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Winners of the 2019 Guldbagge Awards

 


All the Guldbagge winners at Cirkus in Stockholm, 28 January 2019. Photo: Pelle T. Nilsson

At an awards ceremony held at Cirkus in Stockholm yesterday, the winners of the 2019 Guldbagge Awards were crowned. Border was the big winner with six awards including Best Film, followed by Goliath with four. Reconstructing Utøya nabbed two awards, Best Director for Carl Javér and Best Documentary.

At the ceremony, hosted by actress and screenwriter Emma Molin and broadcast live by SVT (Swedish Television), the following Guldbagge Awards were handed out:

Best Film
Border (Gräns)
Produced by Nina BisgaardPiodor Gustafsson and Petra Jönsson

Best Director
Carl Javér

for Reconstructing Utøya (Rekonstruktion Utøya)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Eva Melander

for her role as Tina in Border (Gräns)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Joakim Sällquist

for his role as Roland in Goliath (Goliat)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lena Nilsson 
for her role as Simone in Videoman (Videomannen)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Eero Milonoff

for his role as Vore in Border (Gräns)

Best Screenplay
Peter Grönlund

for Goliath (Goliat)

Best Cinematography
Kristoffer Jönsson 

for Garden Lane (Trädgårdsgatan)

Best Editing
Dino Jonsäter

for Goliath (Goliat)

Best Costume
Ingrid Sjögren

for The Cake General (Tårtgeneralen)

Best Sound/Sound Design
Christian Holm

for Border (Gräns)

Best Makeup
Göran Lundström, Pamela Goldammer
 and Erica Spetzig
for Border (Gräns)

Best Original Score
Johan Testad

for Goliath (Goliat)

Best Set Design
Ulrika von Vegesack

for A Moon of My Own (Ted – För kärlekens skull)

Best Visual Effects
Peter Hjorth, Mikael Windelin
 and Christian Sjöstedt
for Border (Gräns)

Best Short Film
The Martyr (Martyren)
by Ahmed Abdullahi

Best Documentary Film
Reconstructing Utøya (Rekonstruktion Utøya)
by Carl Javér

Best Foreign Film
Shoplifters
by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Additional awards at the ceremony:

The Guldbagge Audience Award
The Cake General (Tårtgeneralen)
Produced by Martin SöderRenée Axö and Lars Beckung

Handed out for the second year, the Guldbagge Audience Award (Guldbaggens publikpris) included all 47 Swedish feature length films that premiered in cinemas during 2018. The award was produced by The Swedish Film Institute in collaboration with Swedish news media Aftonbladet. The voting process started on 21 December 2018 and continued until 22 January 2019, with three finalists making the last round of voting.

Newcomer of the Year
Film collective Crazy Pictures

Lifetime Achievement Award
The board of the Swedish Film Institute extends the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award to actress Yvonne Lombard

Gullspira
The Gullspira 2019, for extraordinary contributions to films for children, was awarded to producer, director and screenwriter Linda Hambäck

Facts about the 2019 Guldbagge:

In total, 27 films were nominated. Of those, the following nine films were awarded:

Border – 6 Guldbagge Awards (which ties with the record held by Force Majeure at the 2015 Guldbagge Awards)

Goliath – 4 Guldbagge Awards

Reconstructing Utøya – 2 Guldbagge Awards

The Cake General – 1 Guldbagge Award and The Guldbagge Audience Award

Videoman – 1 Guldbagge Award

Garden Lane – 1 Guldbagge Award

A Moon of My Own – 1 Guldbagge Award

Shoplifters – 1 Gulbagge Awards

The Martyr – 1 Guldbagge Award

Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a fantastical beetle, was designed by artist Karl Axel Pehrson.

Read more about the award at guldbaggen.se

Discovering 10 international brand stories of Shenzhen

Sun Jin, Chief Reporter, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 14(Greenpost):

Abstract: Creating Global Opportunities with an innovative mindset – interview series of top 10 Shenzhen brand stories has come to a perfect close.

Shenzhen Foundation for International Exchange and cooperation (SFIEC), Federation of Shenzhen Industries and Shenzhen Special Zone Daily jointly organized “Shenzhen-Made With Global Vision – An Exploration of Shenzhen Brand Stories” on the “CityPlus” platform. After half a year, the media series has come to a perfect close. Through the immersive coverage of 10 brands, such as UBTEech, Hytera, Artron and Fangda, we explored their story of overseas market expansion. In this article, we have included the most prominent parts of 6 SFIEC Trustee Companies for our readers.

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up

Global brands are the best namecard

from Shenzhen to the world

Facing the competition of innovation

Shenzhen has always focused on

technological innovation and industrial upgrade

Changing “Made in China” to “Designed in China” !

Cutting-edge technology: Sailing Towards the Global Market Through European and U.S. American Developed Countries

While Hytera has made the United States its first stop in its international market expansion, BGI started from the Human Genome Project Laboratory at the University of Washington and UBTECH became the first supplier of intelligent robots to make its way into Apple’s global flagship stores… unlike many of the early traditional Chinese companies who “went global”, Shenzhen’s cutting-edge technology brands regard the developed countries in Europe and America as their starting point of globalization.

Hytera: Charging Towards the Global Private Network Communication Innovation Highland

When he first came to the United States in 1997, Chen Qingzhou, the founder of Hytera, decided to make the United States the first stop of “going global” . In his mind, only a strong foothold in the world’s most developed market would make a strong endorsement of product quality.

“The cultural differences between countries are very deep. If Chinese companies want to make good overseas acquisitions, they must be able to apply the wisdom of China’s ‘harmony in diversity’ “.

– Chen Qingzhou: Hainengda founder, Vice Chairman of SFIEC

To succeed in the international market, one must have international talents who understand the local market and are able to take local design, marketing and technology layout into consideration. From the development of C160, the first walkie-talkie for professional wireless communications in China, in April 1995 to the announcement of its intelligent convergence network solution at the Hytera Global Summit in May 2017, Hytera has changed the rules of the game, bringing the private network communication into a new era of “intelligence convergence” .

C160 walkie-talkie / 2017 Global Summit and Hainengda Intelligence Convergence website launch

Today, from Hollywood blockbusters to the Jiuzhai Valley Earthquake, Columbia Mudslides rescue sites, from the Rio Olympics to the World Cup in Russia, from the Xiamen BRICS Summit to the SCO summit in Qingdao… Hytera is everywhere in the world. It has 10 R&D Centres overseas, 90 subsidiaries and branch offices, and has successfully acquired a number of European and US companies. “Think Globally, Act Locally” , Hytera has explored its own international strategy through practice.

BGI: Leading the Way in the Era of Life

Founder Wang Jian started in the laboratory of the Human Genome Project at the University of Washington in the United States, which later turned into the Chinese Biomedical Association of the United States. Since its establishment, BGI has carried an international gene and started  its journey to becoming the “gene master” with “1%”.

National Gene Bank /Independently developed sequencer developed by BGI

With the unique mode of combining production, learning and research, BGI leads the innovation and development of genomics. With cross-border cooperation in more than 100 countries and regions all over the world and applying cutting-edge research achievements of genes to the fields of medical health, agricultural breeding, resource conservation, judicial service etc. Since 2015, BGI has released several independently developed sequencers to further reduce the cost of gene sequencing and promote gene technology for the benefit of mankind. In leading and guiding the formation process of the “Hyper-Moore’s Law” , BGI has also become one of the world’s only three, and China’s only mass production clinical level sequencer company.

 

“BGI is not a company in the traditional sense, but a social enterprise linking research, industry and people’s welfare.”

-Zhu Yanmei, Executive Vice President of BGI Group, SFIEC trustee

                             

UBTECH: Travelling The World With Robots

Because they had a dream, UBTECH chose robots; because of innovation, UBTECH chose Shenzhen. Founded just six years ago, UBTECH is the world’s first “Unicorn” company in the humanoid robot field. In 2017, it was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “Top 50 worldwide AI start-ups “. From the day of its birth, BGI has always been committed to the internationalization of its brand.

MUST-HAVE ROBOT PRODUCTS

In order for a brand to go global , talent is the key. UBTECH has attracted talent from world-renowned universities, and also owns an internationalized R&D team and professional brand marketing staff, establishing cooperation with international first-class research institutions and enterprises. Since 2008, UBTECH has focused its efforts on developing the technology essential to building androids – steering gear. Finally after five years of overcoming numerous bottlenecks and difficulties, UBTECH developed products that are equal to, if not better than those of first-class European and American companies in terms of parameters performance. From technological R&D, brand translation to global distribution… “internationalization” gave wings for rapid take-off to unicorn enterprises like UBTECH from the beginning.

 

In UBTECH’s blueprints, there is not only a dazzling, cool “futuristic feel”, but even more, a warm, amiable “sense of expectation”: At the 2016 CCTV Spring Festival gala, UBTECH’s independently developed and produced humanoid robot won the audience with its cuteness:  by being able to talk, host and dance, they became the hottest internet celebrities of the day.

High-End Manufacturing: Overcoming Technical Difficulties and Winning Customer Trust

Fangda Group and China Southern Glass Holding’s road to internationalization is a microcosm of the internationalization of China’s high-end equipment manufacturing industry. In short: things are difficult before they become easier, it was by overcoming technical and R&D difficulties that they could enter the international market thereby gaining the support and trust of customers all around the world.

FangDa Group: On The Global Track To The Rhythm of Belt and Road

As Xiong Haigang, assistant to the president of Fangda Group and general manager of Fangda Automation System Co. , Ltd. admitted, although the R&D and post-manufacture positioning of Fangda’s products far exceed domestic and international standards, establishing a Chinese equipment manufacturing brand overseas was no easy task. What Fangda lacks is the opportunity to gain international recognition for its high-standard products and services.

On November 29,1995, at the base of innovation in Shekou, Shenzhen, Fangda Group was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as the first listed private enterprise in China.

Since 2008, Fangda began to expand overseas markets, but the first three years didn’t yield any favorable results. The turning point came in 2012, when Fangda Group took part in the solicitation process for the Singapore MRT Takashi Extension Project. After more than four months and 11 rounds of discussions, a deal was finally made and they gained recognition from the Singapore Metro Industry and local government authorities, opening a window of opportunity for overeas market development. Due to Singapore’s leading role in governance and urban operations management in Asia, the overseas brand image that the group has established through the Singapore Metro has also had an impact everywhere, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand subway companies from other countries have reached out to them, and even took initiative to manufacture their own subway screen doors in accordance with the high standards of Fangda.

Overseas customers went from questioning Fangda’s ability to manage projects and product quality to voluntarily asking Fangda to establish local branches to in order to develop and preserve a more long-term and stable cooperation, this attitude represents the opinion international customers had towards accepting China’s equipment manufacturing brand, going through a process of recognition from “unfamiliarity to acknowledgment to understanding and support”.

CSG Holding: “Made in China” on the skyline of Global Metropolises

From Manhattan, New York to Canary Wharf, London, from Dubai to Central Milan, countless “made-by-CSG” glasses have added color to the skyline of the world’s most famous cities. Born in 1984 in Shekou, Shenzhen, the CSG Holding has since its inception been representing China in the international market competition.

Most leading countries of glass technology in the world are in Europe and the United States, which means they’re all located in relatively cold regions where the climate environment is similarly cold. In China, the climate diversity from north to south has put forward higher requirements for glass properties, opened up a wide market for the development of diversified products for CSG, and met the special requirement for heat resistance of glass in Australia, the Middle East and other regions due to long sunshine time. CSB has succeeded in attracting international customers by taking the difficult road of independent R&D when it encountered the limits of overseas technological barriers. As early as 1998, CSG produced the 1.1 mm ultra-thin float glass for the first time, it was the first float glass production line with independent intellectual property rights in China. Now, there are nearly 350 float glass production lines in China, all developed on the basis of CSG.

From the very beginning of learning from different international brands and drawing on the strengths of each countries, while co-developing designs with national design institutes, CSG discovered a way independent R&D in manufacturing.

Cultural Creativity: A New Outlet for Cultural Consumption With “Artistic Wisdom”

In the era of globalization and the internet, the elements of innovation are gathering towards  “urban characteristics” of the international urban agglomeration from the traditional “geographical zone”. From “Cultural Desert” to “Cultural Oasis” , “Cultural Innovation” is the “urban characteristic” displayed in the process of Shenzhen’s reform and opening-up.

From Artron, a global arts service provider, to the international professional orchestra Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, to the Shenzhen Watch & Clock Association, a leader in creating time culture in Shenzhen, Shenzhen has paved its way of innovation leading towards globalization for cultural brands with a global vision and Shenzhen characteristics.

                                               

Artron: Creating “world culture” with “artistic wisdom”

Starting from Shenzhen, Artron looks up at the sky leading to international brands, and the “artistic wisdom” displayed in the process of transforming a printing methodology into a way of art has become the benchmark for the international development of its brand.

The Artron art center, the world’s largest art book wall, won the “Oscar” of the printing industry — “Benny Award” Gold Prize

By applying the differentiation strategy and reducing commercial printing, Artron has moved away from traditional printing towards an art and design oriented cultural enterprise. They have settled into their new state more quickly: to make people’s lives better. “With print becoming more personalized and small-scale, in the future, a printed book may become a ‘Work of art’ or a ‘luxury good,’. What is to come is digital information that can be linked to in depth reading on paper, with one quick scan with your phone you can connect directly to the ‘Artron Cloud Atlas’,” said Peng Gan, CEO of Artron Culture Group and a veteran of overseas business development.

Artron aims to represent the highest standard of the industry “Oscar” with professional standards in order to be internationally recognized, thus successfully giving Chinese brand access to the global market. Since winning the gold medal at the 2003 American print awards for his production of “the face album of Mei Lanfang opera” on the “Oscar Stage” – Benny Award, Artron has won the world’s top printing prize 12 times, winning a total of 65 Benny Awards and becoming the printing company to recieve the most global prizes in the last five years.

                                                     

Orchestras and companies are very different, with the former relying on a long history of culture, including top talent, unique repertoire, and good reputation, none of which can be accumulated in a short period of time. Based in southern China, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra has quickly established a global reputation as a leading serious music group and become a brand of well-deserved international cultural exchange in Shenzhen.Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra: “Shenzhen’s Melody” Lingering in the World Music Scene

Performed at the Concert Hall of the Liszt Music University in Budapest, Hungary

Founded in 1982 at the beginning of the reform and opening-up period, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra began to learn from the professional experience of international orchestras in the 1990s, breaking the traditional way of “ranking according to Seniority” with the principle of “bringing in, going out”.  The Orchestra not only attracts outstanding music talents from home and abroad, but also trains them in a planned and cost-effective way, providing them with great studying opportunities. Furthermore, it also dares to work with the world’s best to continuously enhance the professional standard of the orchestra.

So far, deep friendships have been established in five continents. The Orchestra has toured in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, South Africa, the United States, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand among many others. The orchestra pays special attention to traditional Chinese compositions, with some original compositions such as “Harmony in China” , “Folk songs and Hakka tunes” and “Ode to Mankind” being performed with great success at the United Nations headquarters, the UNESCO Headquarters and the world’s most prominent concert halls.

“We learn from the outside world and absorb their experience for our own good.”

-Nie Bing, Director of Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and SFIEC Trustee

                                    

Shenzhen Watch and Clock Association: Transmitting Shenzhen’s Time Culture To The World

Even though we can’t change the past, we can strive for a spot in the future.

As one of the earliest industrial associations in Shenzhen, Shenzhen Watch & Clock Association has been continuously exploring and innovating the element of “time culture” for 31 years, guiding and leading local watch enterprises in Shenzhen to move towards “fashion technology”, extending the reach of the development of artificial intelligence to the wearable product industry, providing other manufacturers with precise and intelligent manufacturing capabilities, and sharing the “time culture” of Shenzhen Intelligent Manufacturing with global consumers.

Swiss National Innovation Park and Time Valley Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement / Time Culture Week Opening Ceremony

On the road of brand internationalization growth, while the Shenzhen watch enterprises cooperate with European Swiss and French high-end brands, they also research and develop  products for new generation of consumers with digitalization. Since 2011, Shenzhen has held Chinese Watch Culture Week every year. This year, the first Shenzhen Time Culture Week shows “the eternal charm of time” in the form of exhibitions, forums etc.

It is precisely because of the continued investment and perseverance in the creation of a brand that Fiyta, Tian Wang, Ebohr, Power, Starking and other Shenzhen Watch brands are gradually becoming more and more well known. ”

Time is fair to everyone! The key lies with he who can convey the future,”said Zhu Shunhua, president of the Shenzhen Clock & Watch Association.

Other two companies

Winner Medical: Leading The Global Medical Dressing Industry With The Motto “Quality Before Profit”

As the leading manufacturer of medical dressing, starting at OEM business and moving to an independent brand, from imitating and copying to developing independent creations, Winner Medical have travelled the harder, less walked path.

Only by driving more Chinese companies to win overseas recognition by improving their quality can Chinese brands increase their international influence. In 2007, Li Jianquan, the founder and chairman of Winner Medical, initiated and established the medical disposable market of China Medical Insurance Chamber of Commerce to lead the healthy development of the medical disposable market and help more enterprises establish brand awareness and begin taking the road towards independent brand development.

After the international ISO quality management system came into being, Winner Medical took the lead in entering the medical disposable market, and introduced the German company TUV as the certification body, and established a thorough medical dressing quality supervision system. Every process and quality standard of product manufacture is redefined, from raw materials in warehouses to production monitoring, from production environment to equipment processes, all under the thorough and accurate control system.

In 2005, Winner Medical successfully completed the independent research and development of their patent technology of “cotton spun laced non-woven fabric” , creatively using raw cotton to directly produce all-cotton spun laced non-woven fabric, completely derailing traditional equipment and processes. This is also Winner Medical’s starting point of the shift from ” just medical for treatment to daily use”. Now, “all-cotton spun laced non-woven” technology in China, the United States, the European Union, Japan and other countries and regions around the world made a patent certificate, known as “China’s textile industry’s great creation”. In 2009, Winner Medical established subsidiary PurCotton, successfully  beginning their development towards medical products that are suitable for daily use with “bringing medicine closer to life, and cotton closer to health, ”  as their core principle, which also marks the beginning of Winner Medical’s entry into the consumer goods field.

Qixin Construction: Uniting The World With Creative Decorations

Innovation and self-loyalty are the values behind Qixin shares, and are also the values Qixin shares will hold true to before setting out from south China and reaching the rest of the country and the rest of the world. With the Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center, Kunming Dianchi International Convention and Exhibition Center, the Shenzhen Citizen Center and other well-known landmarks,  Qixin‘s recognition, visibility and reputation has risen.

In recent years, under the “Belt and Road” initiative, Qixin has “gone global” , undertaking landmark projects together with chinese-funded institutions, ranging from the Vietnam-China Friendship Palace to Djibouti’s National Library and archives, to the Equatorial Guinea Stadium, Qixin Shares spreads excellent, decorative architecture around the world, at the same time, it shows the world China’s new image after its reform and opening-up, and promotes China’s modern scientific and technological achievements and traditional culture. From the foreign market background investigation, familiarity with international law and policy to employee training, Qixin “goes global” in order to compete in the international market, sharpens internal skills, with the strength of the enterprise growing continuously.

With the deepening of the reform and opening up and upgrading of the industrial structure, Qixin already began years ago to apply the Internet of Things strategy in construction, with the construction as their core business, they restructured the industrial value chain, innovated the world of networking and led the trend of healthy living. Today, Qixin has realized  “perception, interconnection and wisdom” of construction both internally and externally, providing customized solutions, user experience-based services, while also offering comprehensive “construction IoT+” products and service solutions.

Expert Insights

                                               
Niu Huayong, Executive Dean of the School of Southern Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, shared his expert insights.

“Forty years after its reform and opening up, Shenzhen has gone from a contract factory to today’s innovation capital of China and the world. This is because a number of innovative enterprises with great aspirations have chosen to invest in research and develop at a time when others only care about making easy money in order to claim the high ground in ten to twenty years from now. After experiencing initial difficulties, the explosive, unlimited motivation will be unmatched by other enterprises.”

About “CityPlus”:

“CityPlus” is a two-way information platform initiated by Shenzhen and dedicated to the whole world. It aims to let the world learn about Shenzhen in a warm and interesting way and let Shenzhen citizens know the world.

 

Reference:

http://cityplus.com/main/special/enShenzhen.view

Hytera: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/PPpN4BQGysjeWUU5n5HJ4Q

BGI: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/1cXVQxniWL8vhY1gwOEEBQ

UBTECH: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/dTmtd9QWFadTp6s8eCdKrQ

FANGDA Group: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/bJD3WJO91U2HyD45atDKnQ

CSG Holding: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/tn7RSXb8c9Wahsepcptm_A

Artron: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/eqsUmdAWLZEXZAfWFqbTZg

SZSO: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/mC1wLiUeLWtJfcBEzF-VBA

SZWCA: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/QUWDufkgUJUYNPA-xz60Rg

Winner Medical: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/_G3D4E59rWCnz8GpQPzNGA

Qixin: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/m8Cswazcd2Le8uI1_Gn9rQ

Video: Kina Ambassadör Gui Pratar på Kinaslandskap genom svenska ögon Fotografi

STOCKHOLM,  Jan. 7(Greenpost) — Kina Ambassadör Gui Pratade på Kinaslandskap genom svenska ögon Fotografi december 15, 2018. Fotografi ska pågå till slutet av januari i China Cultural Center in Stockholm.

The exhibition will last till the end of this month.

Xinjiang Photo Exhibition held in China Cultural Center in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 24(Greenpost) — As part of the China’s Landscape in Swedish Eyes photo exhibition, Xinjiang photo exhibition has been held in China Cultural Center in Stockholm.

Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou spoke highly of the exhibition.He welcomed Swedish friends to visit China.

Jointly held by Green Post and Kamera & Bild Magazine, China’s Landscape in Swedish Eyes photo exhibition attracted folks from all walks of life.

Xuefei Chen Axelsson, Editor of Green Post has exhibited 30 photos featuring Xinjiang’s China-Europe Express Realignment Center, Grand Bazar, 12 Muqam, Burqin’s colorful strand, Kanas lake and Xinjiang Theatre as well as Gaubao plant that changes Gobi into oasis.  She visited Xinjiang in August as part of a mission to cover the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Eleven Swedish photographers went to Beijing’s Jinshanling Great Wall, Zhangjiajie and Lijiang River in november and brought back great China’s landscape.

The exhibition was welcomed by Swedish people.   Claes Grundsten said their trip to China was comprehensive and satisfactory.

Johan Wessel said it was very nice to have such a joint exhibition so that Swedish and Chinese in Sweden could understand China better and enjoyed the beautiful landscape.

Lena Weilandt said she went to China 30 years ago and it is very good that she could go back to China again 30 years later.

She saw great changes in China where there are a lot of high buildings, but she also saw old China somewhere in the market and street. She is very proud and glad to have such an exhibition and she will share the photo with family members, friends and colleagues.

Many people from other parts of the country to look at the exhibition.

Kitty Larsson came from Värmland to watch the photos. She said China was great and she loved China.

Nicolas Yiming came from Västerås with Swedish friend and was impressed by the Xinjiang photo. He said looking at the photo, he felt Altay sceneries and arkitectures are similar to that of Sweden.

Boel Lindberg, Director of the International Department of Swedish Foreign Ministry who is in charge of international correspondents visited the exhibition.

“It is really very beautiful, I almost like to think of going there to have a visit. You can even make post cards with them.” said Lindberg.

Marianne BJörklund, reporter from DN also visited the exhibition.  She said she was impressed by the beautiful sceneries in Xinjiang and that in Zhangjiajie.

SVD reporter, Chinese communities leaders and many others also came to watch the exhibition.

Many Swedish were impressed by Xinjiang’s sceneries and felt it is similar to that in Sweden.

Through the exhibition, visitors have a better understanding and a good look at China’s beautiful landscape.

The week long exhibition ended on Dec. 22, but it will open again on January 7 till the end of January before the next exhibition begins.

If you have time, you can still come and have a look.

“China Landscape in Swedish Eyes” photo exhibition held in Stockholm

“China Landscape in Swedish Eyes” photo exhibition held in Stockholm

China Plus Published: 2018-12-24 09:20:33

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Claes Grundsten's photo of Jinshanling Great Wall in Beijing taken on November, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]

Claes Grundsten’s photo of Jinshanling Great Wall in Beijing taken on November, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]

A photo exhibition featuring China’s landscape has been held in Stockholm, Sweden.

 Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou spoke highly of this exhibition.

“We hope more Swedish friends will visit China and see with their own eyes a modern China, experience the culture, progress and the dynamism in Chinese society, and also importantly the friendship and hospitality of the Chinese people,” said Gui.

Most of the photos on show were taken during a visit to Xinjiang by Xuefei Chen Axelsson of Green Post in August and a visit to Beijing, Zhangjiajie and Guilin in November by eleven other Swedish photographers.

The photographer not only visited places of interest, but also key facilities serving the Belt and Road Initiative such as a realignment center of China-Europe Railway Express.

Landscape in Zhangjiajie taken by Claes Grundsten, famous Swedish landscape photographer in November, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]

Landscape in Zhangjiajie taken by Claes Grundsten, famous Swedish landscape photographer in November, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]

Among the participants is Claes Grundsten, a famous landscape photographer in Sweden.

“All together, this journey to China is very extensive and comprehensive and we were satisfied with the trip,” said Claes Grundsten.

Photo Journalist Johan Wessel said it was very good to have such an exhibition

“I think it was a nice exhibition and a nice opportunity to show the beautiful landscape of China both for the Swedish people in Sweden and the Chinese people in Sweden, and it was also nice to cooperate with you and your newspaper the Green Post and it was a nice cooperation between Green Post and the Kamera & Bild,” Johan said.

Xuefei Chen Axelsson, Editor of Green Post showed Mr. Gui Congyou, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden about Moon Bay Phot in Kanas region in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. [Photo: China Plus]

Xuefei Chen Axelsson, Editor of Green Post showed Mr. Gui Congyou, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden about Moon Bay Phot in Kanas region in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. [Photo: China Plus]

The photographers also include Lena Weilandt who returned to China decades after her first trip there.

“It was wonderful. I was there 30 years ago. So it was amazing to be able to be back there again 30 years later and see the beautiful landscape and meet the people. Somethings have changed a lot, big cities and very modern, but you can also find the old China in the market and streets, for instance. I think we are all very proud and happy to show our pictures here and we all show our pictures to our families and friends the photo communities,” Lena Weilandt said.

The week-long exhibition has attracted people from all walks of life in Sweden.

Sino-Swedish art exhibitions are underway in China Cultural Center in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 25(Greenpost)  —  Two exhibitions one is Chinese Young Artists Exhibition and the other is the Chinese – Swedish teachers art exhibitions opened on Sunday at China Cultural Center in Stockholm.

The Chinese young artists’ arts are quite impressive because that reflects the new generation of artists whose thinking and experiences are very different from their parents generations.

Chinese artists Zhang Fangbai and other teachers art works reflect Chinese contemporary arts.

Teachers from Royal Institute of Art in Sweden also exhibited many innovative art works  including video arts.

It is worthwhile to visit and have a good look of it.

The exhibition will last till December 14.

On December 15th, there will be Xinjiang Photo exhibition till December 22.

Some of the arts:

Favorite becomes the most seen film

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

The 29th edition of Stockholm International Film Festival is now over. During the festival’s 12 days, 159 films from over 60 countries have been screened, more than 130 screenings have been sold out, and 120 directors and filmmakers have visited the festival. The most seen film during the festival was The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Rachel Weisz in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.

The 29th edition of Stockholm International Film Festival closed 2018-11-18. Among 10 best seen films, I have seen 7 of them. It is a surprise to me why Cold War was not in the list.  Actually Cold War is also a good film.

Favorite was indeed a good film. Even though it was in 17th century, it was very colorful while Cold War turned out to be black and white. Maybe that was the difference. But the actor and actress were very good. 159 films from over 60 countries have been screened in six movie theaters across Stockholm. The Favourite by the two-time Bronze Horse-winning director Yorgos Lanthimos was the festival’s most seen film. Over 1500 people saw the dark comedy, which was this year’s closing film at Stockholm International Film Festival.

This year’s festival made record numbers, both in terms of the number of sold out screenings and the number of visiting directors and filmmakers. One third of all screenings were sold out, and 120 filmmakers visited Stockholm for this year’s festival. Over 50 of these filmmakers met the public in exclusive Face2Face conversations in conjunction with the screenings of their films. One of them was the two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi, who was presented with this year’s Stockholm Visionary Award.

— It is an honor to receive the Visionary Award, especially because it provided me with the opportunity to be in Stockholm and to meet and converse with students and cinephiles alike. My best wishes for Stockholm International Film Festival, says Asghar Farhadi about this year’s festival.

Farhadi’s film Everybody Knows is one of the most seen films during this year’s festival.

Below are the festival’s ten most seen films:

  1. The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos
  2. Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi
  3. X&Y by Anna Odell
  4. Beautiful Boy by Felix van Groeningen
  5. Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski
  6. Wildlife by Paul Dano
  7. Jesus by Hiroshi Okuyama
  8. Capernaum by Nadine Labaki
  9. Vox Lux by Brady Corbet
  10. Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino

Winners at Stockholm International Film Festival 2018

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 17 (Greenpost) -The winners of the 29th Stockholm International Film Festival where announced during an award ceremony at Social At Six in the Swedish capital. The festival’s big winner was the Canadian director Jasmin Mozaffari, whose feature debut Firecrackers was awarded the prestigious Bronze Horse for Best Film as well as the award for Best Actress. Vitaly Mansky’s documentary Putin’s Witnesses about the Russian president’s controversial rise to power received the Bronze Horse for Best Documentary. See all the winners below.

Best Film at Stockholm International Film Festival 2018: Firecrackers by Jasmin Mozaffari

The Brazilian director Beatriz Seigner was presented with this year’s Stockholm Impact Award for her supernatural refugee story Los Silencios. Stockholm International Film Festival and the City of Stockholm founded the award in 2015, and the winning director receives one million SEK and a unique statuette designed by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Actress Alba August was named 2018’s Stockholm Rising Star, and the director Julia Thelin won the short film scholarship 1 Km Film. Victor Polster won the award for Best Actor for his role in Girl, and Michaela Kurimsky won the award for Best Actress for her role in Firecrackers. The celebrated film Capernaum by Nadine Labaki won the award for Best Script.

Author and music journalist Ametist Azordegan hosted the awards ceremony, and the rapper Naod performed live on stage.

Winners at Stockholm International Film Festival 2018:

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Best Film: Firecrackers by Jasmin Mozaffari
Best Director: All good by Eva Trobisch
Best Debut: Skate Kitchen by Crystal Moselle
Best Script: Capernaum by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Kabbaz and Khaled Mouzanar
Best Actor: Victor Polster for Girl
Best Actress: Michaela Kurimsky for Firecrackers
Best Cinematography: Hiroshi Okuyama for Jesus

STOCKHOLM XXIX DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Best Documentary: Putin’s Witnesses by Vitaly Mansky

Stockholm Impact AwardLos Silencios by Beatriz Seigner
Stockholm Rising Star: Alba August
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Harron
Stockholm Visionary Award: Asghar Farhadi
Stockholm Achievement Award: Gunnel Lindblom

STOCKHOLM XXIX SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Best Short Film: The Judgement by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

1 KM FILM SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Julia Thelin
1 KM FILM HONORARY MENTION: Ernst De Geer

FIPRESCI Award for Best FilmCold War by Pawel Pawlikowski

Read more about this year’s jury members here: https://www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/sv/years-jury-members

Read all motivations here: https://bit.ly/2DHXOcL

This year’s Audience Award will be announced on Monday, November 19. In total, 17 awards have been presented during the 29th Stockholm International Film Festival.

Additional awards that have been presented during Stockholm International Film Festival are the Swedish Film Institute’s new initiative Wild Card, where Fanny Ovesen, Jerry Carlsson and Ernst De Geer have received 400 000 SEK each for the development of their first feature films. The Swedish Film Institute also presented the initiative Short Pitch, where filmmaker Disa Östrand won financial support for her next short film Badet.

Los Silencios, this year’s winner of the Stockholm Impact Award, will be screened on Saturday, November 17, at 7:00 pm at Klarabiografen. After the film, the press and public will have the opportunity to ask questions to the winning director, Beatriz Seigner.

The two-time winning film Firecrackers by Jasmin Mozaffari will be screened at Sture movie theater at 9:15 pm on Sunday, November 18.

A 9,000-year-old child’s tooth found in Alaska is another link to the vanished Ancient Beringians

By Yereth Rosen

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 13(Greenpost) — DNA from the tooth gives scientists a clearer picture of the Ancient Beringians, a population genetically distinct from modern Native Americans that lived in the North American Arctic. 

Tundra and mountains near the site where a 9,000-year-old tooth was discovered, in what is today the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve on Alaska’s Seward Peninsula. (National Park Service)

A 9,000-year old toddler’s tooth found on northwestern Alaska’s Seward Peninsula has revealed important new information about the continent’s early inhabitants.

The tooth has genetic material that links to the Ancient Beringians, a population that lived in Alaska not long after the Bering Land Bridge was inundated by rising seas, according to a study newly published in the journal Science.

The Ancient Beringians were first identified through remains found in 2013 at the now-famous Upward Sun River site in interior Alaska. Research led by Ben Potter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks identified 11,500-year-old remains there are belonging to a population genetically distinct from modern Native Americans.

The tooth from the Seward Peninsula is the now second discovered piece of Ancient Beringian human remains, officials at UAF said. It is also another piece of information about a population that left distinctive artifacts at several archaeological sites scattered across Alaska and Canada’s Yukon Territory. Those artifacts have long been classified as belonging to the “Denali Complex” tradition.

“This new find confirms our predictions that Ancient Beringians are directly linked with the cultural group known as the Denali Complex, which was widespread in Alaska and the Yukon Territory from 12,500 to about 6,000 years ago,” Potter, who was not involved in the newly published study, said in a statement released by UAF.

An illustration of the Upward Sun River camp in what is now Interior Alaska. New evidence links populations at the site with those on the Seward Peninsula. (Illustration by Eric S. Carlson in collaboration with Ben A. Potter)

The 9,000-year-old toddler tooth is not actually a new discovery. It comes from a place known as the Trail Creek Caves Site, located in what is now Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, that was initially excavated in 1949. But it was held in storage in Denmark for decades and not rediscovered until 2016, when Jeff Rasic, a National Park Service archaeologist, retrieved it as part of his new analysis of the Trail Creek Caves artifacts.

“My inspiration for looking for the tooth was, in short, curiosity,” Rasic, a co-author of the Science paper, said in an email. He was trying to get more precise information about the artifacts from the site, which is special “in that it has excellent preservation of otherwise perishable bone and antler tools.”

Radiocarbon dating revealed that the tooth belonged to a 1 ½-year old child. Study of the tooth included analysis at UAF’s Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, which produced the surprise finding that the child and its mother depended on land-based food, not food from the sea.

“The child’s food sources were entirely terrestrial, a sharp contrast with the other sites that indicate inclusion of anadromous fish and marine resources,” study co-author Matthew Wooller, director of the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, said in the UAF statement.

The Ancient Beringians, new research shows, were widely dispersed, Rasic said. There are now dozens of known sites that, based on the artifacts found there, have been associated with the Denali Complex or Paleoarctic traditions, he said. Those sites extend across Alaska and into Canada’s Yukon Territory — but have not been found elsewhere in western Canada or in the Lower 48 states, he said.

They are distinct from ancient sites that have been found in southeast Alaska, which hold human remains more than 10,000 years old. DNA analyses in that region “suggest that something different is happening in that area,” Rasic said.

Yereth Rosen is a 2018 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow.

Utländska journalister besöker Xinjiang-serien (18) – Impression på Xinjiang

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, 10 november (Greenpost) – Efter 5de  juli  2009, man kunde låta bli att fråga om Xinjiang är tryggt och har stabilläget. Vad är särskilt om Xinjiang?  Med många frågor kom reportern till Xinjiang Ugyhurs autonoma region.

Sitter i en minibuss såg jag utsidan genom fönstret. Från flygplatsen till Northwest Petroleum Hotel kände jag att jag kom tillbaka till min hemstad Jinzhou eftersom de små affärerna är så likt de som bor i Jinzhou. Men när jag gick ut från hotellet till bazaren på kvällen såg vägen ut som den som jag tog förra året i Dalian. Men när vi åkte till Changji med den stora bussen såg jag att vägen har det bra med gröna träd och gräs. Det ser väldigt internationellt ut.

Hela vägen till norr såg vi ofta en stor bild av president Xi Jinping som satt tillsammans med Xinjiang-folket. Bildtexten är president Xi Jinping och alla Xinjiang etniska grupper är hjärtat linken hjärtat. Den här bilden är mycket slående. I det stora gräset, plötsligt när du ser den här bilden, känner du omedelbart så varmt i ditt hjärta. President Xi är så nära folket. Det är också varmt att se den röda flaggan som blåser i himlen.

När jag gick över gatan i Urumqi såg jag det röda ljuset, men jag hörde också ljudguiden säger att det är rött ljus, vänta och strax efter det är Uygor-språk som betyder samma sak, antar jag. I Urumqi finns många vägmärken på tre språk, kinesiska, uygörer och engelska. Tunnelbanan kommer att vara i drift vid årets slut. Urumqi har både Xidan varuhus och Wangfujing centrum. Det får mig att känna mig som i Peking.

Xinjiang har prioriterat turism och haft stor uppmärksamhet åt miljön. Luften är frisk och himlen är blå med vitt moln. Ett exempel är att i vårt hotell finns det en specifikation som säger att om du behöver tvätta handduken bör du lägga den i badkaret, om du inte behöver det, borde du hänga den på väggen. Om en person bor här för tre nätter, behöver den faktiskt inte förändras eftersom vädret här är väldigt bra, folk svettar inte mycket, det är lite torrt varmt och väldigt bekvämt. Jag tycker att denna typ av miljömedvetenhet och främjande är mycket bra. När vi anlände till Altays Hemu township såg vi en bro som byggdes av Heilongjiangprovins bistånd. Det finns också en skylt som visar flodadministrationssystemet. Informationskontorets tjänsteman sade att Kina har genomfört floddirektörssystemet. Vad betyder det? Det betyder att den ledande ledaren i området är den som ansvarar för floden och håller den ren.

I Altay City gjorde de stora ansträngningar för att plantera träd och gjorde berget grönt. Detta var också baserat på president Xi Jinpings två bergsteori. Xi brukade säga att det gröna berget och rent vatten bara är guld- och silverberget. Denna praxis gör att många bönder och herdmän dra nytta av att de kan ha två typer av inkomster, en del från djurhållning, den andra från landsbygdsturismen som restauranger och hotell. De får också några subventioner från regeringen. På den sista dagen gick vi till Röda berget i Urumqi. Det var faktiskt en barenhöjd. Men från 1958 började alla partimedlemmar och cardres plantera träd här varje år. Nu är det en mycket grön park med alla slags blommor. Den tjocka gröna skogen och de vackra blommorna gör parken väldigt livlig. Blommans färg är så frisk under det starka solskenet. Detta har varit ett typiskt exempel på hur människors beteende förändrar miljön till det bättre.

Naturmiljön har förändrats, den mänskliga miljön förändras också till det bättre. Till exempel i Grand Bazar kan alla slags etniska grupper harmoniskt arbeta tillsammans för att göra affärer och välkomna turister från hela landet och även från hela världen. Detta är en bra modell för nationell enhet.

Totalt sett är Xinjiang väldigt vackert och livet rim är inte för snabbt. Det finns ett gott välfärd i Xinjiang och Xinjiang-folket är väldigt snällt och vackert. Xinjiang män är stiliga och kvinnor är vackra och kapabla. Några av flickorna kallade sig som andra generationen av Xinjiang-folket eftersom deras föräldrar flyttade från inlandet till Xinjiang för många år sedan. Dessa andra generationens tjejer ser väldigt vackra ut och är också mycket skickliga.  Du kan också känna investeringen på 200 miljarder yuan i Xinjiang. Alla nya vägar byggdes längs bergen som var svåra att föreställa sig för tio år sedan. Flygplatsen, järnvägen och även toalettenomgången. (Det enda jag starkt föreslår för förbättring är att skaffa toalettpapper på toaletten. Jag slår vad om när Kina kan ge toalettpapper i alla toaletter, det är den tid då Kina verkligen utvecklas bra.) Men toaletten är mycket bättre än tidigare än toalettpapper. Alla hus som är inbyggda i Altay-området är till största delen tillverkade av trä. Man kan se hjälp från andra provinser och denna typ av broderligt bistånd är också en egenskap hos Kina som är en stor familj.  Det är ett stöd, men de känner fortfarande lika för att de kan dela. Du kan känna folket är väldigt trevligt. Om du går till Xinjiang kan du också känna den vackra naturen. Det är mycket rent och tydligt, ingen förorening, den ekologiska miljön är bäst. I synnerhet kan det ha alla slags miljöer som sträcker sig från det varma området, till Yadan Terrain och floder och skogar. Xinjiang låter dig också känna sig förvånad från tid till annan. Ibland känner du dig hopplös i ett ögonblick, och då ser du bara hoppet omedelbart vid ett annat tillfälle.

Första överraskningen var att jag hittade min kollega från 25 år sedan. Jag visste inte om han fortfarande arbetar på samma ställe. Men efter att jag berättade informationskontorets tjänsteman, precis inom en halvtimme, hittade vi honom. Vilken överraskning! Andra överraskningen var att jag tog fel laddare när jag kom hemifrån i Stockholm, Sverige. Jag frågade informationsofficer igen och hon frågade alla butiker och kollegor och äntligen en kollega i Changji som är en timmes bilresa från Urumqi hittade en laddare som fungerar bra men bara kostar 80 yuan medan den jag köpte i Stockholm kostar över 600 yuan . Detta sparade inte bara min dag utan också hela resan. Vid slutet av resan kände jag att allt gick mycket smidigt. Men på grund av hela dagen regn och dåligt väder under natten, avbröts vårt flyg. Jag var tvungen att ringa Stockholm för att byta biljett, men jag kunde inte bara fördröja en dag, jag var tvungen att fördröja i två dagar i Urumqi. Men det visade sig vara bra och det var därför vi kunde få chansen att besöka Red Mountain parken! Vilken bonus!

Den sista överraskningen var att tre dagar efter att jag kom tillbaka från Kanas fann jag att jag lämnade min vackra överrock och en ny svart kavaj i Kanas Yuehu Lake Hotel. Jag minns tydligt att det fanns bara några byggnader där och min svenska man sa att han inte kunde spåra mig där misstänker att det var en hemlig plats. Men snart gick han ut på den plats där vi alla lånade en militär överrock för att förhindra det kalla vädret i bergen. Jag gömde kläderna i en garderob bakom dörren. Det tog servitrisen två gånger för att hitta den äntligen. Vilken överraskning igen! Jag menar om det är vanligt kläder, skulle jag inte nämna det. Men det är en dyra kläder för mig och jag har aldrig slitit det än! Tack vare Xinjiang Yuehu Lake Hotel Manager Ma Yanhong som senare skickade det till mig.

Självklart med den omhändertagna vården av informationsofficer hade vi en smidig resa. Vissa människor klagade över att det finns så stora inspektioner och säkerhetskontroll. Jag måste säga att det inte var så skrämmande som vad folk sa. Men jag upplevde säkerhetskontrollen vid ingången till Xidan stormarknad och all trafikkontrollpunkt. För den här frågan, om det inte fanns någon erfarenhet av Stockholm- eller Oslo-terroristattackerna, skulle jag ha varit irriterad till exempel även i Peking varje gång när du tar tunnelbanan, kommer du att stöta på säkerhetskontroll. Men nu förstår jag fullt ut situationen och som medborgare måste jag säga att det enda vi kan göra är att lyda lagen och samarbeta med polisen. Tänk på det, varje gång du tar ett flygplan måste du uppleva den kontrollen. Samma i Xinjiang. Terrorister finns i de dolda områdena där vi inte visste var, men vi är på strålkastaren och är sårbara för alla angrepp. Så det är bäst att vi följer reglerna och samarbetar med polisen så att det blir bättre och mjukare. Med polisens närvaro känner jag mig säkrare. Som Shaliyef sa, välkomnar Xinjiang miljontals turister varje år, detta är ett bra bevis på att Xinjiang är säkert och gott. Det fanns inget bombing genom 18 månader!

Självklart har de konsoliderat utvecklingen av turism industrin. Min Xinjiang-kollega sa också att situationen är riktigt bra nu jämfört med några år sedan. 

Vad som mest förvånade mig var att när jag återvände från Urumqi till Peking, vid Urumqi flygplats, såg plötsligt en grupp barn med röda skoluniformer och Little Red hat. De stod konsert och avancerade till hytten på ett ordnat sätt med sina lärare och med hjälp av flygpersonal. Det hände att två barn satt i sätet bredvid mig. Det är underförstått att dessa barn är runt 10 år och vid fjärde och femte klassen grundskola. De är från grundskolan i Shache County, Xinjiang. De har totalt 20 personer, varav alla är bra studenter valt från olika klasser. De talar både kinesiska och uyghuir språk, mer glad, nyfiken, energisk och frivilligt kommer ut. Läraren leder dem att besöka Peking och Shanghai i en vecka. En av barnen sa att hennes far var veterinär. De har fyra barn i sin familj. De är alla uyghuir. Deras utbildning är gratis. De kom till Urumqi från Shache County och sedan från Urumqi till Peking. Efter 4 timmars flygning är barnen fortfarande väldigt fräscha. När de kom av planet satte de på överrocken, rade upp på bussen. När de anlände till bagagehämtningsområdet tog de av sig kappan, eftersom Peking var varm. Barnen lyssnade på lärarens ordning. De är väldigt bra.

Jag tänkte att dessa barn skulle kunna få en chans att gå till en storstad som Peking och Shanghai. Det var inte mindre än ett Peking barn som gick utomlands, eller när jag var barn såg jag ungutbildad ungdom från staden till vår by på landsbygden. Detta var en stor chans att bredda sina horisonter och hjälpa dem att bilda en rättvisare utsikt över världen. Dessa barn är precis som ett frö. När de växer upp, kommer de att prata kinesiska, uyghur och engelska. Deras framtid är gränslös. Under denna resa till Xinjiang lärde jag mig också att de flesta terroristerna bara känner till ett modersmål, och utbildningsnivån är inte hög. De kan inte skilja mellan rätt och fel. De kan inte stå emot de yttre krafternas uppmuntran och inleda den brottsliga vägen för våld och terror. Därför har staten intensifierat sin utbildning och förändrat humaniora ekologi genom nationell enhet familj och fri utbildning. Jag hörde att den primära och sekundära utbildningen i södra Xinjiang är ledig nu. Jag hoppas att jag under nästa rapporterande resa kommer att lära mig mer om denna aspekt.

Det är synd att tiden är så kort att jag inte kunde gå till södra delen av Xinjiang. Med ett område på 1,66 miljoner kvadratkilometer är Xinjiang så stor att det tar minst en månad att besöka allt från östra till västra, från södra till norra. Farväl Xinjiang och vi ses nästa gång!

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series(18) — Impression on Xinjiang

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Nov. 11 (Greenpost) – Xinjiang is a magical place, Xinjiang is an aspiring area and Xinjiang is also a mysterious place,  how does Xinjiang really look like? Is it safe and stable? With a lot of questions, the reporter came to Xinjiang Ugyhur Autonomous Region.

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Sitting in a minibus, I watched outside through the window. From the Airport to the Northwest Petroleum Hotel, I felt I came back to my hometown Jinzhou, Northeast China because the small business shops are so similar to those stay in Jinzhou. Yet, when I went out from Hotel to the Bazar in the evening, the road looked like the one I took last year in Dalian.  But when we went to Changji with the big bus, I noticed the road has the good company of green trees and grass.  It looks very international.

All the way to north, we often saw a huge picture of President Xi Jinping sitting together with Xinjiang people. The caption is President Xi Jinping and all Xinjiang ethnic groups are heart by heart. This picture is very striking. In the vast grassland, suddenly when you see this picture, you immediately feel so warm in your heart. President Xi is so near to the people. It is also feeling warm seeing the red flag blowing in the sky.

When I walked across the street in Urumqi, I saw the red light, but I also heard the audio guide saying now it is red light, please wait and right after that is Uyghur language meaning the same thing, I guess. In Urumqi, many road signs are in three languages, Chinese, Uyghurs and English.  The subway will be in operation by the end of the year.  Urumqi has both the Xidan Department store and Wangfujing downtown. It makes me feel like in  Beijing.

Xinjiang has prioritised tourism and paid great attention to environment. The air is fresh and the sky is blue with white cloud.

One example is that in our hotel, there is a specification saying that if you need to wash your towel, you should put it in the tub, if you don’t need it, you should hang it on the wall. Indeed, if one person lives here for three nights, it doesn’t need to change because the weather here is very good, people don’t sweat much, it is a little bit dry warm and very comfortable. I think this kind of environmental awareness and promotion is very good.

When we arrived in Altay’s Hemu township, we saw a bridge that was built by Heilongjiang Province’s assistance. There is also a plate that shows the river administration system.  The information office official said China has implemented the river director system. What does it mean? It means the top leader in the area is the one who is in charge of the river keeping it clean. In fact, CPC is a serious party. If they want to do something, they will do it and do it well.

In Altay city, they made great efforts in planting trees and made the mountain green. This was also based on President Xi Jinping’s two mountains theory. Xi used to say that the green mountain and clean water is just the gold and silver mountains. This practice makes many farmers and herdmen benefit because they can have two kinds of income, one part from animal husbandry, the other from the rural tourism such as restaurants and hotels. They also get some subsidies from the government.

On the last day, we went to the Red Mountain in Urumqi. In fact, this was a baren hill. But from 1958, all the party members and cardres began to plant trees here every year. Now it is a very green park with all kinds of flowers. The thick green forest and the beautiful flowers make the park very lively. The color of the flowers are so fresh under the strong sunshine. This has been a typical example of how people’s behaviour change the environment for the better.

The natural environment has changed, the human environment also changed for the better. For example in the grand Bazar, all kinds of ethnic groups can harmoniously work together to do their business and welcome tourists from all over the country and even from the world. This is a good model for national unity.

Overall, Xinjiang is very beautiful and the life rhyme is not too fast. There is a good welfare in Xinjiang and the Xinjiang people are very kind and lovely. Xinjiang’s men are handsome and women are beautiful and capable. Some of the girls dubbed themselves as the second generation of the Xinjiang people because their parents moved from inland area to Xinjiang many years ago. These second generation girls look very beautiful and also very capable. Xinjiang is also a romantic place. Greenpost report suggest you go to Xinjiang to have a look and experience that feeling when you see President Xi staying with all the ethnic groups together. You can also feel the 200 billion yuan investment in Xinjiang. All the new roads were built along the mountains which were hard to imagine even ten years ago.  The airport, railway and even the toilet revolution. (The only thing I strongly suggest for improvement is to provide toilet paper in the toilet. I bet when China can provide toilet paper in all the toilets, that will be the time when China is really developed well.) But the toilet is much better than before except toilet paper. All the houses built in Altay area are mostly made of wood. One can see the assistance from other provinces and this kind of brotherly assistance is also a characteristic of China which is a big family. Only with the leadership of the Communist party, we can see this practice. It is a support, yet they still feel equal because they can share. You can feel the people are very nice.

If you go to Xinjiang, you can also feel the beautiful natural environment. It is very clean and clear, no pollution, the ecological environment is the best. In particular it can have all kinds of environment ranging from the desert hot area, to the Yadan Terrain and rivers and forests. Xinjiang also lets you feel surprised from time to time. Sometimes you feel hopeless at one moment, and then you just see the hope immediately at another moment.

First surprise was that I found my colleague and best friend from 25 years ago. I didn’t know whether he is still working at the same place. But after I told the information office official, just within half an hour, we found him. What a surprise!

Second surprise was that I took the wrong charger when I came out from home in Stockholm, Sweden. I asked the Information official again and she asked all the shops and colleagues and finally a colleague in Changji which is one hour drive from Urumqi found a charger which functioned very well but only cost 80 yuan while the one I bought in Stockholm cost over 600 yuan. This not only saved my day, but also the whole trip.

By the end of the trip, I felt all went very smoothly. Yet due to the whole day rain and the bad weather during the night, our flight was cancelled. I had to call Stockholm to change the ticket, but I couldn’t just delay one day, I had to delay for two days in Urumqi.  But it turned out to be a good thing and that is why we could have the chance to visit the Red Mountain park! What a bonus!

The last surprise was that  three days after I came back from Kanas, I found that I left my beautiful overcoat and a new black suit in the Kanas Yuehu Lake Hotel.  I remember clearly that there were just a few buildings there and my Swedish husband said he couldn’t trace me there suspecting that was a secret place. But soon he googled out the place where we all borrowed a military overcoat to prevent the cold weather in the mountains. I hid the clothes in a wardrobe behind the door. It took the waitress twice to find it finally. What a surprise again! I mean if it is ordinary clothes, I wouldn’t mention it. But it is a most expensive clothes for me and I have never worn it yet! Thanks to Xinjiang Yuehu Lake Hotel Manager Ma Yanhong who later posted it to me.

Of course with the considerate care of the information official, we had a smooth trip. Some people complained that there is so severe inspections and security check. I have to say that it was not as frightening as what people said. But I did experience the security check at the entrance of the Xidan Department store and all the traffic checkpoint.  For this issue, if there were no experience of the Stockholm or Oslo terrorist attacks, I would have been feeling annoyed for example even in Beijing every time when you take subway, you will encounter security check. But now I fully understand the situation and as a citizen I must say the only thing we can do is to obey the law and willingly cooperate with the police. Think of it, every time when you take an airplane, you must experience that check. The same in Xinjiang. Terrorists are in the hidden areas where we didn’t know where, but we are on the spotlight and are vulnerable for any attack. So it is the best that we obey the rules and cooperate with the police so that it will get better and smoother. With the presence of the police, I feel safer. As Shaliyef said, Xinjiang welcomes millions of tourists every year, this is a good evidence that Xinjiang is safe and sound. Of course we have consolidated the development of tourism industry. My Xinjiang friend also said the situation is really good now compared with a few years ago.

What surprised me the most was that when I returned from Urumqi to Beijing, at Urumqi airport, suddenly a group of children wearing red school uniforms and Little Red hat appeared. They stood in concert and advanced to the cabin in an orderly manner with their teachers and with the help of airport personnel. It happened that two children were sitting in the seat next to me. It is understood that these children are all around 10 years old, and at the fourth and fifth grades of elementary school. They are from the primary school of Shache County, Xinjiang. They have a total of 20 people, all of whom are good students selected from various classes. They speak both Chinese and Uyghur language, more cheerful, curious, energetic, and voluntarily coming out. The teacher leads them to visit Beijing and Shanghai for a week. One of the children said that her father was a veterinarian. They have four children in their family. They are all Uyghurs. Their education is free. They came to Urumqi from Shache County and then from Urumqi to Beijing. After 4 hours of flight, the children are still very fresh. When they got off the plane, they put on their overcoat, line up onto the bus. When they arrived at the baggage pick-up area, they took off their coat, because Beijing was hot. The children are very good.

I was thinking that these children could have a chance to go to a big city like Beijing and Shanghai. It was no less than a Beijing child going abroad, or when I was a child, I saw young educated youth from city come to our village in the countryside. This was a great chance to broaden their horizons and help them to form a right outlook on the world. These children are just like  a seed. When they grow up, they will speak Chinese, Uyghur, and English. Their future is boundless. During this trip to Xinjiang, I also learned that most of the terrorists only know one native language, and the level of education is not high. They cannot distinguish between right and wrong. They cannot withstand the incitement of the outside forces and embark on the criminal path of violence and terror. Therefore, the central government has intensified its education and changed the humanities  ecology through national unity family and free education. I heard that primary and secondary education in South Xinjiang is free now. I hope that during the next reporting trip, I will learn more about this aspect.

It is a pity that time is so short that I couldn’t go to Southern part of Xinjiang. With an area of 1.66 million square kilometers, Xinjiang is so big that it will take at least a month to visit all of it from east to west and from south to north. Goodbye Xinjiang and See you next time!

Utländska journalister Besöker Xinjiang-serien (16) -Kanas landsbygdsturism Cooperative-Zalat Folklore Samverkan Kommuns kultur

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, 1 november (Greenpost) – Den 30 och 31 augusti besökte kinesiska utländska journalister Kanas Rural Tourism Cooperation Commune och Hemu Township. Hemu betyder fett som hänvisar till fettigheten hos får och kor i detta område.

Inför Zalat folklore turism kommune, välkomnade en kvinna som bär en rosa röd mongoliska kostymer oss. Hennes kineser låter mycket standard och vacker. “Här är vårt Tuvas folkhem. Tuva-folk är en av de mongoliska grenarna. Det finns bara cirka 2000 Tuva personer över hela Kina och ca 1400 bor här. “Sade kvinnan som heter Ouchun. På andra sidan gatan finns en grundskola, och de ska åka till gymnasiet, måste de åka till länet för att bo i en pensionskola.

Detta är deras hem, det är också landsbygdsturism samarbetet kommunen. Två stora skidbräda uppfördes korsning till varandra som landmärke för denna kommun. De är gjorda av kohöga.

En grundskola av Tuva barn.

Ouchun visade oss in i ett bröllopssal för att visa sina bröllopstullar. Sängen är gjord redan och alla kuddar, täcken och madrassen är gjorda av Tuva. Det finns också en skakstol bredvid sängen täckt av röda kläder. Det finns ren vit liten fårhud på bordet vilket gör att den ser väldigt ren och vacker ut.

När vi kom in i familjen museet såg vi några sköna bilder. En handlar om en PLA-läkare gav behandling till lokalbarn.

Den andra var ungefär fyra sportsmen som representerade Xinjiang för att delta i den nationella skidkonkurrensen år 1958 och de tog ett foto framför Tiananmen av Zhongshan Park fotograf.

Det finns också olika verktyg som används och görs av Tuva-personer. Till exempel gjorde de en tvillingskopa ur trädet. De har också olika typer av läderkläder, träskopa och skidbräda med hudull. Ouchun sa att detta var deras speciella egenskaper och det finns vetenskap i den. Med sådan typ av skidåkning, när du klättrar upp, kommer du inte att falla tillbaka lätt. När du går ner blir det väldigt snabbt.

Det finns en mjölkvinstillverkare i angränsande rum. En stor fat är full av mjölk och det kokar hela tiden. Samtidigt lägger man kallt vatten på toppen av det och fortsätter att omröra det. Efter en viss period, när det är varmt, kommer vinet automatiskt att strömma ut till vattenkokaren. Denna typ av vin smakar inte vin, men smakar lite som mjölk. Ouchun sa att den här typen av vin inte slår din hjärna, men slår dina ben. Om du dricker mycket, måste du sova länge innan du kan gå upp.

Ouchun sa att husen här är alla gjorda av trä. De använder inga spikar, men använder naturliga färdigheter för att sätta dem ihop. De använder också mos som ett slags värmebehållande material som det krymper på vintern och växer ut på sommaren. Detta är Tuvas folkets tradition och även innovation. Det är så miljövänligt.

Gesang blommor blommar på gården. Många andra slags blommor växer runt gården. Färgerna är rika och färska. Luften är frisk, himlen är blå och molnet är väldigt vitt. Vi träffade ett underbart väder.

I ett sådant väder kom folk in i det mongoliska rundhuset och lyssnade på mongoliska Humai och de vackra långa låtarna och dricka en kopp mjölkvin. Det är så vackert!

Ouchun berättade att deras ancester är Chinggiskaan och de hängde sin bild på väggen.  Ouchun var mycket humoristisk och folk skrattade. Hon sa “du måste bara komma ihåg att vi är Tuva-folk, som talar Tujue-språk, men vår historia skrevs inte på några språk. Vår historia har arvats genom munnen. Vissa människor sa att vår förfader var också indianernas förfader, men så länge du kommer ihåg att vi är Tuva-personer under den mongoliska etniska gruppen och vi tror på tibetansk Bhudism, samtidigt är vi också kinesiska. Detta är nog. Jag var så förvånad att Kina har en sådan etnisk grupp som har så liten befolkning, men de lever ett bra och intressant liv.

Folket här är mycket musikaliskt. De använder en slags skörde för att göra det till ett musikinstrument. Den unge mannen utförde det för oss. Efter en varm applåder kom ytterligare tre unga män och de utförde mongolsk musik och sjöng sina låtar, inklusive de långa låtarna, Humai och andra glada. Deras prestationer var bara så underbara. De är också mycket humoristiska.

När vi lämnade kommunen såg vi många sådana hus i närheten genom bussfönstret. De är alla gjorda av träd och alla ekologiskt vänliga.

När vi anlände till Hemu Villa trodde jag att det var som om det var en svensk eller kanadensisk stad. Det fanns alla slags växter framför huset.

Och inuti mitt sovrum har de en så vacker målning.

Sova i en sådan miljö ligger den i en annan värld. Det här är så vackert och så tyst.

Den biologiska mångfalden är så bra. Nästa dag mötte vi en regnig dag. Det regnade hela dagen. Vi gick först genom Yuanjiangbron som byggdes med stöd av Heilongjiangprovinsen i nordöstra Kina.

Detta var också ett exempel på hur kinesiska inlandsprovinser hjälper Xinjiang. Vi kom till Hadeng platån. Här kan vi se alla byar och hus. Husen byggdes i en dal som är mycket vacker och känns som ett trädgårdsområde omgivet av skogar och floder.

Tuva människor är beroende av djurhållning och turism för att få en inkomst. De får också stöd från regeringen. I genomsnitt kan inkomst per capita uppgå till 60 tusen yuan eller cirka 10 tusen dollar.

Vi träffade också ett par som kommer att gifta sig och tog foto här. I en intervju med deras agent fick vi veta att de var ordnade av fotogallerierna och fotograferna för att ta foto här. Det här är en ny stil för människorna i staden att ha en chans att komma till landsbygden och uppleva kärleken och livet i prärieområdet. Den bruden bär alla typer av traditionell mongolsk hatt och costums vilket är ganska tungt och brudgrummen  att dra hästen och gå runt, vilken romantisk upplevelse! Kanas är ett oförglömligt område.

Den mest oförglömlig scenen var den sista middagen. Kanske för att vi hade en lång dag satt journalisterna runt ett stort bord och de kunde inte hjälpa till att äta något som kom på bordet. Men gradvis var bordet fullt av rätter.

När vi var nästan fulla, föreslog Green Posts redaktör Xuefei Chen Axelsson att det var den sista middagen, folk skulle tala upp något, sjunga eller dansa, bara prata med dig. Syftet är att förbättra vår förståelse för inte bara Xinjiang, men också till varandra. Xuefei tog ledningen för att sjunga en vacker kinesisk sång, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Det är bara en sång att sjunga naturen på Qinghai-Tibet-platån och de stora bergen. Sedan sjöng även afghanska, egytiska, turkiska, pakistanska, indiska och bangladeshiska journalister efter var andra. Bangladeshs journalist var mycket professionell. Indonesien, Kirgizistan, Uzbekistan, Malaysias journalister och Xinjiang Information kollega dansade tillsammans med vacker melodi. Alla uttryckte sitt tack till arrangörerna för deras omtänksamma arbete och tolken som gjorde ett bra jobb.

Genom att lyssna på musik och sånger kan vi känna att de asiatiska kulturerna sålunda liknar varandra, Centralasien och Sydasien, deras språk och musik liknar också. Även om vi är från olika länder, är vår kultur liknande. Bältet och väginitiativet kommer därmed att länka många länder tillsammans. Din reporter tror att asiatiska människor kan förena och hjälpa varandra att gemensamt utveckla. Detta kommer att leda till världsfred och utveckling också. Således var denna sista middag också oförglömlig för mig.

Foto & Text  Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Utländska journalister Besöker Xinjiang-serien (15) – Kanas Scenery-den mest spektakulära i världen

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, 1 november (Greenpost) – Kanas Scenic Spot är den vackraste och spektakulära natursköna platsen i Altay, i Xinjiang Uyghur Autonom Region och även i världen. Under jurisdiktion av Altay Prefecture, Northeasten del av Xinjiang, Kanas Scenic Spot är en del av det smeknamn på ett tusen kilometer galleri.

Det är ett område på över 10 tusen kvadratkilometer och mottar cirka 4,6 miljoner turister i fjol och förväntas få 6 miljoner i slutet av året. Hittills har de fått 3 miljoner. De planerar att öppna området för turister från hela Kina och även världen. Tidigare var området stängt på grund av den tunga snön. Nu har turismen prioriterats som en pelareindustri. Varför är det så attraktivt och vad är speciellt med Kanas? Eftersom det har många -bara-.

Det är den enda utvidgningszonen av sibiriska taiga skogar, de enda utbredda områdena av sibiriska djur och växter, det enda arktiska vattensystemet i hela landet, den enda mongoliska Tuva bostaden i hela nationen, den enda natursköna platsen med europeiskt eller canadiskt stillandskap ( andra kallade det som Schweiz, men det är Kanas i Altay, Xinjiang) i Kina och den enda naturreservat som gränsar till ytterligare två länder i hela Kina.

För att främja turistnäringen och underlätta infrastrukturen, börjar Xinjiang från och med i år 10 flygkurser, inklusive Urumqi-Kanas, Turpan-Kanas turism charter och de nya tåg- och busslinjerna inom och utanför Xinjiang ökar ständigt också.

En grupp med 14 utländska journalister från 14 länder, inklusive Japan, Sverige, Belgien, Afghanistan, Kirgizistan, Bangladesh, Indonesien, Indien, Egypten, Khazakstan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkiet och Uzbekistan och tillsammans med 22 kinesiska journalister besökte Kanas Lake och Kanas Pavillion. Det vackra landskapet bedövas alla när de besökte det.

Vi fick höra att ta PLA-överdraget och paraplyet med oss ​​eftersom det blir mycket kallt på toppen av kullen. De flesta gjorde det förutom mig. Jag tänkte så länge som det är grönt, det borde vara acceptabelt. När vi klättrade upp till toppen började det regna. Känns som att klättra på Mountain Tai i Shandongprovinsen, Östkina, såg vi också väldigt vackert vitt moln som täckte de gröna träden och slog samman med det blå och gröna sjövattnet.

Alla träd här är väldigt gröna och färska. Alla buskar under träden är också vackra eftersom de visade olika färger. Biodiversitet är väldigt uppenbart här.

När vi klättrade till över 500 trappor trodde jag att vi hade passerat två tredjedelar av trappan. Varje rörelse upp, vi hittade en ny vinkel för att se sjön. Det är grönt vatten. Det ser ut som sjön i Calgary i Kanada, tror jag, men det ser också ut som bukten i norge eller floden i södra Nya Zeeland och ändå är det här i Altay, Kina. Det är bara vackert, rent och vackert med jadeblått eller krämigt grönt. Det känns som en skatt.

När vi steg upp stegen regnade det ännu tyngre. Det vita molnet spridda inte snabbt. Tvärtom kom det fram och utvidgades till sjön. När sjön vattnet nästan täckt av det vita molnet såg det så vackert ut.

Turister från Zhejiang-provinsen och Henan-provinsen eller till och med nordöstra Kina gick i regnet. De alla lovade platsen att vara väldigt vacker och spektakulär.

När vi äntligen kom fram till toppen genom att gå 1100 trappor, kom vi in ​​i paviljongen för att få en bra panoramautsikt över Kanas flod eller sjö.

Ordet säger att man går upp för att titta på sjön och går ner för att titta på olika blommor. Man kan beskriva det som ett hav av blommor med stor mångfald.

Paviljongen heter fiskskyddsplattformen. Sedan gick man ner. Det var bara så vackert. Det var en sådan glädje att ha denna resa eftersom den är så ren. Kanas Lake är också känd för att byta färg med årstider och väderbyte på vår, sommar och höst. Vattenfärgen är faktiskt stålgrå i maj, ljusgrön eller ljusgrön i juni, mjölkvit med svagt blå och grön i juli, mörkgrön i augusti och smaragd i september och oktober. Från november till nästa april är det istiden, när hela Kanasjön blir en silvervit värld förändras färgen ändå på grund av soliga eller molniga dagar och till höga eller låga moln.

Soporbin.

På eftermiddagen tog journalisterna en sightseeingbåt som flyter på sjön. De upplevde det vackra vatten landskapet och tog en massa bilder. Kanasjön med en historia på cirka 200 tusen år är som en halvmåne, med en höjd av 1.374 meter, 24,5 kilometer lång, 2,2 km bred, 1,87 kM bred och djupet är 120 meter i genomsnitt. och 197 meter djupt maximalt. Med en yta på 45,78 km2 har sjön en lagringskapacitet på 5,4 miljarder kubikmeter, vilket motsvarar 4 kubikmeter för var och en av de 1,3 miljarder i Kina. Det är också den djupaste sötvattensjön i Kina. Sproget om vattenmonster sprids här bland folket, det misstänks att det finns stor fisk i denna sjö för att välkomna folket.

Kanasjön, i bergsbältet i mitten av berget vid södra foten av Altaybergen, är en slangmoränbarriessjö genom glacialskur i kvaternär istid. Stora glaciären täckte Altay Mountains och sedan glidde nedåt längs berget terräng på grund av dess tyngdkraft. Under processen har smältbotten och massivet en stark friktion och orsakat extrudering, transport och grävning, sedan smälte glaciärns främre del smältvattnet urladdade nedåt och tillsats i stora mängder vid Kanas sjön och bildade en loopmorän på cirka en kilometer bred och 50-70 meter hög, vilket förhindrade dalen, där smältvatten från glaciär och snö samlades år efter år för att gradvis bilda den vackra Kanasjön idag. Sova en natt i Friendship Peak i Buerqin, vi ledde till Yuehu Hotel för att se Kanas Lake.

Kanas Lake, djupt i Altay bergen ligger inom ramen för Kanas River Basin, med tilläggsvatten huvudsakligen av smältvatten från Friendship Peak och Kuitun Peak, Altay Mountains och nederbörd över sjöområdet. Kanas flod med sin uppkomst i Kanasglaciären vid Friendship Peak, den högsta toppen av Altay Mountains, totalt 125 km lång, strömmar från nordost till soutnwest och möter Hemu River vid Jiadengyu för att bli Buerqin River, som äntligen går in i Irtysh Flod。

Kanas Lake är kärnan och grädden på Kanas naturreservat på statsnivå och en naturens höjdpunkt, där den naturliga ekologiska miljön förbli primitiv med berg som omger sig på lager, tät skog, frodig äng, klart vatten, blå himmel , gröna berg, vita moln, snötäckta toppar och gräsbevuxna våtmarker … allt i en helhet och alltför vacker att absorberas helt på en gång.

Efter att ha sett Kanas sjön besökte journalisterna Zhalat Tourism Cooperative. Zhalat Tourism Cooperative grundades av Yerkebatu, en bybor i Kanas Village i april 2015. Den är den första av sitt slag som leddes och grundades av partiorganisationen på bynivå, med det registrerade kapitalet på 535 tusen yuan eller cirka 80 tusen dollar.

En vacker Tuva-kvinna Ouchun välkomnade journalisterna till ett bröllopsrum först. Hon förklarade att bröllopsrummet är ett rent trähus utan någon spik. Huset byggdes med trädstam. Och de sätter mos i riftet mellan träblock. Ouchun förklarade att detta var det traditionella sättet att bygga trädhus och mossen kommer att krympa på vintern och blomma på sommaren. De lägger också vätska av tallar i träet.

Ouchun sa att alla filtar, madrasser och möbler är gjorda av sig själva. I familjeutställningsrummet håller de ett foto av PLA-läkare som kom till dem för att behandla patienterna och folket deltar härmed på skidåkning i 1958.

Ouchun sa att det mest speciella för detta kooperativ är att göra skidbrädet på skinnet. De hjälper till att gå uppför backen lätt för att förhindra att bakåt faller och gå ner snabbare.

Familjen har cirka 20 medlemmar och de har 12 rum. Hela kooperativet har 25 rum med byggområdet på 800 kvadratmeter och 8 artister att visa och sälja mer än 100 typer av produkter och presentationer av låtar och danser. År 2017 realiserade kooperativ rörelseresultat på 500 tusen yuan. Det har lockat 50 tusen turister ackumulerat. Den ekologiska husstilen är mongolsk Tuwa-stil, men liknar också den svenska stilen.

Ouchun sa att det beräknas att det bara finns 2000 Tuva-folk vars ancester var mongolier. De har utvecklat mer och mer turism nu. Men de är också beroende av djurhållning.

Slutligen gick alla journalister in i ett mongolsk stilkupolhus och lyssnade på konstnärernas prestation.

Kooperativet är marknadsorienterat tar den ursprungliga ekologiska kulturen som prioriterad, centrerar på erfarenheter från originalkulturens erfarenhetsprodukter, ökar sin verksamhet genom försäljning av kulturella turistprodukter och belyser gruppturister som leds av reseguider och lockar självhjälpsturister, för att bygga upp märke av original – ekologi kultur erfarenhet.

De har en grundskola här med 100 elever. När de går till mellanskolan kommer de att gå till länet för att ha pensionskola.

Konstnärernas prestation var underbar och med välkomnande vinceremoni såg också människor hur man gjorde mjölkvin.

Efter denna resa gick folk tillbaka till Yuehu Lake Hotel och hade lunch. Lunchen var utsökt eftersom det hade en bra mängd mat.

På eftermiddagen gick journalisterna genom floden Kanas flod.

Sedan stannade de i Moon Bay innan de kom till den ljuga dinasour bayen.

Vid slutet av dagen kom de till Hemu Hotel med svenskt trähusstil. Trädstammen här är mycket bättre än i kooperativet. Detta är ett högt hotell som är mycket kundvänlig. Utanför på gården finns alla slags växter och blommor. Kanalströmmar flyter naturligt med fiskar som simmar i den. Det är en vacker plats. Alla dessa naturresurser med stora investeringar från regeringen och prioriteringen på turismen gör de lokala herdmännen till stor nytta under de senaste åren.

Temat för denna resa var att besöka turistområdena temat på Silk Road Economic Belt. Det är uppenbart att den kinesiska regeringen har investerat kraftigt i Xinjiangs Altay-prefektur och stöder den lokala politiken att sätta ekologisk konstruktion på prioritet och insåg den gröna utvecklingen. De lokala ledarna minns tydligt president Xi Jinpsons idé om gröna berg och floder är faktiskt guld- och silverberget.

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

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.