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Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou on China’s Achievements and Challenges

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

October 1 marks the 70th anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China. Upon this date, Xuefei Chen Axelsson had an exclusive interview with Ambassador Gui Congyou on Sept. 14, 2019.

Stockholm, Sept. 16(Greenpost) – Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou has said that Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, CPC, through unremitting efforts and hard work of the past 70 years, have experienced profound economic and social transformation from a poor and weak China to a relatively healthy wealthy society。This is a historic leap forward towards our goal of realizing the great rejuvenation  of China. 

Ambassador Gui made this remark during an exclusive interview with Xuefei Chen Axelsson, chief editor and founder of Green Post(www.greenpost.se) , a Swedish Chinese media aiming at promoting sustainable development in Sweden and building bridge between China and Sweden. 

“Over the past 70 years, especially over the past 40 years of development, over 1.3 billion people have all used mobile phones and internet in addition to having enough food and clothes.  China’s contribution to world economic development surpasses 30 percent.  China continues to be the second largest destination of foreign direct investment. China becomes more open minded and more confident than before. Such a China will create more opportunities for the world. ” said Gui. 

A series of figures show that Chinese people’s disposable per capita income has increased nearly 60 times more than that in 1949, 20 times more than that in 1978. China’s average life expectancy reaches  77 years old and over 800 million people have been lifted out of poverty. 

“China has been a good member in safeguarding the world peace, a good peace builder, development contributor and international order keeper.” 

Gui said that China has planned to completely eliminate absolute poverty by 2020 and realize modernization by 2035 and basically reach the middle developed countries level by 2050 and followed this road map to go forward step by step. 

He said during this process, China also initiated the Belt and Road initiative and helped those countries who like to join this initiative and shared Chinese technologies and innovations, for example the Beidou Navigation system. 

Talking about challenges ahead, Gui said the Chinese average GDP has not reached ten thousand dollars yet, which is less than 20 percent of the Swedish average GDP. Chinese development is not very balanced and western regions still need further development while eastern regions have developed much better. 

By the end of next year, China still needs to eradicate the absolute poverty by 10 million people(which is equivalent  almost the whole Swedish population). 

Gui said China still faces the challenge of enjoying a better environment in some areas in China. But Chinese people are determined to solve its problems and challenges while developing further with higher quality. Through 70 years of development experiences, Chinese people are confident that they will realize their development goal along with achieving the United Nations 2030 development goals. 

On Sino-Swedish relations,  Ambassador Gui spoke highly of bilateral relations. 

“About 260 years ago, Swedish Gothenburg Boat sailed to China and opened a marine route to China. Sweden became the first western country to establish diplomatic relations with China and signed technical cooperation agreements with China.”

During the new development era, China and Sweden have become the largest trade partners with each other between Nordic countries and Asia. 

So far there are 9000 Chinese students studying in Sweden and becoming the largest number of overseas students group.  In addition to Air China, Eastern Airline also opened direct flight between Stockholm and Shanghai coping with the increasing number of tourists.  China EU express also opened its maiden voyage with Swedish timber export to China last year. 

About his impression on Sweden, Ambassador Gui said that Swedish King Carl Gustav VXI told him to visit all over Sweden and have a good look when he met the King.  And he did visit up north to the countryside, down to the south and east and west of Sweden. He felt Sweden is really beautiful. 

He found Swedish people’s awareness of environmental protection and climate is high. And most of them are very friendly. 

“I think Sweden and China are mutually complementary in green tech cooperation and environmental protection. We can deepen the cooperation in this and other  fields. ” said Gui. 

About the question with media, Ambassador Gui said that media is a bridge between the two sides by expressing opinions and stances of the two sides. Only when he found some media facts were not correct, he would like to point out the facts which provide with true information.

“I found those incorrect information show that the writer has never been to China or get a full picture about China. China has really made great progress over the past years. With the rapid development of new technology, such as internet and high speed train,  China’s progress for the better also speeded up. Welcome Swedish media to visit China and have a good look. ” said Ambassador Gui. 

Full Chinese version please see the following link.

百岁老人四世同堂过中秋:有太平盛世,才有百岁中秋

北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社 ( 作者 林波 )  报道:  “爸爸中秋快乐”“爷爷中秋快乐”“太公中秋快乐”……9月13日,在浙江省宁波市宁海县梅林街道河洪村百岁老人何和水的家中,一家人正向他道着中秋的祝福。
  1919年2月出生的何和水是宁海县梅林街道河洪村的村民,百年时光转瞬即逝,他见证了新中国成立以来的沧桑巨变。
  吃过早饭,拄着拐杖,带上鸭舌帽,何和水慢慢悠悠地走在乡间小路上,过往的村民笑着与他打招呼。沿着笔直的水泥路,何和水熟门熟路地来到了村里的商铺——兰坊。
  泡上一壶红茶,给何和水倒上一杯,干涛涛凑到何和水的耳边,大声问道:“太公,月饼要不要吃?”何和水笑着摆摆手拒绝,他在家中就已吃过月饼。
  干涛涛是河洪村兰坊的经营户,同时也是河洪村的村民。闲暇时刻,何和水总爱来他店里转悠,喝一壶红茶,和到店的游客随意聊上几句。
  “他是一个乐观的人,我们冬天一起烤火烤番薯,夏天一起喝茶聊天,像忘年交一样。”干涛涛表示,何和水身子仍很健朗,也爱开玩笑,非常幽默,“现在除了耳朵听不见要大声说话外,他还能自己做饭,照顾自己。”
  经历了一个世纪的风雨磨砺,何和水见证了时代的变迁与社会的发展。
  “日子好得很!”何和水告诉记者,他幼时是地主家的长工,“每年的工钱就是600斤稻谷。”
  “新中国成立后,我摆过摊、卖过碳、种过田,结婚后就在村里务农。”谈及新中国成立70周年的最大感触,何和水直言,是国家让他有了小家,“我长得不好,又没有稳定收入,一直到40岁也娶不上媳妇。”
  彼时,何和水身边的朋友都已娶妻生子,但他仍是孤身一人。
  “我曾想过自己会孤老一生,但没想到我也能结婚生子,拥有自己的家庭,拥有自己的孩子。”尽管老伴已离自己而去,但看着膝下的儿孙们,何和水仍是幸福感爆棚。
  “我是一个农民,现在农村的变化非常大。”作为土生土长的河洪村村民,何和水对村子的变化感受最为直观。
  从草房子到土坯房,从砖瓦房到两层楼房,何和水的住所变化折射了乡村振兴的步伐。
  如今的农村早已不是何和水记忆中那个落后偏僻的地方,走进河洪村,水泥马路直通村子尽头,保存完好的石头房化身农村博物馆展现着小村的独家记忆,新建的二层、三层楼房则整整齐齐排列在村子的外围诉说着新农村建设农民的生活变迁。
  而今,何和水每个月可以领取街道发放的800多元人民币“老人补助”,逢年过节更是会收到各种各样的“大礼包”,“社会在发展,但是人情味却一直没有消失,政府帮助老人、关爱老人,让我们安享晚年。”
  对比过去的生活,何和水直言现在真的很幸福,“穿得好,吃得好,住得好。”
  “有太平盛世,才有百岁中秋。”又是一年月圆时,又是一年中秋月,跨过一个世纪的岁月长河,何和水直言,月满情满人团圆,“四世同堂过中秋,五世同堂犹可待。”(责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏)      

今日头条:江西中医药大学代表团与北欧中医药中心即碧云学院学员座谈会在斯德哥尔摩成功举办

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 由简晖副校长率领的江西中医药大学代表团29日下午访问北欧中医药中心即碧云学院,与中心的医师和学员举行了座谈并现场巡诊治疗。

碧云学院健康中心校长和创始人范秀兰教授(江西中医药大学客座教授)首先介绍了江西中医药大学瑞典热敏灸分院在过去两年的工作。她说,在过去两年中,他们进行了三次普及,参加人数大约60人。在这个过程中,很多人也变成了热敏灸辅导人员,给其他人带来了福音。第二,游学团到美国夏威夷进行了养生运动和热敏灸的传播,参加人数百人左右,在美国夏威夷也掀起了热敏灸的热潮。在挪威分会讲学时,也在那里进行了热敏灸的传播,参加人数大约50人左右。通过不断的传播,现在很多人都明白了中国中医自己帮助自己的最好方法就是热敏灸或艾灸,找准了穴位进行艾灸,就会增强活力。只要你能坚持,就会得到用增阳之气唤起身体的内气的效果,所以,人人喜欢。但是,提醒一点,就是一定要用高质量的好艾条治疗,这样才能达到手到病除。如果艾条质量不好,治疗时的烟反而会使人出现问题。一般三到五年的艾绒比较好,减少了烟和焦油的味儿。北欧中医药中心也为学员准备了这样的好艾绒。

简晖副校长向大家介绍了江西中医药大学的情况。他说,江西省位于华东区,坐拥最著名的瓷都景德镇,江西也是一个最绿的省份,绿地达到60%以上,在全国名列前茅,江西也有全国最大的淡水湖,有许多候鸟在这里过冬。江西的中药材非常有名,被称为中国药都。江西也是道教的发祥地。中医养生其实就是源于道教。这里有著名的庐山,也有著名的滕王阁。

简晖副校长说,江西中医药大学占地150公顷,是以中医药为主的综合大学,校园十分优美。学校有3000多名教师员工,有两万多名学生,有1500多名留学生。江西中医药大学有十分齐全的传统中医药治疗方式方法和设备,也有现代的医疗检测设备。该校科研成果硕果累累,热敏灸就是该校专家发明的。国务院副总理刘延东曾经视察江西中医药大学。大学对外交流十分活跃。他也欢迎瑞典学员到江西中医药大学留学访问。

随后,迟振海教授为大家介绍了热敏灸的原理和寻找穴位的方法并为学员进行了热敏灸示范治疗。

甘淳院长和薛汉荣院长也为学员进行了健康咨询和治疗。

斯德哥尔摩华助中心主任王建荣、瑞典华人工商联合总会会长王俞力等侨领也应邀出席了座谈会。

访问瑞典期间,江西中医药大学代表团还受到了中国驻瑞典大使馆教育文化处曹叠峰参赞的热情接待。

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:

Video:Ambassador Gui holds the 1st Reception of Chinese Alumni Association in Sweden

The First Chinese Alumni Association in Sweden Reception was held at the Chinese Embassy on May 31, 2019. Produced by Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

首届瑞典中国校友会5月31日在中国驻瑞典大使馆举行。陈雪霏录制。

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Video5: Professor Danilovic: China Fixes All-More Holistic

STOCKHOLM, May 29(Greenpost) — Professor Mike Danilovic from Halmstad University in Sweden said at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm that China has been using a holistic way in doing business with Africa and providing assistance in African countries. He mainly talked about the BRI as a business opportunity for Swedish small and medium-size companies.

He vividly described how Chinese companies deal with development issues in Africa.

Jasmine Lihua Liu, Researcher, Halmstad University/Shanghai Dianji University gave a presentation on exploring Chinese Business Culture.

Suci Ariyanti, student of Halmstad University came from Malaysia and was sent to China to study for some time. She tells her experiences in China and Sweden.

The audience gave a lot of questions and the discussion was very good.

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.

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

视频:2019“一带一路”北欧之春国际和平文化节部分节目视频

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 2019“一带一路”北欧之春国际和平文化节4月28日在瑞典首都斯德哥尔摩西部的Kista成人大学礼堂举行。以下是第一部分乌干达乐队演出的视频。

Uganda choir performed at belt and road Nordic Spring International Peace and Culture Festival or Kista Culture Day on April 28, 2019.
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吴明录制 导演策划 陈雪霏 施飞