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中国国家副主席王岐山访问荷兰

北欧绿色邮报网驻荷兰特约记者张卓辉 报道: 

   中国国家副主席王岐山应荷兰首相吕特邀请,于当地时间2019年5月28日至30日访问荷兰,分别会见威廉-亚历山大国王(Willem-Alexander)和吕特(MarkRutte)首相。

当地时间5月28日,在海牙王宫Noordeinde,荷兰国王威廉·亚历山大会见和接待了中国国家副主席王岐山。王岐山首先转达了习主席的亲切问候。他表示,近年来中荷坚持两国领导人确定的方向和原则,彼此相互尊重、求同存异,双边关系大踏步发展,证明了不同社会制度、文化和发展阶段的国家能够超越差异,实现共同发展和繁荣。中方欢迎荷方积极参与共建“一带一路”合作,希望荷方继续为中资企业营造公平、透明、非歧视的营商环境,共同建设好中荷开放务实的全面合作伙伴关系。经济全球化是历史潮流,中方主张通过平等协商、加强合作,实现互利共赢,推动构建人类命运共同体。

   威廉-亚历山大表示,荷方高度重视对华关系,对近年来双边关系发展势头感到满意。中国的发展对世界和平与繁荣至关重要。各国都应通过努力解决好自身问题,携手应对共同挑战。荷方希荷中关系和欧中关系不断迈上新台阶。

随后王岐山副主席前往首相府Catshuis访问,和首相吕特会谈时,王岐山表示,我此次访问就是要增进互信,加强沟通,推动落实两国领导人互访成果。近年来,双方高层交往频繁,务实合作成果丰硕,人文交流亮点纷呈,走出了一条高水平合作共赢之路,两国人民普遍受益。双方应进一步做大双向贸易,促进投资便利化,扩大金融领域合作。希望荷方增进认识,抓紧行动,积极参与“一带一路”建设,促进亚欧大陆互联互通。中方愿同荷方进一步挖掘潜力、健全机制,深化创新领域合作。中方支持欧洲一体化建设,合作共赢是中欧关系的基本面,中方愿与欧方共同维护和坚持自由贸易原则,构建开放型世界经济。

   吕特首相表示,荷中是重要合作伙伴,“一带一路”倡议与欧方的欧亚互联互通战略高度契合。荷方愿与中方在技术创新、绿色金融、气候变化、清洁能源等领域加强合作,共同开拓第三方市场。荷方赞赏中方在应对气候变化问题上的立场,愿同中方共同维护好基于规则的多边贸易体系。

   荷兰方面,外交部长Stef Blok、对外贸易和发展合作部长Sigrid Kaag、基础设施和水力资源管理部部长Cora van Nieuwenhuizen以及企业界代表参加了会谈。中荷首脑宾主及双方会谈官员一同出席了丰盛晚宴。31日,中国国家副主席王岐山一行转抵柏林,访问德国。

    中国国家副主席王岐山是应巴基斯坦总理伊姆兰·汗、荷兰王国首相吕特、德国联邦政府邀请,于5月26日至6月2日访问巴基斯坦、荷兰、德国。中国国家副主席王岐山在巴基斯坦为中国企业华为在该国建立技术中心剪彩,因中美贸易战正酣而尤为引起注意。

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

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

首届瑞典中国校友会5月31日在中国驻瑞典大使馆举行。陈雪霏录制。

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Video5: Professor Danilovic: China Fixes All-More Holistic

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

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

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

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

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

Video2: The Second Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm Attracts more People

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, May 28(Greenpost International) — The Second Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm was held in Stockholm Chinese Cultural Center on May 22.

Nearly 100 participants including 32 diplomats from various embassies and international organisations attended the forum organized by BRIX.

Lars Aspling says China plays an important role in African development

Lars Aspling, member of BRIX said China has experienced the largest migration in the world. China’s high speed trains connect more than 80 percent of the population.

Hussein Askary Board member of BRIX speaks about China and Africa

Lars Aspling talks about European countries and BRI.

Norwegian Former Parliament Member Thore Vestby talks about his view on China and BRI.

Video1: The Second Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm Attracts more People

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, May 28(Greenpost International) — The Second Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm was held in Stockholm Chinese Cultural Center on May 22.

Nearly 100 participants from over 30 embassies and international organisations attended the forum organized by BRIX.

Ulf Sandmark Chairman of BRIX

Ulf Sandmark, Chairman of Belt and Road Executive Group BRIX opened the Second Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm on May 22.

Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou illustrates BRI to the diplomats in Stockholm.

Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou made a key note speech illustrating what is Belt and Road Initiative and why Chinese President launched it. He said the Belt and Road Initiative only aims at helping developing countries that needs help to develop their economies and it is based on mutual negotiation and mutual benefit.

Pakistan Ambassador Hussain Dayo speaks at 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm on May 22, 2019.

Pakistan Ambassador Hussain Dayo said Pakistan was very proud to be partner with China because the BRI really benefits Pakistan a lot.

Dayo said leaders agree that BRI leads to connectivity and prosperity. They also vowed to fight corruption.

Henrique Silveira Borges talks about Portuguese stance on BRI.

桂从友大使出席2019“汉语桥”世界大中学生中文比赛瑞典预选赛为获奖选手颁奖

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 2019“汉语桥”世界大、中学生中文比赛瑞典预选赛在斯德哥尔摩成功举办,中国驻瑞典大使桂从友和夫人宋景丽,教育参赞曹叠峰出席观看并为获奖选手颁奖。

本次比赛主办单位是中国驻瑞典大使馆教育文化处。大学生比赛主题为“天下一家” (One World, One Family)。中学生比赛主题为“携⼿汉语,筑梦未来”(Learning Chinese, Creating Brighter Future)。

本次比赛上午进行了汉语演讲和中国语言文化知识问答,下午进行了中华文化才艺展示(歌舞、器乐、曲艺、杂技、书法、绘画、武术等),三个部分分别占50%, 20%, 30%。

经过激烈角逐,同学们都取得了很好的成绩。

中国驻瑞典大使桂从友为一等奖获奖者颁奖
他们分别是Erik Per Anders Wallin, Sanna Zommarin(苏珊娜),Nathan Carlshamre, Melinda Åström(美琳)和 Ellen Wiklund(艾伦)
大使夫人宋景丽女士为二等奖同学颁奖
他们分别是Jon Noak Albert Sundelöf(孙和雍), Forsberg Suphansa(苏莎),Jacob Tengström(石雅博),和Liv Gyllenborg Lindau
曹叠峰参赞为三等奖同学颁奖
他们分别是Thea Hedin, William Lyrstran和Setara Safizada.
主持人宋子晟和奥萨真子。

Erik Per Anders Wallin表演钢琴弹奏《茉莉花》。

Sanna Zommarin表演中国舞蹈《知否知否》。


Forsberg Suphansa(苏莎)同学展示中国书画。

Thea Hedin和Setara Safizada 展示歌曲和书法。

Melinda Åström演奏小提琴弹《梁祝》。

Nathan Carlshamre演奏茉莉花。

Thea Hedin和Setara Safizada 展示歌曲和书法。

其他选手也分别因为他们的书法和演唱等才艺获奖。

EllenWiklund表演的是中华太极扇。
石雅博同学向观众展示他写的小篆。
中瑞教育科学文化交流协会会员进行琵琶,二胡和古筝合奏中国民乐
中瑞教育科学文化交流协会会长京昆票友郝景霞表演游园惊梦
安然演唱中国流行歌曲
张如玥等表演舞蹈

比赛期间还放映了有关中国文化的纪录片,让学生和家长们体验中华文化的魅力。

经过近几年的快速增长,截至目前,全球已有130个国家、140多个赛区举办“汉语桥”大学生中文比赛预赛。瑞典赛区也连续举办了十多次。

Big Turnout For Belt & Road Forum In Stockholm

By Hussein Askary

STOCKHOLM,May24(Greenpost)–The 2nd Belt and Road Forum in Stockholm, held on Wednesday, May 22, in the China Cultural Center, was an exceptional event and powerful demonstration of the great interest in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and cooperation with China in Sweden, a country whose political elites and mainstream media are still skeptical and oblivious to the BRI .

The international nature of this full-day event was almost unprecedented in terms of the discussion of the BRI in this country. A sizeable portion of the foreign diplomatic corps in Stockholm turned out to discuss the outcome of the Second Belt and Road Forum for Economic Cooperation (BRF2) which took place in late April in Beijing. 33 diplomats including 13 ambassadors from four continents joined business representatives, academicians as well as one Swedish parliamentarian, a city councilman, and 4 journalists, forming an audience of over 100 persons.

The event was organized by the Belt and Road Executive Group for Sweden (BRIX), in collaboration with the China-Sweden Business Council. Ulf Sandmark, the Chairman of the BRIX, gave the opening speech of the morning session, pointing out that the BRI is not just railways or trade routes but ‘development corridors’. The BRI is definitely not any sinister military logistics system either, he said.  Sandmark emphasized that “the BRI represented an opportunity for Sweden to get back to such fundamentals as respect for sovereignty, science and development of the productive powers of labor”. Joining the BRI could bring the nation of Sweden together again, Sandmark said, stressing that “it is Sweden’s greatest chance to avoid a rapid economic and social collapse”. Sweden can also make great contribution to eliminating poverty and underdevelopment if it brings its excellent industrial and technological capacity to the BRI nations.

The keynote speaker was the Chinese Ambassador to Sweden Mr Gui Congyou who reported about the massive turnout and success of the BRF2 in Beijing and the rapid growth of trade between China, the BRI countries and also Sweden. “The BRI is not a ‘debt trap’”, Ambassador Gui said. “On the contrary, many countries are stepping out of the ‘underdevelopment trap’ by participating in the BRI. Mr. Gui gave a thorough report on the progress of the BRI globally since its announcement by President Xi Jinping in 2013. Concerning Sweden, he stressed that Sweden actually has a surplus in trade against China unlike most other nations, and that this country is leading in many innovative fields of technology and industry that can benefit China and other BRI countries. At the conclusion of his speech, he again invited Sweden to join the BRI: “Building a ‘One Belt, One Road’ will definitely provide Sweden with a bigger stage to play its own advantages and open up more development space.”

Ambassador of Pakistan Mr. Hussain Dayo was next speaker, giving an enthusiastic report of the transformation Pakistan is undergoing thanks to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which is in the forefront of the BRI corridors. He then showed a short film on the CPEC showing its progress and impact. A highway is linking China with the Indian Ocean harbor Gwadar, which is expanded from a fishing village to a modern deep seaport. It provides an important backdoor into China and also into the landlocked Central Asia. The roads and railways being built accelerates growth and stability in many regions in Pakistan, especially in the Western parts (Baluchistan Province) close to Afghanistan. The opening of the first coal mines and the construction of first-class coal power plants, have provided much needed power for the export-oriented textile industry.

Ambassador of Portugal, Mr. Henrique Silveira Borges thanked China for standing by his nation in the severe financial crisis 2008. “This we will never forget”, he said and reported about the MOU signed last December when Portugal joined the BRI in the presence of the President of China, Xi Jinping. Portugal has signed agreements to expand its important harbor Sines which will connect the Maritime Silk Road with the Belt of the Euro-Asian rail corridor linking Portugal to China.

A perspective of the attitude in Nordic countries towards the BRI and how it is shaped on the governmental and media level was provided by Thore Vestby, former member of the Norwegian parliament and Co-founder of Ichi Fund. He debunked many of the myths spread in the media in Norway and Sweden. He provided a description of where these come from, not from facts and research, but from a geopolitical mindset in the dominant forces in the West. He explained the great advantages Norway gained from agreeing with China on non-interference in internal affairs, ending the 7-year diplomatic and trade “freeze” China imposed on Norway after the latter awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident in 2010.

Hussein Askary, board member of the BRIX, together with Lars Aspling, a member of BRIX and Swedish entrepreneur, took turns to provide the main overview of BRI to the Forum. Aspling started with outlining the historically unprecedented industrialization process that has taken place in China in the past 30 years, without which it is very difficult to understand the BRI and China’s goals behind it. Askary presented the impact of the BRI in Africa´s transformation and joint Chinese – European cooperation projects. “There is a new Africa emerging now, and in the future will be the greatest workshop and market in the world with a 3-billion population in 2050”, Askary emphasized. Europe and Sweden are invited to participated in that great process of the industrialization of Africa, he concluded.

Aspling, concluded the session by reviewing the BRI´s connections to Europe and Sweden, urging the Swedish government to embrace the BRI.

In the intensive but very constructive discussion period, Architect Greger Ahlberg brought the question of beauty as a basis for building a new world in the context of the BRI. Ambassador Gui explained that, while China’s primary goal was to fight poverty, it is keen on preserving the beautiful culture and philosophy it has inherited through the centuries.

Many of the questions were focused on why the Swedish and many European governments are skeptical to the BRI, and how these issues can be resolved by presenting factual information and increased dialog. The last question was posed by moderator Hussein Askary to the Malaysian Ambassador, who was in the audience, to hype in the Western media about the “backlash against the BRI” using Malaysia’s recent renegotiation of some of the infrastructure projects with China as the proof.

The Ambassador, Mrs. Nur Ashikin Mohd Taib, explained in very clear terms that Malaysia maintains very strong economic ties with China and is keen on strengthening them. She informed the audience that many of the key China-Malaysia projects, like the East Coast Railway project, are going ahead. She noted that Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir ben Mohammed was one of the key guests of the BRF2 in Beijing in April.

Opening the afternoon session, Stephen Brawer, Vice-Chairman of the BRIX, brought into the discussion the importance of culture in a historical sense as a learning method, highlighting the case of Shakespear’s tragedies like Hamlet. He contrasted the recent statements of President Xi in the Conference on Asian Culture’s Dialog of Civilizations to the geopolitical mindset of the British Empire and current American neo-conservative forces. British Geopolitics sabotaged earlier visions of transcontinental land-bridges, leading to WWI. In his presentation “A Community of Shared Future for Mankind – Towards a Dialog of Cultures rather than a Clash of Civilizations”, Brawer pointed to the visions of both G.W. Leibniz and the later representatives of the American Revolution, who were intent on building cultural and physical bridges with China and Asia. He referenced the case of Governor William Gilpin, who envisioned the global transcontinental railway network in the 1880s. This policy in the end of the 19th Century was blocked by WWI orchestrated by the British geopoliticians. The current BRI might follow the same fate unless the current dangerous geopolitical games are stopped and replaced by a true dialog of civilizations.

The last speakers were led by professor Mike Danilovic, from the University of Halmstad and Shanghai Dianji University, speaking about the BRI as a business opportunity for Swedish SMEs, explaining the differences in the mentality and business models between Chinese and Swedish/European companies. He gave the audience an enlightening and entertaining reading derived from his 7 years of work between China and Sweden.

He was followed by researcher Jasmine Lihua Liu, from the same university, speaking about “Exploring Chinese Business Culture” and the kinds of pitfalls that can emerge from lack of understanding of the difference in culture, social customs and national character.

An MBA student from Halmstad University, Suci Ariyanti, gave her perspective, as an Indonesian youth, on the differences she found between Chinese/Asian culture and that of Sweden. She emphasized that we are all one humanity, with clear differences, but universal goals and aspirations.

Another intensive discussion period followed, where the perspective for future actions was laid out. For sure this Forum will raise the question of a Swedish BRI-membership to the boiling point Swedish institutions and media. The BRIX association and partners organized this seminar under the title “The Second Belt & Road Forum in Stockholm”, following up on the May 28th, 2018, Belt & Road seminar organized by the Schiller Institute with other associations.

The BRIX was formed by individuals among the speakers and guests of that 2018 seminar, who all want to promote Sweden’s participation in the Bet and Road Initiative.

Photo Xuefei Chen Axelsson, Text Hussein Askary. Editor Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

第二届“一带一路”论坛在斯德哥尔摩成功举办

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)由瑞典“一带一路”研究所(BRIX)主办的第二届“一带一路”论坛5月22日在斯德哥尔摩成功举办。中国驻瑞典大使桂从友、巴基斯坦大使侯赛因.多友、葡萄牙大使亨里克.博尔黑斯和埃塞俄比亚大使和厄瓜多尔大使等12位大使和近百名代表出席了本次论坛。

BRIX主席乌尔夫.桑德马克首先致开幕词。他说,一带一路的实质是尊重主权,进行科技交流和基础设施建设,相互合作,以更高水平的合作来促进有关国家的生活水平。他认为瑞典应该与中国合作,更广泛地参与到一带一路倡议的实施中来。

中国驻瑞典大使桂从友在致辞中说,  习近平主席提出“一带一路”倡议近6年来,共建“一带一路”的朋友圈越来越大,合作质量越来越高,发展前景越来越好。150多个国家和国际组织同中国签署共建“一带一路”合作协议。在第二届高峰论坛上,近40位外国元首和政府首脑和来自150多个国家、90多个国际组织的近5000名外宾与会,达成了283项务实成果,签署了总额640多亿美元的项目合作协议。这些数字充分表明,“一带一路”顺应时代潮流,契合各方需求。

桂大使说,  “一带一路”是开放合作之路,不是地缘政治游戏,也不搞封闭排他的“小圈子”,而是秉持共商共建共享原则,坚定支持多边主义和开放型世界经济。在第二届高峰论坛上,各方在交通、贸易、科技、文化、智库等领域签署了100多项多双边合作文件。

桂大使强调,“一带一路”是持续发展之路。目的在于帮助有关国家打破发展瓶颈。世界银行研究表明,“一带一路”合作将降低全球贸易成本,促进今年全球经济增速至少提高0.1%。“一带一路”聚焦高标准、惠民生、可持续目标,采用普遍接受的规则标准,聚焦就业减贫,确保商业和财政上的可持续性,是对落实联合国2030发展议程的重大贡献。“一带一路”不是什么“债务陷阱”,相反,很多国家通过参与“一带一路”走出了“欠发达的陷阱”。

  “一带一路”是绿色廉洁之路。“一带一路”建设坚持开放、绿色、廉洁理念,把绿色作为底色,推动绿色基础设施建设、绿色投资、绿色金融,促进生态建设共建共享,融入支持联合国2030年可持续发展议程。“一带一路”坚持一切合作都在阳光下运作,共同以零容忍态度打击腐败,与各方共建风清气正的丝绸之路。第二届高峰论坛期间,设立了“一带一路”绿色发展国际联盟,发布了《绿色投资指导原则》,共同发起了《廉洁丝绸之路北京倡议》。

  “一带一路”倡导开放融通、协商一致、尊信守则,这在保护主义、单边主义盛行的今天尤为重要。最近各界关注美国对华发动的贸易战。美国挥舞贸易保护主义大棒,违背市场规律,动用行政手段滥加征税,严重破坏国际贸易秩序,伤害合作方利益,增加全球经济的不确定性。美国还抛弃商业原则,不讲国际规则,直接动用行政权力打压中国有关企业。我们对此坚决反对。美国是“规则破坏者”和“背信者”。贸易战是美国单方面发起的,责任完全在美方。中国不愿打贸易战,但也不怕打,坚决奉陪到底。这是维护自身正当利益,也是捍卫开放的世界经济和多边贸易体制。

桂大使说,中欧位于“一带一路”两端,欧洲是高质量共建“一带一路”的天然伙伴,也是直接受益者。中欧班列累计开行1.4万列,通达欧洲15国50个城市。不久前中欧领导人会晤联合声明重申,中欧双方将继续推动“一带一路”倡议和欧盟欧亚互联互通战略、泛欧交通运输网络对接。中欧“一带一路”合作前景广阔,符合双方共同利益,惠及亿万民众。

  瑞典参与共建“一带一路”有着良好条件。瑞典坚定支持多边主义和自由贸易,在绿色、创新、开放、可持续发展等领域敢为人先、成绩斐然,与高质量共建“一带一路”的理念高度契合。中瑞贸易连年创新高,去年达171.5亿美元,中方已成为欧盟之外瑞方第一大贸易伙伴,且瑞方继续保持顺差。今年3月首届中国—北欧智慧城市合作大会成功举行,为两国深化合作搭建了新的有效平台。中瑞在应对气候变化、开展第三方市场合作等领域合作前景广阔。共建“一带一路”必将为瑞典提供发挥自身优势的更大舞台,开辟更多发展空间。

巴基斯坦大使侯赛因.多友阁下用瓜达尔港和中巴走廊等项目介绍了巴基斯坦参与一带一路倡议项目获得的实惠和取得的实质性进展。

他说,巴基斯坦为成为中国的合作伙伴感到自豪,中巴走廊在燃气运输方面发挥很大作用。眼见为实,大家可以看我们的宣传片。巴基斯坦领导人出席了第二届北京一带一路高峰论坛,提出了新的合作建议,希望在旅游业,人文交流,反腐败,创新,开放和服务方面进一步合作。

BRIX非洲问题专家侯赛因.阿斯卡里和拉师介绍了非洲国家近年来通过一带一路项目,通过公路铁路的建设为非洲的和平与发展带来了很多便利条件。

葡萄牙大使博尔黑斯介绍了葡萄牙参与一带一路倡议的情况,他说,葡萄牙已经与中国签署了合作谅解备忘录。他强调中国和葡萄牙的友好关系。

在论坛上,前挪威议会议员,Ichi基金创始人图雷.韦斯特比介绍了中挪关系挪威和瑞典的关系以及挪威人对一带一路倡议的看法。他说,上周,栗战书委员长访问挪威主要是谈冰上丝绸之路的事情。他说,挪威是瑞典的小兄弟,没有瑞典人那么有心眼儿,过去很贫困落后的,但自从发现了石油以后,就大跨步前进了。挪威资源丰富,政治上倾向于听从美国的,但是,2017年开始和中国恢复了关系。并且在考虑一带一路倡议。

在上午的论坛上,桂大使在回答问题时强调,瑞典其实是正宗的海上丝绸之路的发起者,260年前的哥德堡号满载铁矿石到西班牙销售,换取金钱以后到中国去购买茶叶,瓷器和丝绸,然后回来,这就是海上丝绸之路的来历。这是实实在在的贸易,中国只不过是想继续。

当天下午,BRIX副主席斯蒂芬.布洛威尔介绍了建立人类共同分享的共同体,致力于文化对话而不是文明冲突。他说,有些人接受了某个人的文明冲突观点,因此,不肯合作,但是事实上,习近平主席提出的文明对话,文化对话是积极的,正确的。

哈姆斯塔德大学教授迈克.丹尼洛维奇介绍了中瑞之间不同的商业思维模式。

哈姆斯塔德大学博士研究員刘利华形象生动地介绍了中瑞之间在商业环境和商业思维,市场环境方面的相同与不同。

最后该校的一名马来西亚留学生介绍了她到中国留学的一段经历和对中国的体验。

在最后的讨论中,大家一致认为,一带一路创意其实完全符合联合国2030年议程的目标,都是为了提高发展中国家及任何愿意参与的国家的生活水平,通过互联互通,互相帮助,实现发展,有了吃饱穿暖,也就保证了基本人权,然后,在这样的基础上,也才可以实现持久和平与发展。中国的思维是仓廪实而知礼节,就可以避免冲突。在此基础上,实现其他各方面的人权。大家也讨论了如何能理解对方,相互学习,相互了解。

桂从友大使分别会见瑞典新政府文化大臣和高等教育与科研大臣

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)–

5月21日,桂从友大使分别会见瑞典新政府文化大臣林德和高等教育与科研大臣艾恩克兰斯。

桂大使在会见林德时表示,习近平主席在刚刚闭幕的亚洲文明对话大会上指出,不同文明之间应相互尊重,平等相待,开放包容,互学互鉴。加强中瑞文化交流,有助于增进两国人民之间的相互了解和友谊,提升两国关系发展水平。希望双方积极落实业已签署的文化合作谅解备忘录,并探讨加强文化交流与合作事宜。

桂大使在会见艾恩克兰斯时表示,瑞典是高等教育和科研强国,中国正在从教育大国向教育强国迈进,实施创新驱动发展战略。中瑞两国作为传统合作伙伴,加强教育、科研和创新合作前景广阔。希望双方积极落实业已签署的相关合作文件,推动相关领域合作取得更多成果,为中瑞整体关系进一步发展注入活力。

林德表示,瑞中友好交往源远流长,瑞典是第一个同中国建交的西方国家,明年两国将迎来建交70周年。瑞中文化友好交流稳步发展。瑞方愿以互利和相互尊重为基础,继续加强与中方在文化领域的交流与合作。

艾恩克兰斯表示,瑞中多年来在高等教育和科研、创新等领域合作良好,高校和科研机构间交流密切,合作成果丰富。瑞方愿挖掘现有合作机制的潜力,继续扩大、深化与中方在高等教育、科研和创新领域的合作。

Huawei Boss Ren Zhengfei says Huawei will continue to buy US chips if ……

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Huawei President Ren Zhengfei said in an interview with People’s Daily that Huanwei will continue to buy American chips because market economy decides that enterprises will buy from each other.

Ren said Huawei has always bought half of its chips from America and half uses its own even if Huawei’s chips are cheaper. He said the purpose is to exchange and to keep up the same level.

But the current situation is that the American enterprises must get approval from Washington to sell it to Huawei. Once they got approval, Huawei will continue to buy. But right now there is no time to wait for the approval, so Huawei has to use their own, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t want to buy.

Ren blamed the media to blame American enterprises without discrimination from American politicians. It is American politicians who don’t want the American enterprises to sell chips to Huawei. But over the years, American enterprises have been very cooperative.


专访非洲制造倡议首席经济学家程诚:中国为非洲的和平与发展做出了很大贡献

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 在最近刚刚结束的斯德哥尔摩和平与发展论坛期间,记者独家专访了非洲问题专家,非洲制造倡议首席经济学家程诚,并就中国对非洲的和平与发展建设的贡献问题进行了进一步解读。

非洲制造倡议首席经济学家程诚接受本报网专访。

记者:你好,非常感谢你能接受我的采访。在本次和平与发展论坛上有一个分论坛讨论了中国在非洲和平与发展过程中的作用,你是怎样看待这个问题的?

程诚:非洲制造倡议总部在伦敦,我们是专门为非洲国家设计和建设产业园和工业园的。关于中国对非洲的支持问题,

首先,在中国人看来,解决和平问题,首先要解决发展问题。咱们老祖宗都是这样说的,“仓廪实而知礼节”,只有把发展问题解决好,老百姓吃饱穿暖,甚至更富裕一点,自然就不会出现这些极端主义思想,“有恒产者有恒心”,中国始终是把发展问题与和平问题联系起来考虑。

过去几十年来,中国一直矢志不渝地与非洲国家的兄弟们站在一起,我们从来不是以一个宗主国的态度来看待非洲国家,我们从来都以兄弟般的情谊来看待非洲国家的。因此,过去几十年来,在力所能及的范围内,我们对非洲提供了最大可能的支持,经济方面,财政方面,金融方面,建设方面都做出了很多努力。这在非洲获得了比较好的成效。

目前以单个国家而论,中国是非洲影响力最大的国家,中国是非洲最大的贸易伙伴,是非洲最大的基础设施建设国,是非洲最大的单一融资来源国,也很快会成为非洲最大的投资来源国,可以说,中国是把自己的发展与非洲发展紧密地联系在一起的,通过发展问题,改善非洲百姓的生活,从根本上改善非洲积贫积弱的状况,从而从根本上促进非洲的和平与发展,这就是中国的作用。

记者:有很多人说中国对非洲的援助太多了,例如,坦桑尼亚,据说外债太多了,就说欠中国的外债太多了,因此对未来开始担心了,过于依赖中国,怎么办,你怎么看这个问题?

程诚:首先,这个问题应该说是西方媒体不公正报道的结果。感兴趣可以去查一下纽约时报的报道,说什么债务外交等,这都不是真实的情况,目前看,非洲最大的债务提供国始终还是西方国家和以西方为主的国际组织,例如美国,英国,法国,世界银行和国际货币基金组织。中国在过去几年对非洲的贷款增长很快,但在非洲总的贷款中,中国不是最大贷款国,中国也不是最大贷款拥有者。

记者:有人说,中国对非洲还可以做得更多。你认为中国还可以在非洲做哪些事情?

程诚:中国应该增加更多的直接投资,鼓励中国企业实体到非洲去投资,而不是更多地依赖于政府。免费是不合理的。

中国给非洲的无偿援助有一部分,但不是大头。任何单一的援助都是不合理的。

中国对非洲的无偿援助应该越来越多,实际上,我们的无偿援助并不多。

大多数对非洲的融资是以贷款的形式发布的,这些贷款不仅支持了当地的建设,而且,这些钱给了非洲,但是,建设的人是中国工程队,因此,这些钱又是用来支付中国企业的。因此,也支持了国内的发展。

少量的援助是用来改善民生的,这是全球第二大经济体应有的责任。如果想到我们是世界第二大经济体,非洲最大的贸易伙伴,最大的投资国,最大的建设国,考虑到这个层面,中国给非洲的免费援助不是太多,而是太少了。完全与中国的国际地位不匹配。有的人不明白这件事,因此对中国的援助往往不理解。事实上,中国对非洲的援助就是中国公司去帮助建设,但也挣了这个工程的钱,把援助的钱又赚回来了。当然,效益就是当地人有了小学,或者是几十座小学,几条道路,几个体育场,几家医院和很多的基础设施建设。

程诚副教授说,中国应该更大幅度支持非洲的农业,因为中国是世界上最大的潜在农产品进口市场。中国到2025年,2030年发展到一定程度,可能对非洲的农产品,水果等,有更高的需求。实际上,非洲国家的奶制品,质量比欧美国家都好。

关于广州有很多非洲人的问题,这已经过时了。很多年前就有提案,这是跟中非贸易有关。经济合作水平决定的。现在中国制造并不便宜,因此,原来在广州的非洲商人现在都去东南亚其他国家了,他们的主体都是小商贩。

斯德哥尔摩和平与发展论坛专门讨论那些受过战争和冲突影响的国家如何实现和平重建,保持和平,实现发展,从而走上正常的发展道路。

2019瑞典皇家音乐学院春季音乐会成功举办

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)5月19日在瑞典皇家音乐学院KMH多功能音乐厅国王厅(Kungassalen),来自瑞典全国33名演奏员们给中瑞观众带来了历时3小时的音乐会。其中有10名是华人华侨子弟。

欧洲钢琴教师协会主席Patrick Jovell, 瑞典皇家音乐学院请音乐系系主任Rolf Lindblom教授, 瑞典皇家音乐学院钢琴系教授Eva Luthander,历届斯德哥尔摩国际音乐比赛奠基人瑞典Maestroskolan Nacka音乐学校校长Galina Ehrngren,瑞典Lilla Akademien音乐学校钢琴系老师Evaterrina Eehlander出席并聆听了音乐会。

瑞典皇家音乐学院钢琴演奏家双焱在接受记者采访时说:近年来中国华裔演奏员们在国际比赛中获得了很多奖项。我的学生Daniel J Xia 夏家睿八岁时曾获得 Stockholm International Music Competition 国际音乐比赛和 Steinway 施坦威国际钢琴比赛中获得第一名金奖。DavidHuang黄大卫也曾在2013俄罗斯国际钢琴比赛中获得第一名冠军和奖金二十万卢布,成为瑞典第一个在俄罗斯国际大赛中获得金奖的演奏员。他现在已获得瑞典皇家音乐学院钢琴演奏家学位。Lilla Akademien钢琴主课演奏员LeoLong Lindblom龙龙.林德布隆也曾获第四届和第六届Stockholm国际音乐比赛⼀等奖(金奖)。第七届Stockholm国际音乐比赛即将在5月30日到6月2日拉开序幕,希望更多的华裔演奏员在比赛中取得好成绩!
瑞典皇家音乐学院新校舍由瑞典政府投资10个亿建成,Kungasalen音乐厅拥有世界最先进的音响设备,它的功能包括音乐厅、戏剧厅、电影厅、会议厅等功能,可以根据需要变换各种丰富的舞台,设有观众席、候场区、演员通道等空间,均处在建筑正负零面以下。音乐厅的整个室内空间是在马舍地下的花岗岩中间艰苦挖掘出来的,这使此音乐厅具有绝佳的热工效能。这样设计的另一个优势在于降低演奏时产生的建筑震动,获得较好的声学谐振效果,还可以降低了整体建筑的高度。值得一提的是,音乐厅内除观众席外的三面墙壁均精心设计了反声瓦,采用钢琴外壳相同的硬质木板,纯直线条,谐振效果突出中高音区域。反声瓦依照下部小而密,上部大而疏的原则布置,内侧暗藏灯带,同时增加视觉美感。

本次音乐会由瑞典钢琴教育协,欧洲钢琴教育协会和瑞典皇家音乐学院联合举办。欧洲钢琴教师协会主席Patrick Jovell担任主持。

Xuefei Chen Axelsson interviews Patrick Jovell after the concert. Photo by Yan Shuang.

他在接受北欧绿色邮报网记者采访时说,瑞典钢琴教师协会一年举办四次类似的音乐会,这次是与瑞典皇家音乐学院合作一起举办的春季音乐会,还会有秋季和冬季音乐会。他说,他很高兴能让演奏员们在这么好的音乐厅里演奏,这种优雅的环境给人以美的享受。

Lindblom教授、钢琴家双焱与其参加音乐会的演奏员学生们合影留念。

下面是部分演奏员的精彩演奏实况:

Feichi Chen and Jiayu Wang play jointly Vals F-dur Preludium a moll by Thompson and Chopin. photo provided by Yan Shuang.
Theodor Stenberg plays Menuet G dur av Js Bach.
Leo Long Lindblom plays Liszt’s Notturno Nr 3.
Ludvig Charan Johansson plays van Beethoven Adagio cantabile.
Ludvig Charan Johansson Ur sonat nr8 c moll Pathetique L van Beethoven
Viktor Zhang Invention a Moll Ur Plastiska Scener 1921, Js. Bach, H. Rosenberg
Zhang Zhenyi plays Trolltåg op 54 nr3 by Grieg and Mälarlegender sats 2 by T. Rangström
Frank Marmolin plays Till rosorna by W. Peterson-Berger
Carl-Johan Samuelsson and Alexander Grepp play Sonate D-dur op 6 sats 1 Allegro Molto by L. van Beethoven
Alexander Trepp plays Preludium nr 3 Ciss-dur ur DWK by J.S. Bach
Nathan Carlshamre plays sats 1 by B. Bartok and Nocturne ciss-moll op post by F. Chopin
Emilia Ljungar plays Toccata by A. Khachaturian.
Mafalda Gruvaeus sång och Ekaterina Welander Piano, Come away death by G. Finzi
Carin Borggrim plays Intermezzo A-dur opus 118:2 by J. Brahms.
Axel Friberger plays Prelude op. 3 nr. 2. ciss-moll by S. Rachmaninov
Yuhe Han plays Nocturne G minor by F. Chopin

Jan Daniels plays Preludium nr 23 1 H dur ur DWK2 by Bach.


Love Herrdahl plays Rondo-capriccioso, by Mendelssohn.
Anastacia Lennard plays Nocturne op . 72 nr. 1 by F. Chopin. 肖邦

以下是部分演奏员的图片:

Feichi Chen and Jiayu Wang plays Vals F-dur and Preludium a moll by Thompson and Chopin.
Players have a final collective photo.

Photo, film and text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

图,文,视频 陈雪霏

2019瑞典华人风筝节—一次不同寻常的风筝节

北欧绿色邮报网报道(记者陈雪霏)– 2019瑞典华人风筝节5月19日在斯德哥尔摩椰蒂特大草坪成功举办。这是一次不同寻常的风筝节。

19日天气阴沉,雾雨蒙蒙,但是,大草坪上却洋溢着欢乐的气氛,音乐在草坪上缭绕,人们敲锣打鼓,舞龙奔跑。今年舞龙的人还大部分是瑞典人,很有特色。到13点,风筝节正式开始的时候,天却下起雨来。人们不但没有被雨吓跑,反而都一直坚持到完。虽然人数没有往年多,但是,大多数人都能坚持下来,实在是精神可嘉。

主办方之一瑞京华人协会会长柳少惠介绍说,今年是瑞京华人协会举办的第十届华人风筝节。风筝是中华民族的优秀传统文化,我们希望人们通过放风筝,做风筝,看风筝,体验中华文化的博大精深。今年正值中国建国70周年,我们也通过风筝节在北欧宣传和弘扬中华古老传统文化,祝愿祖国繁荣昌盛,国泰民安。

中国驻瑞典大使桂从友和夫人宋景丽和很多华人华侨一起出席风筝节。

桂大使致辞说,今天瑞典华人风筝节不仅有华人参与,而且还有很多瑞典人参与,瑞典也有很多风筝爱好者。

桂大使说,看到人们放飞风筝,切身感受到旅瑞侨胞对祖籍国的真诚感情。七十年风雨兼程,七十年砥砺前行,中华民族在中国共产党的坚强领导下创造了一个又一个人类发展史上的奇迹,为世界和平发展与稳定贡献了中国智慧和中国力量。风筝象征着中华民族的智慧和哲学。中华民族自古以来就重视交流互鉴,正如习近平主席所说文明因多样而交流,因交流而互鉴,因互鉴而发展。两千多年前,中国古代哲学家墨子,制作了世界上第一个风筝,风筝自此对外交往,广泛传播,还被意大利旅行家马可波罗带到了欧洲。如今风筝已经广受世界人民喜爱。中华民族向来秉持开放共享,一花开放不是春,百花齐放春满园。广阔的天空中有各式风筝翱翔,无论是京剧脸谱还是达拉木马,无论是巨龙还是雄鹰都无碍我们欢聚一堂,小到这里的草坪,大到国际发展合作,只有兼容并树,才能互利共赢。中华民族长期坚持团结协作传统,一人拾柴火不旺,众人拾柴火焰高。做风筝就是经过多道工序的合作,面对当今世界日益严峻的全球性挑战,中瑞人民更应加强友好交流,为我们的子孙后代创造更加美好的明天。让我们共享文明交流互鉴,开放合作的成果,让象征幸福理想的每一只风筝飞的更高,飞的更远。

斯德哥尔摩市副市长负责文化体育和城市环境部的尤纳斯.纳德布在致辞中说,非常高兴出席这样的盛会,看到空中飞行的风筝,感到非常欣慰,因为在瑞典也有放风筝的传统,几代人都放飞风筝,非常欣赏大使说的风筝节也是促进和平的举措。

瑞典风筝协会会长特意穿上很特别的服装,带上奇特的帽子为风筝节增添喜庆的气氛,并预祝风筝节圆满成功!

瑞典安徽科技商业协会会长段茂利在致辞中表示,风筝节是促进旅瑞华人华侨和瑞典人交流的一个节日,必将促进双方的相互理解与合作。

本次风筝节由瑞京华人协会,瑞京中文学校,Flying Kite for Peace och Drakfesten组织主办,中国驻瑞典大使馆,ABF, 斯德哥尔摩华助中心,瑞典华商会,瑞典华人餐饮协会,安顺行支持。瑞典安徽科技商业协会,中欧国际文化教育商贸协会,Brommavik Hotel, 浙江侨商回归和引进瑞典联络处等协会也参与协办。

风筝节期间还设立了九项大奖,鼓励儿童和大人制作风筝,创意风筝,放飞风筝等多个名目,吸引了数百人参加。颁奖嘉宾除了桂大使,Junas副市长和段茂利会长以外,还有国航斯德哥尔摩营业厅总经理朱津川,华助中心主任王建荣,瑞典华人工商联合总会会长王俞力和瑞典青田同乡会的夏海栋,瑞京华人学校校长张文颖,老校长杨丽然等。

开幕式上中欧文化教育商贸协会的演员们还演出了一些好听的歌曲,匡富阳演唱的《白月光》,瑞京合唱团演唱了《黄河大合唱》等。

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瑞典的雨就是这样细雨绵绵,不像北京那样瓢泼大雨,因此,如果意志坚强的话是可以坚持下来的。有的时候,人们可能会因为下雨而取消定好的活动,让人感到失望。但这次,人们还是按计划圆满完成了任务,让人感觉雨中放风筝也是别有一番滋味的(当然雨是断断续续的Showers)。真是一次不同寻常的经历。

2019 Stockholm Forum connects crisis response to peacebuilding

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm 14 May(Greenpost) Over 400 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners gather in Stockholm for the sixth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development to be held between May 14 and 16th.

This year’s forum centres on the topic ‘From crisis response to peacebuilding: Achieving synergies’ and was opened by Ambassador Jan Eliasson, former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board. Ambassador Eliasson’s address touched on the broad range of actors and peacebuilders and emphasized the risks of actors working in silos.

The first day of discussion ended up with the closing remark by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Walstrom. She said that the good example of peace building was Columbia and it was so good that their President even won the Nobel Prize for Peace.

She said it is important to involve women in the process and that is exactly the Swedish foreign policy and building strong institutions is also very important.

HE Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden, provided introductory remarks and pointed out that the various efforts among the development community ‘do not always add up.’

Guest speaker for the opening session was Dr Sima Samar, Chair, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Council and member of the UN Secretary-General High-Level Panel on Mediation. Dr Samar shared her knowledge of Afghanistan—a country that has endured over 40 years of conflict. From her experiences, ‘when people’s human rights are violated; when their freedom is restricted; when there is discrimination against people; where there is no equality; and there is no access to justice for people—then conflict starts.’ She underlined the need for the meaningful inclusion of women and minorities at all stages of the peace process and during post-conflict reconstruction.

Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross gave a keynote speech on peace and development. On the need for the stronger connections between humanitarian aid; development cooperation; and peacebuilding, Maurer stressed that ‘humanitarian actors are not peacebuilders. Neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian action is distinct from political agendas and it must remain so. Yet, I would argue that while others make peace, humanitarian action helps make peace possible.’

The theme for the opening panel was ‘Crisis response and peacebuilding: How to create synergies’ and was moderated by Annika Ben David, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden.

Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, highlighted the World Bank’s ‘Pathways to Peace’ report and how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have laid out a vital roadmap for the future, but also for managing the risks of today.

HE Raya Haffar El Hassan, Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Lebanon, talked about the different agendas between donors and how better synthesis between donors could lead to a more sustainable peace.

Hafez Ghanem, Vice President for Africa, World Bank outlined the new role of the World Bank in investing in peace. Pointing to a number of key initiatives and ways of analyzing the Sahel; the Lake Chad Basin; and the Horn of Africa regions, he stated the need to focus on the drivers of fragility such as climate change and exclusion. He also stressed to support the local government to keep peace and development.

HE Hirut Zemene, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia, emphasized the role of youth development—a theme echoed by other panellists—and stressed the demographic challenge in Ethiopia and elsewhere.

General Dennis Gyllensporre, Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), called for better conflict analysis in the early stage of crises and the need to share in a combined body of knowledge. General Gyllenspore stated ‘we all have different blind spots depending on what lens we use.’ Sharing knowledge, he said, ‘will give us a sense of a common understanding of the conflict dynamics.’

Karin Wallensteen, State Secretary for International Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Sweden, spoke on collective outcomes. ‘I believe that if we have this nexus of humanitarian efforts; development efforts; and peace efforts we can give the relief and at the same time keep our focus on the SDGs.’

In the afternoon, Somalian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Isse Awad said his country is in a better position now with 80 percent of the people have mobile phones, good infrastructure, schools and other conditions. But the governance of the government is still a challenge for them, thus he called on the donors to support his government to strengthen good governance.

Fatima Shehu Imam, Director of Civil Society Organizations in Borno State, Nigeria said great challenge ahead because they have about 500 thousand orphans in northern part of Nigeria. These people need more care from government and social organizations because they are isolated or even resentful, no one care about them.

Mohammed Ali Al Hakim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq said Iraq is on the right track and he promised to pay greater attention to gender issues. Right now they have about 30 women diplomats and he plans to increase more women Ambassadors in the future.

Annika Soder Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden summarized Swedish efforts in promoting feminist foreign policies even in the UN Security Council. She blamed some super power of implementing unilateral actions and not cooperative for some good ideas. But she stressed the feminist policies in the long run is more sustainable in peace keeping and development.

Peter Mauer said in the afternoon high level panel that things change a lot. For example they prepared a lot of medicine in disaster or conflict humanitarian aid, but found out that people need more electricity and telecommunication.

The moderator was Dan Smith, Executive Director of SIPRI.

When asking a delegate from Nigeria about China’s role in Africa, he said China can do more, for example building more water conservancy projects to secure safe drinking water and keep water clean.

The forum was jointly held by SIPRI, SIDA and Foreign Ministry of Sweden.