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Chinese Embassy in Sweden holds grand celebration on the 70th anniversary of the National Day

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 20(Greenpost) Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Gui Congyou has said that China has achieved the great leap forward from standing up to being healthy and wealthy.

He made the remark at a grand celebration over the 70th anniversary of China’s National Day held in the Grand Hotel in Stockholm.

“Seventy years ago, the founding of the People’s Republic opened a new era for the Chinese nation. From then on, the Chinese people drove away all foreign invaders and ended more than a hundred years of humiliation. China was lifted from a semi-colonial state into an independent sovereign country. The Chinese people overthrew the rule of feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism, and became owners of the country for the first time.

China ended the fighting between warlords and brought the divided country back into one that is solidary, united, peaceful and stable. The Chinese people started to shake off poverty and backwardness and embarked on a path of economic development and improvement of people’s life. Chinese people started to eliminate various types of epidemics and put in place a robust health care system.

The founding of new China boosted the national liberation movements across Asia, Africa and Latin America, which advanced global progress and promoted peace, democracy, progress and development for human kind.” Gui said.

Ambassador Gui and the guests watched a documentary about China’s achievements over the past 70 years.

Over the 70 years especially the 40 years of reform and opening up, tremendous and rapid changes in China transformed the country. In 2018, China’s GDP exceeded 90 trillion RMB, more than 1,300 times as that of 1952 on an absolute value basis, and China became the second largest economy in the world; GDP per capita of China today is nearly 10,000 USD, nearly 550 times of that of 1952; foreign trade stands at USD 4.6 trillion today, over 4000 times of that of 1952, making China the largest country in trade in the world. Over the past 40 years, the share of China’s GDP in the world increased from 1.8% to 16%, and China has been the engine for global growth, contributing over 30% annually. China is the second largest destination for global investment, attracting 98% of top 500 companies to invest.

At the same time, various social undertakings in China also made significant progress. The population under absolute poverty in China was reduced from over 700 million 40 years ago to less than 10 million today, contributing 90% to global poverty reduction. Life expectancy increased from 35 years in 1949 to 77 years in 2018. Illiteracy rate was reduced from 80% to the current 4.9%. China has successfully addressed the issue of run-down areas in major cities, with per capita housing area reaching 45m²and private houses accounting for 70%. China built up the largest education system in the world, with average education years at 13.5 years per person. China has the largest number of R&D personnel and the second largest number of international science papers and citations in the world. The number of patent applications and grants in China ranks the first in the world. The capacity under construction in wind, hydro, solar and nuclear power in China ranks first in the world, and the proportion of coal-fired power in the energy portfolio decreased from 80% to 60%. China is also the first country to successfully address desertification and realize the receding of desert and advancement of inhabitants.

Over the past 70 years, the Chinese people realized a tremendous transformation from standing up to becoming better-off, achieving what took developed countries several centuries to achieve. Today, socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, and is advancing towards the dream of building China into a great modern socialist country.

Chinese Embassy choir led by Ambassador’s Wife Song Jingli gave a wonderful performance during the opening.

China is still yet to realize complete reunification. A stronger China does not mean we will attack, bully or take from others, rather it means we can better protect ourselves from being attacked or bullied by others, better defend against others invading and robbing what is ours, and protect our sovereignty, security, territorial integrity and development interests. China will continue to commit itself to domestic development. No matter how much progress we make, we will follow defense-oriented foreign and defense policies, seek to co-exist in peace with all other countries and pursue win-win cooperation. China will never take an expansionist path, and will never seek its development at the expense of others. China will continue to be committed to expanding opening up, and its door will only open up wider, since we are keenly aware that isolation leads to backwardness, and backwardness leaves one vulnerable. We welcome exchanges with all other countries with open arms. The 1.4 billion Chinese people, which account for 1/5 of world population, getting stronger, is an important force for human development and world peace and security, and major contribution to addressing various global threats and challenges. 

Gui noted that on 9 May 1950, Sweden became the first Western country to go beyond differences in political systems and ideologies and establish diplomatic relations with China, and helped with China’s development and reform and opening up. It benefited China, Sweden and the whole world. Today we have with us many Swedish friends that have been devoted to China-Sweden friendship and China’s development. The Chinese people are grateful for that and will never forget you! China’s development has entered a new era. Next year we are going to celebrate the 70thAnniversary of China-Sweden diplomatic relations, which presents our bilateral relations with new opportunities. On the basis of mutual respect, equality and non-interference, the Chinese side is willing to strengthen engagement, dialogue, communication and consultations with Sweden, and exchange state governance practices. Building on the rapid growth in the past two years, trade between China and Sweden grew by another 3.7% from January to August this year, exceeding USD 10 billion, and the Swedish side continues to maintain a surplus.

He stressed that China is willing to further expand trade and investment cooperation with Sweden, and explore cooperation in new areas such as tackling climate change, innovation, sustainable development and smart cities. It is hoped that China and Sweden will remain true to the original aspirations when we established diplomatic ties, join hands together for the development of our two countries and for a better world, and make due contributions to building a community with a shared future for human kind.

Swedish Foreign Trade Minister Anna Halberg also attended the reception and spoke highly of China’s great contribution to the United Nations.

“We recognized China’s contribution to the United Nations and we like to continue to work together with China. “

She said she is happy to see the increase of import and export from and to China over the past two years. She said China has become the largest trading partner with Sweden in Asia. And she is glad to see this trend continues.

She admits that Sweden and China has different opinions in certain issues, but she also promised to continue the dialogue and find a channel to talk.

Swedish State Secretary in Foreign Affair Ministry also attended the celebration on behalf of the Foreign Minister.

In addition, Swedish Army, Navy and Airforces Generals also attended the reception. They will send a large troupe to attend the October dubbed Military Olympics to be held in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China.

A total of 600 Chinese and Swedish guests from all walks of life in Sweden including overseas Chinese attended the grand celebration on Friday.

Photo and Text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson

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.

Greenpost recommends: Dongpo Pork in Mandarin Paradis

Dongpo Pork is named after Chinese great poet Su Dongpo in Song Dynasty in twelve century. Because Su Shi loved this kind of pork which is in the big leg part, people named this dish as Dongpo Pork.

Its characteristics are that the fat and the meagre part are in parallel so it is very delicious.  Dongpo Pork made by Mandarin Paradis is especially good and Greenpost recommends you try it.

Other dishes are also good.

Sour cabbage and fish.

Fried Shrimp are also good.

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Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (16) -Kanas rural tourism commune—Zalat Folklore Cooperative’s culture

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 1(Greenpost) — On Aug. 30 and 31st, Chinese and Foreign journalists visited Kanas Rural Tourism Cooperative and Hemu Township. Hemu means fat referring to the fattiness of the sheep and cows in this area.

Entering Zalat folklore tourism cooperative, a lady Ouchun who wears a pink red Mongolian costumes welcomed us. Her Chinese sounds very standard and beautiful. “Here is our Tuva people’s home. Tuva people is one of the Mongolian branches. There are only about 2000 Tuva people all over China and about 1400 live here. ” Ouchun said.

Across the street there is a primary school, Tuva pupils are doing morning excercise and singing at the primary school.  When they go to middle school, they will have to go to the county to be in a boarding school.

This is their home, it is also the rural tourism cooperative. Two huge skiing board were erected crossing to each other becoming the landmark of this cooperative. They are made of cow high.


Ouchun showed us a wedding room first.  She said the bed is home made and all the pillows, quilts and mattress are made by the family members. There is also a shaking chair beside the bed covered by red clothes.  There is pure white little sheep skin on the table making it look very clean and beautiful.

As we came into the family museum, we saw some treasurable photos. One was about a PLA doctor giving treatment to the child of the local people.

The other was about four sportsmen representing Xinjiang to participate in the national skiing competition in 1958 and they took a photo in  front of Tiananmen by Zhongshan Park photographer.

There were also various tools used and made by Tuva people. For example they made a twin scoop out of tree.

They also have various kinds of leather clothes, wood scoop and the skiing board with skin wool. The guide said this was their special characteristic and there was science in it. ” With such kinds of skiing board, when you climb up, you will not fall back easily. When you walk down, it will be very quick.”

There is a milk wine making device in the adjacent room. A big barrel is full of milk and it is boiling all the time. At the same time, people put cold water on top of it and keep on stirring it. After a certain period, when it is warm, the wine will automatically flow out to the kettle. This kind of wine doesn’t taste wine, but taste a little bit like milk. The guide said this kind of wine doesn’t hit your brain, but hit your legs. If you drink a lot, you will have to sleep for a long time before you can get up.

Ouchun said the houses here are all made of wood. They don’t use any spikes, but use natural skills to put them together. They also use moss as a kind of insulation material as it shrinks in winter and grows out in summer. This is Tuva people’s tradition and also innovation. It is so ecologically friendly.

Gesang flowers were blossoming in the courtyard. Many other kinds of flowers were growing around the courtyard. The colors were rich and fresh. The air was fresh, the sky was blue and the cloud was very white. We met a wonderful weather.

In such a weather, people entered the Mongolian round house and listened to Mongolian’s Humai and the beautiful long tunes, drinking a cup of milk wine. It was so beautiful!

Ouchun told us that their ancester was Chinggiskaan and they hanged his picture on the wall.  Ouchun was very humourous. She said “you just have to remember that we are Tuva people, who are speaking Tujue language, but our history was not written with any languages. Our history has been inherited by mouth. Some people said our ancestor was also the ancestor of the Indians, but as long as you remember that we are Tuva people under the Mongolian ethnic group and we believe in Tibetan Bhudism, at the same time we are also Chinese. This is enough”.  I was so surprised that China has such an ethnic group which has so little population, yet they live a good and interesting life.

The people here are very musical. They use a kind of crop stick to make it a musical instrument. The young man performed it for us. After a warm applause, another three young men came in and they performed Mongolian music and sang their songs including the long tunes, Humai and other joyful ones. Their performances were just so wonderful. They are also very humourous.

Leaving the commune, we saw a lot of such kind of houses nearby through the bus window. They are all made of tree and  ecologically friendly.

When we arrived in Hemu Villa, I thought this was as if it were a Swedish or Canadian town.  There were all kinds of plants in front of the house.

And inside my bedroom, they have such a beautiful painting.

Sleeping in such an environment, it is in another world. This is so beautiful and so quiet.

The biodiversity is so good.

The next day we encountered a rainy day. It rained the whole day. We first went through the Yuanjiang Bridge which was built with the support of the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China.

This was also one example of how Chinese inland provinces help Xinjiang. We came to the Hadeng plateau. Here we can see all the villages and houses. The houses were built in a valley which was very beautiful and felt like a garden area surrounded by forests and rivers.

Tuva people rely on animal husbandry and tourism to get an income. They also get support from the government. On average, per capita income can reach 60 thousand yuan or about 10 thousand US dollars.

We also met a couple who were going to get married and took photo here. In an interview with their agent, we got to know that they were arranged by the photo galleries and photographers to take photo here. This was a new style for the people in the city to have a chance to come to the rural area and experience the love and life in the prairie area. The bride wore all kinds of traditional Mongolian hat and costumes which was quite heavy and the bridegroom would pull  the horse and walked around, what a romantic experience!

Kanas is an unforgettable area.

The most unforgetable scene was the last dinner. Maybe because we had a long day, the journalists sat around a huge table and they couldn’t help eating anything that came on the table.  But gradually, the table was full of dishes.

When we were almost all full, Green Post’s editor Xuefei Chen Axelsson proposed that it was the last dinner, people should speak up something, singing or dancing, just speak up your mind. The purpose is to improve our understanding of not only Xinjiang, but also each other.  Xuefei took the lead to sing a beautiful Chinese song, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is just a song to sing the nature of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the huge mountains. Then the Afghan, Egyptian, Turkish, Pakistani, Indian and Bangladesh journalists also sang one after another.  The Bangladesh journalist was very professional. Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Malaysian journalists and Xinjiang Information colleague danced together with beautiful melody. Everyone expressed their thanks to the organisers for their considerate work and the interpreter who did a good job.

By listening to the music and songs, we can feel that actually the Asian cultures are so similar to each other, central Asia and South Asia, their language and music are also similar. Although we are from different country, our culture are similar. Thus, the belt and road initiative will link many countries together. Your reporter believe that Asian people can unite and help each other to jointly develop. This will be conducive to the world peace and development too. Thus, this last dinner was also unforgettable for me.

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (13) –Burqin’s Agriculture and Fruits Are also Attraction for Tourists

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 29(Greenpost) –On August 28th,  over 30 Chinese and Foreign journalists visited the core areas of Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt — Burqin county in Altay City in Northern Xinjiang.  The village we visit is called Tuokumut No. 1 collecting area.

According to the local official, this is an area where people can pick up the fruits themselves and buy it.

Xinjiang is famous for its various melons, honey melon, water melon and other melons which are all very sweet and delicious.

This white melon is very sweet.  This is with the help of the Xinjiang Agricultural Academy’s researchers, local famers and herdmen can grow the fruits very well. It is said that they can have an income of 3000 yuan per mu. They also have farm house hotel or restaurant, or animal husbandry. All together, they can have a percapita income of 50 to 60 thousand yuan .

This is blue Gouqi Bar.

This is a free market where farmers can sell their products.

Photo and text  Xuefei Chen Axelsson.




Utländska journalister besöker Xinjiang-serien (13) – Burqins jordbruk och frukt är också attraktion för turister

STOCKHOLM, 29 oktober (Greenpost) – Den 28 augusti besökte över 30 kinesiska och utländska journalister kärnområdena Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt – Burqin län i Altay City i norra Xinjiang. Byn vi besöker kallas Tuokumut nr 1 samlingsområde.

 Enligt den lokala tjänstemannen är det här ett område där människor kan hämta frukterna själva och köpa den.

Xinjiang är känd för sina olika meloner, honungsmelon, vattenmelon och andra meloner som alla är mycket söta.

 Den här vita melonen är väldigt söt. Detta är med hjälp av Xinjiang Agricultural Academy forskare, lokala famers och herdmen kan odla frukterna mycket bra. Det sägs att de kan ha en inkomst på 3000 yuan per mu. De har också lantgårdshotell eller restaurang eller djurhållning. Sammantaget kan de ha en inkomstinkomst på 50 till 60 tusen yuan.

Detta är blå Gouqi Bär. 

Det här är en fri marknad där bönder kan sälja sina produkter.  

Photo and text  Xuefei Chen Axelsson.


Utländska Journalister Besöker Xinjiang-Serien (12) – Burqins Mat är väldigt gott

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, 29 oktober (Greenpost) – Den 28 augusti gick journalisten till Burqin County med de kinesiska och utländska journalisterna för att komma in i kärnområdet i Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt. Från General Mountain ner till Gebao Ma basen, sedan till den färgglada stranden. Under denna period smakade man också ett annat skyltbord på turistindustrin i Burqin County, vilket är den läckra maten parallellt med det vackra landskapet. Maten är gjord av lokala ingredienser, ren natur och original, så det smakar väldigt gott.

Chinese dumplings. Kinesiska Dumplings.

Real dumplings.

Hot chicken. Kyckling.

Pumpkin, Zhongzi och böner.


Xinjiang Hand-picked mutton. Lamb.

Cow stomack as a cool dish. Kos magen.


Horse sausage, very delicious. Hästar korv.

Xinjiang food always include pepper and onion. pepper och lök.

They also like to eat a lot of garlic which is very healthy. Vitlök kyckling.

Fried dumplings! Dumpling.

Cooked fish with sugar, soysauce and vinegar. Fiskar.

Cold dish with peanut and onion. Salad.

The case is both Chinese and foreign style. Kakor.

Lamb steak! Lamb!

Black mushroom or fungas. Svamp!

Pepper is always loved by Xinjiang people all of them, Han, Hui, Ugyors and many others.  Alla Xinjiang människor gillar paperika!

Foto and text av Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (12)- Burqin’s food is very tasty

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 29(Greenpost)– On August 28th, the reporter went to Burqin County with the Chinese and foreign journalists to enter the core area of ​​the Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt. From the General Mountain down to the Gebao Ma base, then to the colorful beach. During this period, one also tasted another signboard of the tourism industry in Burqin County, which is the delicious food in parallel to the beautiful scenery. The food is made from local ingredients, pure natural and original, so it tastes very delicious.

Chinese dumplings.

Real dumplings.

Hot chicken.

Pumpkin, Zhongzi and beans.


Xinjiang Hand-picked mutton.

Cow stomack as a cool dish.


Horse sausage, very delicious.

Xinjiang food always include pepper and onion. pepper och lök.

They also like to eat a lot of garlic which is very healthy. Vitlök kyckling.

Fried dumplings! Dumpling.

Cooked fish with sugar, soysauce and vinegar. Fiskar.

Cold dish with peanut and onion. Salad.

The case is both Chinese and foreign style. Kakor.

Lamb steak! Lamb!

Black mushroom or fungas. Svamp!

Pepper is always loved by Xinjiang people all of them, Han, Hui, Ugyors and many others.

Photo and text    By  Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (8) – Maiquer, Impression Gobi Wine, Changji snacks and Xinjiang Theatre

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

On the afternoon of August 26, more than 30 Chinese and foreign journalists visited Changji High-tech Industrial Development Zone, an hour drive from Urumqi.  We visited Maiquer Group Co. Ltd., Impressed Gobi Winery, Changji Snack Street, and watched the “Going to Western Region for a Thousand Times.” performed at the Xinjiang Grand Theatre.

Upon Mid autumn festival, Chinese always eat moon cake, not just for fun, but also carry on the culture and tradition.

As we entered the company, one can smell the good smell of moon cake and appreciate various beautiful packaging of cakes.

So many moon cakes were actually produced here. Chinese like to send friends and relatives moon cakes as presents.  No wonder! Because Xinjiang has good sunshine and the wheat quality is very good. Thus various products made of flour of Xinjiang are also very good.

Maiquer imported a whole set of milk production line from Sweden with a total of 200 million yuan (or 33 million US dollars).  Shaliyef, vice director of Xinjiang Information Office said in Xinjiang people are very honest and trustworthy. There has never been fake food product report.

Looking at these beautiful photos of various dairy products, it is really so attractive.

Talking about food, one has to mention that Xinjiang also produces wine. Journalists came to the One thousand acre grape plantation field and visited the Impression Gobi Winery.

Fuqiang, General Manager of the Winery said the reason he named his company Impression Gobi and took lizard as his company’s totem is because he thinks that lizard has an unremitting effort. He himself worked in this field for ten more years and accumulate his “first barrel of gold “ and invested about 20 million yuan (3.3 million US dollars) into this winery.

Of course, the winery  provided not only job opportunities for the local farm workers, but also the sales opportunity for the local small scale grape growing farmers. Therefore he made a good contribution to the local economic development.

He said his winery was very special because he used APP sofeware to let his customers see how the grape is growing and know that these grape is pure organic grapes.

Having tasted the red and white wine in Yinxiang Gobi or Impression Gobi, journalists went on to Changji food city.

The first impression is that the building here is very artistic and full of culture.

The grey color and the vivid sculpture implies the artistic atmosphere.

In this food street, one can taste all kinds of food and culture. The architecture itself is an art and culture.

The manager of the food street said they have strict management system with bonus to encourage the good restaurant and those who did a bad job will be costly too.  And they also discuss and have an appraisal so that a good working style is formed.

To welcome journalists, the management in the food street also asked various restaurants to bring their special dish so that the journalists can taste them. Due to the demand from my reader, I took a lot of photos of Xinjiang food.


Fried Geda, a kind of pasta,  meat balls, hand-picked rice with beef, fried motton, Jiasha and hand-picked mutton are all  specialties for Xinjiang and it is almost spread all over China.

In the evening we went to the Xinjiang Grand Theatre and watched the huge performance  Going to Western Region for A Thousand Times. It felt going back to the ancient times when the caravan was walking in the Gobi desert. Plus VR, time  goes back and forth. It is really magnificent and wonderful!

In Xinjiang, there is good organic food and good water, with beautiful art, singing and dancing. Xinjiang Uygor Autonomous Region likes to tap the potential of the core area of Silk Road Economic Belt by promoting tourism and attracting tourisms from all over China and even the world. It is also a kind of green economy.

I have to say that the performance at the theatre Going to Western Region for a Thousand Times has gathered history, culture,  love, and folklore all on the stage. So the audience can enjoy it very much. The performance combined with VR and modern audio and video effects forming a strong impression on people. It is really world high level and unforgettable!

Photo and text Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

Utländska journalister Besök Xinjiang-serien (7) – Nationell enhetsfamilj, stor festlunch med tre etniska grupper

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm den 17 oktober (GreenPost) – Den 26 augusti gick över 30 kinesiska och utländska mediereporter i Urumqi Qidaowan distriktsförvaltningskommitténs kommande grannar kommittee för att delta i de nationella familjeaktiviteterna.

Reportrarna intervjuade gemenskapschefen och folket i olika etniska grupper, besökte samhället och etniska familjer och åt lunch med folket i alla etniska grupper. De bevittnade folkets skratt och tull i den nationella sammansättningen och smakade den goda maten med etniska egenskaper i Xinjiang.

När vi lämnade bussen såg reportern lyktorna här, och det fanns flera stora bord på gatan på gården. Människor från alla samhällsskikt satt ihop. Bordet är fullt av mat, handplockat ris, stekt nudlar, vattenmelon, Honung, druvor och andra livsmedel. Vattenmelonen här är riktigt stor och söt.

Turistguiden sa att det fanns en sann historia om Adi Aisha. Adi Aisha var en arbetare vid Urumqi Chemical Plant, huvudsakligen verksamt inom transport av råvaror för tillverkning av svavelsyra. Oavsett om det var blåsigt eller regnigt, regn eller snö, året runt var han oavbruten och uppgiften överfulgades varje månad. Han hade blivit värderad som modellarbetare på fabriken många gånger, och han hade blivit ett exempel för ungdomar i den kemiska anläggningen vid den tiden. Före sin död donerade han sina livslånga besparingar på 1000 yuan (uppskattad till den nuvarande 120 amerikanska dollar) till fabriken för att belöna bra kamrater som är aktiva i arbete och nationell enhet. Adi Aisha var inte bara en vanlig person, men hade en sorts ande. Under de senaste 32 åren sedan hans död har han blivit en andlig symbol för att överföra syftet med nationell enhet. Han gjorde “Adi Aisha” nationell enhetsblomma i Shuimogou-området och vidarebefordrades från generation till generation. Detta var också det bästa exemplet som en gammal parti medlem satte till att skapa en nationell enhetsfamilj.

För att fira Adi Aisha har folk byggt upp sin staty här.

Enligt medlemmen av CPPCC: s nationella kommitté och den första sekreteraren Mudan Tiemuer Niyazi grundades gemenskapen på 1980-talet. Inhabited av tre etniska grupper, Uygur, Han och Hui, partiorganisationerna spelar en viktig roll här och nära förenar de olika nationaliteterna. De tar den lokala festorganisationen som kärna, engagerar sig i olika aktiviteter eller lärande, och främjar enighet för alla. De inrättade också kooperativ. På kooperativet väver alla hantverk tillsammans. Genom aktiviteter är människor nära förenade. En annan viktig del är National Unity Courtyard. “Vi måste vidarebefordra Adi Aishas ande”, sade Tiemuer Niyazi.

Varför är denna enhet särskilt viktig? Mudan Tiemuer Niyazi sade att Xinjiang är ett multietniskt område, och enheten för alla etniska grupper i Xinjiang är vår livsnivå. Från historia till nutid måste alla etniska grupper leva tillsammans och göra framsteg tillsammans. Utan nationell enhet kommer det inte att finnas någon stabilitet i Xinjiang, och nationell enhet är vad vi måste göra. Utan nationell enhet finns det inget harmoniskt samhälle i Xinjiang. Alla etniska grupper är lika, bor tillsammans och förenas ihop. Det betyder inte att Xinjiang inte var förenat tidigare, vi har alltid varit eniga. Juli 2009-incidenten 2009 var en sådan händelse att de “tre krafterna” utanför landet ansträngde sig för att undergräva vår enhet och fred. Denna händelse var den som folket i alla etniska grupper i Xinjiang motsatte sig.

Den 26 augusti var det den sista dagen på Nationalfestivalen “Kurban festival” i Xinjiang. Folk i samhället tycktes födda musikaliska, sjunga och dansa, gamla och unga, de var alla väldigt glada att fira festivalen på det här sättet .

De sjunger inte bara traditionella sånger, barn dansar också modern dansdans.

Mier Guli. Anne sjöng en vacker “Sjungande en sång till partiet”. Den här sången har sjungits i årtionden, och nu är den fortfarande så vacker, särskilt sången av Mier Guli, mycket rörlig.

“Hulunbeier Prairie”, en mongolisk sång får fler människor att känna oändlig glädje, harmoni och fred. Singing kan förmedla starka känslor och kärlek. Detta var Xinjiang-folkets liv. De är lika fria och säkra som de kan. Vad reportern känner här är att upprätthålla partiledningen. Samtidigt går partiledarna djupt in i gräsrots och massorna. Festmedlemmarna och massorna är alla väldigt glada. Speciellt för äldre, när reportrar intervjuade dem, sa de alla att livet är väldigt nöjd nu. Under de senare åren var de väl omhändertagna av partiet och regeringen.


Lunchmat är från alla familjer som tar med maträtt här. Det kan också vara att alla kan ta med ett program om möjligt. Kortfattat är den här typen av kulturell aktivitet på gemenskapens friluftsplats faktiskt vad som har hänt i Kina sedan befrielsen. Det är en kulturell underhållning som många tycker om eftersom det är överkomligt. Du behöver inte gå till teatern för att uppleva kulturen. Som en kulturell aktivitet är denna kulturella atmosfär djupt rotad i människornas hjärtan.

I själva verket har Xinjiang för att stärka den nationella enheten under de senaste åren formulerat och genomfört en rad nya politiska åtgärder för att främja nationell enhet. En av dem är politiken för nationell enhet och familj. Till exempel har regionala enheter nyligen skickat människor till bönderna och boskapsbolagen i södra Xinjiang för att ge presenter, till exempel att ge barnleksaker, duschar, bord och stolar etc. för att besöka det fem eller sex gånger om året. För att förbättra ömsesidig förståelse, som de östra regionen hjälper den västra regionen, vill de provinsiella huvudstäderna hjälpa bröder och systrar i andra regioner. Denna typ av deltagande, kommunikation och utbyte är en form av demokrati, nationalitet och för människors försörjning. Det förkroppsligar ömsesidig hjälp, men inte ömsesidig avveckling.

Smaka på Xinjiangs handplockade ris, Hamimelon och stor vattenmelon, du kan känna solskenet här är sött, frukten är söt och folket lever lyckligt. Denna intervju var en fältintervju utförd av kinesiska och utländska medier organiserad av Statens informationsbyrå i kärnområdet i Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt. Det är underförstått att Xinjiang täcker ett område på mer än 1,66 miljoner kvadratkilometer, med fyra av Sveriges landområde. Den totala befolkningen som bor i detta område är 22 miljoner, vilket motsvarar den totala befolkningen i två sverige. Det finns 56 etniska grupper som bor i det stora landet Xinjiang. Bland dem finns 13 etniska grupper som lever här i generationer. De är Uygur, Han, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Kirgiz, Xibo, Manchurian, Tadzjik, Uzbek, Daur, Tatar och Ryska.

Sedan antiken har Xinjiang varit ett multietniskt område och en region med kulturella resurser. Xinjiang är känt som västra regionen. Det är en lång korridor av etnisk migration och historia. Det är en helig plats för mångkulturella utbyten, en integrerad del av den kinesiska kulturen, och en hel natt plats för den gamla Silk Road. Under 60 f.Kr. förenade västra Han-dynastin västra regionen och etablerade de västra regionerna, som markerade Xinjiangregionens officiella inträde på det kinesiska territoriet. År 1884 etablerade staten provinsen i Xinjiang och tog betydelsen av det nyinvesterade hemlandet. Xinjiang ersatte officiellt det gamla namnet “Western Region”.

Under tusentals år har folket i alla etniska grupper i Xinjiang arbetat tillsammans på detta land för att skapa en fantastisk civilisation. Historiska och kulturella platser, kulturella reliker speglar kulturella egenskaper hos olika etniska grupper och bevittnade utvecklingen av Xinjiangs historia och förändringar av olika nationella kulturer. Buddism, islam, kristendom, katolicism, ortodoxism, taoism och många andra religioner sameksisterar här. Östra och västra kulturer blandar här. De fyra forntida civilisationerna konvergerar här. Den kinesiska nationella mästaren Ji Xianlin sade att i världens långa historia och vidsträckta inflytande finns det bara fyra kulturella system: antika Grekland, Kina, Indien och Islam. Det finns ingen femte, och den plats där dessa fyra kulturer träffas är bara i Xinjiang i Kina. Det finns ingen sekund. Därför är Xinjiang en unik plats i världen.

Xinjiang har 18 nationella förstklassiga hamnar, inte bara beroende av Kinas inhemska stora marknad med en befolkning på 1,3 miljarder men också inför den stora kanalen av materialcirkulation, personalutbyte och kulturell integration som också har 1,3 miljarder Central- och Sydvästasiatiska marknader. Xinjiang är kärnområdet i “Silk Road” ekonomiska bältet. Genom det kinesiska-europeiska godståget förväntas det bli ett transportcentrum som förbinder Central- och Sydvästra Asien och även Europa. Framtiden kommer att spela en viktigare roll och fortsätter att skriva en ny era av Silk Road civilisationen. De utländska medier som deltar i denna intervju inkluderar NHK från Japan, Green Post of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Toro News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency i Kirgizistan, Förenade Arabemiraten i Bangladesh, NET TV i Indonesien Indien, de vanligaste medierna av Indien och Egypten, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkiet och Uzbekistan media. De är journalister från länder längs Silk Road Economic Belt och kommer att utforska mysterierna kring kärnområdet i Sidenväg ekonomiska bältet.

Foto /text    Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (7) – National unity family, big party lunch with three ethnic groups

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Oct. 17(GreenPost)  — On August 26th, over 30 Chinese and foreign media reporters walked into the Urumqi Qidaowan District Management Committee‘s Emerging Community National Unity Courtyard to participate in the national unity family activities.

The reporters interviewed the community head and people of various ethnic groups, visited the community and ethnic families, and had lunch with the people of all ethnic groups. They witnessed the laughter and customs of the people in the national compound and tasted the delicious food with ethnic characteristics in Xinjiang.

When we got off the bus, the reporter saw the lanterns here, and there were several large tables on the street in the yard. People from all walks of life sat together. The table is full of food, hand-picked rice, fried noodles, watermelon, Honung, grapes and other foods. The watermelon here is really big and sweet.

The tour guide said that there was a true story of Adi Aisha. Adi Aisha was a worker at the Urumqi Chemical Plant, mainly engaged in the transportation of raw materials for the manufacturing of sulfuric acid. No matter it was windy or rainy, rain or snow, all the year round, he was uninterrupted, and the task was overfulfilled every month. He had been appraised as a model worker in the factory many times, and he had become an example for young people in the chemical plant at that time. Before his death, he donated his lifelong savings of 1,000 yuan (estimated to the current 120 US dollars) to the factory to reward good comrades who are active in work and national unity. Adi Aisha was not just an ordinary person, but carrying a kind of spirit. Over the past 32 years since his death, he has become a spiritual symbol for carrying forward the purpose of national unity. He made the “Adi Aisha” national unity flower blossom in Shuimogou area and passed on from generation to generation. This was also the best example set by an old party member to establish a national unity family.

In order to commemorate Adi Aisha, people have erected his statue here.

According to the member of the CPPCC National Committee and the first secretary, Mudan Tiemuer Niyazi, the community was established in the 1980s. Inhabited by three ethnic groups, the Uygur, the Han and the Hui, the party organizations play an important role here, and closely unite the various nationalities. They take the local party organization as the core, engage in various activities or learning, and promote the unity of everyone. They also set up cooperatives. At the cooperative, everyone weave handicrafts together. Through activities, people are closely united. Another important part is the National Unity Courtyard. “We must pass on the spirit of Adi Aisha,” said Tiemuer Niyazi.

Why is this unity particularly important? Mudan Tiemuer Niyazi said that Xinjiang is a multi-ethnic area, and the unity of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang is our lifeline. From the history to the present, all ethnic groups must live together and make progress together. Without national unity, there will be no stability in Xinjiang, and national unity is what we must do. Without national unity, there is no harmonious society in Xinjiang. All ethnic groups are equal, living together and united together. It doesn’t mean that Xinjiang was not united before, we have always been united. The July.5 incident in 2009 was such an event that the “three forces” outside the country incited to undermine our unity and peace. This incident was the one that the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang were opposed to.

On August 26th, it was the last day of the National Festival “Kurban festival” in Xinjiang. The folks in the community seemed to be born musical, singing and dancing, old and young, they were all very  happy to celebrate the festival this way.

Not only do they sing traditional songs,  children also dance modern tap dancing.

Mier Guli. Anne sang a beautiful “Singing a Song to the Party”. This song has been sung for decades, and now it is still so beautiful, especially the singing of Mier Guli, very moving.

“Hulunbeier Prairie”, a Mongolian song makes more people feel endless joy, harmony and peace. Singing can convey strong feelings and love. This was the life of the Xinjiang people. They are as free and secure as they can. What the reporter feels here is to uphold the leadership of the party. At the same time, the party members go deep into the grassroots and the masses. The party members  and masses are all very happy. Especially for the elderly, when reporters interviewed them, they all said that life is very happy now. In their later years, they were well cared for by the party and the government.

The lunch food is from every family that brings a dish to eat here. It may also be that everyone can bring a program if possible. In short, this kind of cultural activity in the open-air plaza of the community is actually what has been going on in China since the liberation. It is a cultural entertainment that many people like because it is affordable. You don’t need to go to the theater to experience the culture. As one style of culture activity, this cultural atmosphere is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.

In fact, in order to strengthen national unity, in recent years, Xinjiang has formulated and implemented a series of new policies to promote national unity. One of them is the policy of national unity and family. For example, regional units have recently sent people to the farmers and herdsmen’s homes in southern Xinjiang to give gifts, such as giving children’s toys, showers, tables and chairs, etc., to visit there five or six times a year. To enhance mutual understanding, just as the eastern region helps the western region, the provincial capitals want to help brothers and sisters in other regions. This kind of participation, communication and exchange is a form of democracy, nationality, and for people’s livelihood. It embodies mutual help, but not mutual dismantling.

Tasting Xinjiang’s hand-picked rice, Hamimelon and large watermelon, you can feel the sunshine here is sweet, the fruit is sweet, and the people live happily.

This interview was a field interview conducted by the Chinese and foreign media organized by the State Council Information Office into the core area of ​​the Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt.

It is understood that Xinjiang covers an area of ​​more than 1.66 million square kilometers, with four of Sweden’s land area. The total population living in this area is 22 million, which is equivalent to the total population of two Sweden. There are 56 ethnic groups living in the vast land of Xinjiang. Among them, there are 13 ethnic groups living here for generations. They are Uygur, Han, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Kirgiz, Xibo, Manchurian, Tajik, Uzbek, Daur, Tatar and Russian.

Since ancient times, Xinjiang has been a multi-ethnic area and a region of cultural resources. Xinjiang is known as the Western Region. It is a long corridor of ethnic migration and history. It is a holy place for multicultural exchanges, an integral part of Chinese culture, and an all-night place for the ancient Silk Road. In 60 BC, the Western Han Dynasty unified the Western Region and established the Western Regions, which marked the official entry of the Xinjiang region into the Chinese territory. In 1884, the central government established the province in Xinjiang, and took the meaning of newly recovered homeland. Xinjiang officially replaced the ancient name of “Western Region”. For thousands of years, the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang have worked together on this land to create a splendid civilization. Historical and cultural sites, cultural relics reflect the cultural characteristics of different ethnic groups  and witnessed  the development of Xinjiang’s history and the changes of various national cultures. Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Orthodoxism, Taoism and many other religions coexist here. Eastern and Western cultures blend here. The four ancient civilizations converge here. The Chinese national master, Ji Xianlin, said that in the world’s long history and far-reaching influence, there are only four cultural systems: ancient Greece, China, India, and Islam. There is no fifth, and the place where these four cultures meet is only in Xinjiang in China. There is no second. Therefore, Xinjiang is a unique place in the world.

Xinjiang has 18 national first-class ports, not only relying on China’s domestic large market with a population of 1.3 billion, but also facing the large channel of material circulation, personnel exchanges and cultural integration that also has 1.3 billion Central and South-West Asian markets. Xinjiang is the core area of ​​the “Silk Road” economic belt. Through the China-European freight train, it is expected to become a transportation hub connecting Central and South-West Asia and even Europe. The future will play a more important role and continue to write a new era of Silk Road civilization. The foreign media participating in this interview include NHK from Japan,Green Post of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Toro News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency of Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates of Bangladesh, NET TV of Indonesia India, the mainstream media of India and Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey and Uzbekistan media. They are journalists from countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and come to explore the mysteries of the core area of ​​the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Photo /text    Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Utländska Journalister Besöker Xinjiang-serien (8) – Maiquer, Impression Gobi Vin, Changji snacks och Xinjiang Theatre

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Okotober. 22(Greenpost)– På eftermiddagen den 26 augusti gick över 30 kinesiska och utländska journalister in i Xinjiangs Changji High-Tech Industrial Utveckling Zone, Maiquer Group Co. Ltd., Impressed Gobi Winery och Changji Snack Street, och tittade på “En tusen gånger kommer till Western Region “utförs på Xinjiang Grand Theatre.

På mitten av höstfestivalen äter kinesiska alltid månkaka, inte bara för gott skull, utan även fortsätter kultur och tradition.

När vi kom in i företaget kan man lukta den goda lukten av månkakan och uppskatta olika vackra förpackningar av kakor.

Så många månkakor producerades faktiskt här. Kinesiska gillar att skicka vänner och släktingar månkakor som presenter. Inte konstigt! Eftersom Xinjiang har bra solsken och vetekvaliteten är mycket bra. Således är olika produkter gjorda av mjöl av Xinjiang också mycket bra.

Maiquer importerade en hel uppsättning mjölkproduktionslinje från Sverige med totalt 200 miljoner yuan (eller 33 miljoner US-dollar). Shaliyef, vice direktör för Xinjiang Information Office sa i Xinjiang, människor är väldigt ärliga och pålitliga. Det har aldrig varit en falsk livsmedelsproduktrapport.

Titta på dessa vackra bilder av olika mejeriprodukter, det är verkligen så attraktivt.

Prata om mat, man måste nämna att Xinjiang också producerar vin. Journalister kom till ett tusen tunnland druvplantage och besökte Impression Gobi Winery.

Fuqiang, chef för vingården sa att han namngav sitt företag Impression Gobi och tog ödla som hans företags totem är för att han tycker att ödla har en oupphörlig ansträngning. Han arbetade själv på detta område i tio år och ackumulerade sitt “första fat guld” och investerade cirka 20 miljoner yuan (3,3 miljoner dollar) i denna vingård.

Naturligtvis gav vingården inte bara arbetstillfällen för de lokala lantarbetarna, men också försäljningsmöjligheten för de lokala småskaliga druvkultivarna. Därför gjorde han ett bra bidrag till den lokala ekonomiska utvecklingen.

Han sa att hans vingård var mycket speciell eftersom han använde APP sofeware för att låta sina kunder se hur druvan växer och vet att dessa druvor är rena organiska druvor.

Efter att ha smakat rött och vitt vin i Yinxiang Gobi eller Impression Gobi gick journalister vidare till Changji matstad.

Det första intrycket är att byggnaden här är mycket konstnärlig och full av kultur.

Den gråfärgen och den levande skulpturen innebär en konstnärlig atmosfär.

I denna matgata kan man smaka på alla typer av mat och kultur. Arkitekturen i sig är en konst och kultur.

Chefen för matgatan sa att de har ett strikt förvaltningssystem med bonus för att uppmuntra den goda restaurangen och de som gjorde ett dåligt jobb kommer att vara kostsamma också. Och de diskuterar också och har en bedömning så att en bra arbetsstil bildas.

För att välkomna journalister bad ledningen i matgatan också olika restauranger att ta med sig specialrätt så att journalisterna kan smaka på dem. På grund av efterfrågan från min läsare tog jag en hel del bilder av Xinjiang-mat.


Stekt Geda, en sorts nudlar, köttbullar, handplockat ris med nötkött, stekt motton, Jiasha och handplockad fårkött är alla specialiteter för Xinjiang och det sprider sig nästan över hela Kina.


På kvällen åkte vi till Xinjiang Grand Theatre och tittade på den enorma prestationen En tusen gånger att gå till Västra Regionen. Det känns som att gå tillbaka till antiken då husvagnen gick i Gobi-öknen. Plus VR, tider går fram och tillbaka. Det är verkligen magnifikt och underbart!

I Xinjiang finns god ekologisk mat och gott vatten, med vacker konst, sång och dans. Den autonoma regionen Xinjiang Uygor gillar att knacka på potentialen i kärnområdet i Silk Road Economic Belt genom att främja turism och locka turister från hela Kina och även världen.

Det är också en slags grön ekonomi. Jag måste säga att teaterns uppträdande En tusen gånger att gå till västra regionen har samlat historia, kultur, kärlek och folklore allt på scenen. Så publiken kan njuta av det väldigt mycket. Föreställningen kombinerad med VR och moderna ljud- och videoeffekter bildar ett starkt intryck på människor. Det är bara bra!

Foto och text Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

PROFILE:Yang Chungui: Striving for Chinese Acupuncture Doctors to enter Swedish medical system and better serve the patients

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, June 9(Greenpost)—The 71st World Health  Assembly was held in Geneva Switzerland during May 21-26. With the invitation of Liu Baoyan, President of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies, Yang Chungui attended the Assembly  as an observer.

Yang Chungui, President of Acupuncture Science Association in Sweden was earlier this year elected as EC Member of the 9th Executive Committee at the 9th General Assembly of World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies(WFAS) for five years.

Green Post has considered to have an exclusive interview with Yang long time ago, but he has always said to wait and see for some time later. Now time is ripe for such an interview with President Yang.

A total of 4000 delegates from 194 member states attended the assembly themed in Health Throughout the Life Course. The Assembly is held in May every year to deliberate the Director General of WHO’ s work report, budget report and accepting new members. At the opening on May 21, the Assembly first discussed the proposal put up forward by the so-called 15 friendly Federal States to invite Taiwan as observer to attend the Assembly and after heated discussion, the Assembly rejected this proposal as a topic to discuss at the Assembly.

The Assembly discussed the theme that everyone should enjoy health protection and health insurance should cover everybody. President Yang Chungui submitted a document on Promoting Swedish Acupuncture Legislation letting more patients enjoy traditional Chinese Medicine Care. The document illustrated that Sweden is a high welfare country. The citizen will get free medical care after they pay 1100 kronor for diagnosis and 2200 for medicine. After that, all the cost will be covered by the government.

Chinese acupuncture has been practising in 183 countries and regions, more and more Swedish patients accepted the Chinese acupuncture and pay by themselves. The patients realized that western medicine has high-tech support, but the system is too divided into many different divisions, patients feel they don’t get holistic diagnosis and treatment. Patients often felt tired, but the physical examination can’t find anything abnormal. Many patients suffer from various pain and depression. Even though they used a lot of medicine, the pain and depression can’t go away easily. There are currently 240 Chinese medicine clinics in Sweden. Every year about 400 thousand people receive treatment of pain and depression by acupuncture. Thus to promote acupuncture legislation will be conducive to most of patients.

Yang Chungui.

Yang Chungui said WFAS pays great attention to the acupuncture development in Sweden by establishing Chinese Acupuncture Education Base in Stockholm in order to strengthen international acupuncture doctors education work, in accordance with the  WFAS’ requirement and implement Swedish National Health and Welfare Committee’s provisions on patients diaries and diagnosis records. If Chinese acupuncture clinics can be on the same track as the Swedish medicare system, no doubt, it will bring much more choices for patients and bring more livelihood for patients. That will give acupuncture more development space in Sweden as well as Nordic countries.

During the Assembly, Yang also exchanged ideas in legislation on acupuncture in Sweden so that the Chinese Acupuncture doctors and their clinics can also enter the Swedish medicare system with Johan Carlsson, Director General of WHO,and Swedish Director General for Public Health Agency. Yang argued that this will be conducive to the  Swedish patients who are suffering from pain and depression. Yang called for support of legislation on acupuncture by Swedish Public Health Agency.

Dr. Yang was born in a family with traditional Chinese medicine. He used to study in Guangming Chinese Medical Institute as an adult student and also be trained biomedicine in Capital Medical University. He loved martial arts as a child and recognized a lot of herbal medicines. As a child, he was interested in acupuncture and tried to do acupuncture on his own hands, arms and legs. Then he tried that on his classmates. When it proved to be useful, he always kept a small acupuncture bag with him. Like many other Chinese men at his age, Yang also joined the People’s Liberation Army for a couple of years. He also loved exercise of Kungfu.

He can exercise Taiji very well  while he practises acupuncture. He would stand with a Taiji gesture. This is not only good for himself as exercise, but also good for patients. Due to “cultural revolution”, he missed a lot of time for studying. Therefore,he chose to work in a hospital as an equipment worker, and he always modestly learnt from experts and made progress day by day. He had access to advanced western medical instrument and got to know about them. This also reminded him of using modern Chinese medical equipment now.

Yang’s Chinese medicine practice includes a lot of elements in traditional Chinese culture. He is very kind and polite to people. He is also modest and understands the patients psychology quickly. He said many patients felt sick but not really physically sick. They are sometimes psychologically sick. To be healthy means you are both physically and mentally healthy. If the doctor can treat the patient with good attitude and introduce Chinese treatment method, it will help the patients to adjust their emotions and alleviate the pain. Sometimes he prescribed food treatment for some patients such as eating dumplings with special fillings and special chicken soup. In ancient China’s Han Dynasty, famous doctor Zhang Zhongjing in central China prescribed to many patients just to eat dumplings for a week and they all recovered very well. In fact those people were sick because of hunger. Yang uses both medicine and needles for treatment while giving good care to the patients.

Yang came to Sweden in 1998 and he registered Kinesisk Hälsovård 1999 and he has devoted himself to the treatment of pain and depression with both  Chinese and western medicine.

Due to their unremitting efforts, the first and second WFSA Belt and Road Acupuncture Summit were held on August 27, 2016 and November 25, 2017 respectively.

Over 100 delegates from China, the United States, Sweden and other European countries gathered together in Stockholm to discuss acupuncture techniques with several different methods. They also conducted voluntary treatment during the summit. His association also conducted international acupuncture proficiency test and issued certificates.

In March 2017, the first group of acupuncture doctors won their proficiency certificates. On April 21, 2018, the second group of international acupuncture doctors won their proficiency certificates. Yang said that to better conduct diagnosis and treatment and improve their treatment level according to the disease, Chinese acupuncture doctors should set up diagnosis report in combination with Chinese and western way so that the patients can get a treatment with both east and west method.

As one of the most popular methods to treat patients, Acupuncture was approved by Swedish Health sector in 1984. It was also approved to treat many diseases except pain as long as they have clinic experiences. But many patients have to pay themselves to see Chinese doctors because the private clinic has not been accepted by the Swedish medical system. Chinese acupuncture doctors cannot work in the Swedish medical system due to language and other reasons. Thus a lot of experienced Chinese doctors can only work in private clinics. Many patients gave up treatment due to short of money. Thus we hope Chinese medicine can also be included in the Swedish medical care system so that more patients can benefit from it. Acupuncture science Association in Sweden led by Yang is striving for this goal.

Yang’s efforts have won commend from colleagues. Doctor Li Jian told reporter that as long as you seriously work for members, it will have result. Dr. Yang has been working so hard but didn’t calculate his contribution.

In 2017 acupuncture summit, President Yang announced that Swedish Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Education Base was established. It was also announced that the international acupuncture doctor examination committee was established in order to raise more acupuncture doctors.

Meanwhile, Yang’s Acupuncture Chinese Medicine–Research Institute was also founded and experts Liu Baoyan and Wu Hanqing, Liao Fulong and Tang Zuyi were long term invited as experts. They also include Reiijo Pöyhöne and Zhang Dongqing.

Led by Yang Chungui, Yang’s Swedish Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Research Institute conducts acupuncture related research. This year, it has invited Guohao Law Firm as long term legal consultant.

Up to present, World Acupuncture Federation has completed its organizational structure in Sweden. Acupuncture Science Association in Sweden functions as an academic exchange organization, Yang’s Swedish Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Academy functions as a practicing and application organization and Swedish Chinese Health Center functions as the education base for Chinese medicine and acupuncture examination.

Yang said to promote the development of“Belt and Road Chinese Medicine in Sweden is a great cause, he is just one of the doctors that drive this cause. In fact, many doctors including Liao Rong, Ma Xuehong, Zhang Dongqing, Zhang Hongxia,Lin Defeng, Li Jian, Yang Xi, Yukio Danisman, Lin Youji, Chen Tiejun, Åse Haglund, Joakim Hagström and Xu Tie contribute to this cause.

“This has been the joint efforts by many people. We are going to continue to strive for Chinese acupuncture doctors practice to enter the Swedish medical system and better serve the patients.”

Text /photo  Xuefei Chen Axelsson

China welcomes Sweden to cooperate in ice sports:Chinese Ambassador Gui

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 14(Greenpost)–Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Gui Congyou has said China warmly welcome Sweden to cooperate and exchange with China in ice and snow sports.

He made this remark at Sweden-China Cultural Economic Sports Summit Forum held on Saturday in Stockholm.  The forum was sponsored by Sweden-China Entrepreneurs Association and supported by the visiting China International Communication Center and Beijing Kunlun Red Star Ice Hockey Club delegation and the Chinese Embassy to Sweden.

“I am very grateful for the visit with my invitation within a short time because it shows China’s great enthusiasm in ice hockey and paying great attention to bilateral exchange in ice sports with Sweden. It is well-known that Sweden is a strong country in ice hockey and other ice sports. I sincerely hope Swedish friends to seize this precious chance to actively conduct ice and snow sports exchange with China, jointly push Sino-Swedish relations in ice and snow sports to further develop and make great contribution to international Olympic Sports and world’s sports cause.” said Gui.

Zhang Qiaozhen, President of Sweden-China Entrepreneurs Association said her association likes to make their contribution to promote Sino-Swedish Ice sports cooperation.

“As Sweden-China Entrepreneurs Association, we’re willing to serve as a good bridge between Sweden and China in Sports and Cultural exchanges. We’re going to have detail discussions in this field.”

K-G Stoppel, Vice CEO of Swedish Djurgardens IF Hockey Club said that as a representative from the Ice Hockey circle, he thinks it is very important to promote and spread ice hockey.

“I think there is no better cooperation than with China. I fully agree that Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olypics will be a great chance for Chinese to increase their interest in ice sports. Considering Swedish Ice Hockey’ long history and our expertise in ice hockey and other ice sport training, I think we can cooperate with Chinese side in providing training for Chinese players, I look forward to further cooperation.  ”

But he warned that ice hockey is a sport that needs a lot of time, energy and sweat. It takes a long time to make breakthrough.

Long Yuxiang, CEO of China International Cultural Communicaiton Center expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador’s invitation and the hospitality of Zhang Qiaozhen, President of Sweden-China Entrepreneurs Association and the Swedish friends. He said his center was founded in 1984 and has become an important window for China’s cultural exchange with other countries. It has cultural exchanges with 130 countries in the world. He stressed that Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid great attention to 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics which will provide a lot of opportunities for Ice Hockey players.

“Sweden is our dreamed country in ice sports. I believe we will establish deep friendship through cultural and sports in particular ice hockey. I sincerely welcome Swedish Ice Hockey Association to visit us. We have established eight Ice hockey clubs in China within just one year, we plan to establish 20 Ice Hockey Clubs this year. Chances are equal for everyone, but if Sweden comes first, we prefer to cooperate with you.”

Kunlun Red Star Ice Hockey Club also presented their ice jersey to their Swedish counterparts while Sweden-China Entrepreneur Association also presented their presents to the honorary guests.

Goran Tidstrom, Vice Chairman of the Board of Djurgardens IF Hockey Club and Swedish Ice Hockey Association Board Member, Mickael Tellqvist, Former Goal Keeper and Martin Lundby from Swedish Ice Hockey Association were also present at the forum.

The forum was organized by Sweden-China Entrepreneurs Association and supported by China International Cultural Communication Center and the Chinese Embassy in Sweden.

Han Xiaodong, Counselor of Commerce and Pu Zhengdong, Counselor of Culture of the Chinese Embassy, Shouting Zhang, President of Nordic Sustainable Development Association, Zhang Shaobin, President of Shenzhen Kong-wah Real Estate Group, Zhang Shenhua from Shenzhen Xinyu Fund and Zhang Luping, General Manager of Rongtai Investment AB were also present at the forum.

Photo/text  Xuefei Chen Axelsson




China Special Series: Chinese food–the best food in the world

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 12(Greenpost) — In the early stage of China’s reform and opening up, even we Chinese ourselves felt we have been eating too much and felt we Chinese only pay attention to eating.

We used to joke about ourselves to say that our Chinese is an ethnic group that is good at eating.

Then I also began to travel around the world. I have been to Australia first and stayed in Sydney for half a year.  We cooked Chinese food every day and felt the China Town’s food was not bad.

Then I stayed in Zimbabwe for two years and cooked a lot myself and then I stayed in New Zealand for a year.  In London I stayed for four months and a couple of weeks in the US and Canada as well as Spain and other Nordic countries.

I boasted to have travelled all over the world and then came back to China, I felt the Chinese food is the best in the world.

This summer I and my family travelled to Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Suzhou, Jinzhou, Shenyang and Dalian.  Wherever we went, we tasted very good Chinese food.

In Shanghai we have the delicate green vegetables and many other kinds of food.  In China, people do love food and food is the basis for all the other aspects of life, innovation, invention, high technology and so on.  Even if you produce space shuttle or a lot of cars, you still need to eat good food.

You spend about three hundred, you can have a whole table of good food and eat a full.  Coming back to Sweden, we have to come back to a single dish or very few fresh vegetables.

Chinese food is fresh with a lot of different kinds of vegetables. Chinese food is delicious.  Of course I know a lot of people are not used to Chinese food and don’t appreciate it because they are not used to it.

But comparatively speaking, I feel lucky to be able to eat Chinese food and I really think Chinese food is the best in the world because in the food there is a lot of culture and history as well as stories in them.  And for me the best food is the Tofo and cabbage in Northeast China.

Of course I shouldn’t be so narrow-minded, I think Swedish have a lot of kinds of food for herb use too, such as using plum or linfrö to cure certain diseases.  Chinese food too can be used as a kind of medicine to cure chronicle diseases.