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“China landscape in Swedish Eyes” Photo Exhibition opens in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 16(Greenpost)– China Landscape in Swedish Eyes Photo Exhibiton opens on Saturday in Stockholm Cultural Center. 

Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Gui Congyou attended the opening ceremony.

“I have looked at the photos and feel quite excited to see China’s spectacular landscape through Swedish lens. In the exhibition one can see Kanas lake and Yadan landscape in Xinjiang and the spectacular mountains in Zhangjiajie, as well as the beautiful River Li.”

Ambassador Gui said this exhibition, jointly held by Green Post, a web multi-media and Kamera & Bild Magazine is a positive communication between China and Sweden.

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up and China has experienced a lot of changes and living standards have improved a lot. We welcome Swedish friends to China to have a look. ”

Web newspaper Green Post editor Xuefei Chen Axelsson also spoke at the opening ceremony.

She said that she went to Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China in Aug. 24-31 this year together with 14 journalists from 13 countries along the silk road countries to see Xinjiang’s development in tourism industry. The project goes along with the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. She visited Urumqi, Changji, Burqin, Altay and Kanas where there are rich tourism resources. The landscape includes Gobi, forests, Mountains and lakes. The Yadan landscape was formed by wind but the name was given by Swedish explorer Sven Hedin. The trip is worthwhile and the purpose was to wake some interest for both industries and tourists.

Claes Grundsten said that Magazine Kamera & Bild arranged this trip with many competent photographers with travel bureau Zoom.

He said the group visited the Great Wall, the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, National Park Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province in Central China and the beautiful longji in River Li in Guilin city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in South China.

“It was the first time I went to China, ….It was a very good trip, we are very satisfied with the trip.”

Journalists, Photographers and Photograph lovers:

Claes Grundsten         Johan Wessel             Charlie Malmqvist

Lena Weilandt             Patrik Brolin                Kitty Eide Larsson

Anna Bernström          Eva Pettersson            Hans-Åke Olsson

Anders Petersson        Leif Lundin

Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Curator: Anders Nylen

A total of 120 people including friends and colleagues of the photographers attended the opening ceremony.

 

In future, only charges provided by law could be collected from clients of health and social services

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 14(Greenpost)–The Government is proposing a new Act on Client Charges in Health and Social Services that would apply to health and social services organised by counties. In future, only service charges provided by the Act on Client Charges in Health and Social Services could be collected from clients.

The aim is that the service charges would be reasonable and not prevent people from using the health and social services they need.

The client’s own county would charge the client. Counties could also charge less than the maximum fee, or let their residents use services free of charge. The client would always pay the same sum for the same service organised by the county, irrespective of who provided the service. The county would use the same client charges for services provided by the county itself and for services bought from other service providers against the client’s health and social services voucher or personal budget. The service provider would be allowed to charge for unattended appointments that had not been cancelled.

As before, there would fixed client charges and client charges based on the client’s ability to pay (income-related charges). When determining income-related charges, only the clients’ continuous, regular income would be taken into account, not their property. Regulations concerning forest income would remain unchanged.

Scope of application of payment ceiling becomes broader

The aim is not to change the level of the current annual payment ceiling (EUR 683). In future, the following costs would be included when calculating whether the client’s total costs reach the payment ceiling: appointment and processing charges for oral health services, charges for temporary home nursing and hospital at home, charges for prehospital emergency medical services, and charges paid from the person’s income support.

Providers would be allowed to charge the same sums for distance services as for services received during traditional appointments. Charges for distance services would be included in the client’s costs for the payment ceiling. Payment practices in primary services and specialised services would be harmonised. In future, each appointment to a doctor, nurse or therapist would be charged separately, as well as each appointment for serial treatment.

The obligation to monitor when the client reaches the payment ceiling would be transferred from the client to the county.

The provision obliging to reduce or waive a charge would be made more effective and the provision would be extended to cover even the charges for short-term institutional healthcare. Clients should be informed about the possibility to apply for payment reduction. Payment reduction would be preferred rather than granting income support.

Free-of-charge health services to minors and for preventive purposes

In future, health services to minors would always be free of charge. The change would also apply to institutional healthcare and specialised medical care.

As before, preventive services would mainly be free of charge. Appointments to outpatient care services relating to mental health and substance abuse problems would be free of charge.

Charging criteria for home care, service housing and institutional care will be harmonised

The Act on Client Charges in Health and Social Services would lay down charges for long-term service housing. In the same connection, the principles for income-related charges for long-term or continuous and regular services would be harmonised.

Continuous and regular home care would be comparable to ordinary long-term service housing because both arrangements bring services to the clients’ homes and the clients do not need services 24 hours a day. The income limits for home care charges would be raised.

Long-term service housing with 24-h assistance would be considered equal to long-term institutional care as both service arrangements provide clients with intensive 24-hour care. The Act would require that a client shall have at least EUR 160 at his or her personal disposal in service housing with 24-h assistance. In institutional care, the sum is EUR 108.

The Act is scheduled to enter into force on 1 January 2021.

今日头条:全球中国文化中心首个古琴培训班圆满结束

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 12月9日,全球36个中国文化中心首个古琴培训班在斯德哥尔摩圆满落下帷幕。

中国驻瑞典大使馆文化参赞、斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心主任浦正东兴奋地说,本次古琴培训班是全球中国文化中心中的第一个,而且参加的人数大大出乎意料,原计划30多人,结果,参加古琴培训班的学员达到上百人。可以说,本次古琴培训班举办得非常成功。

浦参强调,学习古琴对改变人们的气质有很大好处,学习古琴,男人变得谦谦君子,女人变得窈窕淑女,而每一个人的形象就代表了中国人的形象。

11月25日开幕时,向瑞典传播古琴的中瑞交流文化使者86岁的林西莉教授出席开幕式,并耐心细致地讲解古琴的历史和她学习古琴的时代背景。她说,中国古琴有3000多年的历史,它不仅仅是音乐,它也是诗歌,是散文,甚至是默念的经文。因为古琴也有静思冥想,全神贯注的作用。

首届古琴班执教老师是中国古琴传承人管平湖的弟子王迪的女儿,也是古琴的传承人,中国音乐学院教授邓红。邓红于2007年第一次到瑞典进行巡演,2009年第二次到瑞典巡演,这一次是她第三次来瑞典了,她的一举一动,一言一行都十分优雅。她说,古琴在周朝以前是五根弦,后来周文王和周武王各增加了一根,因此,成了七弦琴。她从琴的历史,琴的构造,琴的指法等多方面给大家普及了古琴知识,她说这一次叫体验班,就是让大家体验一下古琴的妙用。

她说,她一开始感觉很茫然,因为人们的水平和时间,悟性等各不相同,这么多人怎么教比较“茫然”。但是,很快,她发现斯德哥尔摩的华人华侨还是有一些有水准和喜爱音乐的人,这样,就有了快班和慢班之分,最后,学的快的,学了两个曲子,学的慢的学了一个曲子,基本上完成了所有的教学计划。

邓红是古琴大师,但一言一行却都很谦虚,儒雅,真的给学员们留下了非常深刻的印象。

本次学习培训期间,很多学员都表示这次的古琴班办的非常好,让人真正领略了中华文化的博大精深。

在闭幕式上,一些同学还进行了个人汇报表演,真让人感觉很激动,能在这么短的时间内居然会谈上一小曲儿。一位小朋友说,她只来学习三次,结果弹得很有味道。

从古琴的传播记者想到中瑞关系的水乳交融和世代传承。瑞典汉学家林西莉在1961年到中国去和王迪老师学习古琴的时候,她是中外第一位学生,从那时起,她也深深地爱上了古琴。她让瑞典国王给她开证明到中国去,然后,她每年都到中国去跟王迪老师探讨古琴的各种知识,最后,写成一部巨著《琴》,在瑞典获得文学最高奖奥古斯特奖。她也安排邀请邓红来瑞典进行巡回演出,让瑞典人领略琴的美妙和哲学。

当初,林西莉和王迪老师开始学琴时,邓红还没有出生。而现在,邓红又开始耐心地教授更多的学生来学习古琴传播古琴。她手把手地教大家,真的非常令人感动。她在开幕式时给大家弹了一首《平沙落雁》,今天闭幕式给大家弹了一首《阳关三叠》,让大家即饱耳福,又饱眼福,真是美不胜收。

浦正东参赞说,看到大家的热情和积极性,明年还将继续举办古琴培训班。学员们也积极要求,希望能够继续。

斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心同时正在展出中瑞画家的佳作。

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全球中国文化中心首个古琴班在斯德哥尔摩开班著名汉学家林西莉出席开幕式,邓红执教

今日头条:参加2018诺奖得主精彩演讲的感受

北欧绿色邮报网报道(特约报道员王一加)-12月8日,2018年诺贝尔物理学奖、化学奖及经济学奖得主们在瑞典斯德哥尔摩大学Aula Magna礼堂向瑞典学生呈现了一场生动有趣并且振奋人心的演讲。

当然,他们的演讲都现场直播,因此世界各地的公众只要感兴趣都可以看网上直播。这是每个诺奖得主的义务。他们来领奖时,要经过一周的考验,首先是到诺贝尔博物馆去捐赠礼物,然后,按照惯例,在椅子上签名。然后,医学奖得主要在12月6日举行新闻发布会,物理,化学和经济学奖得主一起在12月7日举行新闻发布会,12月8日举行讲座。医学奖得主在12月7日进行讲座。12月9日他们一起在音乐厅看一场音乐会,然后,12月10日就可以在音乐厅从瑞典国王手中领奖并在市政厅和国王一起参加精彩的诺贝尔晚宴了。

8日的报告会由诺贝尔物理学奖、化学奖及经济学奖评选委员会瑞典皇家科学院负责人主持开幕。这位主持嘉宾提到,“虽然作为一个生物学家,我很遗憾阿尔弗雷德·诺贝尔没有为生物设立一个奖项,但我很高兴看到今年诺贝尔物理学奖和化学奖的研究成果都对生物和医学领域有巨大的影响。所有的学科分支其实最终都是遵循大自然中最基本的法则,并且以一种超乎我们想象的方式紧密交织联系着。”随后,2018年诺贝尔物理学奖得主Arthur AshkinGérard MourouDonna Strickland,化学奖得主George P. SmithSir Gregory P. WinterFrances H. Arnold,以及经济学奖得主William D. NordhausPaul M. Romer都分别针对他们的研究成果对现场以及收看网络视频直播的观众做出了十分精彩并且深入浅出的演讲报告。

值得一提的是,今年的诺贝尔物理学奖得主Arthur Ashkin是历届诺奖获得者中年纪最大的一位,96岁高龄的他由于身体不便没能到现场,但他通过一个短视频向大家传达了问候,并表示他的好朋友René-Jean Essiambre会代替他做演讲,希望大家能喜欢。除了Arthur Ashkin,今天两位女性获奖者的报告尤为出众,并不单单是因为女性获奖者在所有诺奖获得者中所占比例较低,最主要的是因为她们今天的演讲新颖活泼、浅显易懂。除了有坚实的实验数据作支撑,这两位女性获奖者都采用了视频动画的形式将原本深奥难懂的科学原理展现得惟妙惟肖,也根据现实生活中人人能懂的例子向大家解释了她们的发现和发明。比如, Donna教授将不同颜色的光波比喻成身高不同的篮球运动员,Frances教授则将生命密码比喻成贝多芬的交响曲。观众席上时不时传出阵阵笑声和掌声,很多非专业领域的观众都表示对她们两位的演讲印象深刻,也能大致理解她们的研究成果及其所带来的深远影响。除此之外,经济学奖的两位获奖者则就气候变暖等环境变化同人类经济行为之间存在的紧密联系等方面做了相关讲解和探讨。

昨日,今年诺比尔生理医学奖得主James P. Allison和Tasuku Honjo也在瑞典卡罗林斯卡医学院Aula Medica礼堂做了关于肿瘤免疫治疗方面的演讲报告。他们表示,越来越多的研究表明,很多癌症均可通过免疫疗法治疗,预计到2030年,免疫疗法将会占所有癌症治疗方式的90%。“癌症变成一种慢性病指日可待,未完待续”。

另外一个有意思的现象是,今年超过半数的诺奖得主在他们的演讲中提到了他们的家人,有几位甚至在演讲开始前就对自己的爱人孩子作致谢之辞,让大家看到了严谨的科学家温情的一面。诺贝尔提倡“科学无国界”,他设立诺奖的初衷也是希望鼓励全世界杰出的科学家为了人类的至高利益共同努力奋斗。一位杰出的科学家一定也是一位博爱家,爱自己的家庭,爱自己的祖国,有对宇宙自然无穷的好奇心,更有对全人类命运的责任担当。这样的人值得我们所有人为之敬仰和赞美。

我们还发现,最近几年来参加诺奖演讲的观众逐年增加,生理医学奖的报告会需要提前两三个小时排队入场,也成为了斯德哥尔摩漫漫冬日里的一道靓丽风景。来听讲座的中国学生学者也越来越多。而且,除了在瑞典从事相关专业研究的学生学者之外,也有不少在瑞企业工作、甚至到瑞旅游的中国朋友也挤到学生行列来仰慕一下诺奖得主。很多观众表示,这是目前为止自己最接近诺奖得主的一次宝贵机会,也是与大师们共同感受人类智慧结晶以及探索宇宙和自然魅力的精神盛宴。

So many accidents, do you think Americans are stupid?

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Since Iraq war I decided not to speak about politics because the real politics was power politics. But politics often comes to you and you have to think a little bit.

Recently Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou was arrested by Canadian police.  It happened just before or after Trump and Xi meeting. Some people said it was a coincidence.

If I remember clearly, when Xi visited Trump in the latter’s home garden in Florida, just before they began to talk, Trump told Xi that he had just sent a very advanced bomb to Syria.

And Xi was like when Liu Bei met Cao Cao. When Cao Cao said to  Liu Bei, do you know who are the heros in this world? Liu Bei said I don’t know. Cao Cao said, only you and I are heros in this world. Liu Bei was shocked while outside there was a thunderstorm.  Liu said oh, I am sorry, I was afraid of the thunderstorm.

Some people think it was just an accident that Trump wanted to give this gift to Xi. And Xi said oh, Trump, I understand your meaning.  Then they began to talk again.

Long time ago in 1999 when Clinton administration was in power, America went to Kosovo and bombed Yugoslavia. By the way they also bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. Three people were killed.  And they were two journalists and one family member.  Afterwards the American side said it was a mistake. They used a wrong map.

In 2002 when I visited Las Vigas, I met a group of American men and they said to me it was an accident, right? I said, yes, it is an accident.

But Chinese wisdom is that anything cannot repeat three times.  If it repeats three times or more, it means something serious. So I like to ask that, Are Americans so stupid to have such many accidents?

杂谈:我的工作从海湾战争开始-编辑部的故事(一)

11月30日美国前总统老布什以94岁的高龄仙逝。从长寿的角度来讲,似乎他没有做错什么。很多人都说,他打的海湾战争是有联合国授权的。因此是正义的。尽管以美国292人的死亡对伊拉克的2.5万到5万的死亡。

1990年8月2日是我上班的第一天。我们的任务是受培训。第一个给我们讲话的是主任李丹。李丹的播音可以说是英语广播里的第一嗓子,播音的厚度堪比郭德纲。他的英文水平却比郭德纲高了不知多少倍。

他上来就问我们一个问题,你们知道今天的大新闻是什么吗?我的脑海里还在显现非洲的一个什么事情,没有人做声,他自问自答,今天伊拉克入侵了科威特。这是以大欺小的一次侵略,因此,在国际社会上引起强烈反响。美国第一个站出来,联合国也表示谴责。

随后,不久,我就加入了新闻班,每天早上6点上班,每天早上都是对美广播,每天早上头条几乎都是有关伊拉克的新闻。联合国要对伊拉克动武,到底动不动武,什么时候动武,都在讨论。最后,确定是1991年1月15日打击伊拉克。

我们上早班,每天都需要闹钟,所以台里发了一个小BP机一样的小闹钟。我大部分时间都能按自己的生物钟在5点半左右起床,然后,跑步去上班。因为就住在新302,就在广电大院西门儿,所以,我可以在10分钟之内就抵达办公室。

然而,1月15日那天早晨,我就像都德写的小说,《最后一课》一样,我居然迟到了。多年以后,我一直在想,我怎么会在海湾战争打响那天睡过头了呢?

不知道为什么,没有听到闹钟,只是一种梦境,海湾战争爆发了,美国袭击伊拉克了,你怎么还在睡觉呢?一下子,我从梦中惊醒。然后,一溜烟儿跑到办公室。

我到办公室一看,灯火通明,王国庆主任也来了。播音员原能刚从楼上下来。我一看时间已经6点30多了。大家都很高兴,甚至是很兴奋地谈论着,英语部再次进行直播,插播新闻Breaking News. 这是我上班四个月以来从来没有见过的。

我上班的任务就是负责填节目单,然后写三条新闻,主要是负责给播音员录音。录完了送到播送间。我们玩儿的就是心跳。每天8点整必须放出去,出不去,就是空播。空播就是大事故,相当于压死人一样。所以,每天差五分八点的时候,心脏都跳得非常厉害。我感觉很幸运,我是从农村出来的,心脏比较结实。很多人其实是受不了的。

有时不注意,会搅面条,就是胶带弄乱了,无法播出。那段时间,我还做过噩梦,就是说同事李凌发生了搅面条的情形。总之,我每天8点前到四楼去制作播出,然后,9点10点在二楼制作播出。经常是做完立即跑到四楼去。有一次,我差点儿滑倒,然后,马上抱着带子继续上四楼。现在想来,都感觉那时好像是那个炸药包,要去堵枪眼一样。

再说,办公室里,我迟到了,领导们居然没有人批评我,反而对我都很和蔼。他们说,因为你迟到了,所以,直播就没有等你。但下面的正常播出,你继续。可能是因为我刚来的,还不太熟悉,所以大家都原谅我了。

其实,我这个职务是新闻班中最低的一个,也是最后一关,其实也是非常重要的一关,叫PE就是program editor.

PE 就负责写节目单,搞清楚先对美东海岸,西海岸,然后是澳新。晚上对欧洲时我就不用管了。但是,这么简单的工作,如果弄混了,也会犯及其严重的错误。另外,在高度紧张的情况下,你还能不能沉着的录音也是个问题。有的人关键时刻手发抖了。因此,很快,其他人都到时效差一些的报道和专题部去了。只有我留在了这里。我的导师金梅芬是一个比较苛刻的人,但是,对我却是十分的和蔼。她说,小陈行!我受到鼓励,就屁颠屁颠地努力工作。尽力认真做好每一项任务。尽管是地位最低的,但是,我们必须从最低的做起。更低的是糊信封。

1991年1月15日开始,我们每天头条都是伊拉克战况。以至于到后来海湾战争结束了,我们都不知道该选用哪条新闻做头条了。

从那时起,美国就开始膨胀了。对伊拉克继续制裁,核查没完没了。然后,发动科索沃战争,1999年炸南斯拉夫,后来,也发生了恐怖分子对美国驻坦桑尼亚和肯尼亚大使馆的自杀式汽车炸弹袭击。

2001年9月11日,发生了对美国双子塔的恐怖袭击。2003年3月21日,老布什的儿子,小布什宣布对伊拉克再次袭击。尽管瑞典人汉斯布利克斯一再向联合国汇报还没有发现大规模杀伤性武器。

至此,我的小心脏感觉实在是不太适应新闻班的工作了,尤其是一听到CNN的开始曲,我就受不了了。

于是,我去新西兰做了一年的访问学者。在这一年里,我反思了一下过去13年的工作,几乎都是围绕着美国的现代武器转悠。海湾战争就是美国新式武器的试验场,飞毛腿导弹,比其他武器都先进。因此,杀伤力极强。

到2003年,再次打击伊拉克的时候,很多地方变成了焦土。很多油田被炸,石油在空中燃烧。我怀疑我们的气候变化是否和伊拉克战争也有关系。中东地区都变成了不毛之地。难民四处逃串。

我决定不再上新闻班了。我觉得战争是可持续发展的大敌。看看新西兰,那是一个多么安逸,优美的国度啊!人类为什么要厮杀呢?

我作为一个新闻工作者,为什么整天要报道伊拉克战争,巴以冲突,科索沃等等等等。不,我拒绝再关注战争。我要关注可持续发展。

如果我们的环境都被破坏了,我们的气候改变了,我们人类的生存环境没有了,我们都将灭亡。因此,我决定去英国学习可持续发展领导力硕士的课程。因为我觉得我们的发展是不可持续的。

但是,很可惜,我学完了,并没有得到很好的应用。但是,我知道我在做什么。以后的日子里,我还是想尽一切办法来宣传可持续发展的理念。

其实,欧洲人之所以宣传可持续发展,一方面是比不过美国的战争机器和先进武器,另一方面就是想改变规则。让人类到和平与发展的轨道上来。

没有生命,一切都是零!

今日头条:冰岛庆祝独立100周年 芬兰发去贺信

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 历史上的今天是冰岛一个只有大约35万人口的小国独立100周年纪念日。冰岛是1918年从挪威和丹麦统治下独立的。到1944年建立的共和国。

芬兰总理西皮莱12月1日向冰岛总理雅各布多提尔发出贺信。

值此今日,回想2014年2月访问冰岛,印象深刻。冰岛的一家汉堡店里有一个生命钟,每一个生命降临的时候,生命钟就增加一个数字。可见他们珍惜每一条生命。在保护自己的族群方面都有一套严格的规定。冰岛人自由,但也非常自觉,自律。

发展需要时间,需要稳定,需要和平,需要人们的自由和自觉自律。这都有一个过程。

Iceland is celebrating the centenary of its independence and sovereignty on Saturday 1 December. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä has congratulated Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir on Iceland’s 100th anniversary.

In his congratulatory letter, Sipilä affirmed Finland’s commitment to the further development of the excellent relations between the two countries and wished Iceland continued success in the future.

Finland will also mark Iceland’s centenary by flying the national flag and illuminating the seaside façade of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ main building. The Ministry of the Interior has issued an order on flying the national flag at the Government Palace and Parliament in honour of the 100th anniversary of Iceland’s independence. Flags are to be raised at 8.00 and lowered at 16.00. The Ministry of the Interior recommends that the national flag be flown throughout the country.

The Ministry for Foreign affairs will celebrate Iceland’s anniversary by illuminating the seaside façade of its main building, Merikasarmi in the Katajanokka district of Helsinki. The illumination of Merikasarmi will also mark Romania’s centenary. The Merikasarmi façade will be lit up from Friday evening through Sunday morning. The illumination is also a part of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ own 100-year celebration.

 

Australian Chinese Professor Bai Xuemei receives her Volvo Environment Prize Today

Australian Chinese Professor Bai Xuemei receives her Volvo Environment Prize Today nov. 28, 2018 in Stockholm.

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New Delhi is one of the megacities in the Global South with a metropolitan population of 26 million.

“Sustainability will be won or lost in cities”

Professor Xuemei Bai, a leading expert and thought leader on urbanization and sustainability, receives the Volvo Environment Prize 2018. More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and the trend keeps growing at an unprecedented rate. In future we will need drastically different ways of planning, building and governing cities, says Xuemei Bai.

Cities have been the cradles and powerhouses of new ideas and movements from time immemorial. They still are – from the industrial revolution in Birmingham in the 18th century to the breakneck speed of economic growth in Bangalore, India, today.

The lure of a better life attracts millions of people to the cities of the world. For the first time in history more people are living in cities than in rural areas. And this way of living is set to continue: by 2050 more than two thirds of the world population will live in urban areas.

– Urbanization is arguably one of the biggest social transformations of our time says Xuemei Bai, professor in Urban Environment and Human Ecology at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Born and raised in China, living in Japan for many years and now an Australian citizen, she is a leading expert on how to make rapidly growing cities more liveable, sustainable and resilient. Her focus is on Asia and the global South. For while cities in the North try – and sometimes succeed – in becoming smart, green and carbon-neutral, cities such as Lagos, Nigeria, have grown 100-fold and are environmental nightmares. In just two generations, Lagos went from a population of 200,000 to nearly 20 million. It is wealthy in parts, but largely chaotic and with many residents living in slums not connected to water or sanitation systems, and with momentous traffic congestion and air full of fumes. Projections show that if Nigeria’s population continues to grow, Lagos could become the world’s largest metropolis, home to perhaps 85 million people, with drastic environmental consequences.

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But other megacities are growing at an even faster rate, such as Guangzhou and Beijing in China and Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of the Congo. In fact all of the top 10 fastest growing megacities are in Asia or Africa. Says Xuemei Bai:

– It is sometimes said that sustainability will be won or lost in cities. I would go one step further and say that sustainability will be won or lost in cities in the Global South.

Nowhere in the world has the scale and speed of urbanization been more overwhelming than in China, with possibly the fastest and largest migration of a human population in history. In just 30 years, nearly 500 million people have moved from rural areas into China’s major cities. This is how China grew its economy at a stunning pace, but it has also resulted in polluted air and contaminated rivers and soil. The Chinese authorities are trying to rectify some of the mistakes but the task will probably take generations.

At the core of Xuemei Bai’s research is how to do the right things when new urban areas are built. Cities have a huge impact, with about 75 % of CO2-emissions from energy use traceable back to cities. Making cities sustainable will mean aiming for processes similar to those in natural ecosystems, reducing input and output and making material and energy use more circular.

– We need to approach cities as a human-dominant complex ecosystem and manage them as such. If we do that I believe there is a bright future for humans and their cities.

今日头条:桂从友大使看望来瑞典学习考察的合肥市优秀企业家们

北欧绿色邮报网北欧中华网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 中国驻瑞典大使桂从友27日晚在斯德哥尔摩看望了来瑞典学习考察的合肥市优秀企业家境外培训班全体学员。

桂大使说,瑞典是全球创新能力最强的国家之一,虽然从人口上看是个小国,但是在创新方面却是一个大国,人均创新能力位居世界前茅。尤其是在环境科技方面,创新力非常强。他希望培训班好好学习研究瑞典的创新能力。

他还说,今年是中国改革开始40周年,中国也取得了举世瞩目的成就,人民生活极大地改善。因此,大家出来学习的过程也是相互交流的过程,希望能够在学习过程中与瑞典的公司进行交流,展现中国改革开放取得的成就,讲述你们自己的故事,那也是中国故事,从而达到互相交流学习的目的。

合肥市经信委主办调研员查晓村说,以前我们对瑞典了解的非常少,来到瑞典以后才发现,原来瑞典是一个工业制造大国,创新大国,在很多方面都有独到之处,都值得我们学习。

斯德哥尔摩大学商学院教授房晓辉在讲跨国创新模式。

学员们先集中课堂学习讨论,从创新,文化,科研,创业等多学科多角度地研讨,然后,到著名的企业沃尔沃,著名重型卡车集团斯堪尼亚和瑞典机器人谷等地实地考察学习。

培训班课程11月26日开始,总的培训考察到12月9日结束。

桂从友大使与瑞典隆德大学学生座谈

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 11月19日,桂从友大使在使馆与瑞典隆德大学东亚协会的16名学生座谈。

  桂大使欢迎隆德大学的同学们来使馆做客,赞赏他们关注世界,关注中国,表示愿意同同学们交流。

  桂大使回答了学生们关于中瑞关系等的提问,表示瑞典是首个与中国建交的西方国家,两国关系发展有良好的基础和条件。中瑞在倡导自由贸易和开放发展、科技创新、促进绿色经济和可持续发展、“一带一路”合作等方面有很多共同语言和共同利益,是天然的合作伙伴。我们欢迎瑞典各界不断增进对当代中国的了解,愿同瑞方加强各领域友好交流合作,互学互鉴,为两国和两国人民带来更多福祉。中国的发展和中瑞友好合作不断深化,将给中瑞两国的年轻人带来广阔的发展机遇。希望同学们多去中国,学好中文,为促进中瑞友好和各领域合作多作贡献。

学生们表示很荣幸到中国驻瑞典使馆做客并同大使交流,他们其中不少人都去过中国,亲身体验了中国的快速发展,这次座谈增进了对中国的了解。瑞中两国需要相互了解,相互学习。瑞典年轻人希望有更多同中国接触的机会,渴望深入了解中国和瑞中关系,寻找发展机遇。

来源:驻瑞典使馆网站

芬兰:言论有自由但言论也要有规范 仇恨和欺凌的言论不要

A broad working group established to consider actions against hate speech and online bullying

Ministry of Education and Culture Ministry of Justice Ministry of the Interior 27.11.2018 14.01
Press release 138/2018

Actions against hate speech and online bullying will be intensified through cooperation between an expert working group and public officials. The Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Education and Culture have together established a project to prepare proposals for more efficiently preventing hate speech punishable under the Criminal Code of Finland and harassment prohibited by law and for promoting a discussion culture that takes other people into consideration.

The working group is chaired by archbishop emeritus Kari Mäkinen. The expert working group also has representatives from the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Council for Mass Media, Helsinki Police Department, the Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations and the Union of Local Youth Councils, for example.

Humiliation, threatening and insulting, for example, have increased in online discussion in the last few years. At its extreme, the trend will increase the feeling of insecurity and prevent people from exercising their freedom of speech, which is secured in the Constitution of Finland, due to fear of becoming subject to hate speech or hate campaigns.

In this project, hate speech means all forms of expression that spread, urge, promote or justify ethnic hate, xenophobism, antisemitism or other hate that is based on intolerance. Hate speech also relates to other means of influence, such as disinformation and fake news.

More efficient cooperation with civil society

The purpose of the working group is to gather together ongoing actions for preventing hate speech and propose new short- and long-term actions. The working group must ensure that the actions implemented by the authorities and civil society against hate speech and online bullying, and the exchange of information, are better coordinated and consistent in the future.

It will also prepare proposals for promoting a respectful discussion culture that takes other people into consideration. This should also include measures for determining how information on hate speech, online bullying and their effects and consequences can be disseminated among citizens.

”We must promote a discussion culture that respects everybody’s human dignity and parity, which in part promotes the realisation of freedom of speech,” says Kai Mykkänen, Minister of the Interior.

”Free discussion, freedom of speech and the freedom to criticise are all part of democracy. They should all be promoted in Finland. However, a broad freedom of speech does not protect actions whose intention is to insult others. All of us have the obligation to promote a constructive social atmosphere,” says Antti Häkkänen, Minister of Justice.

”Schools and homes have an important role to bring up broad-minded, caring people who respect others. Hate speech can be recognised through multiliteracy, which is needed by adults and young people alike. By promoting multiliteracy, we want to ensure capabilities to strengthen democratic values, awareness of human rights and experience about involvement, says Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Minister of Education.

“瑞典人眼中的中国”摄影展将于12月15日-22日在斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心举行

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)–  “瑞典人眼中的中国”摄影展将于12月15日-22日在斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心举行。

瑞典人眼中的中国“ 图片展

2018 北京、张家界、桂林和新疆图片展

“瑞典人眼中的中国”图片展是由北欧绿色邮报网(Green Post)和瑞典照相机与图片杂志(Kamera & Bild)联合举办的。我们一起联合举办此次展览的目的就是要展示中国的文化和自然景观是那么的丰富多彩。希望我们的展览能给您留下更深刻的印象。

中国就像一个万花筒,有各种各样的地形地貌,有各种各样的民族文化风情。旅游业在中国成为一个重要产业,吸引了众多中国游客,也吸引了很多外国游客。中国有很多美丽的风景等你看!我们在这里展示两种旅游路径:

北欧绿色邮报网主编陈雪霏和13个国家的14名外国记者一起应邀到中国的一个重要地区新疆维吾尔自治区去走访了丝绸之路经济带核心区。这个项目正好属于国家主席习近平提出的“一带一路”创意的交通枢纽地带。她访问的地方包括新疆维吾尔自治区首府乌鲁木齐、昌吉市、布尔津县,阿勒泰市和喀纳斯风景区,这里有丰富的文化旅游资源。该地区有各种地形地貌,集戈壁、森林、高山和湖泊于一体,非常独特。尤其是雅丹地貌实际上是由瑞典著名探险家斯文.赫定给取的名字。新疆之行的主要目的是唤起人们对新疆旅游业的兴趣,新疆值得一游。

瑞典照相机与图片杂志(Kamera & Bild)和Zoom旅游局一起安排了到世界各地进行摄影旅游的项目。今年11月,瑞典著名景观摄影师卡拉斯.基石(Claes Grundsten)和杂志摄影记者约翰.维塞尔率领15人组成的摄影爱好者旅游团到中国去摄影旅游。他们去了北京的长城,著名的景点虎跳峡,张家界国家公园和素有桂林山水甲天下之美誉的桂林漓江等令人瞠目的著名景点。

展出地点:斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心,Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2, Stockholm.

非常感谢斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心让我们在这里展出。参加图片展出的记者,摄影师和摄影爱好者包括:

陈雪霏

克拉斯.基石

约翰.维塞尔

查理.马尔姆奎斯特

莱纳.魏兰徳

帕特里克.布鲁林

基替.爱德.拉尔松

安娜.波恩斯特伦

爱娃.彼德松

汉斯-欧克.乌尔松

丽姿.勒夫斯特兰

安德斯.彼德松

雷夫.伦丁

闭幕式时间:12月21日下午16:30-18:00

届时将举办一带一路北欧金秋国际和平文化节暨圣诞新年联欢晚会。

欢迎大家光临!

 

 

Info:”China‘s Landscape in Swedish Eyes” Photo Exhibition to be held in Chinese Cultural Center in Stockholm on Dec 15-22

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

A special Photo Exhibition on China’s beautiful landscape in Beijing, Zhangjiajie, Guilin and Xinjiang Autonomous Region  will be held in Chinese Cultural Center in Stockholm on Dec 15-22.

                “China’s  landscape in Swedish Eyes” Photo Exhibition

2018 Photo Exhibition of Beijing, Zhangjiajie, Lijiang and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

The exhibition is jointly held by Green Post, a webb newspaper and multi-media and Kamera & Bild Magazine.

China is a multifaceted country with large variety of landscape and places with many different kinds of cultures meeting. Tourism has a great future in China both for Chinese and foreigners. There is a lot to see here! Here we show you the photos from two different tours.

Web newspaper Green Post editor Xuefei Chen Axelsson went to Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China in Aug. 24-31 this year together with 14 journalists from 13 countries along the silk road countries to see Xinjiang’s development in tourism industry. The project goes along with the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. She visited Urumqi, Changji, Burqin, Altay and Kanas where there are rich tourism resources. The landscape includes Gobi, forests, Mountains and lakes. The Yadan landscape was formed by wind but the name was given by Swedish explorer Sven Hedin. The trip is worthwhile and the purpose was to wake some interest for both industries and tourists.

Magazine Kamera & Bild arranges various photo trips to various parts of the world regularly with travel bureau Zoom. In November this year, a group of 15 photo enthusiasts led by Swedish famous landscape photographer Claes Grundsten and photo journalist Johan Wessel. The group visited Beijing and Great Wall, the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, National Park Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province in Central China and the beautiful longji in River Li in Guilin city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in South China.

Through our pictures, together we like to show you some Chinese rich culture and beautiful natural landscape. We hope to give you some deeper impression about China.

 

Journalists, Photographers and Photograph lovers:

Claes Grundsten         Johan Wessel             Charlie Malmqvist

Lena Weilandt             Patrik Brolin                Kitty Eide Larsson

Anna Bernström          Eva Pettersson            Hans-Åke Olsson

Liz Löfstrand               Anders Petersson        Leif Lundin

Xuefei Chen Axelsson

 

The time for the exhibition will be from Dec. 15 to 22.  13:00-18:00. open to public.

Guided tour: 14:00,   16:00.

The opening ceremony will be held at 11:30 Dec. 15.(by invitation)

And closing ceremony will be held at 16:30 -17:30 on Dec. 21.

That will be a celebration of the fourth anniversary of China-Europe Cultural Association and the Christmas and New Year celebration concert!

Organizer: Green Post,  Kamera & Bild Magazine.

Address: China Cultural Center  in Stockholm.

Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2,  Kungsträdgården,  Stockholm.

Free Entry!

 

今日头条: 2018人工智能峰会在斯德哥尔摩成功举办

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)–  2018人工智能峰会19日在瑞典皇家理工学院成功举办。中国驻瑞典大使桂从友19日出席在瑞典皇家理工学院举办的2018人工智能论坛并致辞。瑞典创新署署长伊萨克松和住房与数字发展部国务秘书卡尔松和使馆科技处戴钢参赞也出席了人工智能峰会。

2018Al峰会由AI Hub, IT&Telekomföretagen and Teknikföretagen联合组织召开的。峰会由AI Hub创始人程颖博士和Michael Collaros主持。程颖博士说,AI Hub的目的就是为AI人才和公司进行交流互通的平台。

瑞典皇家理工学院教授Leif Handberg 首先致开幕词。他很自豪地说,这里曾经是瑞典最早的核反应堆的旧址。1982年消除了核辐射,改装成了音乐室、舞蹈室和会议室,人们可以看到角落里还有钢琴,四周的布置都是通过各种灯光影响来营造一个温馨良好的会议氛围。这也是瑞典积极推广的科学要与艺术相结合。他欢迎大家来参加AI大会。

Anna-Karin Hatt, Almega总裁是瑞典前国家信息能源部部长。Almega是瑞典最大的和在政界、工业界最具影响力的企业联盟集团。瑞典所有的大公司(ABB, Volvo等)都属于其成员,总共有超过11000多公司成员,雇佣50多万人就业。她说,瑞典信息产业一直发展很好,名列前茅,但是,越是在这个时候,越要小心,不要不以为然,不知不觉被人超越。因此,瑞典必须在数字化,数字化养老等多方面继续加强研发和应用,更好地服务大众。她在强调发展人工智能的同时,一定要注意人工智能的积极正面发展,防止负面发展,她欢迎大家积极讨论这个问题。

瑞典创新署署长伊萨克松表示,人工智能是提高传统产业效率,改善人民生活水平的重要手段,也是瑞典政府创新署最重视的发展领域之一。作为传统科技创新强国,瑞典必须重视人工智能的作用,加大研发投入,加强人工智能知识的培训。人工智能的发展也给人类社会提出了新的挑战,包括各行各业面临的结构调整、人员失业及信息鸿沟问题。面对人工智能发展呈现出的跨行业和跨国界特征,各国应通力协作,共同应对,共谋发展。

 

桂大使在致辞中表示,人工智能是当前全球科技创新的最重要领域之一。在全球人口资源环境和经济发展不断变化、科技创新变革加快的大背景下,人工智能的发展受到广泛重视。中国政府高度重视并大力支持人工智能的发展,中国人工智能产业增长成绩显著。据统计,2017年,中国人工智能累计投资635亿美元,中国人工智能企业研发人员3.92万名,人工智能企业592家,均为世界第二位。

瑞典作为世界科技创新强国,在人工智能方面成绩卓越。我们愿在合作共赢的基础上,与瑞方发展包括人工智能在内的各领域的合作,推动中瑞友好合作关系不断向前发展。

 

瑞典数字化国务秘书卡尔松介绍了瑞典在人工智能方面的情况。他表示,瑞中两国有良好的科技创新合作基础。中国人工智能发展世界领先,瑞典高度重视与中国在科技创新和人工智能领域的合作,并与包括华为在内的多家中国科技企业开展了良好合作,期待双方共同努力继续拓展新的合作项目。瑞典也必须继续加大这方面的投入。

林雪平大学副教授Fredrik Heintz介绍了瑞典人工智能政策和欧盟政策及投入情况。同时,他也强调,瑞典可以在人工智能应用方面继续加大力度。

据程颖介绍, AI Hub的成立就是大家互相联系的结果,在瑞典大家有互相请喝茶的习惯,喝着茶或咖啡,大家进行头脑风暴,然后就碰撞出富有创意的火花来。

论坛召开之前,他们也带领瑞典人工智能方面的公司到中国杭州和南京去,结果反响非常好,双方都很乐意合作。AI Hub也是一个为AI公司和人士提供交流的平台。

上午的讨论主要是围绕中瑞和中欧之间在人工智能方面的政策和投入进行介绍和相互借鉴。据了解,目前中国在人工智能方面的投入位居世界第二。据麦肯锡资料2016年美洲公司内部人工智能方面的投入是150亿美元,亚洲是100亿美元,而欧洲只有20亿美元。

下午则是中瑞公司之间对人工智能的前景和应用及其规范的交流。

首先是瑞典著名大公司ÅF商务部经理Martin Kwasniewski介绍数字双胞胎概念的价值。

然后是IBM商务开发部,智能与识别技术负责人Patrick Counch介绍了IBM的人工智能未来计划。

紧接着,阿里巴巴集团阿里健康项目人工智能实验室主任王博士通过skype介绍了阿里大健康项目下的大数据和人工智能情况。

爱立信公司机器智能和自动化研发主任Elena Fersman介绍了爱立信的人工智能创新情况。

最后是浙江大学人工智能研究所主任吴飞教授通过skype 介绍了中国人工智能教育和创新的未来。

一整天的节目为出席的近百名人工智能和自动化方面的专业人士进行业务交流和相互学习提供了很好的平台。

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