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Stockholm International Film Festival arranges this year’s Summer Cinema the 16th to 20th of August in Rålambshovsparken in Stockholm. This year’s theme is the 80s.

The annual Stockholm Film Festival Summer Cinema attracts thousands of people to Rålambshovsparken every year. Five 80s films will be screened: two american, two european and one Japanese.

– Stockholm Film Festival Summer Cinema is our gift to Stockholm and our lovely audience, says Git Scheynius, Festival Director.

During the Summer Cinema, the Stockholm Consumer Association will throw a food waste and recycling party for visitors. On-site, Coop’s food creator will offer pizza made from leftover raw materials from Coop stores in the area. In addition, Fanta® will host a digital festival for young people, which will end during the Stockholm film festival Sommarbio.

The Summer Cinema is free of charge but membership cards can be purchased by those who wants to support Stockholm Film Festival. The membership card grants access to cheaper tickets during the Stockholm Film Festival in November and free access to ten previews.

This year’s program:

Wednesday the 16th of August: Do the right thing (Spike Lee 1989)

Spike Lee has not only directed, produced and written this revolutionary film, but also participated in front of the camera. The film was nominated for two Oscars and aroused a debate on race-related relationships and has later been upheld as a masterpiece. In 2015 Lee was awarded an honorary Oscar for his efforts as an indie filmmaker.

Thursday the 17th of August: My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki 1988) 

The film about the girl Mei och forest spirit Totoro is Miyazaki’s most famous and beloved production. Miyazaki has won several awards for his animated films, including an Academy Honorary Award, and is often referred to as the premier animation creator in the world.

Friday the 18th of August: Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino 1987)

In Emile Ardino’s romantic drama film from 1987, we meet the 17-year-old Baby and the dancer Jhonny who falls in love. The film is strongly associated with the song (I’ve had) The Time of My Life which resulted in an Oscar award for the best song. The film is a world-class love story, just as sweet today as when it had its premiere 20 years ago.

Lördagen den 19 augusti: Det stora blå (Luc Besson 1988)

In Besson’s classic film, based on the famous free diver Jacques Mayolo’s life, we are invited to the beautiful Greek island Amorgos and get to know the rivals Jacques and Enzo. They both have a boundless and lifelong love for the ocean. Besson was awarded the Academy Award; One of France’s most prestigious prices, for ‘The Great Blue’.

Sunday the 20th of August: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar 1988) 

This black comedy, with Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas in the leading roles, gave Almodóvar extensive international attention and a number of prizes. The story is inspired by Jean Cocteau’s play ’The Human Voice’ and revolves around a love affair where a woman desperately tries to find out why she has been dumped.

Where: Rålambshovsparken.

When: August 16-20, we will open all activities at 6 PM and the films will start at 9PM.

How: Bring friends and family, a picnic and a blanket to sit on.

Price: Free entrance.

Nordic Spring International Peace and Culture Festival held in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson, Photo Wu Ming

Nordic Spring International Peace and Culture Festival has been held in Jordbro Cultural center south of Stockholm over the weekend with Chinese cultural style.

Xuefei Chen Axelsson, President of China-Europe Cultural Association the purpose of Nordic Spring International Peace and Cultural Festival is to enhance Chinese harmonious culture, enrich people’s lives and promote cultural exchange between China and Europe and promote peace with cultural activities.

“The current world is not always very peaceful. The terrorist attack just took place in the Stockholm city center on April 7th, the tension in the Korean Peninsula aroused world wide attention. Syria and Afganistan are still facing conflict and war. Mankind faces severe challenges and choices. “ she said.

“We choose to promote peace and development  with culture. Only when we have a peaceful environment, can we talk about development.  We believe cultural exchange can promote understanding and trust between peoples and countries. Let’s support the “belt and road “ strategy put up forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping, which is believed to be possible to avoid conflict caused by geopolitics.  Let’s sing and dance for peace and love. We shall also hear Bob Dylan, the Nobel winner in Literature’s lyrics criticising war.”

Nordic Spring International Peace and Cultural Festival is a peace and culture program launched by China- Europe Cultural Association, PROFOCA, Green Post, Mångakulturella Föreningen Nypånet, Chinese Teachers Association in Sweden, Swedish Shenyang Association, Sweden-China Cultural Assocition, Nataligrupp and European-Asian Peace and Culture Promotion Association.

Guo Yanhang, Councilor of Chinese Embassy in Stockholm also spoke at the opening. He said it is commendable that Chinese in Sweden hold such activities to enhance Chinese culture, to promote Sino-Swedish and Sino-European relations.  To promote peace and development with cultural activities is a great effort to realize the concept of Belt and Road put up forward by Chinese President.

The festival began with a song Getting together by Huang Bingwang to make the atmosphere very warm.

Li Xinrui and Su Menghan played Joga very beautifully with admirable actions.

Yan Hongmei has sung the Yue Opera from southeast China.

Luan Dehan’s violin Fisherman’s harvest gave the audience a beautiful picture with music.

Dong Jiajun’s Hulusi play of Wedding oath and Deep in the forest gave a beautiful picture of Southwestern China’s Yunnan Province with such a beautiful melody.

Jin Xinrui played Guzheng, an ancient Chinese string instrument. The music is called Spring Morning in the Snow Mountain.

Zhai Yijia played erhu Birds words in the mountain, very vividly reflects birds singing.

Wu Jing played Spring arrives in Xiangjiang River with Bamboo flute. She also played Eklundaposkan with long flute.

Huang Yuye and Chen Xuefei played 16th style Taiji.  Yang Hongyu and her four other teammates played Soft Beauty Dance.

Children from Sweden-China Cultural Society played little pine tree.

The remarkable dance was from a group of 60 year olds on average  who played Tibetan dance, the Blue Plateau. It was very beautiful.

Russian Natali Grupp played Christmas Dance and Show Dance.

Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan’s song Blowing in the wind was also sung by Chen Xuefei and she also read the Chinese translation.

Li Zhanchun  sang a popular song Missing Home and won a lot of applause.

Li Jia as soprano has sung the song Heavenly Road or Tianlu in Chinese. Her beautiful voice makes us enjoy it very much.

She also led all the other actors and actresses to sing My motherland while all the artists both children and adults came to the stage. That was the moment that all of us no matter which ethnic group we belong to, sing together.

The concert was hosted by Chen Yang and Åsa Zhenzi.

Natali said it was wonderful to see that all of us can stand together to sing and dance. That is wonderful to have such a great event at this time in Stockholm. In the future, there will be more cooperation between us.

The honorary guests to the festival are Wang Jianrong, President Swedish Chinese Federation of Industry and Commerce, Ye Peiqun, Executive President of Swedish Federation of All Chinese Associations, Zhu Jinchuan from Air China Stockholm, Yanhan from Bank of China , Duan Maoli professor at Karolinska Institutet and vice president of Swedish Chinese Federation of Industry and Commerce.

 

A total of 130 people attend the festival.

Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Best for Patients: Swedish Medical experts

Combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Best for Patients: Swedish Medical experts

Updated: 2017-03-30 20:56:11

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Doctor Yang Chungui, President of Acupuncture Science Association in Sweden speaks at the graduation in Stockholm on March 25, 2017. [Photo: China Plus/Chen Xuefei]

Doctor Yang Chungui, President of Acupuncture Science Association in Sweden speaks at the graduation in Stockholm on March 25, 2017. [Photo: China Plus/Chen Xuefei]

Medical experts in Sweden are suggesting a combination of western medicine with traditional Chinese medicine is best for patients.

The comments come as the first group of traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture students graduate from World Federation of Acupuncture Science’s branch Acupuncture Science Association in Sweden.

CRI’s Chen Xuefei filed this report from Stockholm.

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Doctor Yang Chungui, President of the Acupuncture Science Association in Sweden explains the significance of the graduation.

“Acupuncture has been practiced in 183 countries in the world and the test is designed in line with the WHO Guidelines on Basic training and Safety in Acupuncture for those who have completed systematic acupuncture education or training. This is the first time the WFAS International Proficiency test results for Acupuncture have been issued in Sweden. ”

Doctor Yang said the certificate and card serves as a license for students to practice acupuncture. In fact, most of these students are already very experienced doctors and have been running clinics for many years in Sweden. In the future, his association plans to campaign to get Acupuncture included in the Swedish medical care system.

DSC_8963Gustaf Foghammare is a psychiatrist and family doctor. But he also practices acupuncture. He congratulated the students and was full of praise for this graduation event.

“It’s fantastic. It’s the first step to move and definitely something new, and adding to the health treatment in Sweden. We are in the position with good knowledge, and with lot of experience with TCM and we can have a good position and really make people and patient feel good. ”

Foghammare said his patients often have pain, allergies or exhaustion and sometimes he uses traditional Chinese medicine to treat them.

“I really like to see the western medicine to be together with the Chinese because I think one plus one can be three, not only two. ”

DSC_8977Asa Haglund expressed the same opinion hoping Chinese medicine can be included in the treatments offered by the Swedish medicare system.

“It’s very important, it will help a lot of people I think, it will be very good to work together as you do in China, it is perfect. That’s what we are working for in Sweden, now if the patients want something to help with TCM, they have to pay themselves and it costs a lot of money. We want that to be included in the health system. What is best for them is you can choose sometimes you have to take an X-Ray in the western medicine and then you need an acupuncture afterwards. That’s perfect to work together.”

DSC_9098Many Chinese doctors say they have patients who like to try Chinese medicine, but gradually they choose to see Chinese doctors regularly.

A recent survey has shown that 70 percent of highly educated people in Sweden are well disposed towards Traditional Chinese medicine.

For CRI, Chen Xuefei, Stockholm.

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Four Chinese people’s stories in environmental protection

By Kou Jiangze, Shi Ziqiang and Liu Chang from People’s Daily

Zou Yi: An enthusiast of environmental protection who takes photos of the sky everyday

Jiankou, a section of the Great Wall located beside Xizhazi village, Huairou district of Beijing, is frequently visited by a group of outdoor sport fans on Saturday, who collect garbage with the white plastic bags tied to their camping bags. The visitors all come from a volunteer group named “Giant Gooo-go Great Wall.”

“I spotted this beautiful place when visiting the nearby Mutianyu section of the Great Wall several years ago,” said Zou Yi, initiator of the volunteer group. The Jiankou Great Wall has seen more and more trash after it gained popularity, therefore Zou started collecting garbage with the volunteers since September 2013. By now, more than 3,200 volunteers have joined the campaign.

He was once asked during an environmental protection activity how he got to the event. After the activity was finished, he received a letter from the organizers which listed a record of the transportation energy they had consumed on the way. This made Zou realize that each social activity involves energy consumption and carbon emission. “Ever since, I have chosen a green lifestyle,” Zou said.

In order to draw more public attention on air pollution control and a green lifestyle, Zou has posted photos of the sky taken by him in the same place every day on social media platforms.

“Although judging air quality by photos is not very scientific, the combination of a year’s pictures is quite informative,” Zou explained. By now, his pictures have been viewed for more than 50 million times.

Zou made his friends realize that environmental issues, such as smog, need joint efforts from both the governments and the public.

Such mindset shift was also echoed by a recent survey about public treatment of smog and environmental protection conducted by People’s Daily. Thirty six percent of the respondents consider smog treatment to be an issue of the governments and polluting enterprises, while 64 percent believe that everyone is responsible for environmental protection.

“We should start from subtle things in our daily life and change the lifestyles that are unfriendly to the environment,” Zou proposed, adding that choosing public transportation, reducing fireworks, as well as saving water and electricity will all contribute to the environment.

Though the subtle change made by each individual only has limited influence, it “will be a great power when united,” Zou added.

Ma Jun: A man devoted to emitters’ information disclosure

The Blue Map is a mobile application that enables users to check real-time monitoring data of discharging outlets of major pollution sources, including pollutant concentration, standard limits, exceeding rate, and emission. Users can also share the information through social media and report each case through the interactive platform of the app.

The application is developed by a non-governmental organization named Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE). According to Ma Jun, director of IPE, the application has received tens of thousands of reports after it was launched in April 2015.

More than 650 enterprises, including big State-owned companies, were urged for rectification as a result, Ma added.

“Information disclosure is the premise of the public participation in the cause of environmental protection,” said Ma, adding that the public will choose a green lifestyle and control pollution after they are given the information about environment, while a greater participation will improve the environment ultimately.

Currently, a total of more than 9,000 enterprises have publicized monitoring data on provincial governmental platforms as required. Ma also suggested environmental protection departments at all levels to better implement related laws and regulations.

Hebei villager Li Wei: Willing to pay more for cleaner air

After using natural gas for home heating, Li Wei’s family can spend a warmer winter at their house, which forms a sharp contrast to the chilling temperature outside.

Living in a two-storey house in Nanwangqiying village, Gu’an county in North China’s Hebei Province, Li said that natural gas heating has made his life easier.

“There is big space in my house needs to be heated. Before using natural gas, we needed at least five to six tons of coal for heating during the winter. Lighting a fire was inconvenient, because I had to wear a hat and a pair of gloves and usually turned out to be covered by ashes after a fire was lit,” Li said.

Cutting coal use has been given the highest priority to prevent smog in many smog-blanketed northern China in the winter season. Gu’an county, a close neighbor to the south of Beijing specializing in plant nursery, has been forbidden to use coal heating by the Ministry of Environmental Protection last July.

As early as 2014, the Nanwangqiying village has become a pilot village for the program of transformation from coal to natural gas in Gu’an, with 168 households having uninstalled stoves and started to use natural gas heaters.

The cost of using natural gas is a concern for the villagers. Li said that the annual cost of natural gas is nearly 7,000 yuan ($1,018), slightly higher than 6,000 yuan for using coal.

“We first felt unaccustomed to gas heating, which breaks away from our old tradition of using coal,” Li admitted. “But we heard people elsewhere frequently talking about smog. It is not only harmful to our health, but also causes vehicle restrictions and highway blocks that affect our daily life, trips and business,” Li said, saying he and his fellow villagers could understand and accept the extra cost.

In the meantime, the Nanwangqiying village has started to utilize solar heating. Ten households of the village now have access to solar energy, in a pilot program of solar heating carried out in Hebei.

Zheng Tengfei: A ‘returnee’ committed to environmental education

Zheng Tengfei published an article on the internet at the end of last year, in which she urged people to reflect on their own rather than pouring complaints to government in the face of smog. Zheng believes that technological innovations and environmental education contribute to solution of the smog, but everyone must start from themselves.

The article was both praised and criticized. Many blamed her as making excuses for government. Zheng explained that she just wants everyone to realize that the environmental degradation is a result of human demand which has surpassed the tolerance capacity of the environment, and people can do more.

Being an environmentalist, she always collects advertising leaflets in the subways and wasted learning material for children to make paper planes, believing it could save resources. Her children like reading, but she prefers borrowing books from libraries than buying them.

She is willing to pay for such mode of circulation and sharing, hoping more resources could be shared, such as mobile libraries.

In Zheng’s eyes, the Chinese public’s awareness of environmental protection still needs to be improved despite the rapid economic development in recent years. She returned to Shanghai and devoted herself to education after receiving a PhD in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US in 2014.

According to Zheng, the ideas and awareness of the next generation will determine the future, so the children must know how to protect the environment and save energy. To this end, parents should act as an example, and more importantly, children must get close to nature to obtain a deep understanding and love toward the world and life.

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Zou Yi shows his photos of the Beijing sky taken in 2014. (Photo by zhhjw.org)

To encourage low-carbon travelling, Huainan, Anhui province has built a public bicycle rental service system covering 300 sites, 10,000 bicycles and 12,000 lockers in the main sections of the urban area. Local residents can enjoy a one-hour free ride. (Photo by People’s Daily)

In April 2016, an environmental activity was carried out in a community in Xinyu, Jiangxi province. Residents could exchange for plants with any two types of waste batteries. The activity aimed to call upon residents to start from subtle things and pay attention to environmental protection, advocating a green life style.  (Photo by People’s Daily)

China’s poverty eradication among the greatest human rights achievements: expert

By Zhang Mengxu from People’s Daily

STOCKHOLM, March 6(Greenpost)– China’s poverty eradication is among the greatest human rights achievements, experts pointed out, dismissing voices smearing China’s human rights record at the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Villagers from Guang’an, Sichuan province hold a housewarming banquet after they were relocated to new houses before the Spring Festival this year. (Photo by People’s Daily)

Discriminatory words concerning China’s human rights record are heard in almost every human rights session of the UN. It is believed some organizations and individuals with ulterior motives always turn a blind eye to China’s human rights progress, but make a judgment via blinkers.

 

However, over the past years, China has made great achievements in human rights undertakings. For instance, food and clothing are no longer a problem for the 1.3 billion Chinese people. Over the past three decades, over 700 million people have been lifted out of poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the global poverty reduction. China is the first country to have realized the Millennium Development Goal of halving its poor population.

 

At present, 770 million Chinese are employed and nine-year compulsory education has achieved universal coverage. Rights of 230 million senior residents and 85 million handicapped people are well protected, and the basic life of over 60 million low-income residents in urban and rural areas is supported by the government.

 

Prior to the founding of PRC in 1949, China’s per capita life expectancy was only 35, and for now the number has been raised to 76. China is hailed by the UN as having the best record of improving life expectancy during the past three decades.

 

Tom Zwart, director of the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, ranked China’s record of poverty relief among the greatest human rights achievements of all time.  He didn’t hesitate to show his anger towards false speeches belittling China’s progress.

 

“I sincerely congratulate on the remarkable success of the CPC and Chinese government in eradicating poverty,” added Zwart, also a human rights professor with Utrecht University.

 

China has been actively engaged in international human rights cooperation based on the spirit of equality, mutual trust, inclusiveness, and mutual benefit, so as to push forward with a just and objective international human rights system.

 

In 2016, China was elected to the UN Human Rights Council by 180 votes, becoming one of a few countries which have sat in the Council for four times.

 

China has joined 26 international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and five other core human rights covenants. It also shoulders its international human rights responsibilities by accepting multiple human rights reviews.

 

In addition, China has held human rights dialogues and exchanges with almost 40 countries, launched technical cooperation on human rights with UN agencies, injecting great energy into global human rights governance.

 

Zamir Akram, chair-rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development at the United Nations Human Rights Council, commented that China is the only social and economic entity that has ever achieved such a rapid development.

 

“Over 700 million Chinese people have been lifted out of poverty in such a short period,” he hailed, adding that the country also has offered big amount of aid to other developing countries.

Rural China braces for new betrothal tradition

By Liu Junguo from People’s Daily

Instead of asking for onerous cash gifts, Liu Kang’s in-laws, who in the northwestern province of Gansu, decided to abandon the long-held convention. Netizens in China lauded the generous gesture after it was reported by the media.

The example set by Liu’s in-laws embodies the changing mind-set in some rural regions, and is a victory for China’s efforts to simplify marriage affairs.

Before the wedding, Liu learned that the betrothal price in his hometown was around 130,000 yuan ($18,853), even though in 2016 the average annual per capita disposal income of rural residents in China was 12,363 yuan and 8,452 yuan in poverty-stricken areas. He managed to collect the money by borrowing from friends.

To his surprise, Liu’s future father-in-law did not give him a hard time about the money. “You two will soon start a new life. We don’t care about gifts,” he said. So Liu just offered 8,888 yuan. However, on the wedding night, his mother-in-law found a way to give the money back.

In traditional Chinese nuptial customs, the groom should give the bride betrothal presents, which is a form of engagement with a moral obligation. Meanwhile, this culture also embodies the wishes for respect, a bright future and a lasting marriage.

This traditional custom still prevails, especially in some rural areas, and the cost has become a heavy burden in some places.

The presents have become onerous for many ordinary families, with young people in rural areas unable to afford to wed.

Analysts pointed out that other than the traditional concepts of demanding money to support parents and compensation for losing a source of free labor for the bride’s family, anxiety over future nursing costs and keeping up with their neighbors have contributed to rising betrothal prices in some rural areas.

In recent years, the Chinese government has strengthened guidance, advocated simplifying marriage affairs, and opposed arranged marriage, illegal early marriage and extortion of property through marriage, yielding sound results.

China’s Shandong and Henan provinces, where families lay great emphasis on the wedding price, have founded non-governmental organizations on marriage and funeral affairs, to curb high-price gifts and undesirable customs.

It is this type of changes in ideas and conventions that make it easier for people like Liu to not worry too much about the money when proposing a marriage.

两会·要闻:十二届全国人大五次会议在京开幕

北欧绿色邮报网报道:据新华社北京3月5日电 第十二届全国人民代表大会第五次会议5日上午在人民大会堂开幕。国务院总理李克强向大会作政府工作报告时指出,使命重在担当,实干铸就辉煌。我们要更加紧密地团结在以习近平同志为核心的党中央周围,同心同德,开拓进取,努力完成今年经济社会发展目标任务,为实现“两个一百年”宏伟目标、建设富强民主文明和谐的社会主义现代化国家、实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦而不懈奋斗。
今天的人民大会堂气氛庄严热烈。万人大礼堂内灯火辉煌,主席台帷幕中央国徽高悬,十面红旗分列两侧。近3000名全国人大代表肩负人民重托出席盛会,认真履行宪法和法律赋予的神圣职权。
大会主席团常务主席、执行主席张德江主持大会。大会主席团常务主席、执行主席李建国、王胜俊、陈昌智、严隽琪、王晨、沈跃跃、吉炳轩、张平、向巴平措、艾力更·依明巴海、万鄂湘、张宝文、陈竺在主席台执行主席席就座。
习近平、李克强、俞正声、刘云山、王岐山、张高丽和大会主席团成员在主席台就座。
十二届全国人大五次会议应出席代表2924人。今天的会议,出席2862人,缺席62人,出席人数符合法定人数。
上午9时,张德江宣布:中华人民共和国第十二届全国人民代表大会第五次会议开幕。会场全体起立,高唱国歌。
根据会议议程,国务院总理李克强代表国务院向大会作政府工作报告。报告共分三部分:一、2016年工作回顾;二、2017年工作总体部署;三、2017年重点工作任务。
李克强说,过去一年,我国发展面临国内外诸多矛盾叠加、风险隐患交汇的严峻挑战。在以习近平同志为核心的党中央坚强领导下,全国各族人民迎难而上,砥砺前行,推动经济社会持续健康发展。党的十八届六中全会正式明确习近平总书记的核心地位,体现了党和人民的根本利益,对保证党和国家兴旺发达、长治久安,具有十分重大而深远的意义。各地区、各部门不断增强政治意识、大局意识、核心意识、看齐意识,推动全面建成小康社会取得新的重要进展,全面深化改革迈出重大步伐,全面依法治国深入实施,全面从严治党纵深推进,全年经济社会发展主要目标任务圆满完成,“十三五”实现了良好开局。
李克强从继续创新和加强宏观调控,经济运行保持在合理区间;着力抓好“三去一降一补”,供给结构有所改善;大力深化改革开放,发展活力进一步增强;强化创新引领,新动能快速成长;促进区域城乡协调发展,新的增长极增长带加快形成;加强生态文明建设,绿色发展取得新进展;注重保障和改善民生,人民群众获得感增强;推进政府建设和治理创新,社会保持和谐稳定等方面回顾了过去一年的工作。
李克强指出,我们也清醒看到,经济社会发展中还存在不少困难和问题。我们一定要直面挑战,敢于担当,全力以赴做好政府工作,不辱历史使命,不负人民重托。
李克强说,2017年发展的主要预期目标是:国内生产总值增长6.5%左右,在实际工作中争取更好结果;居民消费价格涨幅3%左右;城镇新增就业1100万人以上,城镇登记失业率4.5%以内;进出口回稳向好,国际收支基本平衡;居民收入和经济增长基本同步;单位国内生产总值能耗下降3.4%以上,主要污染物排放量继续下降。
李克强报告了做好2017年政府工作要把握好的五点:一是贯彻稳中求进工作总基调,保持战略定力;二是坚持以推进供给侧结构性改革为主线;三是适度扩大总需求并提高有效性;四是依靠创新推动新旧动能转换和结构优化升级;五是着力解决人民群众普遍关心的突出问题。
李克强说,2017年要重点做好九个方面工作:一是用改革的办法深入推进“三去一降一补”;二是深化重要领域和关键环节改革;三是进一步释放国内需求潜力;四是以创新引领实体经济转型升级;五是促进农业稳定发展和农民持续增收;六是积极主动扩大对外开放;七是加大生态环境保护治理力度;八是推进以保障和改善民生为重点的社会建设;九是全面加强政府自身建设。
李克强还就民族、宗教和侨务工作,国防和军队建设,香港、澳门发展和两岸关系,以及我国外交政策作了阐述。
根据会议议程,大会审查2016年国民经济和社会发展计划执行情况与2017年国民经济和社会发展计划草案的报告及2017年计划草案、2016年中央和地方预算执行情况与2017年中央和地方预算草案的报告及2017年全国预算草案。
在主席台就座的还有:马凯、王沪宁、刘延东、刘奇葆、许其亮、孙春兰、孙政才、李源潮、汪洋、张春贤、范长龙、孟建柱、赵乐际、胡春华、栗战书、郭金龙、韩正、杜青林、赵洪祝、杨晶、常万全、杨洁篪、郭声琨、王勇、周强、曹建明、韩启德、帕巴拉·格列朗杰、董建华、万钢、林文漪、罗富和、何厚铧、张庆黎、李海峰、陈元、卢展工、周小川、王家瑞、王正伟、马飚、齐续春、陈晓光、马培华、刘晓峰、王钦敏,以及中央军委委员房峰辉、张阳、赵克石、张又侠、吴胜利、马晓天、魏凤和等。
香港特别行政区行政长官梁振英、澳门特别行政区行政长官崔世安列席会议并在主席台就座。
出席全国政协十二届五次会议的政协委员列席大会。
中央和国家机关有关部门、解放军及武警部队、各人民团体有关负责人列席或旁听了大会。
各国驻华使节旁听了大会。(完)

 

Enjoying Chinese Cuisine in Mandarin Paradis in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 20(Greenpost) – Mandarin Paradis Restaurant sits nearby with a walk of less than 20 minutes. Due to my summer job as an interpretor, I sometimes went to Mandarin Paradis with my customers. It tastes good! Thus, I like to have a visit now.

DSC_8178On a recent sunny day, I came over to Mandarin Paradis Restaurant. With the yellow words on red board, it was easy to recognize that it is a Chinese Restaurant.

DSC_8163As we entered the room, one can easily see the clean marble table with the reflection of flowers and apartments from outside.

DSC_8122Heng Yun Mei Shi or Mandarin Paradis Chinese Cuisine made of golden coating is written on the wall with a small happiness tie hanging in the middle.

DSC_8158However, on the other side of the wall, there are western sculptures and art works coexisting.

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It is like on this table, a Chinese and a Swedish sit by the same table happily.

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Mandarin Paradis is easy to recognize in this Swedish densely populated area. According to my understanding, Swedish city planning didn’t allow any restaurant to show more than the other but will all the businesses or restaurants compete fairly and have a harmonious city environment. However, something red and yellow is easily seen as a Chinese flavour.

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Zhou Minwei has lived in Sweden for 17 years and during this period of time he has opened three restaurants with one being managed by his wife and the other now by his sister. How can you keep your customers? In other words, what is your secret to make the best restaurant?

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“Our goal is not to make the best restaurant, but we shall make our best to manage our restaurant. We don’t make advertisement, but put the money into providing the best food we can.

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When the customer is satisfied, he will tell his friend and they will come here again. ”

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He said most customers are Swedish. Chinese customers only come in summer for a short period.

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“Most time, we have Swedish customers, otherwise, we can’t go on. But the Swedish cannot eat Chinese food all the time. It is the same as our Chinese cannot eat western food all the time. Therefore, we provide both western food and Chinese food. We have professional western cook. With both Chinese and Swedish food, we can meet the demand from our customers.”

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But in the evening, there will be typical Chinese food. People can order any dish they like, while for lunch it is buffet.

DSC_8128This is a good starter with black svamp and green saker. Black svamp is a good dish that cleans the intestent and stomach.

Zhou Weimin was born in Qingtian, Zhejiang Province, East China. He grew up in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province. After he graduated from college, he learnt to be a cook while working at normal time. He can cook Hangzhou cuisine which is famous in China.

DSC_8131 Dongpo Pork he cooked is an excellent dish. He often cuts it in an inch cubic form with meagre meat a little more than fatty meat. He imports these kind of pork from Germany. Swedish pork is a little bit fattier. He often stews the pork for four hours with small fire so that the fat is almost all coming out. Thus the pork he made is very delicious to taste and not of much fat.

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This is fried green beans which is neither too salty nor lack of salt, just lagom.

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This is fried prawn which is very crispy and can be eaten with the shells. One can gain calcium from it.

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This is fish cooked with sour cabbage. This tastes a little different from the one cooked in northern China, it is Hangzhou taste, Sweet sour, lagom salt, lagom taste!

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Biff stewed with all kinds of ingredients was cooled and then cut into pieces. Dim it with soy sauce, taste good but not fat.

These dishes look very much like typical home made dishes. When man taste them, they are typical Hangzhou cuisine. Without purposely appealing to Swedish taste, Zhou Minwei provides typical Chinese dishes. Swedish doesn’t need to fly to China to taste typical Chinese food, they can taste it here.

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“I think the best is to be honest and down to earth. In fact, Swedish people are also very diligent and sometimes, I feel my neighbour works even harder and longer time than me. We provide good Chinese dishes to them so that they can taste them themselves, gradually, they will be interested in Chinese cuisine and culture. This is also a sense of relief for ourselves. No matter where we go, we keep our Chinese traditional cuisine and culture. Good traditions from our ancestor should not be forgotten. Otherwise, no matter how much money you earn, it will not be considered successful!” said Zhou Minwei.

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Of Course, we should adapt to Swedish culture and society too, Zhou said proudly. “I have a capable and kind hearted wife and a daughter and a son. I have always encouraged my children to study Swedish culture and melt in Swedish society. Meanwhile, they should not forget their homeland and have a Chinese heart. ”

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Born in the 1960 talet, Zhou felt he belonged to the lucky generation seeing opening up of China and the great changes taking place in China. China’s living standards are improving day by day. On the other hand, he said we also belong to the generation which is a little bit proud and satisfied with their life may be because our childhood was too poor but we had a lot of free playing time and space, thus, we feel happy as long as we made some progress. We are not too ambitious, we are used to simple life, we like to be with the nature and are willing to keep good Chinese tradition.

Swedish master photographer Nilsson: respect for life

Stockholm, Jan. 31(Greenpost)–Swedish master photographer Nilsson: respect for life

13:19, May 24, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum Swedish master medical photographer Lennart Nilsson is a pioneer in medical photography. In association with researchers and with the help of advanced, specially designed equipment, he has documented the inside of man down to the level of a cell with his camera.


Lennart Nilsson photo by: Xuefei Chen

Born in Strängnäs, a satellite city of Stockholm, in 1922, Nilsson got his first camera from his father when he was 11 years old. From the early stage, he has been interested in looking at ants and taking photos of them.Throughout the years, he has devoted special attention to capturing the creation of a human being, from conception to birth.

In 2006 when his photo book Life was published in both Swedish and English, he was invited to give a lecture at the Stockholm bookstore. He vividly described to the public how he took the photos so that the development process of the embryo can be understood better.

Finally when he was signing his name in the book, I asked him what made him so passionate about working on this, he stopped writing and thought for a second, “I think it is the respect for life,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began his career as a photographic journalist in the middle of the 1940s and published a number of photo-essays in Swedish and foreign magazines, including “Polar Bear Hunting in Spitzbergen” (1947) and Midwife.

In order to take a good photo of a midwife who had helped deliver 2500 babies, Nilsson followed her for months and finally, he published a collection of the women who later donated the album to a local museum.

“In 1953, I got an assignment for Life to photograph Dag Hammarskjold’s arrival in New York as UN Secretary General and then got the assignment of photographing of the human embryo, I took the two kinds of photos to the editor, the editor said the embryo is extraordinary,” Nilsson told reporters recently at a press conference in Stockholm when the new contemporary photography museum Fotografiska opened in the Stockholm Harbor.

Instead of taking a portrait of the Secretary General, Nilsson gave a full picture of the UN chief’s office with a table, three sofas and a telephone showing a world leader full of thoughts and vision for the whole world.

“When I went to the professor to take the embryo photo, I was looking around and then I saw something which was unbelievable, it was a tiny human embryo lies in a very special place, a 10-20 millimeter embryo with hands, arms and eyes, and I got a shock,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began experimenting with new photographic techniques in the mid-1950s to report on the world of ants and life in the sea. His revealing macro-studies were published in his book on ants, Myror (1959), and in the Life in the Sea (1959), and in Close to Nature (1984).In the 1960s special designed, very slim endoscopes made it possible for him to photograph the blood vessels and the cavities of the body with the necessary depth of field and, in 1970,he used a scanning electron microscope for the first time, he was also considered the vanguard for three dimension digital pictures of the body organs.


A baby in the womb, photo by Lennart Nilsson.

After his photographs of human embryo were published, he was encouraged to continue photographing the origins of human being.

In order to show the foetal development from the earliest stage he used macro-lenses and instruments with special wide-angled lenses.

“This takes many years, and it was taken black and white first and after about a year with special interference condenser, they were made colored,” Nilsson explained to People’s Daily Online in his exhibition gallery in the museum.

“It was taken with microscope interference, and the other was taken with scanning microscope, this is done for scientists as well as for ordinary people to see, I work with scientists, top people at Karolinska Institute, but it is also very important for people to see,” Nilsson said.

The publication in 1965 in Life, ‘The Drama of Life before Birth’, became a milestone. His famous book A Child is Born was published in the same year and has since been published in five editions in over twenty countries, according to the information from his webpage.

“In 1958, I believe, I was thinking about giving up photography for five years to study medicine. I didn’t want to become a doctor, but wanted to learn the basics. But a professor I was working with advised against it. He said, ‘Lennart, don’t lose those five valuable years. Read the literature and then put us researchers to use – we’ll have all the latest news!’” he said in an earlier interview.

He was under contract as a photographer for Life from 1965-1972 and produced stories on the heart and heart attacks, the microscopic view inside the body and the brain.

His experiments with photography and light microscopy were succeeded by his use of the scanning electron microscope, which provided not only magnification of hundreds of thousands times but sharp three-dimensionality.

Nilsson has established an international reputation for his films for television on the human body, but he has also directed his attention to the animal world and the plant and insect world.

He was the first person to take the photo of HIV virus and through that process scientists found that some people in Africa can never get HIV. He has also taken photographs of cancer cells for research.

Talking about the technology, he revealed that light was the enemy for him to take photos because the subject he took was always too small and in dark place.

Nilsson has received a number of eminent awards and prizes for his photographic work. He was the first recipient of The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation’s Photography Award in 1980 and received the ICP Infinity Award in 1992 among others.

Nilsson became a member of the Swedish Society of Medicine in 1969, received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Karolinska Institute in 1976, an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Technische Unversität Braunschweig in Germany in 2002, and an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Linköping University in Sweden in 2003.

In 2009 the Swedish Government awarded Nilsson the honorary title of professor.

NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Voyager I and Voyager II both carried photographs from A Child is Born on their journey through the solar system and out into the universe.

As a result, his work has been collected by a number of museums and institutions, including the British Museum in London, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, MOMA in New York, Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, National Museum and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

Since 1998, the Lennart Nilsson Award has been presented annually during the Karolinska Institute’s installation ceremony. It is given in recognition of extraordinary photography of science and is sponsored by the Lennart Nilsson Foundation.

“I like to read biographies about people who have contributed a lot to humanity. I listen to classical music when I work, ideally Beethoven. And I hum and sing when I work. It could be old narrative songs or anything at all,” Nilsson said when he was interviewed earlier by the local media.

Nilsson said in his life, he admired Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) and Marie Curie (1867-1935). And he thinks that originality of ideas is important. The greatest thing is to be first with an idea!

Nilsson is very modest and sincere. At age of nearly 88, he is still cooperating with colleagues in Karolinska Institute where the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is selected every year.

“If they have an interest, be persistent, I have many assistants and students and this is very important because they are welcomed to get connection with Karolinska Institute, it is very important to feel welcomed and to be there and get more information from it, Karolinska Institute is working for one reason, that is for health, to discover ways to deal with cancer, so I am very glad to be included in the program in autumn,” Nilsson said to People’s Daily Online on advice to young scholars and how he keeps fit.

“He can forget all the other things when he is working and he is still working diligently,” Mrs Nilsson told People’s Daily Online.

By Xuefei Chen, People’s Daily Online correspondent in Stockholm, chenxuefei7@hotmail.com

http://en.people.cn/90001/90777/90853/6996756.html

Source: People’s Daily Online.

Remembering Lennart Nilsson in 2006 and 2010

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson and Jan Peter Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 31(Greenpost)–Swedish Master Photographer Lennart Nilsson died on Jan. 28, 2017 at age 94.

He is remembered as a dedicated photographer and his books A baby is born and Life are great legacy he left to mankind.  It vividly illustrated how a baby was born and how it looks like in the womb of the mother.  The following is the photos from April 2006 when he gave a lecture about his book life.DSCF3415

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People were waiting for his lecture.

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He signed his book for the reader.

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Above photos were taken by Jan Peter Axelsson in April, 2006.

After the signature, I made up my mind to ask him a question. Can I ask you what has made you so devoted or have the great passion for taking these photos?

He looked at me for a second and said, I think it is the respect for life.

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In October 2010, Lennart Nilsson’s photos were exhibited in the famous gallery Fotografiska.

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American photographer Annie Leibovize (left) and Lennart Nilsson held a press conference in May 2010. Photo by Xuefei Chen Axelsson

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Above photos were taken by Xuefei Chen Axelsson in May, 2010.

Swedish master photographer Nilsson: respect for life

13:19, May 24, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Swedish master medical photographer Lennart Nilsson is a pioneer in medical photography. In association with researchers and with the help of advanced, specially designed equipment, he has documented the inside of man down to the level of a cell with his camera.


Lennart Nilsson photo by: Xuefei Chen

Born in Strängnäs, a satellite city of Stockholm, in 1922, Nilsson got his first camera from his father when he was 11 years old. From the early stage, he has been interested in looking at ants and taking photos of them.

Throughout the years, he has devoted special attention to capturing the creation of a human being, from conception to birth.

In 2006 when his photo book Life was published in both Swedish and English, he was invited to give a lecture at the Stockholm bookstore. He vividly described to the public how he took the photos so that the development process of the embryo can be understood better.

Finally when he was signing his name in the book, I asked him what made him so passionate about working on this, he stopped writing and thought for a second, “I think it is the respect for life,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began his career as a photographic journalist in the middle of the 1940s and published a number of photo-essays in Swedish and foreign magazines, including “Polar Bear Hunting in Spitzbergen” (1947) and Midwife.

In order to take a good photo of a midwife who had helped deliver 2500 babies, Nilsson followed her for months and finally, he published a collection of the women who later donated the album to a local museum.

“In 1953, I got an assignment for Life to photograph Dag Hammarskjold’s arrival in New York as UN Secretary General and then got the assignment of photographing of the human embryo, I took the two kinds of photos to the editor, the editor said the embryo is extraordinary,” Nilsson told reporters recently at a press conference in Stockholm when the new contemporary photography museum Fotografiska opened in the Stockholm Harbor.

Instead of taking a portrait of the Secretary General, Nilsson gave a full picture of the UN chief’s office with a table, three sofas and a telephone showing a world leader full of thoughts and vision for the whole world.

“When I went to the professor to take the embryo photo, I was looking around and then I saw something which was unbelievable, it was a tiny human embryo lies in a very special place, a 10-20 millimeter embryo with hands, arms and eyes, and I got a shock,” Nilsson said.

Nilsson began experimenting with new photographic techniques in the mid-1950s to report on the world of ants and life in the sea. His revealing macro-studies were published in his book on ants, Myror (1959), and in the Life in the Sea (1959), and in Close to Nature (1984).In the 1960s special designed, very slim endoscopes made it possible for him to photograph the blood vessels and the cavities of the body with the necessary depth of field and, in 1970,he used a scanning electron microscope for the first time, he was also considered the vanguard for three dimension digital pictures of the body organs.


A baby in the womb, photo by Lennart Nilsson.

After his photographs of human embryo were published, he was encouraged to continue photographing the origins of human being.

In order to show the foetal development from the earliest stage he used macro-lenses and instruments with special wide-angled lenses.

“This takes many years, and it was taken black and white first and after about a year with special interference condenser, they were made colored,” Nilsson explained to People’s Daily Online in his exhibition gallery in the museum.

“It was taken with microscope interference, and the other was taken with scanning microscope, this is done for scientists as well as for ordinary people to see, I work with scientists, top people at Karolinska Institute, but it is also very important for people to see,” Nilsson said.

The publication in 1965 in Life, ‘The Drama of Life before Birth’, became a milestone. His famous book A Child is Born was published in the same year and has since been published in five editions in over twenty countries, according to the information from his webpage.

“In 1958, I believe, I was thinking about giving up photography for five years to study medicine. I didn’t want to become a doctor, but wanted to learn the basics. But a professor I was working with advised against it. He said, ‘Lennart, don’t lose those five valuable years. Read the literature and then put us researchers to use – we’ll have all the latest news!’” he said in an earlier interview.

He was under contract as a photographer for Life from 1965-1972 and produced stories on the heart and heart attacks, the microscopic view inside the body and the brain.

His experiments with photography and light microscopy were succeeded by his use of the scanning electron microscope, which provided not only magnification of hundreds of thousands times but sharp three-dimensionality.

Nilsson has established an international reputation for his films for television on the human body, but he has also directed his attention to the animal world and the plant and insect world.

He was the first person to take the photo of HIV virus and through that process scientists found that some people in Africa can never get HIV. He has also taken photographs of cancer cells for research.

Talking about the technology, he revealed that light was the enemy for him to take photos because the subject he took was always too small and in dark place.

Nilsson has received a number of eminent awards and prizes for his photographic work. He was the first recipient of The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation’s Photography Award in 1980 and received the ICP Infinity Award in 1992 among others.

Nilsson became a member of the Swedish Society of Medicine in 1969, received an honorary doctorate in medicine from Karolinska Institute in 1976, an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Technische Unversität Braunschweig in Germany in 2002, and an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Linköping University in Sweden in 2003.

In 2009 the Swedish Government awarded Nilsson the honorary title of professor.

NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Voyager I and Voyager II both carried photographs from A Child is Born on their journey through the solar system and out into the universe.

As a result, his work has been collected by a number of museums and institutions, including the British Museum in London, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, MOMA in New York, Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, National Museum and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

Since 1998, the Lennart Nilsson Award has been presented annually during the Karolinska Institute’s installation ceremony. It is given in recognition of extraordinary photography of science and is sponsored by the Lennart Nilsson Foundation.

“I like to read biographies about people who have contributed a lot to humanity. I listen to classical music when I work, ideally Beethoven. And I hum and sing when I work. It could be old narrative songs or anything at all,” Nilsson said when he was interviewed earlier by the local media.

Nilsson said in his life, he admired Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) and Marie Curie (1867-1935). And he thinks that originality of ideas is important. The greatest thing is to be first with an idea!

Nilsson is very modest and sincere. At age of nearly 88, he is still cooperating with colleagues in Karolinska Institute where the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is selected every year.

“If they have an interest, be persistent, I have many assistants and students and this is very important because they are welcomed to get connection with Karolinska Institute, it is very important to feel welcomed and to be there and get more information from it, Karolinska Institute is working for one reason, that is for health, to discover ways to deal with cancer, so I am very glad to be included in the program in autumn,” Nilsson said to People’s Daily Online on advice to young scholars and how he keeps fit.

“He can forget all the other things when he is working and he is still working diligently,” Mrs Nilsson told People’s Daily Online.

By Xuefei Chen, People’s Daily Online correspondent in Stockholm, chenxuefei7@hotmail.com

(Editor:张洪宇)

http://en.people.cn/90001/90777/90853/6996756.html

Swedish design in pine for the Chinese market at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 24(Greenpost)– Swedish Wood, Carl Marlmsten Furniture Studies will present their examples of innovative Swedish design in pine for young Chinese people, in the form of nine prototypes manufactured in China.

DesigninPine is a unique collaborative project between the industry body Swedish Wood, Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies (Malmstens), Linköping University and two Chinese furniture manufacturers. At the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair on 7-11 February, the students involved will be presenting their examples of innovative Swedish design in pine for young Chinese people, in the form of nine prototypes manufactured in China.

The aim of the project #DesigninPine is to use Swedish design to support the export of Swedish sawn timber. The project is also about promoting Swedish pine as a natural and renewable material from sustainable forestry – a material that is perfect for furniture production in a world with such a strong focus on a sustainable society.

“The ease of use and visual look of pine makes it ideal for forward-looking design which, combined with the sustainability aspect, is a key factor in raising the status of Swedish coniferous wood, both in Sweden and in export markets such as China,” says Charlotte Dedye Apelgren, Director of Interior and Design at Swedish Wood.

Over a few intense weeks in autumn 2016, the third-year students in furniture design at Malmstens worked to design furniture for the Chinese market, using Swedish pine. The project has also involved the Chinese furniture companies Huari Furniture and Fujian Dushi Homelife Group. They provided knowledge of the young Chinese target group and the market and about industrial furniture manufacture, as well as producing the prototypes.

Despite the geographical distance, the project has involved close collaboration, with discussions on materials, surface treatments, sketches and plans enabling the furniture manufacturers to produce the prototypes that will be unveiled for the first time at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

“Malmstens has long had an ambition to enable the students to work on design assignments in an international arena. This collaboration with Swedish Wood has now made that a reality. In the project #DesigninPine, the students have had to tackle new parameters such as East meets West and the cultural and social differences that entails, as well as adapting their designs for large-scale industrial furniture manufacture,” explains Leó Jóhannsson, lecturer in furniture design at Malmstens.

The furniture project #DesigninPine will be displayed on the Malmstens stand VH01:46 in the Greenhouse during the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, 7-11 February 2017.

Swedish Wood spreads knowledge, provides inspiration and encourages development relating to wood, wood products and wood construction. The goal is to increase the use of wood in Sweden and in selected international markets through information and inspiration. Swedish Wood also aims to highlight wood as a competitive, eco-friendly and sustainable material. Swedish Wood is a department within The Swedish Forest Industries Federation. Swedish Wood is supported by the Swedish sawmill and glulam industries.

Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, commonly known as Malmstens, offers four undergraduate programmes: in Furniture Design, Cabinetmaking, Furniture Upholstery and Furniture Conservation. The learning environment maintains an openness between the programmes. The students’ opportunities to collaborate and seek out new solutions ensure a holistic approach and a good understanding of the various aspects of furniture and professional roles. The students have unique opportunities to develop their craft, art and intellect. There is a shared focus on furniture and wood, based on concepts such as material knowledge, quality and sustainability, factors that in the long term may influence, and in the best case improve, people’s everyday lives.

Malmstens has been part of Linköping University since 2000 and is located on Lidingö.

chenxuefei7@hotmail.com, chenxuefei@greenpost.se

Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival Opens

Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival Opens

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 26 (SCBR) — Zhoushan International Sand Scupture Festival
on Wednesday held a grand opening ceremony in Zhushazui sand sculpture park.
This year’s theme is film characters.
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Chinese Kunqu Opera welcomed in Stockholm

Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Sept. 22(Greenpost)–Chinese Kunqu Opera the Peony Pavilion was performed by famous Chinese artists in Stockholm to mark the traditional Chinese Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 18th in ABF.

thumb_dsc_2386_1024 Famous Chinese Kunqu Opera artists Gong Yinlei and Qian Zhenrong  as well as Cong Haiyan from Suzhou, Jiangsu province  and Swedish artist Hao Jingxia gave a wonderful performance of the 600 year old a love story  with a special artistic genre.

thumb_dsc_2374_1024The Peony Pavilion is a play written by Tang Xianzu in the Ming Dynasty and first performed in 1598 marking one of the four dreams. It is about love between a woman Du Liniang coming from a higher official family fell in love with a talented man and their meeting in the Moon Festival.

thumb_dsc_2408_1024Kunqun Opera was proclaimed as a masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2001.

thumb_dsc_2416_1024Gong Yinlei acted as Du Liniang with her beautiful postures and tones. Qian Zhenrong acted as Liu Mengmei, a handsome and talented man with wonderful voice and beautiful tone.

thumb_dsc_2484_1024It was the first time that Gong and Qian came to Sweden and performed the Peony Pavilion, an ancient Chinese love story.

thumb_dsc_2439_1024Qian Zhenrong said he was very glad to be in Sweden to perform.

“We are glad that we can perform the traditional Chinese Kunqu Opera here for Swedish audience and many Chinese audience. ”

The performance was performed in Chinese, but there is translations on the screen so that the Swedish audience can also understand.

thumb_dsc_2524_1024The wonderful performance was not only a good enjoyment for the Chinese in Sweden, it was loved by many Swedish opera lovers.  Mikaela Kindblom is one of them.

thumb_dsc_2513_1024“I love it, it is very beautiful. I have friends telling me about the stories. This is the second time we are here. ”

The concert hall was full with about 400 audiences including Chinese Ambassador Chen Yuming,  his wife Bai Xiaomei and Education Counselor Dou Chunxiang as well as many opera fans.

 

 

DayMe Home AB Participates in Maison Object in Paris

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Sept. 5(Greenpost)-As a home design company in Sweden, DayMe Home AB are participating in Maison Object in Paris for the first time and its environmentally friendly home products are welcomed by many dealers at the ongoing exhibition.

image1DayMe Home AB pays great attention to Chinese market development and cooperation. Last year, its CEO Jasper Zhang began to try to combine the Swedish design with Chinese traditional dyeing technology to realise mass production with modern technology and provide the public with many environmentally-friendly home products.

sdr”C’est tres jolie! C’est beau!” It’s really beautiful! Many French people exclaimed when they saw the children’s clothes and touched them gently.

The staff of DayMe felt very proud to tell the dealers that babies can ”eat” these clothes without any worries of chemicals.

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During the exhibition, DayMe’s children and home products characterised by environmentally-friendly concept and fashion design attracted a lot of dealers from many countries including Danmark,  France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Russia, South Korea, Spain and the United States.

sdrJanice Liang, Operation Manager of DayMe explained to Green Post in a written interview that the cotton used to make these clothes is 100 percent natural and organic from the field. It has won GOTS certificates.

 

”The dyeing process uses natural plants-extracted dyeing material and even its additives are extracted from plants and minerals,” said Janice.

”Those who are familiar with textile industry call it an environmental technology revolution in textile industry. China’s traditional herbs Radix is an important component in dyeing material. Different colors are extracted from different plants, but almost all the dyeing materials use radix, thus it not only has no heavy metal, fragrances, formaldehyde or fluorescent agents, but also can somewhat resist bacteria,” said Janice.

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”The virtue of our plant dyeing technology is obvious. First, it avoids the discharge of poisonous waste water because it uses supersonic vibration technology in dyeing process. It substantially reduced the environmental impact from the production process and in a way protects the earth we all rely on. Due to the use of radix and turmeric herbs as dyeing material, the products can resist bacteria to certain degrees, ” said Janice.

”I thought only Chinese people knew that some herbs can resist bacteria. But when I talked with many dealers from various countries, I found they all have recognised that some herbs have the function of resisting bacteria. Mothers don’t need to worry about their babies ’eating’ the clothes because there is no chemicals in it,” Liang said it with a kind of pride.

”Secondly, it’s also a blessing for allergic children because it doesn’t have any source to cause allergy,” said Liang.

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Liang said from the design perspective, it has the Nordic style of being simple, practical and taking users’ experience into consideration.

”Sweden is a country that pays great attention to environmental protection. As a Nordic brand of children clothes and home products, to be environmentally friendly and comfortable are our priorities, and maybe that’s why many dealers pay attention to us at Maison Object exhibition,” said Liang.

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Janice Liang shows dyeing process with natural dyeing material in Stockholm exhibition.   Photo by Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Earlier this year, DayMe Home products aroused great attention from Swedish industries when it participated in the Formex exhibition in Stockholm.

And now it is participating in the Maison Object exhibition in Paris to introduce its new technology and products to its European dealers for the first time.

Maison Object  in Paris is a famous home products exhibition in the world and has a long history.

Photos provided by Janice Liang.

 

Progress made in Bandy and Hockey exchange between China and Sweden

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson and Perka Holmström

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 31(Greenpost)– Progress has been made in Bandy and Hockey cooperation and exchange between China and Sweden recently, said Perka Holmström,  one of the driving forces for cooperation between Sweden and China in Bandy and Hockey. 

Match i Vilda Väsby - med Shouting Zhang (1)” We made a “Pioneer Journey” for China’s Bandy and Hockey delegation from Harbin Sports University to a large part of our skating sports unique roots,” said Holmström. 

The Chinese  delegation consists of Harbin Sports University’s Sports Director Li Bindong who basically is responsible for all Olympic Medal Candidates – 3 World Cup Bandy and Ice Hockey Women, Xiao Jinqui (China Team Captain a copy of Salming), Zhang Huiri (14 year old), Du Yuchen 11 years (which became world famous with the song “Welcome to Beijing”) … Yue Qingshang, (Double Olympic Curling Medal) …and also the Sport Director for Qiqihaer University Zhang Shousheng.” said Holmström.  The following is a vivid and interesting travel log with important information about the Swedish-Chinese communication and exchange:

Bandyskridskor och Summering i Arlanda“Thursday – As our main base was in Vällingby (The first modern suburb in Sweden build 1950) … We started with Hässelby Kälvestas hockey training for 04 or where Daniel’s younger brother Leo Zhang guided three Chinese Women’s World Cup players … We also spent time with Värmdö J18 and Gustavsberg Bandy in the Archepelago… where it became the most physics as the ice unit took the day off. It was almost like in China, but we could show how to sharpen skates for both Bandy and Hockey – and also got an sharpener with us … so thanks to Värmdö Hockey and Gustavsberg Bandy.”

China group in ABB Arena Friday became Rink Bandy training, with Hammarby’s Women on the Classic Zinken … and then we saw Daniel Zhangs debut for Värmdö J18 in Ice Hockey, a game in the “Wild Väsby Ice Rink” … Yes it became a victory 4-1 for Daniels new team, and the China Bandy Captain approaching Ice Hockey World Championship too.

Saturday offered a visit to the historic Västerås. Nowadays it is named ABB Arena but for us mortals, it is – Rocklunda Forever. VSK Bandy with Legend “Lillis” Jonsson took care of us and we could both “Train Bandy with Mr Hans Johansson and Lillis” and then see the Elite teams VSK and Tellus, make the season premiere game, where the profile Pelle Fosshag, now the Somali National coach suddenly appeared and kept us company in the stands … On the way out of the hall, we met up with Jens Nielsen .. the Danish hockey legend rooted in Leksand, that has promised to lead a Danish Bandy Team in the World Cup 3 February against Iceland… He is now responsible for Leksands J20 in Ice Hockey, so he invited us to watch the match Västerås vs Leksand …. Unfortunately, the judges never showed up, so after 45 minutes we had to leave Rocklunda …

image001  On Sunday and Monday our “King” a little figuratively stepped into the game with visits to Drottningholm and Slottet..Of course also Operakällaren, Cafe Opera and the famous Fungus at Stureplan came in place … where FIBs Leif Klingborg and Hasse Johansson together with Bandy friend Göran Gezelius meet up with Vanessa and the Taishan Group Crew for the Classic “Kräftfest”… Yue Qingshang, could also conclude that there was no ice in Sundbyberg Curling Hall ..

China group in ABB Arena Tuesday early morning… Travel to Sandviken – Göransson Arena, Ice Time with Bandy  School… .Then quickly to Gävle and Brynäs for Hockey Training and Lunch … Back to Sandviken and Press Conference with World Cup organizer Magnus Roos and Wenche Yaman, FIBs Bo Nyman and Arne Anderstedt. Then SAIKs club director Per Söderlund took us on a regular team training with the A Team. We concluded with dinner with the Municipal Peter Kärnström and Ulf Gillström, Head of Culture and Leisure in Sandviken – We left the city with a Standard for twin town Chengde. Yes it was where  SAIK Bandy went for Winter Classic 2015 and where Women’s World Cup will take place in 2018, and hopefully also some Olympic Games will take place in Chengde 2022 – before a much needed night of sleep was offered on Högbo Bruk …

 Bo Nyman concluding meeting Sandviken

* Wednesday first a short trip to Sundborn – for the great Swedish Painter Carl Larssons Farm and after that Sports Ewa, where 4 pair of Bandy Skates was presented by CCM. Then the Bus took off to the Classic Edsbyn Bandy Club and first indoor Arena in Bandy, made in just wood… Edsbyn lined up with Elis and Siv Johansson, Ola Johansson and Keka Robertson for training with the A-Team … and where legend Magnus “Kuben” Olsson invited the ladies on a very own ride on the ice ….

image006Chinese delegation could also offer the Legendary Chinese “Welcome to Beijing” with Du Yuchen – inside the A Teams dressing room – almost a bit Bandy Music – before the trip returned us to Stockholm…Actually we were so fast that Legendary “Järven” just got us on telephone when we passed Bollnäs. Of course I then told the group the story of the Bandy Legend “Snoddas”… also some more Bandy Music… 

image009 Thursday … Offered Barkabys Outlet and an intensive search of the Ice Time and a Sharpener to do the Bandy Radie – before US Vice President, Joe Biden was in Stockholm… However, we received a contribution of 4 pair of Bandy Skates from Ekerö IK’s strongman Bertil Sundberg, in the small late hours, and I had time to thank for the loan of the bus for the journey from “Sweden’s Happiest Club” Ekerö IK started 1921 – the same year that Ice Hockey in Sweden also started… ..

image003 Friday .. We could conclude the “Testing of the new skates with 4 meter radie at Arlanda Wings Ice Rink, close to the Airport thanks to Club President Johan Karlsson… under the supervision of Bandy Pioneer and Sirius profile Janne Sjonemark who also work in the group around me and Hans Johansson for China Bandy …. Before they went home …

 Bo Nyman concluding meeting SandvikenFinally we meet Taishan who has been involved in several parts of the journey, an initiative by Vanessa Folkesson.. As one of the world’s largest suppliers of Sports Materials, just delivered mayor pieces to the Rio Olympics, they kindly asked to be involved in Bandys process to the Olympics 2022…

image010 Here are now also a number of projects they are interested in, developing both Bandy and Ice Hockey as well as other Winter Sports in skiing and skating – Perhaps we will see a “Developed Bandy Rink” already in the Bandy World Cup 13-16 October.

image007 China Bandy – Has 4 major important steps to take this Season….

image011*First Bandy School will start in Harbin Sport University already this season

*China Open Bandy Winter Classic in Chengde 30 December-1 January (Both Woman and Men)

*World Championship in Sandviken/Trollhättan 23-28 of January for Mens Team

*A blue print to the first University League with 5 Teams is in the process…

image004**In Ice Hockey – Kunlun Red Star will play their first KHL Game in Khabarovsk Thursday 1 september and we hope to see them play in Beijing 29 December 14.30 when meeting our Asia League competitor Amur from Khabarovsk…. Hopefully Nordic Vikings and Hokay will be back in Asia League next season…. , said Holmström.

image006 (1) * Thanks to Athletic Clubs in Sweden from Nordic Vikings … VSK, Hammarby, Sandviken, Edsbyn, Tellus, Brynäs Leksand, Väsby, Arlanda Wings, Värmdö, Gustavsberg, Hässelby Kälvesta .. Sandviken City and many major sporting personalities … Yes, in principle only the Ice Hockey Referees called absent on this trip….. But in total as an old Swedish Prime Minister once said in shoot notice “Our preparedness is good” …

On the other side in China, a lot of preparation for Bandy and Hockey are also going on. Please look at some of the photo records:

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So Ying Da and his son are also involved in Bandy and Hockey!

All the photos are provided by Holmström.