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

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soporbin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

På eftermiddagen gick journalisterna genom floden Kanas flod.

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

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

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

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series(15)–Kanas Scenery-the most spectacular one in the world

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 1(Greenpost)–Kanas Scenic Spot is the most beautiful and spectacular scenic spot in Altay, in Xinjiang Uygor Autonomous Region and even in the world. Under the jurisdiction of Altay Prefecture, Northeasten part of Xinjiang,  Kanas Scenic Spot is part of the nicknamed one thousand kilometer gallery.

It is an area of over 10 thousand square kilometers, receiving about 4.6 million tourists last year and is expected to receive 6 million by the end of this year.  So far they have received 3 million. They plan to open the area to tourists from all over China and even the world. In the past the area was closed due to the heavy snow.  Now tourism have been prioritized as a pillar industry.

Why is it so attractive and what is special with Kanas? Because it enjoys many only’s.

It is the only extension zone of Siberian taiga forests, the only distributed areas of Siberian animals and plants, the only Arctic water system nationwide in China, the only Mongolian Tuva habitation throughout the nation, the only scenic spot with European or Canadian style scenery(others dubbed it as Switzerland, but it is Kanas in Altay, Xinjiang ) in China and the only natural reserve that borders with another two countries across China.

Kanas lake in the rain on Aug. 28, 2018.  Photo by Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

To promote tourism industry and facilitate infrastructure, starting from this year, Xinjiang adds 10 flight courses including Urumqi-Kanas, Turpan-Kanas tourism charter and the new train and bus routes inside and outside Xinjiang are constantly increasing as well.

A group of 15 foreign journalists from 14 countries including Japan, Sweden, Belgium, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey and Uzbekistan and together with 22 Chinese journalists visited  Kanas Lake and Kanas Pavillion.  The beautiful scenery stunned everybody when they visited it.

We were told to take the PLA overcoat and umbrella with us because it will be very cold on the top of the hill.  Most people did that except me.  I thought as long as it is green, it should be tolerable.

As we climbed up to the top, it began to rain. Feeling like climbing the Mountain Tai in Shandong Province,  East China, we also saw very beautiful white cloud covering the green trees and merging with the blue and green lake water.

All the trees here are very green and fresh. All the bush under the trees are also beautiful because they showed different colors.  Biodiversity is very obvious here.

When we climbed to over 500 stairs, I thought we had passed two thirds of the stairs. Every movement up, we found a new angle to see the lake. It is green water.  It looks like the lake in Calgary in Canada, I think, but it also looks like the gulf in Norway or the river in southern New Zealand and yet it is right here in Altay, China. It is just beautiful, clean and beautiful with the jade blue or creamy green. It feels like a treasure.

As we stepped up the steps, it rained even heavier. The white cloud didn’t disperse quickly. On the contrary, it emerged and extended to the lake. When the lake water almost covered by the white cloud, it looked so beautiful.

Tourists from Zhejiang province and Henan province or even Northeast China were walking in the rain. They all commended the place to be very beautiful and spectacular.

When we arrived finally to the top by walking 1100 stairs, we came into the pavillion to have a good panorama view of the Kanas River or lake.

The saying goes that one goes up to look at  the lake and goes down to look at various flowers.  One can described it as a sea of flowers with a great diversity.

The pavillion is called the fish-watching  platform.

Then one went down. It was just so beautiful. It was such a joy to have this trip because it is so clean.

Kanas Lake is  famous also for changing colour with seasons and weather change in spring, summer and autumn. The water color is actually steel grey in May, light green or bright green in June, milky white with slight blue and green in July, dark green in August, and emerald in September and October. From November to next April, it is the icing period, when the whole Kanas Lake becomes a silver white world, the color  still changes

due to sunny or cloudy days and to high or low clouds.

In the afternoon, the journalists took a sightseeing boat floating on the lake.  They experienced the beautiful water scenery and took a lot of photos.

Kanas lake with a history of about 200 thousand years is like a crescent,with the altitude of 1.374 meter, 24.5 kilometer long, 2.2 km wide maximum, 1.87 kM wide and the depth is 120 meters on average. and 197 meter deep maximum. Boasting an area of 45.78 km2, the lake has a storage capacity of 5.4 billion cubic meters , equivalent to 4 cubic meter for each of the 1.3 billion people in China.  It is also the deepest freshwater lake in China.

The fairy tales about water monster are spread here among the people, it is suspected that there are huge fish in this lake to welcome the people.

Kanas Lake, in the middle-mountain forest belt at the southern foot of Altay Mountains, is a loop moraine barrier lake through glacial scour in the quaternary ice age. Huge glacier covered Altay Mountains and then slid downward along the mountain terrain due to its gravity. During the process, the glacier bottom and the massif has strong friction and caused extrusion, transportation and digging, then the front end of the glacier melted gradually, the meltwater discharged downward, and tills accumulated in large quantities at the mouth of Kanas Lake, forming a loop moraine of about one kilometer wide and 50-70 meter high, which barred the valley, where meltwater from glacier and snow collected year after year to gradually form the beautiful Kanas Lake today.

Sleeping one night in Friendship Peak in Buerqin,  we headed for Yuehu Hotel to see the Kanas Lake.

Kanas Lake, deep in Altay mountains is within the scope of Kanas River basin, with the supplementary water mainly by melt water from the Friendship Peak and the Kuitun Peak, Altay Mountains and precipitation over the lake area. Kanas River with its rise in the Kanas Glacier at the Friendship Peak, the highest peak of Altay Mountains, 125 km long in total, flows from the northeast to the soutnwest and meets Hemu River at Jiadengyu to become Buerqin River, which finally goes into Irtysh River.

Kanas Lake is the core and cream of the state-level Kanas Nature Reserve, and a highlight of nature, where the natural ecological environment remains primitive with mountains embracing in manner of layer upon layer, dense forest, lush meadow, clear water, blue sky, green mountains, white clouds, snow-covered peaks, and grassy marshlands…all in an integral whole, and all too beautiful to be absorbed completely at once.

After seeing the Kanas lake, the journalists visited Zhalat Tourism Cooperative.  Zhalat Tourism Cooperative was established by Yerkebatu, a villager of Kanas Village in April 2015. It is the first one of its kind led and founded by village-level party organization, with the registered capital of 535 thousand yuan or about 80 thousand US dollars.

A beautiful Tuwa woman Ouchun welcomed the journalists to a wedding room first.  She explained that the wedding room is a pure wooden house without any spike. The house was built with tree trunk. And they put moss into the rift between wood blocks. Ouchun explained that this was the traditional way of building tree house and the moss will become shrinking in winter and blossom in summer. They also put liquid of pine trees into the wood.

Ouchun said all the quilts, mattress and furnature are made by themselves. In the family exhibition room, they hold a photo of the PLA doctors came to them to treat the patients and the people here participate national skiing meeting in 1958.

Ouchun said the most special thing for this cooperative is to make the skin skiing board. They will help to go up the hill easily  to prevent backward falling and go down faster.

The family has about 20 members and they have 12 rooms. The whole cooperative has 25 rooms with the construction area of 800 square meters and 8 artists to exhibit and sell more than 100 kinds of products and present shows of songs and dances.

In 2017, the Cooperative realized operating income of 500 thousand yuan .  It has attracted 50 thousand tourists accumulatively.

The ecological house style is Mongolian Tuwa  style, but also very similar to the Swedish style.

Ouchun said it is estimated that there are only 2000 Tuwa people whose ancester was Mongolians.  They have developed more and more tourism now. But they also rely on animal husbandry.

Finally,  all the journalists entered into a Mongolian style dome house and listened to the artists performance.

The cooperative is market oriented takes original – ecology culture as the priority, centers on original- ecology culture experience products, enhances its business through sales of cultural tourist products and highlights group tourists led by tour guide while attracting self-help tourists, to build the brand of original – ecology culture experience.

They have a primary school here with 100 pupils. When they go to middle school, they will go to the county to have boarding school.

The artists performance were wonderful and with welcoming wine ceremony people also observed how people made milk wine.

After this trip, people went back to the Yuehu Lake Hotel and had lunch.  The lunch was delicious because it had a good variety of food.

In the afternoon, the journalists went through the fairy bay of the Kanas River.

Then they stopped in the Moon Bay before they came to the lying dinasour bay.

By the end of the day, they arrived in Hemu Hotel with Swedish wooden house style.

The tree trunk here is far better than that in the cooperative. This is such a high level hotel which is very customer friendly. Outside in the yard, there are all kinds of plants and flowers. Canal streams flow naturally with fishes swimming in it.  It is such a beautiful place.

All these natural resources with huge investment from the government and the priority on tourism make the local herdmen benefit a lot in recent years.

The theme of this trip was to visit the tourist sites themed on Silk Road Economic Belt.  It’s obvious that the Chinese government has invested heavily in Xinjiang’s Altay prefecture and support the local policy of putting ecological construction on priority and realized the green development.

The local leaders clearly remembered President Xi Jinping’s idea of Green mountains and rivers are actually the gold and silver mountains.

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

 

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series(11)–Xinjiang Yadan landforms, amazing and attractive

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23(Greenpost) — On the morning of August 28th, Green Post reporter went together with the Chinese and foreign journalist group to the colorful beach in Burqin County, Xinjiang’s No.1  Beach. 

On that day, the weather was fine and the sky was clear. The three big sheep in front of the colorful beaches left a deep impression.

Going inside, the first thing that comes into view is the two galloping horses. This is one of the few artificial art.

The reason why the colorful beach is special is because it has a desert scenery, a desert climate and plants, a strange Yadan landform, a river flowing into the Arctic Ocean and an indomitable Populus euphratica.

The word Yadan is actually the name given by the famous Swedish explorer Sven Heding. It refers to the landscape that is subject to wind erosion. It is very fragile and cannot be trampled, but it is very strange. The shapes can be left to people’s imagination. The Yadan landform, or Yardang, is a typical wind erosion landform. “Yadan” means “a hill with a steep wall” in Uyghur. Due to the abrasive effect of the wind, the lower part of the hill is often subjected to strong denudation and gradually forms a concave shape. If the rock formation in the upper part of the hill is relatively loose, it will easily collapse under the action of gravity to form a steep wall, forming a Yadan landform. Some of the landforms look like ancient castles, commonly known as the Devil City. The famous Devil City Scenic Area is located in the World Devil City Scenic Area in the Urhe District of Karamay City. It is understood that the Yadan landform has only been formed for more than 250 years.

The landform of the colorful beach is so colorful. Red, yellow, green and white are available.

Sometimes you will feel like a lion or a tiger, and sometimes you will have the image of a small animal.

The river here is called the Irtysh River and is more than 4,000 kilometers long. It is the only water system in China that flows to the Arctic Ocean. According to the tour guide, the river flows northwest, just the opposite of all other rivers in China. The fish in the river is called a pike, a fish that eats fish. This year, the climate is relatively dry, so there is a small island like a turtle in the middle. When the amount of water is large, it will be submerged. The river is almost never frozen because it is a flowing river.

Another landscape of the colorful beach is wind power. Wind power does not belong to tourist attractions, but it gives visitors another view. The two companies don’t talk about it, but when they look together, they are so harmonious and beautiful. Wind power is a clean energy source. Just in line with the concept of ecological civilization.

Liu Qiang, head of the colorful beach scenic spot in Burqin County, said that the plant is called a camel thorn, mainly grown in the Gobi Desert. He said that the colorful beaches showed different colors according to the different angles of the sun’s refraction. Its four-star tourist attraction has attracted 300,000 visitors this year. They hope to attract 500,000 visitors by the end of the year. This scenic spot is still under construction. In the future, electronic interpretation equipment will be provided, sculptures will be set up, local customs will be introduced, and more public toilets will be established.

Ye Suqin, director of the Burqin County Tourism Bureau, said that this year, the tourism industry in Burqin County is expected to attract 5 million tourists. The development of the global tourism industry has driven the development of related industries. Tourism has accounted for 42% of the national economy. The tourism-driven employment rate accounts for 35% of the total employment rate. Taxes account for 16%. Per capita tourism income accounts for 35% of total income. This is also evidence of the Burqin County tourism brand. They built this as a five-A scenic spot. Realizing the integration of property rights, the integration of tourism city and the integration of people and scenery, is Jingmei, people are more beautiful, the whole city is a scenic spot, everyone is a tourism ambassador, she said.

The dead tree crown is also a manifestation of biodiversity, it may produce aphids to attract birds!

It is yellowish here.

Here it is purple!

Here is a hole!

All kinds of wonders and colorful colors coexist harmoniously to form a beautiful picture.

Look at this landform, as if it were a terracotta warrior, and it seems to be  thousand horses. It is shocking.

The foreign media participating in this reporting trip include NHK from Japan, Nordic Green Post Network of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Toro News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency of Kyrgyzstan,  media from Bangladesh, NET TV of Indonesia, and journalists from India, Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. They are journalists from countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and come to explore the mysteries of the core area of ​​the Silk Road Economic Belt in Xinjiang Uyghor Autonomous Region.

Photo and Text   Chen Xuefei

Foreign Journalists visit Xinjiang” series (10) Gobi changed into oasis with Gebao Apocynum Venetum

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23 (Greenpost) — In the afternoon of August 27th, the reporters went to Gaubau Kender base town of Burqin County in the Altay region with the interview team of the Silk Road Economic Belt in the Altay area. 

Along the way, through the window, people can see many of the posters of General Secretary Xi Jinping and various ethnic minorities.  The caption is that Xijinping and Xinjiang people are hand in hand and heart by heart.

When the bus drove to the Gebao plant base, a beautiful scenery appeared in front of the reporter. Here is the endless growth base of Gebao. In a row, a strain of Ge Bao is planted according to the guidance of scientists and according to a certain plant spacing and line spacing.

So what is Ge Bao Ma, what is its use? It is understood that Gebao kenaf is a new variant of Apocynum venetum. Apocynum venetum was the late agricultural economist Dong Zhengjun who conducted an agricultural research in the Luobu Plain in Xinjiang in the summer of 1952. It was found that the local wild hemp grew particularly vigorously and the fiber quality was particularly excellent. At the same time, in view of the fact that the Chinese people’s food and clothing have not yet been resolved, under the social background and material conditions at that time, the implementation of the oleander red and white wild hemp in all parts of the country is called apocynum, which is conducive to the industrialization of the promotion and settlement of cotton grain land acquisition and growing. The fiber needs can play a considerable role, this is the original intention of Apocynum ye named by Mr. Dong Zhengjun. However, unfortunately, due to human destruction, climate deterioration and other reasons, Apocynum venetum has not been artificially planted according to the wishes of Mr. Dong Zhengjun, and suffered a large number of arsenic farming. Hasty success and disorderly development  resulted that the kenaf was on the verge of extinction, and the quantity and quality of white linen has dropped dramatically.。

Luobu or Rob kenaf, in the Tang Dynasty “new revision of the grass” book, and the Ming Dynasty “salvation of the grass”book called “ze paint”, the modern “Chinese higher plants” called “tea flower.” In 1977, Rob kenaf and Robb white  were officially entered into “Chinese Flora”, and Apocynum venetum Linn (Apocynum venetum Linn) was designated as Apocynum venetum L. In the same year, Rob kenaf was recorded in the Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China, and the total flavonoids of the iconic ingredients were 0.6%. Gebao red hemp is a treasure, hemp seeds can be made into tea, stems and leaves can be made into fiber, and become the material of underwear. It can also make  the Gobi Desert greener.

     From 123 mu(8.2hectare) to 30,000 mu(2000 hectare)

Originally, Liu Qitang (Liu Ban Ge), the chairman of Huatian Textile Fashion (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., decided to become attached to Apocynum yepa in order to realize his dreamed life. Since 2002, together with China’s famous experts in wild plants, grassland ecology, remote sensing measurement, Chinese medicine chemistry and other areas related to Apocynum venetum, the research team have been in the Yellow River Basin, Hexi Corridor, Qaidam, Tarim reserves and values ​​of 29 apocynum historical distribution areas such as Zhun Geer were repeatedly investigated and evaluated. It was found that it is located at 87 degrees in Tokyo, 47 degrees north latitude, and the northernmost part of the world is the farthest from the coast. Altay’s Alahaq East Gobi still has 123 acres of apocynum. Due to the special temperature difference, wind and light, heat and  water, the plant produces more active ingredients related to stress resistance, and is different in morphology from apocynum growing in other areas, which has attracted the attention of authoritative experts.

According to the national qualification agency, the average effective brass content of the plant was 2.38%. It was researched by Xiao Zhengchun, the director of the former Chinese Apocynum Research Center, and Zhang Weiming, a researcher at the Nanjing Wild Plant Comprehensive Utilization Research Institute, and the internationally renowned plant taxonomy Professor Li Bingtao. They all hailed this plant as “Gobi Treasure” and named it  Altay Gebao Apocynum Venetum Red.

In order to save Gebao kenaf, since 2007, Gebao Company has artificially planted 26,000 mu(1800hectare) of Gebao kenaf  for over 10 years time, accounting for 90% of the total amount of Chinese kenaf. In 2012, Beijing Forestry University conducted an ecological environment assessment.

The results showed that the community was highly quadrupled, the vegetation carbon storage increased by 4 times, the soil microbial biomass increased by 76%, and the water use efficiency increased by 60%. The soil wind erosion modulus is reduced by 80%. The planting of Gebao kenaf can greatly improve the ability of the Gobi desert to prevent wind and sand. Let alone, the top fruit of the Gebao plant can be drunk as tea.

I saw a lot of sea buckthorn trees in the General Mountain. The seabuckthorn tree can be said to be a kind of green tree that grows against driness. The Gebao kenaf is a good way to transform the Gobi Desert into grassland.

In 2012, in order to save the ecological environment of Lake Aibi, based on the successful implementation of the rescue project of Gebao kenaf in Altay, the desert-changing oasis project, with the invitation by Jinghe County People’s Government, the Aibi Lake Wetland National Nature Reserve Administration, Gebao Group jointly implemented the first phase of the Aibi Lake project and planted 100,000 mu(6667hectare)of Gebao plants.

After 10 years of biomimetic planting, the area was rated as the 3A tourist attraction of Altay Gebao sea of flowers in Xinjiang, which was based on the Gebao kenaf eco-industry, featuring Gobo kenaf tea to improve sleep, and integrating Chinese medicine to maintain health. Folklore show, leisure vacation, sightseeing tour, science experience are all gathered in one eco-tourism circle.

Standing on the GI tower with 123 steps to save the gems and pebbles, you can feel their enthusiasm to welcome visitors from all over the world.

According to reports, the Gebao kenaf project has great practical significance. First of all, it is a successful case of preventing desertification. Here is the ideal to turn the Gobi into an oasis. Among them, Gebao Company invested a lot of money, manpower and material resources. At the same time, many scientists and academicians participated in it, and through scientific research, the Gobi became an oasis and expanded the lake area.

Second, Gebao kenaf is also a kind of traditional Chinese medicine. It is said that Gebao kenaf health care products can improve people’s health. According to China Center for Disease Control, China has more than 300 million patients, and more than 200 million people have cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. On average, one person dies of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases every 30 seconds, and one third of healthy people have sleep obstacles, resulting in a sub-healthy population as high as 76%. Gebao kenaf can be a natural health food for people with high blood pressure, high blood fat and sleep disorders.

Liu Qitang’s daughter Liu Xiaoyu told reporters that this project was his father’s hard work. After many years of long search, he finally found Rob kenaf. Then they carried out large-scale artificial planting of Rob kenaf and realized 30,000 mu(2000 hectare) of green grassland. They also plan to plant another 50,000 mu(3333 hectare) and turn the Gobi Desert into an oasis.

The nearby lake water level used to decrease. but after more than 10 years of remediation and greening, the surface of the lake has expanded. It can be seen that artificial planting can achieve environmental improvement. At the same time, Gebao kenaf can develop derivative industries while controlling desertification, and establish a demonstration for the transformation of local traditional agriculture and animal husbandry. It has directly increased the income of farmers and herdsmen and improved their cultural quality, achieved sustainable economic development. The construction of ecological civilization is a national strategy, and the Gebao kenaf project truly reflects the concept of green mountain is also golden mountain. Gebao kenaf products include food, tea, health underwear, socks, hats and other clothes products.

President Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping listened to the introduction of the ecological restoration project of Xinjiang Altay Gebao kenaf  in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

In 2012, the United Nations Peace Ambassador, international piano superstar Lang Lang and Gebao Group CEO Liu Qitang based on the common environmental protection concept,  gave the official name of Langlang Shenzhen Concert Hall as “Langlang, Gebao Concert Hall”. Lang Lang and Ge Bao have made an indissoluble bond in the project of benefiting the country and the people of the world.

In order to strengthen the support for the project, Lang Lang, who has always been concerned about environmental protection, is also helping to promote Gebao kenaf. Gebao brand ads can be seen at both Altay and Kanas airports. Of course, the local government also gives great support to this project. They believe that this not only improves the environment, but also increases the income of farmers and herdsmen, so it is a good thing for the benefit of the country and the people.

The foreign media participating in this interview include NHK from Japan, Green Post of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Toro News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency of Kyrgyzstan, media  of Bangladesh, NET TV of Indonesia and India, Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. They are journalists from countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and come to explore the mysteries of the core area of ​​the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Photo and Text  Xuefei Chen Axelsson

 

Utländska journalister besöker Xinjiang “-serien (10) Gobi bytte till oas med Gebao Apocynum Venetum

STOCKHOLM, 23 oktober (Greenpost) – På eftermiddagen den 27 augusti gick journalisterna till Gaubau Kender bas i Burqin County i Altay-regionen med intervjupersonen i Silk Road Economic Belt i Altay-området.

På vägen, genom fönstret, kan folk se många av affischerna till generalsekreterare Xi Jinping och olika etniska minoriteter. Bildtexten är att Xijinping och Xinjiang människor är hand i hand och hjärtat av hjärtan.

När bussen körde till fruängen i Gebao såg ett vackert landskap framför reportern. Här är den oändliga tillväxtbasen av Gebao. På en rad planteras en stam Ge Bao enligt forskarnas vägledning och enligt en viss växtavstånd och linjeavstånd

Vad är Ge Bao Apocynum Venetum? Det är underförstått att Gebao kenaf är en ny variant av Apocynum venetum. Apocynum venetum var den sena jordbruksekonomen Dong Zhengjun som genomförde en jordbruksforskning i Luobu Plain i Xinjiang sommaren 1952.

Det visade sig att den lokala vildhampen växte särskilt kraftigt och fiberkvaliteten var särskilt utmärkt. Samtidigt med tanke på det faktum att det kinesiska folks mat och kläder ännu inte har lösts, under den sociala bakgrunden och de materiella förhållandena vid den tiden, genomfördes oleanderens röda och vita vilda hampa i alla delar av landet kallas apocynum, vilket bidrar till industrialiseringen av främjande och avveckling av bomullsgrödor och förvärv av växter. Fiberbehoven kan spela en betydande roll, det här är den ursprungliga avsikt Apocynum namnges av Mr. Dong Zhengjun.

Men, tyvärr, på grund av mänsklig förstöring, klimatförstöring och andra orsaker, har Apocynum venetum inte artificiellt planterats i enlighet med Dong Zhengjuns önskningar och drabbats av ett stort antal arsenikodlingar. Större framgång och oordnad utveckling resulterade i att kenaf var på gränsen till utrotning.

Luobu eller Rob kenaf, i Tangdynastin “Ny granskning av gräset” och Mingdynastin “Frälsning av gräset” boken kallad “Ze Paint”, kallade de moderna “kinesiska högre plantorna” teblomman. År 1977 inleddes Rob Kenaf och Robb White officiellt i “Chinese Flora” och Apocynum venetum Linn (Apocynum venetum Linn) betecknades som Apocynum venetum L. Samma år registrerades Rob Kenaf i Folkrepubliken Kina, och den totala flavonoiden av de ikoniska ingredienserna var 0,6%. Gebao röd hampa är en skatt, hampfrön kan göras till te, stjälkar och löv kan tillverkas i fiber och bli material av underkläder. Det kan också göra Gobi grön.

   Från 123 mu(8.2 hektar) till 30 000mu(2000 hektar)

Ursprungligen bestämde Liu Qitang (Liu Ban Ge), ordföranden för Huatian Textile Fashion (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. att bli knuten till Apocynum yepa för att förverkliga sitt drömda liv. Sedan 2002 har forskargruppen, tillsammans med Kinas berömda experter på vilda växter, gräsmark ekologi, fjärranalysmätning, kinesisk medicin kemi och andra områden relaterade till Apocynum venetum, varit i Yellow River Basin, Hexi Corridor, Qaidam, Tarim reserver och värden av 29 apocynum historiska distributionsområden som Zhun Geer undersöktes och utvärderades upprepade gånger.

Det visade sig att det ligger 87 grader i Tokyo, 47 grader nordlig latitud, och den nordligaste delen av världen ligger längst bort från kusten. Altays Alahaq East Gobi har fortfarande 123 hektar apocynum. På grund av den speciella temperaturskillnaden, vind och ljus, värme och vatten, producerar växten mer aktiva ingredienser som är relaterade till stressmotstånd och skiljer sig från morfologin från apocynum som växer på andra områden, vilket har uppmärksammat auktoritativa experter.

Enligt nationella behörighetsbyrån var det genomsnittliga effektiva mässingsinnehållet i anläggningen 2,38%. Det undersöktes av Xiao Zhengchun, chef för det tidigare kinesiska apocynum forskningscentret, och Zhang Weiming, en forskare vid Nanjing Wild Plant Comprehensive Utilization Research Institute och den internationellt berömda växt taxonomin Professor Li Bingtao. De alla välkomnade denna växt som “Gobi Skatt” och hette det Altay Gebao Apocynum Venetum Red.

För att spara Gebao kenaf, sedan 2007, har Gebao Company artificiellt planterat 26 000 mu(1800 hektar) av Gebao kenaf i över 10 år, vilket står för 90% av den totala mängden kinesiska kenaf. Under 2012 genomförde Beijing Skog Universitet en ekologisk miljöbedömning. Resultaten visade att samhället var mycket fyrdubblade, vegetationskolagret ökade med 4 gånger, jordmikrobiell biomassa ökade med 76% och effektiviteten i vatten ökade med 60%. Jordens erosionsmodul reduceras med 80%. Planteringen av Gebao kenaf kan kraftigt förbättra Gobi-ökens förmåga att förhindra vind och sand. Äntligen kan Gebao-plantans toppfrukt vara berusad som te. Jag såg många havtorn i det allmänna berget. Seabuckthorn träd kan sägas vara ett slags grönt träd som växer mot dricka. Gebao kenaf är ett bra sätt att förvandla Gobi-öknen till gräsmark.

Under 2012, för att rädda den ekologiska miljön vid sjön Aibi, baserat på det framgångsrika genomförandet av räddningsprojektet av Gebao kenaf i Altay, ökenbyte-oasprojektet, med inbjudan från Jinghe County People’s Government, Aibi Lake Wetland National Nature Reserve Administration, genomförde Gebao Group gemensamt den första fasen av Aibi Lake-projektet och planterade 100 000 mu (9999 hektar) av Gebao-växter.

Efter 10 år av biomimetisk plantering, var området rankat som 3A turistattraktion av Altay Gebao hav av blommor i Xinjiang, som grundades på Gebao kenaf ekoindustrin, med Gebao kenaf te för att förbättra sömnen och integrera kinesisk medicin för att upprätthålla hälsa. Folklore show, fritid semester, sightseeing tour, vetenskap erfarenhet samlas alla i en miljö turism cirkel.

Stå på GI-tornet med 123 steg för att spara pärlor och stenar, du kan känna sin entusiasm för att välkomna besökare från hela världen.

Enligt rapporter har Gebao kenaf-projektet stor praktisk betydelse. Först och främst är det ett framgångsrikt fall för att förhindra ökenspridning. Här är det perfekta att göra Gobi till en oas. Bland annat investerade Gebao Company mycket pengar, arbetskraft och materialresurser. Samtidigt deltog många forskare och akademiker i det, och genom vetenskaplig forskning blev Gobi en oas och utvidgade sjöområdet. För det andra är Gebao kenaf också en slags traditionell kinesisk medicin. Det sägs att Gebao kenaf hälsovårdsprodukter kan förbättra människors hälsa.

Enligt Kina Center for Disease Control har Kina mer än 300 miljoner patienter, och mer än 200 miljoner människor har hjärt-kärlsjukdomar och cerebrovaskulära sjukdomar. I genomsnitt dör en person av kardiovaskulära och cerebrovaskulära sjukdomar var 30: e sekund, och en tredjedel av friska människor har sömnhinder, vilket resulterar i en sub-sund population så hög som 76%. Gebao kenaf kan vara en naturlig hälsokost för personer med högt blodtryck, högt blodfett och sömnstörningar.

Liu Qitangs dotter Liu Xiaoyu berättade för reportrar att detta projekt var hans pappas hårda arbete. Efter många års lång sökning hittade han äntligen Rob Kenaf. Sedan genomförde de storskalig konstgjord plantering av Rob kenaf och realiserade 30 000mu (2000 hektar) grönt gräsmark. De planerar också att plantera 50 000 mu (3333hektar) och förvandla Gobi-öknen till en oas. Den närliggande vattennivån i närheten brukade minska.

Men efter mer än 10 år av sanering och grönning har ytan av sjön expanderat. Det kan ses att artificiell plantering kan uppnå miljöförbättringar. Samtidigt kan Gebao kenaf utveckla avledda industrier samtidigt som man kontrollerar ökenspridning och skapa en demonstration för omvandling av lokalt traditionellt jordbruk och djurhållning. Det har direkt ökat inkomsterna från bönder och herdsmen och förbättrat sin kulturella kvalitet, uppnått hållbar ekonomisk utveckling. Konstruktionen av ekologisk civilisation är en nationell strategi, och Gebao kenaf-projektet återspeglar verkligen begreppet grönt berg är också det gyllene berget. Gebao kenaf produkter inkluderar mat, te, hälsa underkläder, strumpor, hattar och andra kläder produkter.

President Hu Jintao och Xi Jinping lyssnade på introduktionen av det ekologiska restaureringsprojektet av Xinjiang Altay Gebao kenaf respektive 2010 och 2012.

Under 2012 gav FN: s fredsambassadör, den internationella pianostjärnan Lang Lang och Gebao Group, VD Liu Qitang, baserat på det gemensamma miljöskyddskonceptet, det officiella namnet på Langlang Shenzhen Concert Hall som “Langlang Gebao Concert Hall”. Lang Lang och Ge Bao har gjort en olöslig obligation i projektet för att gynna landet och världens folk. För att stärka stödet till projektet bidrar Lang Lang, som alltid har varit oroad över miljöskydd, att bidra till att främja Gebao kenaf. Gebao varumärkesannonser kan ses på både Altay och Kanas flygplatser. Naturligtvis ger kommunen också stort stöd till detta projekt. De tror att detta inte bara förbättrar miljön utan också ökar inkomsterna hos bönder och herdar, så det är en bra sak till förmån för landet och folket.

 

De utländska medier som deltar i denna intervju inkluderar NHK från Japan, Green Post of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Tolo News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency i Kirgizistan, media i Bangladesh, NET TV i Indonesien och Indien, Egypten, Pakistan, Malaysia , Turkiet och Uzbekistan journalister. De är journalister från länder längs Silk Road Economic Belt och kommer att utforska mysterierna kring kärnområdet i Sidenväg Ekonomiska Bältets Kärnområdet–Xinjiang.

Foto och Text Xuefei Chen Axelsson

 

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (13) –Burqin’s Agriculture and Fruits Are also Attraction for Tourists

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 29(Greenpost) –On August 28th,  over 30 Chinese and Foreign journalists visited the core areas of Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt — Burqin county in Altay City in Northern Xinjiang.  The village we visit is called Tuokumut No. 1 collecting area.

According to the local official, this is an area where people can pick up the fruits themselves and buy it.

Xinjiang is famous for its various melons, honey melon, water melon and other melons which are all very sweet and delicious.

This white melon is very sweet.  This is with the help of the Xinjiang Agricultural Academy’s researchers, local famers and herdmen can grow the fruits very well. It is said that they can have an income of 3000 yuan per mu. They also have farm house hotel or restaurant, or animal husbandry. All together, they can have a percapita income of 50 to 60 thousand yuan .

This is blue Gouqi Bar.

This is a free market where farmers can sell their products.

Photo and text  Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

 

 

 

Utländska journalister Besök Xinjiang-serien (14) – Xinjiang Grand Theatre och Kanas Theatre

STOCKHOLM, 30 oktober (Greenpost) – Den 26 augusti och 27 blev utländska journalister inbjudna att titta på professionella föreställningar i Xinjiang Grand Theatre och Kanas Theatre för att visa Xinjiangs kultur och folklore.

Någon som är intresserad av historien har en fascination med västra regionen. “I den stora öknen kan man se solen som ligger mycket runt vattenflödet.” “Du borde inte skratta åt dem som blev berusade och föll i slagfältet. Tänk på det, hur många som kämpade i slagfältet hade kommit tillbaka? ” Den blåsa sanden, den gula sanden har täckt den gamla sidenvägen, men det kan inte dölja drömmen om att gå tillbaka till västra regionen under de senaste tusen åren längs silkesvägen.

Xinjiang Grand Theatre har hållit det stora dramatret Impression of Western Region som var ett av byggprojekten på den internationella kulturturism industriparken. Den totala investeringen var 1,76 miljarder yuan med en yta på 280 mu och en total byggyta på 100 tusen kvadratmeter. Det har listats som ett viktigt projekt under den 12: e femårsplanperioden av Xinjiang Uyghors autonoma region.

Xinjiang Grand Theatre har tagit sånger och danser i västra regionen som kärna, mot den strategiska positioneringen av Kina, Västeuropa och resten av världen. Den integrerar olika inhemska och internationella fördelaktiga kulturresurser och utforskar djärvt det nya sättet att driva och hantera den kinesiska teatern. Det högst upptagna konstpalatset har blivit det framträdande skedet av enastående konstnärer från hela världen.

Inredningsstilen för Xinjiang Grand Theatre kombinerar en mängd olika kulturer, med hjälp av rumsliga symboler i den historiska ramen inklusive Indiens Mughal-dynasti, Irans persiska imperium, Turkiets ottomanska imperium och Allawi-dynastin i Marocko. Bland dem koncentrerar sig träskärningstekniken, metallbronskonsten, snigelinsättningen, målningsprocessen, etc., på uttrycksteknikerna i den västerländska arkitekturhistorien.

På den 33 meter höga kupolhallen har dussintals noggranna målningar blivit handmålade i flera månader, vilket symboliserar väckelsen av Silkvägs vackra arkitektoniska kultur och folket omges av vackra och bländande kulturella element och övertygad av det unika hantverket.

Xinjiang Grand Theatre är för närvarande den högsta kupolstilbyggnaden i Kina. Teatern på 30 000 kvadratmeter rymmer 2 100 personer för att titta på föreställningar; Den 27 meter långa centralstationen och det 86 meter breda prestandaområdet är de största inomhusföreställningsstegen i Asien. Det finns 36 tredimensionella riktiga scener installerade i teatern. Arrangemanget är utrustad med världsledande tekniker specialdesign laser, digital vattenridå, kallt dimma vattenfall, fyrverkerier, fontäner och andra stora mekaniska scenutrustning samt multi-kanals ljudsystem och prestanda integrerat styrsystem är i allmänhet jämförbar med Operahuset i Sydney. Även inredningen av toaletten är så magnifik. Det är inte längre tillräckligt att ta bilder. Om du inte tittar på den lilla videon är det svårt att känna lyxen på Xinjiang Grand Theatre. Den är full av chock och charm. Föreställningen är cirka 130 minuter lång och är uppdelad i sex kapitel, nämligen “Big Love”, “Jade Soul”, “Dream Back to Loulan”, “Life”, “Love”, “Love of the Grassland”. ”

Under den rika nationella färgåtergivningen och den magnifika fantasinscen, isbergets fader på den mystiska sidenvägen, historien om den nationella enheten, glädjen och freden och skapandet av ett vackert hem i byggandet av den moderna civilisationen av Yaochi, och historien och kulturen i den antika västerländska musiken och dansen, Silk Road, Xinjiangs olika nationella sång- och dansstilar är organiskt integrerade för att bilda en unik och innovativ rymdutställning. “Vi skapade partiet” Återvänd till västra regionen för tusen gånger “kring det historiska och kulturella sammanhanget av Silk Road, berättar historien om en gammal mystisk Silke Road och återkommer den. De är scenerna för människor från alla etniska grupper i Xinjiang lever i harmoni på detta stora land.

Festen bestod av sex kapitel inklusive “Isbergs Fader” och “Himmelsk Skapelse”. Mer än 360 skådespelare från Georgien, Ryssland, Frankrike, Ukraina och andra länder i Guangdong, Shenzhen och Henan deltog i föreställningen. Zhou Qunsheng, regissören för “Återvänd till västra regionen för tusen gånger”, introducerade att partiet har ordentligt arrangerats i två år. För närvarande är alla aspekter av arbetet redo. Repertoaren är i nedräkningsövningen. Skådespelarna skulpterar och koncentrerar sig på musik och dans. Inomhus storskalig verklig nationell sång och dansshow, som kombinerar Silkes väg och historia med sånger och danser från olika etniska grupper i Xinjiang, har blivit ett världsklassmärke av Xinjiang sång och dans.

Kanas Theatre.

Kanas dansen om jordbruk.

Kärlek i Kanas.

Vacket klänning och scenen.

Bra spel.

These are mongolian dance and music. The costumes are also mongolian.

Beautiful clothes.

On the night of Kanas, hot air balloons are almost every night blown in front of the Grand Theatre. But it doesn’t fly to the sky, it’s just a sailing show, but it’s a real show!

Night scene of Kanas Theatre.

Night life of Kanas.

Beautiful silk jade!

Various stone souvenir!

Xinjiang poplars tree carving art!

Time is treasure, this is a fossil tree!

An unforgetable evening!

Utländska Journalister Besöker Xinjiang-Serien (12) – Burqins Mat är väldigt gott

Av Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, 29 oktober (Greenpost) – Den 28 augusti gick journalisten till Burqin County med de kinesiska och utländska journalisterna för att komma in i kärnområdet i Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt. Från General Mountain ner till Gebao Ma basen, sedan till den färgglada stranden. Under denna period smakade man också ett annat skyltbord på turistindustrin i Burqin County, vilket är den läckra maten parallellt med det vackra landskapet. Maten är gjord av lokala ingredienser, ren natur och original, så det smakar väldigt gott.

Chinese dumplings. Kinesiska Dumplings.

Real dumplings.

Hot chicken. Kyckling.

Pumpkin, Zhongzi och böner.

Toufu.

Xinjiang Hand-picked mutton. Lamb.

Cow stomack as a cool dish. Kos magen.

Salad.

Horse sausage, very delicious. Hästar korv.

Xinjiang food always include pepper and onion. pepper och lök.

They also like to eat a lot of garlic which is very healthy. Vitlök kyckling.

Fried dumplings! Dumpling.

Cooked fish with sugar, soysauce and vinegar. Fiskar.

Cold dish with peanut and onion. Salad.

The case is both Chinese and foreign style. Kakor.

Lamb steak! Lamb!

Black mushroom or fungas. Svamp!

Pepper is always loved by Xinjiang people all of them, Han, Hui, Ugyors and many others.  Alla Xinjiang människor gillar paperika!

Foto and text av Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (12)- Burqin’s food is very tasty

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 29(Greenpost)– On August 28th, the reporter went to Burqin County with the Chinese and foreign journalists to enter the core area of ​​the Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt. From the General Mountain down to the Gebao Ma base, then to the colorful beach. During this period, one also tasted another signboard of the tourism industry in Burqin County, which is the delicious food in parallel to the beautiful scenery. The food is made from local ingredients, pure natural and original, so it tastes very delicious.

Chinese dumplings.

Real dumplings.

Hot chicken.

Pumpkin, Zhongzi and beans.

Toufu.

Xinjiang Hand-picked mutton.

Cow stomack as a cool dish.

Salad.

Horse sausage, very delicious.

Xinjiang food always include pepper and onion. pepper och lök.

They also like to eat a lot of garlic which is very healthy. Vitlök kyckling.

Fried dumplings! Dumpling.

Cooked fish with sugar, soysauce and vinegar. Fiskar.

Cold dish with peanut and onion. Salad.

The case is both Chinese and foreign style. Kakor.

Lamb steak! Lamb!

Black mushroom or fungas. Svamp!

Pepper is always loved by Xinjiang people all of them, Han, Hui, Ugyors and many others.

Photo and text    By  Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang” Series (9)- Xinjiang’s Altay – Tourism Becomes A Pillar Industry

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23(Greenpost) — It takes more than an hour from Urumqi to Kanas Airport in the Altay region. On August 27th, more than 30 reporters from China and abroad took the opportunity to come to the Altay area. When we got off the plane, I felt that the temperature dropped immediately. Cloudy and drizzle, 14-27 degrees, the temperature difference was relatively large. Yet, your reporter found that the weather forecast was quite accurate.

At this time, we changed the bus, because when we arrived in Altay, we came to the real mountain area. To get to the top of the mountain, we need to drive a rugged mountain road. Of course, it is just rugged and the ground is still flat. Because this is just a few years after the central government invested 200 billion yuan or about 33 billion US dollars. The slope is like a terraced field. I thought to myself that only the Chinese Communist Party has truly changed its land with great enthusiasm. Because he has a large number of party members and cadres who can persist in afforestation for decades. It is said that the survival of a tree here costs almost 10,000 yuan, planting, watering, protection, and many tree species are also very valuable. It is believed that in the long run, there is great economic, social and ecological benefit.

In this almost impossible place, it is hard to turn the barren hills into an oasis. When we reached the top of the mountain, we saw this stone monument, General Mountain. Why is it called General Mountain? It is not known. According to the investigation, there was a general mountain in Nanjing during the Song Dynasty Yue Fei era. However, here is also called General Mountain, it must be the heroic spirit, the meaning of the invincible land.

From the General mountain, you can see a modern green city built by the river. It is understood that the Altay region is located in the northern part of Xinjiang, bordering Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.

The border line is 1,197 kilometers long, with a total area of ​​118,000 square kilometers. The six counties and one city under the jurisdiction are border counties. By the end of 2017, the total population in Altay is 671,600, consisting of 36 ethnic groups.

Altay has the reputation of Gold Mountain and Silver River. The tourism resources are unique, with 25 scenic spots above Grade A, 3 national 5A scenic spots, 1 World Geopark and 4 National Forest Parks, enjoying the reputation of One Thousand Miles Gallery.

Ice and snow resources are uniquely endowed. It is located in the world’s skiing gold latitude, snow quality is very high, snow temperature, dryness, humidity and other ski conditions are world-class, ice and snow culture has a long history, known as the origin of human skiing.

Altay also has a geographical and ecological advantage. She is the only region in northwest China that borders Russia. It is the northern channel of the Silk Road Economic Belt and an important node city for the construction of the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor. There are four state-class land ports, of which Jiklimin port is open to Russia, and has been included in the autonomous region’s plan.

Altay has a superior ecological environment, featuring a golden sign of clean air,  land and water. The air quality all year round reaches the national level 1 standard, which is known as “natural oxygen bar”. The soil  is of good quality, unpolluted and organic. It is a relatively water-rich region in Xinjiang, known as the “water tower” of northern Xinjiang, with an annual runoff of 12.3 billion cubic meters, accounting for 13.6 percent of the whole Xinjiang. It is one of the six forest regions in China and the largest natural forest region in Xinjiang, with a forest coverage rate of 22.65 percent. The superior ecological system has been identified by the state council as a water-conserving mountain and grassland ecological functional area.

The Altay regional government is striving to build a ‘pure land’ Kanas, Snow Altay, and become a place of great beauty, harmony and happiness in Xinjiang, and is the most inhabitable place. There are more than 200 high-quality tourism resources such as glacial rivers, forest grasslands, lake wetlands, geological wonders, and desert Gobi, which are national and even world-class ecological areas. Ice and snow resources are unique and the skiing conditions are world class. The air quality has reached the national first-class standard throughout the year and is recognised as the summer resort of leisure and health.

After more than 20 years of hard work, the reception capacity has been greatly improved. There are already 26 travel agencies, 11 branches, 40 star-rated hotels and 90 star-rated farmhouses.

The person in charge of the district government said that it will continue to promote the construction of key projects such as Altay Mountain Wild Snow Park, the General  Mountain Ski Resort, Kanas Hemu Snow Township, development of ski camps, rescue supply stations, flight bases and other winter tourism related projects. Taking Altay International Ice and Snow Festival as a carrier, the festival will continue to be held, Burqin County Haze Festival, Fuhai Winter Festival, Car Ice Rally, Kanas Ice and Snow Festival and Hemu Spring Festival Celebration will be held to attract tourists.

The Altay region also intends to promote the development of the property industry, self-driving tour, air travel (building three regional airports, 15 helicopter landing points), relying on the port, the national gate and the Corps husband and wife  meeting station to build a red tourism and patriotism education base, special tours including the desert Base surfing tour and more. In short, they will make great efforts in aviation, railway and highway construction. The state invested 200 billion yuan in Xinjiang to develop tourism. The Altay region has been the vanguard.

The reporters went to the top of General Mountain through the rugged  Road, overlooking the entire Burqin County. A clear river passes through the city. The county town is surrounded by mountains and the river  flows in the middle of the town.

According to reports, there were not so many trees in the mountains here, but in the past ten years, party members and cadres here have taken the lead in planting a large number of trees. Among them, seabuckthorn trees have a great effect on wind and sand fixation, and the fruits can be made into beverages. The Gobi Desert has changed a lot. Local people use drip irrigation technology to water new trees, which ensures survival.

The local official said that they actively implement General Secretary Xi Jinping’s motto “Green Mountains and clean rivers are gold mountain and silver mountains “. Since 2008, Altay has carried out large-scale afforestation activities in various areas such as General Mountain, Camel Peak, and Altay City in the spring and autumn. Through the joint efforts of the cadres and the masses in the city for 10 years, a total of 28,000 mu of spruce, birch, scotch pine and other trees of 27 kinds of more than 2 million plants have been planted. The urban green area reached 38.7%, and the urban air quality index is 100%. The average value of PM2.5 is only 14. It ranks first among 29 cities in Xinjiang. The General Mountain Forest Park, Camel Peak Forest Park and National Garden City were built. The living environment has improved markedly and the people feel the life is getting better and better.

Photo and text Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (8) – Maiquer, Impression Gobi Wine, Changji snacks and Xinjiang Theatre

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

On the afternoon of August 26, more than 30 Chinese and foreign journalists visited Changji High-tech Industrial Development Zone, an hour drive from Urumqi.  We visited Maiquer Group Co. Ltd., Impressed Gobi Winery, Changji Snack Street, and watched the “Going to Western Region for a Thousand Times.” performed at the Xinjiang Grand Theatre.

Upon Mid autumn festival, Chinese always eat moon cake, not just for fun, but also carry on the culture and tradition.

As we entered the company, one can smell the good smell of moon cake and appreciate various beautiful packaging of cakes.

So many moon cakes were actually produced here. Chinese like to send friends and relatives moon cakes as presents.  No wonder! Because Xinjiang has good sunshine and the wheat quality is very good. Thus various products made of flour of Xinjiang are also very good.

Maiquer imported a whole set of milk production line from Sweden with a total of 200 million yuan (or 33 million US dollars).  Shaliyef, vice director of Xinjiang Information Office said in Xinjiang people are very honest and trustworthy. There has never been fake food product report.

Looking at these beautiful photos of various dairy products, it is really so attractive.

Talking about food, one has to mention that Xinjiang also produces wine. Journalists came to the One thousand acre grape plantation field and visited the Impression Gobi Winery.

Fuqiang, General Manager of the Winery said the reason he named his company Impression Gobi and took lizard as his company’s totem is because he thinks that lizard has an unremitting effort. He himself worked in this field for ten more years and accumulate his “first barrel of gold “ and invested about 20 million yuan (3.3 million US dollars) into this winery.

Of course, the winery  provided not only job opportunities for the local farm workers, but also the sales opportunity for the local small scale grape growing farmers. Therefore he made a good contribution to the local economic development.

He said his winery was very special because he used APP sofeware to let his customers see how the grape is growing and know that these grape is pure organic grapes.

Having tasted the red and white wine in Yinxiang Gobi or Impression Gobi, journalists went on to Changji food city.

The first impression is that the building here is very artistic and full of culture.

The grey color and the vivid sculpture implies the artistic atmosphere.

In this food street, one can taste all kinds of food and culture. The architecture itself is an art and culture.

The manager of the food street said they have strict management system with bonus to encourage the good restaurant and those who did a bad job will be costly too.  And they also discuss and have an appraisal so that a good working style is formed.

To welcome journalists, the management in the food street also asked various restaurants to bring their special dish so that the journalists can taste them. Due to the demand from my reader, I took a lot of photos of Xinjiang food.

 

Fried Geda, a kind of pasta,  meat balls, hand-picked rice with beef, fried motton, Jiasha and hand-picked mutton are all  specialties for Xinjiang and it is almost spread all over China.

In the evening we went to the Xinjiang Grand Theatre and watched the huge performance  Going to Western Region for A Thousand Times. It felt going back to the ancient times when the caravan was walking in the Gobi desert. Plus VR, time  goes back and forth. It is really magnificent and wonderful!

In Xinjiang, there is good organic food and good water, with beautiful art, singing and dancing. Xinjiang Uygor Autonomous Region likes to tap the potential of the core area of Silk Road Economic Belt by promoting tourism and attracting tourisms from all over China and even the world. It is also a kind of green economy.

I have to say that the performance at the theatre Going to Western Region for a Thousand Times has gathered history, culture,  love, and folklore all on the stage. So the audience can enjoy it very much. The performance combined with VR and modern audio and video effects forming a strong impression on people. It is really world high level and unforgettable!

Photo and text Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series (7) – National unity family, big party lunch with three ethnic groups

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Oct. 17(GreenPost)  — On August 26th, over 30 Chinese and foreign media reporters walked into the Urumqi Qidaowan District Management Committee‘s Emerging Community National Unity Courtyard to participate in the national unity family activities.

The reporters interviewed the community head and people of various ethnic groups, visited the community and ethnic families, and had lunch with the people of all ethnic groups. They witnessed the laughter and customs of the people in the national compound and tasted the delicious food with ethnic characteristics in Xinjiang.

When we got off the bus, the reporter saw the lanterns here, and there were several large tables on the street in the yard. People from all walks of life sat together. The table is full of food, hand-picked rice, fried noodles, watermelon, Honung, grapes and other foods. The watermelon here is really big and sweet.

The tour guide said that there was a true story of Adi Aisha. Adi Aisha was a worker at the Urumqi Chemical Plant, mainly engaged in the transportation of raw materials for the manufacturing of sulfuric acid. No matter it was windy or rainy, rain or snow, all the year round, he was uninterrupted, and the task was overfulfilled every month. He had been appraised as a model worker in the factory many times, and he had become an example for young people in the chemical plant at that time. Before his death, he donated his lifelong savings of 1,000 yuan (estimated to the current 120 US dollars) to the factory to reward good comrades who are active in work and national unity. Adi Aisha was not just an ordinary person, but carrying a kind of spirit. Over the past 32 years since his death, he has become a spiritual symbol for carrying forward the purpose of national unity. He made the “Adi Aisha” national unity flower blossom in Shuimogou area and passed on from generation to generation. This was also the best example set by an old party member to establish a national unity family.

In order to commemorate Adi Aisha, people have erected his statue here.

According to the member of the CPPCC National Committee and the first secretary, Mudan Tiemuer Niyazi, the community was established in the 1980s. Inhabited by three ethnic groups, the Uygur, the Han and the Hui, the party organizations play an important role here, and closely unite the various nationalities. They take the local party organization as the core, engage in various activities or learning, and promote the unity of everyone. They also set up cooperatives. At the cooperative, everyone weave handicrafts together. Through activities, people are closely united. Another important part is the National Unity Courtyard. “We must pass on the spirit of Adi Aisha,” said Tiemuer Niyazi.

Why is this unity particularly important? Mudan Tiemuer Niyazi said that Xinjiang is a multi-ethnic area, and the unity of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang is our lifeline. From the history to the present, all ethnic groups must live together and make progress together. Without national unity, there will be no stability in Xinjiang, and national unity is what we must do. Without national unity, there is no harmonious society in Xinjiang. All ethnic groups are equal, living together and united together. It doesn’t mean that Xinjiang was not united before, we have always been united. The July.5 incident in 2009 was such an event that the “three forces” outside the country incited to undermine our unity and peace. This incident was the one that the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang were opposed to.

On August 26th, it was the last day of the National Festival “Kurban festival” in Xinjiang. The folks in the community seemed to be born musical, singing and dancing, old and young, they were all very  happy to celebrate the festival this way.

Not only do they sing traditional songs,  children also dance modern tap dancing.

Mier Guli. Anne sang a beautiful “Singing a Song to the Party”. This song has been sung for decades, and now it is still so beautiful, especially the singing of Mier Guli, very moving.

“Hulunbeier Prairie”, a Mongolian song makes more people feel endless joy, harmony and peace. Singing can convey strong feelings and love. This was the life of the Xinjiang people. They are as free and secure as they can. What the reporter feels here is to uphold the leadership of the party. At the same time, the party members go deep into the grassroots and the masses. The party members  and masses are all very happy. Especially for the elderly, when reporters interviewed them, they all said that life is very happy now. In their later years, they were well cared for by the party and the government.

The lunch food is from every family that brings a dish to eat here. It may also be that everyone can bring a program if possible. In short, this kind of cultural activity in the open-air plaza of the community is actually what has been going on in China since the liberation. It is a cultural entertainment that many people like because it is affordable. You don’t need to go to the theater to experience the culture. As one style of culture activity, this cultural atmosphere is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.

In fact, in order to strengthen national unity, in recent years, Xinjiang has formulated and implemented a series of new policies to promote national unity. One of them is the policy of national unity and family. For example, regional units have recently sent people to the farmers and herdsmen’s homes in southern Xinjiang to give gifts, such as giving children’s toys, showers, tables and chairs, etc., to visit there five or six times a year. To enhance mutual understanding, just as the eastern region helps the western region, the provincial capitals want to help brothers and sisters in other regions. This kind of participation, communication and exchange is a form of democracy, nationality, and for people’s livelihood. It embodies mutual help, but not mutual dismantling.

Tasting Xinjiang’s hand-picked rice, Hamimelon and large watermelon, you can feel the sunshine here is sweet, the fruit is sweet, and the people live happily.

This interview was a field interview conducted by the Chinese and foreign media organized by the State Council Information Office into the core area of ​​the Xinjiang Silk Road Economic Belt.

It is understood that Xinjiang covers an area of ​​more than 1.66 million square kilometers, with four of Sweden’s land area. The total population living in this area is 22 million, which is equivalent to the total population of two Sweden. There are 56 ethnic groups living in the vast land of Xinjiang. Among them, there are 13 ethnic groups living here for generations. They are Uygur, Han, Kazak, Hui, Mongolian, Kirgiz, Xibo, Manchurian, Tajik, Uzbek, Daur, Tatar and Russian.

Since ancient times, Xinjiang has been a multi-ethnic area and a region of cultural resources. Xinjiang is known as the Western Region. It is a long corridor of ethnic migration and history. It is a holy place for multicultural exchanges, an integral part of Chinese culture, and an all-night place for the ancient Silk Road. In 60 BC, the Western Han Dynasty unified the Western Region and established the Western Regions, which marked the official entry of the Xinjiang region into the Chinese territory. In 1884, the central government established the province in Xinjiang, and took the meaning of newly recovered homeland. Xinjiang officially replaced the ancient name of “Western Region”. For thousands of years, the people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang have worked together on this land to create a splendid civilization. Historical and cultural sites, cultural relics reflect the cultural characteristics of different ethnic groups  and witnessed  the development of Xinjiang’s history and the changes of various national cultures. Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Orthodoxism, Taoism and many other religions coexist here. Eastern and Western cultures blend here. The four ancient civilizations converge here. The Chinese national master, Ji Xianlin, said that in the world’s long history and far-reaching influence, there are only four cultural systems: ancient Greece, China, India, and Islam. There is no fifth, and the place where these four cultures meet is only in Xinjiang in China. There is no second. Therefore, Xinjiang is a unique place in the world.

Xinjiang has 18 national first-class ports, not only relying on China’s domestic large market with a population of 1.3 billion, but also facing the large channel of material circulation, personnel exchanges and cultural integration that also has 1.3 billion Central and South-West Asian markets. Xinjiang is the core area of ​​the “Silk Road” economic belt. Through the China-European freight train, it is expected to become a transportation hub connecting Central and South-West Asia and even Europe. The future will play a more important role and continue to write a new era of Silk Road civilization. The foreign media participating in this interview include NHK from Japan,Green Post of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Toro News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency of Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates of Bangladesh, NET TV of Indonesia India, the mainstream media of India and Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey and Uzbekistan media. They are journalists from countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and come to explore the mysteries of the core area of ​​the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Photo /text    Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Foreign Journalists Visits Xinjiang Series (6)—Protecting classical treasure Twelve Muqam of Xinjiang

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Urumqi, Aug. 26(Greenpost) – In Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, there is such a grand oral culture treasure”Twelve Muqam”. What kind of  classic work it is  and how is it passed on? On August 26, more than 30 Chinese and foreign media reporters walked into the Xinjiang Muqam Art Theater to interview about the protection and inheritance of Muqam.

The theatre building with its strong artistic features is more beautiful against the blue sky and white clouds. Going into the yard, you can see a sculpture. It was the sculpture of Twelve Muqam’s inheritor, Turdi Ahong (1881-1956).

Qiao Siming, secretary of the Party Committee of Xinjiang Muqam Art Theatre, said that in the early days of liberation, an old man in Xinjiang called Turdi Ahong (1881-1956),  was the only one who could play Twelve Muqam completely. Muqam is very large, with twelve sets, one set for two hours, all played down,  it will take one day and one night. These twelve sets of tracks are all oral.

At that time, with the special care of Premier Zhou Enlai, experts were sent to record, to record and translate with the best recording equipment. Qiao Siming explained that Muqam originated  from five or six hundred years ago, and Muqam means a set of songs. Twelve Muqam, which is relatively large, is mainly spread in southern Xinjiang. In addition to Twelve Muqam, there are Yili Muqam in Dongjiang and Turpan Muqam in Northern Xinjiang. Most of the words in the poems and philosophies, folk customs, and some love themes and scenes in social labor. After ten years, it was not until 1961 that it was all sorted out, and it has been published to date, and there have been published books and audio-visual products. In order to commemorate the old man’s contribution to the inheritance of Twelve Muqam, we specially created a statue for him. UNESCO has rated it as an intangible cultural heritage and refers to all Muqam. According to research, the earliest Muqam was sung in the ancient Mongolian language of Chaer, ancient Uyghur. Later, it was translated into Uyghur and then translated from Uyghur into Mandarin. This is a complicated process.

In 1989, in order to protect and pass on Twelve Muqam, the Central Government funded the establishment of the Xinjiang Muqam Art Theatre. In 2005, Muqam was named as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The intensity of protection, research and inheritance has been further increased.

He said that the Xinjiang Muqam Art Troupe is a state-owned unit, the government budget, and often goes abroad. They have visited more than 100 countries and regions. At the same time, they often go to the towns and countryside to perform for the people .

Twelve Muqam began with a solo male singer, accompanied by various instruments, using music, poetry, chorus, ensemble and solo to reflect the life and love of the Xinjiang Uygur people. The coordination and cooperation of various musical instruments sounds like the western classical orchestra.  . It is magnificent and beautiful. The melody is cheerful with both fast melody and lyrical, and it is very touching.

They are all professional players with a total of 200 members.

Yi Mingjia. Saiyiding has been working on the  rewap instrument for 18 years and is an expert in the  rewap instrument. . He said that they often go out to perform and offer twelve Muqam to the people.

In addition, the Xinjiang Muqam Art Theatre also has a dance performance department. The dancers dedicated a performance to Chinese and foreign journalists.

Twelve Muqam is a major contribution of the Uyghur people to the splendid culture of the Chinese nation. It uses music, literature, dance, drama and other languages ​​and art forms to express the beautiful life and noble sentiments of the Uyghur people and reflects their ideals and pursuits, as well as the joys and sorrows produced under the historical conditions of the time.

It combines traditional music, music, literature, art, drama and dance. It combines lyricism and narrative. This form of music is unique in the art history of all nations of the world.

The origin of Twelve Muqam has two main points in terms of times and geographical factors. One is the set of songs and songs developed on the basis of traditional music that has been handed down from ancient times. The second is local music, namely Kuche, Kasgar, Turpan, Hami and Hetian music and Daolang music. This era and regional factors are intertwined into one another, forming a national-style characteristic that originated from the Uyghur people’s way of life, national characteristics, moral values ​​and psychological qualities.

 

China attaches great importance to the protection of intangible cultural heritage. On May 20, 2005, Twelve Muqam was approved by the State Council to be included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage.

Every time Muqam played, Qiongnaiheman part was so deep and rich, Dastan was smooth and cheerful, and lyrical; Maixilaipu was singing and dancing, and the performance was pushed to the climax.

 

After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the parties and governments at all levels attached great importance to the collection and arrangement of traditional Chinese music. They organized special people to record, take notes and publish the music of “Twelve Muqam”, and recorded, organized and published the lyrics. On the one hand, the excellent cultural heritage of Twelve Muqam was inherited, and on the other hand, it has been enhanced.   “Larke Song and Dance” adapted from Muqam is refreshing; “Ai Lipu and Sainaim” sung with Muqam music is known as the Uygur’s “Dream of Red Mansions”; the transplanted opera “Red Lantern” “, produced a huge response in China, but also changed into a movie. At the beginning of the 21st century, the autonomous region had an institution specializing in the study of Twelve Muqam. The Twelve Muqam, published on the staff, opened up a new path for its exploration and research to the world.

On October 24, 2007, at 18:05, the “Chang’e I”, which was successfully launched, was equipped with 31 songs. The “Twelve Muqam” selection was included.

 

Photo and Text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson (Part of the content was translated from the website of the Xinjiang Muqam Art Theatre)

Foreign journalists visit Xinjiang series  (5) Urumqi International Grand Bazaar

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Urumqi, Aug. 25(Greenpost) – On the evening of the 24th of August, the reporter visited the Grand Bazaar with a friend to see how the night scene of the Grand Bazaar looks. The Grand Bazaar is located in the center of Urumqi. The prominent tower was very beautiful during the night with the beautiful light. Going inside, it’s so lively, it’s already so full. People from all over the city or country  come here to have a Xinjiang snacks type of dinner. In other words, typical local food.

It was really  very crowded. It happened to be Curban Festival. And people are gathering here to enjoy the Grand Bazar Atmosphere. I think it was too busy and suggest more such Barzar should be built!

The next day on Aug. 25, during day time, a sunny afternoon, over 30 Chinese and foreign journalists came here again. There was a Ugyor dance on stage performing and it was still very crowded.

Wushiku.Yunus,executive general manager of Xinjiang International Grand Barzar Culture and Tourism Industry Co. Ltd told journalists that now it is the most prosperous time since its establishment in 2003. Everyday, there are 100 thousand tourists visiting here. Sometimes, it can reach 150 to 200 thousand tourist.  Currently there are 3300 sellors providing jobs for 10 thousand people. Both the economic and social efficiency have been achieved, said Wushiku.Yunus.

Journalists went through the stands of the sellors which are such a beautiful scene. They are selling instruments, Chinese medicine herbs, silk and almost everything. Some products are produced in China and some are imported. It looks as if an international fair.

The Bazar was completed on June 26, 2003, with a total construction area of 100 thousand square meters and an area of 40 thousand square meters. It is a landmark construction conglomeration with important cultural characteristics.

Its rich tourism and cultural industry ranges from singing and dancing city, food city, ethnic group arts crafts city, silk road castle construction and all kinds of folklore customs and cultures, forming the beautiful capital. It enjoys the fame that one can see the whole Xinjiang’s history, humanistic and cultural, commercial and trade industrial park through just this one city. It is also called the meeting room for Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital.

This young Uygor whose name is Zikereya  began to sell musical instrument right after he graduated from middle school. He is 23  years old and has been a seller for six years. He loves playing this hand drum and he likes to work here because he can meet people from all over China. He works together with his brother in law. He said his could earn 20 thousand yuan per year.

This is actually an animation.

This man loves to play so much, so he plays for the tourists while his friend is selling the instruments.

Aimaierjiang.Tuohuti said he began to open his business here since 2003 when the Barzar first opened. Now it is more beautiful than ever, more and more tourists come here now thanks to the construction of the Grand Bazar built by Xinjiang government. Their income also increases along with the increase of the number of tourists. He is very satisfied with the work and life and he is very happy. There were violence before, it was not very good. Some people were brainwashed. This is what the Xinjiang people don’t like. He said the felt the life now is very good and very safe and stable. People can happily live and work.

This is on the sixth floor and a cafée with obvious Xinjiang Ugyor’s characteristics.

Maimaiti has been working here since 2004. He has two children and one is reading for master degree. The other is singing and dancing. He is one of the best sellers in the Bazar.

“The environment here is very good, the leaders are good and the business is very good because more and more tourists come here after the renovation of the walking street. ”

He said his business is getting better and better. With the development of tourism, there are more and more tourists here and his income also increased. He thinks Xinjiang is a good place with many different ethnic groups living together.

This young man is called Jiawulan. He said he used to work in Beijing. Later he found copper ware from an expo produced in Iran which is also similar to Beijing’s cloisonne.  He felt he could sell it in Xinjiang. So he came back to Xinjiang and rent a place in the Grand Bazar to do business. He also said his goods are all produced along the silk road countries.

Grand Bazar is like a big family hosting many different ethnic groups including Han Chinese, Ugyors and Khazaks living together in the same area. They are enjoying a new round of increasing income as the government has proposed the policy of strengthening tourism industry.  Xinjiang Ugyor Autonomous Region has prioritized tourism and hopes to utilize the local resources and increase the local people’s income. Grand Bazar is a good example.

This has been the first day when the over 30 Chinese and foreign journalists visited Xinjiang. Please stay tuned for Greenpost’s report.

Photo and text, Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Foreign journalists visit Xinjiang series (3)–Experiencing Xinjiang’s service and Sino-Swedish Trade

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Urumqi, Aug. 26(Greenpost)—The programs for the Chinese and foreign journalists are quite full and excellent activities happened one after another. But at key moment, you are out of battery, what can you do?

So I was in a hurry to come out of home and by mistake, I took the wrong charger. When I really wanted to charge my battery, the charger didn’t work. I took the old one.The newly bought one was left at home. I asked all the colleagues who took the big cameras, but none of theirs had the same battery as mine, the D7000 Nikon. Most of theirs were Cannon. Without other choice, I had to ask the capable information colleague to see if she can help me ask any shop to buy or borrow a battery charger.

Of course, if it were in Beijing or Shanghai, I would not have been so worried because I am sure there will be similar charger for me to use and there are many different kinds of charger. But this is in Xinjiang and we are going to go to Changji in the afternoon, I was really suspicious and feel hopeless. But I still would like to give a try, so I asked Lyu Yan. What if it has!

So Lyu Yan asked several shops and mobilized many of her resources, but no hope. She said we can only put on hope on Changji. Right! Changji has high-tech Industrial park. By four o’clock, when we arrived in the grapeyard, she told me that a colleague in Changji found this D 7000 battery charger in a Nikon shop. It was Comrade Yu Jian who found it and asked me if I like to buy it because it is not original type. I said as long as it works, I should buy it. So I said, buy!

In the evening when we had dinner, Yu Jian gave me a plastic package. It looks much smaller and narrower. Original charger has four teeth, now the charger has only two teeth, but it marks positive and negative side. Original has a long wire, this one doesn’t have any wire, instead it can plug in directly to the wall. I was not sure if it worked.

When I finished dinner, I went to the bus to fetch my battery and immediately tried it in the nearby shop. The red light shone immediately. “It works!”I can’t help crying out. “Right, Right, It works!” It really saved my day.  Let alone, the Chinese one cost 80 yuan while the Swedish on cost over 600 yuan.

In the afternoon, Chinese and foreign journalists visited a company Maiquer which produced dairy products and wheat product. The company imported a set of Swedish milk production line with a total of 200 million yuan. The products are good and the variety is many including the dumplings and cakes. I think this is a good example of Sino-Swedish cooperation and China can learn from Sweden in many ways.

Chinese people got their own innovation after learning from the west. China’s fast train is such a case, so is the shared bikes. The ideas came from the west, but later, the Chinese improve it and make it even better. Human civilization should be created in this process by learning from each other and making progress. And they also compete with each other.

Today’s charger is similar. China made battery charger saves material. This is a kind of innovation. It is simple and practical. Of course, man still needs to continue to make efforts in its own innovation and continue to make new products.

Photo and Text Xuefei Chen Axelsson