?

It is also suspected that behind the students there are some forces who could be just those suspects or the suspects supporters. They provided students with money and one American man even encouraged the students to challenge the police with violence.

This man was dug out with internet information as a so called human rights teacher in the mainland and later was expelled out by the Chinese Authority. He mainly taught the students how to demonstrate and how to deal with the police and instigated violence.

No one knows who is exactly behind the scene, but openly one can read British Foreign Affairs Ministry’s statement indicating support or voicing sympathy with the students. It is also known that one of the leaders of the students is still the one who led the paraply movement a couple of years ago.

Swedish reporter Petersson also reported that the students demonstration in Hong Kong was more violent than before. It was not peaceful demonstration any more. It is more antagonism in the action which violated current law of disturbing the public order.

Ok, with such a background, Swedish Supreme Court decided to set Qiao Jianjun free. This was very strange. The second strange thing was that the Supreme Court hasn’t given a written verdict yet. But the person was just set free.

Then, on June 24th, SVT reported that Qiao was arrested again because America wanted him. Qiao was accused by American police that he was suspected to conduct money laundry for 100 million. Therefore he was wanted to be extradited to America.

Now it is even more strange that Swedish court and police refused to cooperate with Chinese police but obey the American police immediately.

Why? I don’t know why. But I guess that shows Swedish police listens more to America than to China. Similar to that British little brother must obey American big brother otherwise, America will cut off your milk supply(trade link).

After my Chinese version of article was published, one reader said either to China or to America, but just not stay in Sweden at large.

Analysts hold that Sweden shouldn’t behave as if she likes to harbor criminals. It is better to extradite Qiao back to China so that he could get a fair trial. If you admit the crime and sincerely regret your behaviour , compensate all the losses, there should be consideration of reducing the penalty.

As far as I know(I used to have a student who studied English with me and worked in China’s Supreme Procuratorate ), China has tried its best to restrict death penalty.


One example of a case in 2000, Erwei was killed by his neighbour with a knife. Erwei was just 25 years old. The neighbour was 60 years old. Both held a knife from the kitchen, the young was running out of the door and the older chased him. Then the young got stuck by a stick and he fell down on the ground. The older man cut him on the ankle of the foot. When he was sent to the hospital, Erwei died of over bleeding.

Such tragedy should have been avoided if our society was more civilised. But unfortunately it happened due to little chore(poverty). According to the criminal law, if you kill someone, you should be punished to be killed. This was believed by Erwei’s relatives too. But the court didn’t sentence the elder man to death penalty immediately, but to execute after two years. That usually means the man will be life imprisonment but not be killed.

Erwei’s mother was not satisfied with the sentence and shangfang or visited upper level of court for many years. Later, she got what she wanted. That was the school fees and living expenses for Erwei’s daughter till 18 years old. At that time the girl was just 5 years old.

This case reflected the situation in China that many people were still struggling with the food and clothes in 2000. Meanwhile, the court tried according to the facts and even with purposely killing crime, since Erwei held a knife too, the other was not sentenced to death.

My student said the court or procuraterate usually dealt with the case with humanitarian concerns. The dead has died, the most important thing is for those who live to have a better life. Therefore, they often try to get more compensation for the victim instead of just getting the other being sentenced to death(meaning not to die).

China used to have very severe punishment for criminal crimes. But after reform and opening up, more and more economic crimes appeared while the so called hooligan crime cases decreased because people were more open than before.

Chinese Ambassador Gui attends Swedish Almedalensweek in Gotland

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, July 3(Greenpost) — Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou attended the Swedish Almedalensweek or Politician Week in Visby, Gotland, the largest Island in Sweden.

Ambassador Gui attended the China Day organized by Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sweden on Wednesday and gave a keynote speech titled Improve Mutual Understanding, Promote Cooperation and Pursue shared development.

“With the develpment of China and  deepening exchanges between China and Sweden, the Swedish public is more interested to learn more about China. With a “China Day” event like this, the two sides can conduct dialogues and communication to increase objective mutual understanding. This is particularly important. To observe China, one cannot use binoculars or magnifying glasses, still less should one use colored glasses, rather one needs to see China with his or her own eyes and an open mind, and see a real, multifaceted and complete China. Today’s “China Day” event is to provide friends from all sectors in Sweden a window to know more about China, build greater common grounds and facilitate cooperation,” said Gui.

Gui further illustrated that China’s development is not just about economic growth, but an all-round social development of the country. The all-round development of China helped to lift nearly 800 million people out of poverty. The largest universal health care and social security systems in the world were built, and nine-year free education now covers every student. Per capita income grew at an average annual rate of 7.4%, creating the largest middle-income group in the world. We work to build socialist democracy, develop and improve consultative democracy, and fully protect the extensive and tangible rights and freedoms of the people.

Gui said that China’s development is not just about national strength, but about peaceful development. Expansion is not in China’s DNA. China has never started a war or conflict, and never invaded one inch of territory of other countries. China’s development will not pose any threat to any country.

China’s development is not just the development of itself, but development together with the world. China’s economic growth has been contributing over 30% to global growth for many years in a row, making itself an anchor and engine for global growth and a key contributor to the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the UN. China has been actively pursuing the joint building of the Belt and Road Initiative, with a central goal to strengthens interconnectivity, which mobilizes more resources, opens more market room and unleashed more dynamism for the development of countries along the route. The initiative is widely welcomed and supported by the international community.

The world is amid changes unseen in 100 years. Profound shifts are occurring in strengths of countries and economic development models, and another cycle of technological innovation gathers momentum. At the same time, surging unilateralism and protectionism erode the mutual trust and coordination among countries, and lead to greater risks and uncertainties in world economy. No one will win from a trade war. It severely damages the multilateral trading system, the confidence of global market and directly threatens world economic growth including that of Europe and Sweden. The Chinese side agreed to continue trade talks with the US side with sincerity, but such talks should be based on an equal footing and mutual respect, and with a purpose to address the legitimate concerns of each other. On issues concerning China’s sovereignty and dignity, China will resolutely safeguard its core interests. We are willing to follow the principle agreement reached by the two Presidents, work with the US to restart the trade consultations based on equality and mutual respect, manage differences and expand cooperation. We are ready to join hands with all countries that are committed to multilateral trade system and open development, to oppose protectionism, unilateralism and economic bullying, and stand up for fairness, justice and the fundamental interests of countries in the world, Ambassador Gui said.

What does a richer and stronger China mean for Sweden? The key words are opportunities and cooperation. China’s development will not pose any threat to Sweden, but will only bring bumper opportunities for cooperation. We are willing to develop friendly relations and cooperation with Sweden with good will, sincerity and friendship. The Chinese people often say that kindness needs to be returned tenfold, which means that when other countries treat China well, we will only treat them better.

Ambassador Gui said that China and Sweden enjoy traditional friendship. Without any historical baggage or conflicting interests, we have good conditions to develop our bilateral relations. China and Sweden share similar development philosophies. Our economies are highly complementary and there is great cooperation potential. China is working to implement the new development vision of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development. Sweden, as the first country that proposed the concept of sustainable development, leads the world in green, innovative and sustainable development. We are each other’s largest trading partner in the Nordic region and in Asia. Last year, trade between China and Sweden reached USD 17.15 billion, hitting a new record. In the past two years, Sweden has maintained trade surplus with China, which we welcome. We are willing to further expand importation from Sweden, and we will not fight a trade war with Sweden. We need to continue to advance our traditional cooperation in trade. We also need to actively explore more common areas of ideas and interests, and explore new cooperation fields.

We welcome various sectors of Sweden to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, strengthen dialogue and communication, synergize our respective strengths, explore cooperation that is bilateral, trilateral or even among more parties, and inject new momentum into China-Sweden practical cooperation. In November this year, China will host the second International Import Expo, and we welcome the participation of Swedish friends in the event, concluded Gui.

Almedalen Week is a week that politicians voice their policies and debate about their opinions.

This was the second year that Ambassador Gui attended the week. Last year he was interviewed by several Swedish mainstream media.

Many people said this Chinese Ambassador is different from the previous ones. It is true. Maybe the biggest difference is that this Ambassador works much harder and is willing to go to the Swedish public and talk with people. He likes to communicate with the media, the public and the entrepreneurs, whoever is interested in China.

He said his job here was just to represent a real China and to those who got the wrong facts, he also dared to speak up and correct. He represents a new generation of Chinese diplomats who were born during the 1960s and optimistic about the future and the world.

Photos from the Chinese Embassy.

今日头条:增进了解 促进合作共谋发展-桂从友大使在瑞典哥特兰政治周“中国日”活动上的主旨演讲

北欧绿色邮报网北欧中华网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 在一年一度的瑞典哥特兰政治周期间,瑞典中国商会举办“中国日”活动。中国驻瑞典大使桂从友应邀出席并做主旨演讲。

桂大使说,随着中国的发展和中瑞交往的不断深化,瑞典民众更加渴望了解中国。举办像今天这样的“中国日”活动,双方积极开展对话交流,不断增进彼此客观认知,尤为重要。观察中国,不能用望远镜,也不能用放大镜,更不能戴着有色眼镜,而要用自己的眼睛,带着开放的心态,认识一个真实、立体、全面的中国。今天瑞典中国商会举办的“中国日”活动就是为瑞典各界提供一个窗口,增进对中国的了解,扩大共识,推动合作。

中国的发展不仅是经济增长,更是全方位发展。中国社会全面进步,近8亿人脱贫,建成世界上规模最大的全民医疗保险体系和社会保障制度,实现9年义务教育全覆盖。居民收入年均增长7.4%,形成世界上最大的中等收入群体。我们大力推进社会主义民主政治建设,不断发展完善协商民主制度,充分保障人民广泛、充实的权利和自由。

中国的发展不仅是国力增强,更是和平发展。中国没有对外扩张的基因,没有主动挑起过任何战争和冲突,没有侵占别人一寸土地。中国的发展不会对任何国家构成威胁。

中国的发展不仅是自身发展,更是与世界共同发展。中国经济增长连续多年对世界经济的贡献率超过30%,成为世界经济增长的主要稳定器和动力源,在推动实现联合国2030年可持续发展目标中起到了关键作用。中国提出共建“一带一路”倡议,以加强互联互通为核心,为促进各国发展动员了更多资源,开辟了更广市场,释放更多动力,得到国际社会的普遍欢迎和支持。

当前世界正处于百年未有之大变局。国际力量对比深刻变化,世界经济发展方式深刻转型,全球进入新一轮科技创新周期。但与此同时,单边主义和保护主义持续蔓延,侵蚀各国互信协作,加剧世界经济运行风险和不确定性。贸易战损人不利己,严重损害多边贸易体制,损害全球市场信心,也直接威胁包括欧洲及瑞典在内的世界经济增长。中方始终带着诚意同美方继续经贸谈判,但谈判必须是平等的,体现相互尊重,解决各自合理关切。在涉及中国主权和尊严的问题上,中国必须维护自己的核心利益。我们愿同美方按照两国元首确定的原则共识,在平等和相互尊重的基础上重启经贸磋商,管控分歧,拓展合作。我们愿同所有支持多边贸易体制和开放发展的国家携起手来,坚定反对保护主义、单边主义和经济霸凌主义,维护公理和正义,维护世界各国的根本利益。

桂大使说,一个富起来、强起来的中国对瑞典意味着什么?关键词就是机遇与合作。中国的发展不会对瑞典构成任何挑战威胁,只有满满的合作机遇。我们愿带着善意、满怀诚意、为了友谊同瑞典发展友好合作关系。中国人常说“你敬我一尺,我敬你一丈”,就是其他国家对中国好,中国会对它更好。

中瑞传统友好,没有历史纠葛和现实利益冲突,发展双边关系有很好的条件。中瑞发展理念契合,经济互补性强,合作潜力巨大。中国正大力践行创新、协调、绿色、开放、共享的新发展理念。瑞典是世界上最先提出可持续发展理念的国家,在绿色环保、创新可持续发展方面世界领先。中瑞已多年互为各自在北欧和亚洲最大的贸易伙伴,去年双边贸易额达到171.5亿美元,创历史新高。近两年瑞方保持顺差,我们欢迎,而且愿进一步扩大从瑞典进口,决不会同瑞典打贸易战。双方要继续推进贸易等传统领域合作,同时积极挖掘理念、利益的契合点,拓展新领域合作。我们欢迎瑞典各界参与共建“一带一路”,加强对话沟通,对接各自优势,探讨开展双边、三方乃至多方合作,为中瑞务实合作注入新动力。今年11月上旬中国将举办第二届进博会,欢迎瑞典各界继续积极参与。

他预祝“中国日”活动取得圆满成功。

图文来源:中国驻瑞典使馆

视频:第六届斯德哥尔摩国际艺术节开幕式音乐会实况

北欧绿色邮报网北欧中华网报道(记者陈雪霏)–2019第六届斯德哥尔摩国际艺术节开幕式音乐会于6月2日圆满结束。本次艺术节开幕式音乐会的主题是“中西合璧”音乐会主题:唱响中国梦,世界共合音。下面是精彩视频录像实况:

Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s Boss, a great entrepreneur

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Huawei’s founder and president Ren Zhengfei is a great entrepreneur who has great vision. Compared with Trump, an entrepreneur President, Ren is greater.

Why? Because Trump house arrested Ren’s daughter. Trump was a businessman and he thinks always in economic terms. He promised he would make America greater. But what he did actually is not very good for America.

Why did America become downward? This was because of the Iraq War. If America was patient a little bit and did not invade Iraq, America would have been a great country. But due to its frequent engagement of war and conflict, it made America cost too much.

In some ways Trump was right because they don’t want to shoulder more responsibilities on the one hand and now it is obvious that he wants to slow down China’s speed of modernisation.

Facing such situation, Ren Zhengfei now faced the media. He said Huawei is in its best time thanks to American government’s pressure because all the staff are working hard now.

Without American pressure, many staff were satisfied with their situation and didn’t work as hard. So it turned out to be a good thing.

Talking about his daughter Meng Wanzhou, he said she was house arrested meaning that she can only stay in her home and her house was surrounded by the guards and she couldn’t go to other places except daily necessities.

Ren said his daughter said that she would use the time to study more and get a PhD in the house arrest situation.

Famous South African late leader Nelson Mandela studied in the prison and got a degree in economics from Great Britain.

It is very interesting to study Huawei. In fact, Huawei was established in Shenzhen, but it quickly developed abroad. From very earlier stage, it began to hire retired people for example from Ericcson, from many other western companies.

It paid greater attention to development in western countries. Thus it developed so well because its management was a good combination of east and western thinking.

Ren pointed out that China must respect teachers and raise more young talented people so that we have more young talented ones to continue to work.

He made it clear that it was the American politicians who put pressure on Huawei, but not the American companies. He stressed that he would love to continue to cooperate with western companies.

Many people think the Trump administration should not take unilateral action and should put the US China trade dispute into the WTO mechanism.

2019 Journey to Turpan Xinjiang (2)-Karez

Stockholm, May 7(Greenpost) — Last year when I exhibited my Xinjiang Photos which were mostly from northern part of Xinjiang, my Turkish colleague Gurgun asked me whether I have visited Karez. I said unfortunately not, but I will go there to have a look.

On March 17th, I went to the Fire Mountain first because I have seen the fairy tales Journey to the West hundreds of times and dreamed of going there to have a look.

After a long journey in the baren land, I and my friends were almost scorched. I felt very disappointing because in the film it was such a dramatic scene, but in reality, it was dull and boring. Some artificial constructions tell the story of Journey to the West with Sun Wukong holding his Golden Stick and the Iron Fan Princess holding the Iron Fan. But what I saw is just the baren mountain ranges which look like many explosive fires. I was tired and wanted to escape the ancient graveyard which I felt quite regretful later.

We hurried up to the Karez which was the most important part that I like to see. The scene along the road is simply the yellow land, sand and wind.

But when we arrived in Tuokesun Town where the Karez museum sits, it was quite nice. The lunch was babecued mutton. The sun was strong and it felt wonderful. The spring indeed began in mid march.

According to historical research, Turpan used to have over 1270 Karez, but due to the draught, some Karez become dried. Now there are about 1100 Karez reaching about 5000 kilometers. And the trend is that it is becoming fewer and fewer. The reason is that Karez is difficult to maintain and the cost for it is too high. Instead, nowadays people began to use machine pump for agricultural irrigation.

But Karez was a great method for the ancient people to survive and live a better life. There are many theories in who invented the Karez. Some say it was introduced from Iran or Soviet Union, some say it was from Han Dynasty from Shaanxi, some say it was a combination of local invention with improvement from communication with outside world.

Whatever, Karez was listed a sone of the three greatest projects in ancient China together with the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.

I also believe great civilization exhisted in Turpan because those dried corpse themselves have shown that. Next time I like to talk about that.

2019 Journey to Turpan Xinjiang (1)-Grape Valley

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, May 7(Greenpost) — Turpan sits south of Urumqi and takes about two hours to drive and one hour by fast train there. Last year I visited northern part of Xinjiang and this year, I like to have a look at southern part with my own initiative and on my own expenditure.

Turpan is completely different from northern part of Xinjiang. The color is very different. Turpan is rich in sand and yellow land and is very hot because it is a basin, lowest basin in China.

But on the highway to Turpan, it was very windy and dusty. The land was barren and the wind was strong. Thus the wind power farm boasts to be the second largest one only second to Denmark. Xinjiang is really large with 1.66 million square kilometers and 56 ethnic groups.

During this trip due to time limitation, I just visited the Grape Valley and the Kare undergroud canals in Turpan.

With the help of Yusupu the driver (who is also an acrobatic teacher) and guide Mouhamoud (who is also an editor), I had visited Grape Valley and seen the houses where the Uygurs live. Their houses are not built by wood such as in Northern part of Xinjiang, but by mud and sand soil. It looks very earthy. I just wonder if there is heavy rain, will these houses survive? But the problem is exactly that it is very dry here and there is no rain almost all year round. The sunshine time is the longest in the whole country. The temperature is also very high. Thus the vegetables and fruits are very good at growing in this land. Thanks to the snow mountains, they can use the snow water to water crops.

I was impressed by the happy faces of these children. Some of them are Han and some of them are Hui. Yusupu was born in this city. He said in fact, most people in these areas speak Uygur languages. Even Han people can speak Uygur language because more than 70 percent of the people here are Uygurs.

Turpan enjoys a long civilization and has long history and culture.

全国人大讨论审议外商投资法草案 NPC discusses Foreign Investment Law

Stockholm, May 7,(Greenpost) — Greenpost journalist Xuefei Chen Axelsson was on site at the Great Hall of the People to observe and report on the session of discussing Foreign Investment Law. The following are pictures from the meeting.

Chinese president Xi Jinping, NPC chairman Li Zhanshu, Premier Li Keqiang and CPPCC chairman Wang Yang were among the 2950 delegates to participate in the discusion.

Members Assembly of Acupuncture Science Association Sweden 2019 and a Seminar on International Promotion of TCM on Triangle Needling Method in Sweden held in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, May 4 (Greenpost) — Members Assembly of Acupuncture Science Association Sweden 2019 and a Seminar on International Promotion of TCM on Triangle Needling Method in Sweden were held in Stockholm on May 4 on Saturday.

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Secretary General Zhang Dongqing presided over the member assembly which were attended by about 30 members.

Xu Tie, representative of Chen Qingquan Science and Innovation Center in Sweden attended the meeting on behalf of Academician Chen Qingquan who gave a video opening remark at the beginning of the meeting. He emphasised the theory of TCM with the concept of prevention, relief, treatment and rehabilitation.

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President of ASAS Yang Chungui summarized his association’s work last year.

He said that they organized a seminar on triangle needling treatment method successfully last year.

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They went to China to get training and exchange ideas in international triangle needling seminar.

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He and Vice President Zhang Dongqing and Li Jian also went to Rome in Italy to give a lecture on triangle needling method to cure pain on their own cost.

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Vice President Wang from China’s TCM Institute visited Swedish TCM Acupuncture Education Base last year.

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Swedish Legislator and his secretary visited TCM education base to listen to the legislation team’s report last year.

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2018 international Acupuncture Moxibustion practice examination was held in Stockholm.

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Academician Chen Qingquan visited the education base and promoted the medical revolution concept and pointed out that the best way is the combination between the western and eastern medicine.

The ASAS will go with time and continue to improve its medical treatment level.

President Yang said the WHO has put the TCM into the 11th edition of the Global Medical Guidelines for the first time in 2019. TCM acupuncture is a sustainable medicine with low cost, no side effect and easy to get. It also makes the medical services more complete in addition to the strict biological medical model paying attention to individual diseases. By distinguishing individual symptoms and treat it with Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine has entered the modern era with the guidance of the big data and the medical treatment following the symptoms of the patients.

“Our Chinese doctor colleagues have formed a big family. We should continue to improve our diagnosis and treatment standards in order to give good and effective services to the Swedish patients. Academician Chen’s advanced rehabilitation concept combining prevention and treatment will promote the good cooperation between Chinese and western medicine. They will complement each other which will lead to a new medical revolution.

A new leading group in the association has been selected:

President: Yang Chungui,

Vice President and Secretory General: Zhang Dongqing

Vice President: Li Jian

Vice President: Lin Youji,

Deputy Secretary: Yukio Danisman

Member of the Council: Lin Defeng

Member of the Council: Yang Xi

Member of the Council: Chen Tiejun

Suppliant member : Nader

Suppliant member: Martin

Suppliant member: Wei Wei

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 Secretary General Zhang also introduced the competent teachers in the Swedish Acupuncture Education Base. Their supervisors are all the first class TCM experts in China.

Guiding professors are Liu Baoyan, Shi Xuemin, Tang Zuxuan, Liao Fulong, Wu Hanqing and Yang Guang.

The lecturers are Yang Chungui, Zhang Dongqing, Li Jian, Liao Rong, Lin Defeng, Reijo Pöyhöne, Yang Xi, Zhang Hongxia, Wei Wei and Lin Youji.

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 Lawyer Bengt talked about the progress made in legislation of TCM acupuncture in Sweden. Sweden has admitted TCM acupuncture in 1983. But so far many patients still cannot use medical care system to see Chinese doctors. They have to pay themselves. Bengt explained that parliamentarian Kjell Asplund has put the TCM acupuncture legislation requirement into his book which he will present to the parliament. Meanwhile, he stressed that TCM still needs to further improve itself and provide more scientific evidence.

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Yukio Danisman reported on finance balance and new member management system. He said that due to the increase of new members, the financial situation in the association is quite good. They will pay more attention to communication work in the future.

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Vice President Lin Youji reported on the compilation work in preparing for setting up standards of TCM acupuncture. The compilation personnel will include:

Honorary Chief Editor: Liu Baoyan

Proof reading editors: Shi Xuemin, Wu Hanqing, Reijo Pöyhöne
Chief Editor: Yang Chungui. Editor: Wei Wei, Yang Xi, Yukio Danisman, Lin Youji, Chen Tiejun, Nader. Proof reading: Zhang Dongqing, Li Jian, Ma Xuehong, Liao Rong, Lin Defeng. Editor in Charge: Lin Youji. It is expected that the needling standards will be issued in August and the acupuncture Safety Regulations will be issued in December this year.

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Eight members got their proficiency certificates as internationally registered acupuncture doctor.

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The assembly also gave a seminar on international promotion of the triangle needling method in Sweden.

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President Yang Chungui gave a lecture on the taboo acupuncture points in the body so that they will avoid mistakes. He also taught how to properly use the acupuncture needles. Based on his family inherited experience in acupuncture, he doesn’t suggest use of too long needles. Most of the time he uses 2.5 CM needles for acupuncture.

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Vice President Li Jian spoke Swedish to give a lecture on how to use acupuncture needles in treating the abdomen pain.
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Vice President and Secretary Zhang Dongqing gave a lecture on clinic application of the triangle needling method to treat pain in the waist.

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Doctor Lin Youji talked about the functions of the ear in connection with the acupuncture points.

The free treatment during the conference attracted about 20 patients to have a test of the TCM. They all expressed that the acupuncture and massage can substantially alleviate the pain especially in the neck.

During today's annual meeting, all our members have actively contributed to the successful holding of the meeting, the academic atmosphere was rich, commented Zhang Dongqing, Vice President of ASAS. He has talked in Swedish both in presiding over the meeting and giving academic lecture which is very impressive. 
Academician Chen Qingquan was known for his sustainable development concept, but he was also impressed by his idea on traditional Chinese Medicine. President Yang said Chen has pointed out the direction for TCM. 
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"I feel very excited to have obtained the proficiency certificate for international registered acupuncture doctor which I have dreamed of. I will continue to learn from all of you, especially President Yang, Vice President Zhang and Li who haved helped me. This will inspire me to continue to do a good job in providing good service to Swedish patients and promote traditional Chinese Medicine. I feel very happy to be in this association and like to make joint efforts to make our association better and better. "
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During today's seminar, the last part was about the acupuncture points in the ear. It turned out that there are links between the ear and the other organs in the body which help diagnosis for diseases. 

Photo and Text Xuefei Chen Axelsson

2019 Belt and Road Nordic Spring International Peace and Culture Festival Held in Sweden

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, April 29(Greenpost) –2019 Belt and Road Nordic Spring International Peace and Culture Festival and Kista Culture Day have been Held in Kista Folkhogskolan in Sweden.

The purpose of the festival is to promote cultural exchange between China and Sweden and different ethnic groups in Sweden as well as integration.

Host Fang Mingjie and Deyan
Chinese Cultural Counselor Chen Xiao

Xuefei Chen Axelsson President of China Europe Cultural Association
Sandra Pst Wordof Love speaks
Zhou Hong, Huang Xiaoyan, Xia Ping and others play Qipao show China’s Silk Road.
Huang Bingwang sings Moon in the Grassland
Mao Xinyue plays erhu Horse Racing.
Children choir led by Yang Xiaoyin.
Luan Dehan plays Why the flowers are so red?
Hao Jingxia plays Kunqu Opera Det eviga livets palats.
Xia Yiling plays Little Lucky.
Lu Xiangyu plays Chopin Fantasie Impromptu and Liu Yanghe River.
Xuefei Chen Axelsson sings I Pray with my heart.

Chen Keyi plays Mountains and Flowing Water. Qin.
Qipao Dance led by Zhou Hong, Xiaoyan and Xiaping.
Mao Xinyue plays Erhu sending public grain happily.
Lisa Chunying plays 64 style, Li Huimin plays 24 style and Xuefei plays 16 style Taiji.
Tan Jiayi plays modern dance.
Lili’s painting was displayed at the cultural festival.
collective photo.
People can taste Chinese tea from Fujian and watch the paintings from Hangzhou.
Meanwhile, you can appreciate Qin, an instrument which has 3000 years history in China.
Uganda choir performed African songs.
The audience can’t help dancing when they heard the lively African songs.
Piano students gave a performance.
Emilie and Amanda are the hosts for the children’s performance.
Paintings from Hangzhou Academy of Calligraphy and Paintings.
Xinjiang photos taken by Xuefei Chen Axelsson attracted a lot of students and teachers.

The festival was organized by China-Europe Cultural Association, Greenpost, Sverigekinesiska foreningen I kista Jinghua and cooperated with ABF, Kista Traff, Akademiska skola, kista folkhogskola, Ataljen 11, Chinese Teachers Association in Sweden, Shenyang Association in Sweden, Riksforbundet, sponsored by Qingtian Association in Sweden and Kinesiska Ambassaden, Stockholm Stad.

Photo by Wu Ming, Text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

追忆阿庆嫂扮演者洪雪飞之死

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)2019年9月,将是著名昆曲、京剧演员、现代京剧《沙家浜》中阿庆嫂扮演者洪雪飞去世25周年。25年前的9月中旬,北京一些媒体纷纷报道了洪雪飞在去新疆克拉玛依演出途中死于车祸的消息。年仅53岁的当代名伶洪雪飞突然死于车祸,让许多人为之惋惜。不少人奇怪,在北京好好唱戏的洪雪飞,怎么就突然在新疆死于车祸呢?笔者在新疆采访时,也想到了这个问题,今天正好发现了这篇报道,特此转载,以飨读者。

1994年10月一家新疆报纸采写了一篇关于车祸的文章,到有关部门采访了洪雪飞遭遇车祸的细节,并写进了那篇题为《车祸恶于虎》的文章里。在洪雪飞车祸遇难25周年的时候,把她遭遇车祸的前因后果写出来,既是对人们的一个警示,也算是对洪雪飞遇难25周年的悼念吧!

洪雪飞祖藉安徽歙县,1942年生于上海,长于杭州。1958年考入北方昆曲剧院,学正旦,1984年加入中国共产党,是第四届全国人大代表。她考入北方昆曲剧院后得名师教授,学戏不久,便在新编京剧《晴雯》中演袭人一角脱颖而出。

洪雪飞从小在杭州长大。在她幼年时,做茶叶生意的父亲将她母女连同生母前夫生的一个女儿一起抛弃。小时候的穷困,使洪雪飞自小养成善于谋生、精明强干、自我保护意识很强的性格。1958年她考入北方昆曲剧院时已经18岁了,此前没有基本功的训练,硬是凭着自己刻苦用功,苦学巧学,学艺四年,就成了剧院头牌旦角的唯一接班人。

1966年文革初期,洪雪飞转入北京京剧团改唱京剧。1967年在排演现代京剧《沙家浜》时,原定饰演阿庆嫂的著名京剧演员赵燕侠被迫缀演,洪雪飞主动请求顶替试演阿庆嫂,一试成功。后《沙家浜》拍成电影,洪雪飞因扮演阿庆嫂而名响全国。特别是那场《智斗》,阿庆嫂的机智勇敢,不卑不亢,与刁德一的巧妙周旋,更是脍炙人口。洪雪飞在《智斗》里的精彩唱段,至今仍为众多京剧爱好者传唱。1979年北方昆曲剧院恢复建制,洪雪飞重回北方昆曲剧院当演员。

洪雪飞是怎样在新疆车祸遇难的呢?

1994年9月,克拉玛依炼油厂为庆祝建厂35周年,邀请北京一些知名演员到克拉玛依进行厂庆演出。洪雪飞在邀请之列。9月12日,洪雪飞以腰痛为由,拒绝了剧院安排的12日至16日在首都人民剧场的几场演出,因为几天前她已经与某唐姓著名相声演员约好,一起到克拉玛依参加炼油厂的厂庆演出。说好他俩合演两场《智斗》,每场酬金2000元。12日下午洪雪飞身着白色西服套装,足穿白色皮鞋来到剧院,交出合同医院为她开具的病假条。剧院领导和同志们以为她在家病休,并不知道她已经于13日下午悄悄乘飞机离开了北京。

洪雪飞一行到达乌鲁木齐机场后,已经是14日零时了。一行人下了飞机就分别坐进了克拉玛依炼油厂派来接演员的六辆面包车。洪雪飞坐进了第三辆面包车里。车队驶离乌鲁木齐后不久,洪雪飞因为困倦,想睡一会儿,就从前排右侧的座位移到后排长座上躺下睡觉。开这辆面包车的司机贾贵平,是克拉玛依炼油厂小车队的司机。他12日下午从位于新疆西部的伊宁市返回厂里后,又接到去乌鲁木齐机场接演员的任务。13日上午10时,接演员的车队从克拉玛依出发,下午3时多到达乌鲁木齐。司机们在乌鲁木齐明园石油招待所登记休息后,被告知有可能在当天夜里接到演员后就从机场直接返回克拉玛依,要司机们抓紧时间好好休息。连续驾驶的贾贵平本该在下午好好睡上一觉,但他却和同来的司机先打朴克后逛商场,整个下午没有合眼。

14日凌晨零点过后在机场接到演员,带队的司机问是先回宾馆休息等天亮再走,还是现在就走?有位演员说:还是抓紧时间连夜赶到克拉玛依再休息吧!对于这位演员的提议,其他演员和司机们谁也没有提出异议。这样,贾贵平就带着过度的疲劳开车上路了,偏偏洪雪飞坐进了他的车。

车队走的是直达克拉玛依的便捷公路,要比走经过奎屯的国道近100多公里。走不多久,过分困倦的贾贵平就被瞌睡袭扰,他又是吸烟,又是播放歌曲音乐,但他的上下眼皮总是不听话地往一起合,以至他握着方向盘就不知不觉地迷糊起来。在这样的状态下,他竟然驾驶了两百多公里。凌晨4时30分,他驾驶的面包车行驶到距离克拉玛依炼油厂还有10多公里时,一段凸凹不平的路面,把在瞌睡中驾驶车辆的贾贵平颠醒,他一看不好,面包车将冲下路面,便急忙往左打方向盘想调整方向,然而,不等他再回打方向,时速110公里的面包车已经从左侧冲下公路27米多,接着又向前冲了16米多,在3米多深的路基下连打了两个滚后,又将一根电线杆的斜拉钢丝绳挂断。面包车在连续两次翻滚中后窗玻璃被粉碎,在后排长座熟睡的洪雪飞被从没有玻璃遮挡的后窗抛到车外,又被车体砸压。可怜这位当年因演出《智斗》红遍全国的演员,此时在遥远的新疆,也是为了演出《智斗》,却在自己的昏睡中,毫无知觉的死于车祸,终年53岁。同车的另两名演员受了重伤。

在当时全国盛行的演艺界走穴演出的热浪中,洪雪飞也加入了走穴行列。以她的知名度被到处邀请,她也因此增加了收入。但是她决不会想到,这一次去克拉玛依走穴演出,竟然让她付出了生命的代价。

洪雪飞遇难后的两个星期,也就是9月27日,她的遗体被装进一个特制的刷了黑漆的木箱里,经特许空运回北京。因为她是未经剧院同意私自到新疆走穴演出死于车祸的,剧院对她的死亡只好保持沉默。10月9日,在有500多人参加的向洪雪飞遗体告别仪式上,那位本要和洪雪飞一起演出《智斗》的唐姓相声演员,第一个向经过整容、身穿红色风衣、安静地躺着的洪雪飞磕了两个头后就匆匆离去了。

导致洪雪飞死亡的面包车司机贾贵平,因交通肇事罪被克拉玛依市人民检察院提起公诉,克拉玛依市人民法院判处他有期徒刑两年缓刑两年。

人生没有如果,人们只能面对人生,正确地、妥善地处理人生中已经遇到和可能遇到的种种问题和局面。不管你是怎样的人,有怎样的名气,有怎样的财富,有怎样的地位,均无例外。时年53岁的洪雪飞,在她演艺事业硕果累累、如日中天之时命殒戈壁,不免让人感到惋惜和痛心。洪雪飞之死,至今仍可引起我们一些思考。

编者的话:是的,人有的时候就会因为某种私利而因小失大,这确实是个非常值得思考的问题。人活着到底是为了什么?另外,驾车的司机,请你一定要负责人,不要疲劳驾驶。开车的人也是,不要疲劳驾驶,不要在后半夜开车。如果他们当晚在机场酒店休息,第二天再出发,或许就没有这个问题了。当时,听到这个消息,就感觉新疆太危险,容易出车祸。其实,通过笔者两次去新疆的亲身经历,感觉新疆的道路交通已经大大改善。洪雪飞的车祸完全是因为疲劳驾驶造成的,是人祸。2016年6月18日,著名外交家吴建民在武汉遭遇车祸时也是类似的情形,就是夜里乘飞机,然后,凌晨紧接着乘车赶时间,结果,司机在拐弯的时候很笨拙,不幸遭遇车祸,享年77岁。

来源:环球透视

Family Reunion Banquet

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Beijing, March 3(Greenpost)—The reason I wrote about my family banquet is that I like to tell people like my husband about life in Beijing and life in China. I don’t know if people can get to know a little bit about Chinese life through an ordinary family reunion.

On March 2,  I arrived in Beijing International Airport with CA 932 taking off from Frankfurt Airport in Germany. On the airplane I watched four films, one is played by Mr. Beans and Emma Thomson, the second is the film directed by Jia Zhangke, played by Liao Fan and Zhao Tao, called Jianghu Ernyu, Daughter and Son in the society. Society in China means Jianghu, that refers to the life outside the political system or institutions. They are mostly self employed or unemployed or employed or exploited in the society. Or they are related to gangs or criminals life.  The story is about the love between this young man and a young woman who are dealing with recreational business such as dancing hall or gambling. But this woman saved the life of the man by using a gun to threat other gangsters. She was sentenced to five years imprisonment.  She showed that she really loved the man. But the man was ashamed of his failure, yet still wanted to have his own dignity. Thus, though they are criminals, they are respected or got a lot of  sympathy by the audience. Another  film is I am Not the God of Medicine about cancer patients getting cheaper Indian medicine and the last one was a film directed and played by Jiang Wen about event in the 1930s, a chaotic China which was invaded by Japanese. With such a big harvest of films in my mind, I arrived in Beijing and saw the sun smiling through the smog.

I thought it were my brother Minsheng who would pick me up, but instead it was Yuee and Fengzhong who are my sister and brother in law waiting for me at the exit.

It was always a little bit hesitating to look for the car parking place. With the direction of the staff at the parking place, we found the car finally.

It took about an hour to arrive at World Trade Center in Beijing. Then I called the Media Center in Meidiya at Fuxing Road 11. They said my press pass is done. So Fengzhong drove us there and I picked up the pass first and then we drove  home. By the time we arrived home, it was four o’clock. Then my young brother Minsheng who is an engineer also arrived home. He said he would invite us to have a family reunion or family banquet in the evening.

So he went to Tianjin, the second largest city of China to have an important meeting in the morning and then immediately drove back to Beijing for two hours right after the meeting. Although my mother has prepared a lunch for us, we decided to eat together in the evening.

Then Tingting who is my young sister’s daughter or my niece said she would like to buy some clothes for her next week piano playing at the school concert. She will play Jasmine flower. Minsheng drove them to the shop and then came back and then bought a card for my Huanwei mobile phone. While waiting for my father who went out to dance in Purple Bamboo park since morning, I slept for about an hour. By about six in the evening, my father still hasn’t come back. Minsheng decided to drive me out and picked up Yuee and Tingting from the shop near Shuangjing and drive us all to the restaurant Guolin near his home.

Purple Bamboo Park is located in Haidian district. When I studied in Renmin University 30 years ago, I often went there to exercise my English at the English corner there.

After we arrived at the restaurant, Minsheng went to pick up his mother-in-law and son. Then Minsheng’s wife Yang Di came in. She is also reporting the National People’s Congress this year. So we might have something to share. This time I decided what to eat and make the order of the dinner. I ordered a lot of vegetables such as the jiucai or grass lök , fried eggplants, mutton carrot soup, beef, fish and dumplings. When Minsheng’s son Yanxi arrived, I gave him the guitar which was my daughter Annie’s when she was small. Yanxi was so happy that he took the guitar and ran around in the restaurant. I patiently waited for him to come back because the more I chase him, the more he would like to run away. I saw a lot of families eating around the tables in the restaurant.  Yanxi saw me stop chasing him, he also calmed down and came back to our table.

Then my parents also arrived with Fengzhong’s car, a BMW bought by my sister.

When all the other members sat down, Yang Di was still busy receiving the telephone call.  Yuee ordered a bottle of orange juice while Minsheng ordered a jar of majs juice. My father got a bottle of beer. Here there is no leader speech, but when the four year old Yanxi saw my father to raise the beer cup, he said every one cheer up! All can’t help laughing and were cheered up by the little boy.

Then Yanxi began to sing a song and then recite a poem and tell another two stories such as the monkey and the crocodile and the father and the dog with the water melon.

My father is 84 years old and my nephew is 4 years old.  Minsheng said anyway today is the 25th day of the first month of the year of pig, it means we are still celebrating the Chinese New Year. Then my father said today is also Zhao Chunzhi’s birthday. I remarked that my father really got a good memory. Yuee said “Did you know who is Zhao Chunzhi?” I explained to Minsheng’s mother in law that Zhao Chunzhi is my step mother or my elder sister’s mother.

“That was your ex wife!” said  Minsheng’s mother in law.  Then my father explained his history again. He got married at the age of 15 and his wife Zhao Chunzhi was 18. When she was 32, she got menagitis or inflammation in the brain. She was carried to the hospital after four hours of walk. But she died after a couple of hours rescue leaving four children behind. My big sister was 11 years old, big brother 8, second brother 5 and the second sister was 4 months old. Later my second sister was given to a muslim family and we never met again. Then came my mother to Chen’s family and before I was born, there was a boy who survived just for two months. Then I was born and followed by my young sister and young brother.

My father often mentioned her especially during spring festival when we all gathered together. Now I understood that her birthday is within the New Year, maybe that is why. Maybe also because a man can also remember his first love forever. It is not just woman who missed her first husband. Man can miss his first wife too.

My father is a great father. It was not only because he fathered eight children, but also because he and my mother together raised these six children so that they all grew up and formed their own family. My two brothers didn’t get the chance to go to university due to the cultural revolution, but they managed their family and life reasonably. My big sister studied at medical school and became a gynaecologist later. I got a MA and became a journalist. My young sister studied intellectual property law and got a MA in law and got a job under the State Council. We both studied at Renmin University which is one of the most famous universities in China. My brother in law works in Foreign Affairs, my brother studied at Petroleum University and got a MA. Later he became an engineer in chemical engineering construction. He shouldered the responsibilities in projects.  His wife now is also a journalist and editor in People’s Daily Online where I used to write for in English.

My father said it is worthwhile mentioning that your three families have some good results. First Tingting is like an adult sitting together with all of us. Then Annie who is 12 years old can speak some Chinese with grand mother or mormor. My husband called before I arrived in my sister’s home. Then he let Annie talk with mormor or laolao.

“ IS Chen Xuefei there?” Annie asked in Chinese.

“Who is Chen Xuefei?” My mother asked.

“That is my mother.” Answered Annie.

“I am your Laolao, can you say hello Laolao?” taught my mother.

“Hello Laolao, Byebye, Zaijian.” Said Annie.

Although simply just two sentences, my mother felt she was communicating and these words spread to my fathers ears, he became even happier and spread this message immediately to everyone he met.

“She can speak Chinese over the phone and call us from Sweden. The meaning is important! That means our family stretched into the Nordic world. ” My father said. My father is always insightful and he had a vision. He studied confucius books and could recite them a lot. His life was clear and his philosophy or principle are all based on the four books of ancient Chinese. He has his standard on what it means to be a gentleman.

Then he said the little Yanxi made him happier because he dared to express himself in front of people. He is not shy and he speaks very seriously. He said if you all sing together with me, then I feel I cannot sing myself. That means you shouldn’t disturb me, only with my own concentration, I can remember better.

Both my father and mother said thanks to Yanxi’s mormor or grandmother praising her for taking good care of Yanxi. But Yanxi’s mormor is also modest and said the boy is just good, his parants are good and his grandparents are also good.

My father asked me if Jan and Annie are happy to see me coming to Beijing. I said not at all. This was a negotiation and long term planning result. I have proposed this half a year ago and said this is an important event in China and I must go. But they don’t like me to leave. Right before I left, Annie got a fever and cough a lot. We had to cancel a compromised booking of skiing and I hope by Monday, Annie can fully recover so that she can go to school. Anytime when I felt I neglected Annie, she would be sick or when she became sick, I realized that was due to my negligence. I felt so sorry about it because when I was busy I could forget her for two days. And then she would catch a cold.

My father said if only you hadn’t leave China Radio International and continued to work there. I said I am still working for them from time to time. My heart is still with them, but I have to make a living by working a lot myself. For important events I still reported to CRI which has a lot of good colleagues of mine.

I feel glad to have such a family reunion and we didn’t have leftovers this time. It is a pity that my big brothers and sisters couldn’t join us this time, but hopefully I will find time to meet them later too.

Coming home, I immediately had a good sleep with a lot of sweat, but write this story in the morning when I wake up.

China Finland Year of Winter Sports begins

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 10(Greenpost)– China Finland Year of Winter Sports has begun, announced Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture in a press release reaching here today.

The year 2019 was designated as the China Finland Year of Winter Sports at the meeting of the Finnish and Chinese presidents in spring 2017. Finland is the first country with which China has agreed on this type of winter sports partnership. The thematic year and the preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are expected to boost Chinese interest in Finnish winter sports expertise.

According to Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho, the thematic year presents excellent opportunities for Finland in terms of both winter sports expertise and the commercial aspects of the industry.

“Because Finland is the first country with which China has agreed on this type of winter sports partnership, this gives Finland significant visibility and a competitive advantage compared to other winter sports countries leading up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics. Finland has a great deal of opportunities and a lot to offer, particularly when it comes to coaching, building venues for winter sports, sports technology, manufacturing sports equipment and teaching physical education in schools,” says Minister Terho.

The thematic year is focused on four main themes: 1) training and coaching, 2) sustainable development and equality, 3) travel and tourism and 4) competitive and performance sports.

Minister Terho will travel to Beijing to attend the opening of the thematic year, which will take place on 15 January 2019. The closing of the thematic year will be held in Rovaniemi in December.

The thematic year is made up of more than 60 different events, with highlights including the Chinese New Year celebration in Helsinki in February, the “Women’s Month” of April, when Finland hosts both the Women’s World Ice Hockey Championships and the World Synchronized Skating Championships, and three events – Helsinki Education Week, the SMASH sports technology event and GoExpo Winter – taking place in November. As the “Country of Honour” at the 2019, World Winter Sports Expo in Beijing, Finland will have the opportunity to present its knowhow in various areas of winter sports.

In addition to the thematic year, Business Finland has established the Winter Sports Cluster growth programme, which aims to develop cooperation and export opportunities for Finnish businesses with an eye towards the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games in Beijing.

High-level visits boost cooperation

The Finnish and Chinese presidents agreed on the 2019 joint year of winter sports during President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Finland in April 2017. To coordinate the arrangements for the thematic year, Finland and China established a working group in charge of the joint programme during Sampo Terho’s visit to Peking and Harbin in March 2018.

The year of winter sports is a joint initiative of various ministries, cities, the Finnish Olympic Committee, the Finnish Paralympic Committee, individual sports associations and sports institutes.

Commentary: China shows sincerity in talks while the US shows its destroyer

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan.7(Greenpost) — Sino-US trade talks began in Beijing on Monday while the US sent a  missile destroyer to the South China Sea area.

This round of trade talk started with China’s sincerity to stop the trade war and really start trade talks.  To show China’s sincerity, China has announced to buy American soybeans and even rice. China has decreased four times the import tariff.  All these measures show that China is very sincere to suspend the trade war because a trade war is neither good to China nor to America or any other country.

Why? Because the economic law shows that only by trading more, the world economy can be vital, protectionism will lead to slow down of the world economy which will be good to nobody.

On the contrary, Trump sent a missile destroyer to South China Sea to show his muscles.  But analysts hold that this action only shows that Trump is either stupid or he really played such a game that he would let people know that he is very unpredictable.

He has shown that when he first met Xi Jinping in his Florida villa when he said he sent a bomb to Syria just before they began to talk Sino-US relations.

And after he and Xi announced to have three months ceasefire of the so-called “trade war”, Canada arrested a Chinese business-person.  So the American action, to be precise, the Trump action shows that he is really not very confident and he wanted to show that he was tough and not easy to deal with.

The current world still requires more cooperation than conflict to meet the demands of the people.

China has always tried all means to promote development by various peaceful means and policies and sometimes even take initiative to benefit all parties such as the Belt and Road Initiative.

As many historians and sinologists have pointed out, China has always been a peace loving country and it has never invaded any country, thus, its action mostly aims to get people more jobs, reduce poverty and build a prosperous China as well as the world.

Analysts hold that China could further reduce the import tariff. On the one hand, it will make the US feel more balanced, on the other hand, it will be good for the Chinese buyers too.  This is a good way to satisfy the Chinese demand of international famous brands and they don’t need to buy it abroad, but buy it in China through more imports.

This will not only help solve the trade surplus issue, but also let Chinese people enjoy the higher living standards. When the Chinese are satisfied with their demand on famous brands, they will love their own country even more because those so called famous brands are just normal brands in other countries. For example, the watch in Switserland, Ford in America, Volvo(China’s now) in Sweden, these brands in China are treated as famous, but in its own country, for example, volvo in Sweden, it is just so natural that people buy it just as if Chinese will buy a red flag or a Chinese tooth paste.

So when the border is open and easier to go across, the imbalance will be solved and that will be conducive to the world.

China definitely should be thankful for the entry of WTO, but Chinese also work very hard to realize its development.  It makes the Chinese feel also awkward that it is always the west that complains about China and gives pressure to China.

Recalling China’s economic situation in 1980s when China just began to open up, China was very cautious of opening up and worried that the western power would buy up China’s land or ownership and so on, and that is why the 49 percent and 51 percent of ownership was established.

When I came to Sweden 12 years ago and asked Swedish whether they worried about their selling of companies to the Germans for example Siemens,  do they worry about ownership? They said they didn’t worry because as long as the company is in Sweden, it will pay tax to Sweden and provides jobs.  But now when China wanted to buy a port or something, Sweden began to worry about sovereignty and secrecy and so on.

Eight years ago when Li Shufu’s Geely purchase Volvo, many people also worried about Chinese companies will bring Volvo to China.  But now it shows that Geely keeps its promise and this has become the successful purchase case between China and Sweden and even in the world.

Why is that? I think it shows that if a company develops well and it will go international. Once it becomes international, it will benefit many people who involve in it. It will promote the world economic development.

But if one shows protectionism, it will stimulate conflicts not just in economic field, if one is not careful, it will involve other factors. That is why there is war and conflict.  Thus as responsible countries, big powers should take the consideration of the world economic situation, not just think it is only about you and me.

Obviously protectionism shows a county’s weak points and that is why it wants to protect its own economy.

Sweden is a small country, but it has a big mind and always been open in trade and let its companies compete in the international economy. Many companies died young, but it also raised the world’s largest per capita famous brands and innovation.  And why people like to try innovation? Because they think in the long term and try the best for anything they like. Time tells who will win in the end.

On this point, I think both US and China should learn from Sweden.

Finally, just heard the news that Tesla has launched a grand ceremony to open production factory in Shanghai now. This is another real action China has taken to allow foreign enterprise to establish solely foreign owned enterprise in China. This is the fulfilment of China’s promise of market access.

This should be a very positive action from Chinese side to turn the trade war into a trade talk.  It forms a sharp contrast with the sending of missile destroyer.