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中国国家卫健委:农村贫困人口大病、重病住院医疗费用报销比例达约90%

北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社(记者 李亚南)报道:中国国家卫生健康委员会扶贫办专职副主任曾云光23日在北京表示,中国近年来深入推进健康扶贫工作,努力实现贫困人口基本医疗有保障。目前,农村贫困人口的大病、重病住院医疗费用报销比例达90%左右。
  当日,国家卫健委举行新闻发布会,介绍健康扶贫和贫困地区健康促进工作有关情况。曾云光在发布会上指出,新中国成立以来,中国将发展医疗卫生事业和扶贫开发统筹推进,建立了农村县、乡、村三级医疗卫生服务网络,努力提升基本医疗卫生服务公平性和可及性。
  曾云光称,近年来,国家卫健委从“供”“需”两侧同步发力,深入推进健康扶贫工作。
  在需求侧方面,资助农村贫困人口参加医保,解决贫困人口看病有制度保障的问题;推动地方在现有保障制度对贫困人口进行政策倾斜的基础上,将农村贫困人口医疗费用负担控制在贫困家庭可承受范围之内,大病、重病住院医疗费用报销比例提高到90%左右。
  在供给侧方面,截至目前,各地从县医院向乡镇卫生院派驻4.8万人,通过“乡聘村用”和从乡镇卫生院向村卫生室派驻村医2.4万人,2.6万名乡镇卫生院医生定期到村开展巡诊,全国累计向乡、村两级支援医务人员9.8万人。
  此外,2019年,1007家城市三级医院派出6174名医生,采取“组团式”支援,加强针对当地疾病谱的专科能力建设;远程医疗覆盖832个贫困县并向乡镇卫生院延伸,贫困人口县域内就诊率达到90%以上。
  2019年,农村贫困人口大病专项救治病种数量增加到25种。已有1500多万人得到了基本救治和管理服务,覆盖98%以上的贫困患者。
  曾云光说:“我们将进一步聚焦聚力深度贫困地区,加大指导支持力度,到2020年全面打赢健康扶贫攻坚战。”(责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏)   

Video: Water Expert Josh Weinberg: Remarkable to provide clean drinking water for over one billion people in China

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 30(Greenpost) — China has made remarkable progress in fighting against water pollution and it is a great achievement to provide clean drinking water for over one billion people in China. Meanwhile, there are still a lot of challenges for China to face, says Josh Weinberg during an interview with Greenpost’s journalist Xuefei Chen Axelsson during the World Water Week held in Stockholm between Aug. 25-30.



Upon the National Day on October 1 in China, Weinberg wishes everyone a Happy National Day and continues to make progress in building a clean and beautiful country in China.

Video: Swedish Water Expert Jan Lindqvist: What China has done is extraordinary and unprecedented

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 30(Greenpost) — Jan Lindqvist, a senior expert working in Stockholm International Water Institute went to China in December 1979 for the first time. He has recalled his experience then and told us that China has made extraordinary and unprecedented progress since then. Greenpost’s chief editor Xuefei Chen Axelsson has interviewed him on the opening plenary session day during the World Water Week in Stockholm. Please watch the video.

Professor Jan Lindqvist said he actually studied Economics but he got a professor job in water department in Linköping University because water issue is not just about water itself, it needs engineers, biologists and economists and many others to solve the complicated water issues.

Professor Lindqvist led a project called from Field to Fork and called on people to stop wasting food and live a healthy lifestyle in modern times.

He said with the increase of population and the expansion of production and consumption, how to balance the individual needs with the limitation of natural resources on us is also an important issue for us to think about and choose the right and healthy way to live.

2019 Journey to Turpan Xinjiang (2)-Karez

Stockholm, May 7(Greenpost) — Last year when I exhibited my Xinjiang Photos which were mostly from northern part of Xinjiang, my Turkish colleague Gurgun asked me whether I have visited Karez. I said unfortunately not, but I will go there to have a look.

On March 17th, I went to the Fire Mountain first because I have seen the fairy tales Journey to the West hundreds of times and dreamed of going there to have a look.

After a long journey in the baren land, I and my friends were almost scorched. I felt very disappointing because in the film it was such a dramatic scene, but in reality, it was dull and boring. Some artificial constructions tell the story of Journey to the West with Sun Wukong holding his Golden Stick and the Iron Fan Princess holding the Iron Fan. But what I saw is just the baren mountain ranges which look like many explosive fires. I was tired and wanted to escape the ancient graveyard which I felt quite regretful later.

We hurried up to the Karez which was the most important part that I like to see. The scene along the road is simply the yellow land, sand and wind.

But when we arrived in Tuokesun Town where the Karez museum sits, it was quite nice. The lunch was babecued mutton. The sun was strong and it felt wonderful. The spring indeed began in mid march.

According to historical research, Turpan used to have over 1270 Karez, but due to the draught, some Karez become dried. Now there are about 1100 Karez reaching about 5000 kilometers. And the trend is that it is becoming fewer and fewer. The reason is that Karez is difficult to maintain and the cost for it is too high. Instead, nowadays people began to use machine pump for agricultural irrigation.

But Karez was a great method for the ancient people to survive and live a better life. There are many theories in who invented the Karez. Some say it was introduced from Iran or Soviet Union, some say it was from Han Dynasty from Shaanxi, some say it was a combination of local invention with improvement from communication with outside world.

Whatever, Karez was listed a sone of the three greatest projects in ancient China together with the Great Wall and the Grand Canal.

I also believe great civilization exhisted in Turpan because those dried corpse themselves have shown that. Next time I like to talk about that.

2019 Journey to Turpan Xinjiang (1)-Grape Valley

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, May 7(Greenpost) — Turpan sits south of Urumqi and takes about two hours to drive and one hour by fast train there. Last year I visited northern part of Xinjiang and this year, I like to have a look at southern part with my own initiative and on my own expenditure.

Turpan is completely different from northern part of Xinjiang. The color is very different. Turpan is rich in sand and yellow land and is very hot because it is a basin, lowest basin in China.

But on the highway to Turpan, it was very windy and dusty. The land was barren and the wind was strong. Thus the wind power farm boasts to be the second largest one only second to Denmark. Xinjiang is really large with 1.66 million square kilometers and 56 ethnic groups.

During this trip due to time limitation, I just visited the Grape Valley and the Kare undergroud canals in Turpan.

With the help of Yusupu the driver (who is also an acrobatic teacher) and guide Mouhamoud (who is also an editor), I had visited Grape Valley and seen the houses where the Uygurs live. Their houses are not built by wood such as in Northern part of Xinjiang, but by mud and sand soil. It looks very earthy. I just wonder if there is heavy rain, will these houses survive? But the problem is exactly that it is very dry here and there is no rain almost all year round. The sunshine time is the longest in the whole country. The temperature is also very high. Thus the vegetables and fruits are very good at growing in this land. Thanks to the snow mountains, they can use the snow water to water crops.

I was impressed by the happy faces of these children. Some of them are Han and some of them are Hui. Yusupu was born in this city. He said in fact, most people in these areas speak Uygur languages. Even Han people can speak Uygur language because more than 70 percent of the people here are Uygurs.

Turpan enjoys a long civilization and has long history and culture.

Members Assembly of Acupuncture Science Association Sweden 2019 and a Seminar on International Promotion of TCM on Triangle Needling Method in Sweden held in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, May 4 (Greenpost) — Members Assembly of Acupuncture Science Association Sweden 2019 and a Seminar on International Promotion of TCM on Triangle Needling Method in Sweden were held in Stockholm on May 4 on Saturday.

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Secretary General Zhang Dongqing presided over the member assembly which were attended by about 30 members.

Xu Tie, representative of Chen Qingquan Science and Innovation Center in Sweden attended the meeting on behalf of Academician Chen Qingquan who gave a video opening remark at the beginning of the meeting. He emphasised the theory of TCM with the concept of prevention, relief, treatment and rehabilitation.

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President of ASAS Yang Chungui summarized his association’s work last year.

He said that they organized a seminar on triangle needling treatment method successfully last year.

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They went to China to get training and exchange ideas in international triangle needling seminar.

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He and Vice President Zhang Dongqing and Li Jian also went to Rome in Italy to give a lecture on triangle needling method to cure pain on their own cost.

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Vice President Wang from China’s TCM Institute visited Swedish TCM Acupuncture Education Base last year.

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Swedish Legislator and his secretary visited TCM education base to listen to the legislation team’s report last year.

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2018 international Acupuncture Moxibustion practice examination was held in Stockholm.

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Academician Chen Qingquan visited the education base and promoted the medical revolution concept and pointed out that the best way is the combination between the western and eastern medicine.

The ASAS will go with time and continue to improve its medical treatment level.

President Yang said the WHO has put the TCM into the 11th edition of the Global Medical Guidelines for the first time in 2019. TCM acupuncture is a sustainable medicine with low cost, no side effect and easy to get. It also makes the medical services more complete in addition to the strict biological medical model paying attention to individual diseases. By distinguishing individual symptoms and treat it with Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine has entered the modern era with the guidance of the big data and the medical treatment following the symptoms of the patients.

“Our Chinese doctor colleagues have formed a big family. We should continue to improve our diagnosis and treatment standards in order to give good and effective services to the Swedish patients. Academician Chen’s advanced rehabilitation concept combining prevention and treatment will promote the good cooperation between Chinese and western medicine. They will complement each other which will lead to a new medical revolution.

A new leading group in the association has been selected:

President: Yang Chungui,

Vice President and Secretory General: Zhang Dongqing

Vice President: Li Jian

Vice President: Lin Youji,

Deputy Secretary: Yukio Danisman

Member of the Council: Lin Defeng

Member of the Council: Yang Xi

Member of the Council: Chen Tiejun

Suppliant member : Nader

Suppliant member: Martin

Suppliant member: Wei Wei

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 Secretary General Zhang also introduced the competent teachers in the Swedish Acupuncture Education Base. Their supervisors are all the first class TCM experts in China.

Guiding professors are Liu Baoyan, Shi Xuemin, Tang Zuxuan, Liao Fulong, Wu Hanqing and Yang Guang.

The lecturers are Yang Chungui, Zhang Dongqing, Li Jian, Liao Rong, Lin Defeng, Reijo Pöyhöne, Yang Xi, Zhang Hongxia, Wei Wei and Lin Youji.

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 Lawyer Bengt talked about the progress made in legislation of TCM acupuncture in Sweden. Sweden has admitted TCM acupuncture in 1983. But so far many patients still cannot use medical care system to see Chinese doctors. They have to pay themselves. Bengt explained that parliamentarian Kjell Asplund has put the TCM acupuncture legislation requirement into his book which he will present to the parliament. Meanwhile, he stressed that TCM still needs to further improve itself and provide more scientific evidence.

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Yukio Danisman reported on finance balance and new member management system. He said that due to the increase of new members, the financial situation in the association is quite good. They will pay more attention to communication work in the future.

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Vice President Lin Youji reported on the compilation work in preparing for setting up standards of TCM acupuncture. The compilation personnel will include:

Honorary Chief Editor: Liu Baoyan

Proof reading editors: Shi Xuemin, Wu Hanqing, Reijo Pöyhöne
Chief Editor: Yang Chungui. Editor: Wei Wei, Yang Xi, Yukio Danisman, Lin Youji, Chen Tiejun, Nader. Proof reading: Zhang Dongqing, Li Jian, Ma Xuehong, Liao Rong, Lin Defeng. Editor in Charge: Lin Youji. It is expected that the needling standards will be issued in August and the acupuncture Safety Regulations will be issued in December this year.

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Eight members got their proficiency certificates as internationally registered acupuncture doctor.

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The assembly also gave a seminar on international promotion of the triangle needling method in Sweden.

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President Yang Chungui gave a lecture on the taboo acupuncture points in the body so that they will avoid mistakes. He also taught how to properly use the acupuncture needles. Based on his family inherited experience in acupuncture, he doesn’t suggest use of too long needles. Most of the time he uses 2.5 CM needles for acupuncture.

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Vice President Li Jian spoke Swedish to give a lecture on how to use acupuncture needles in treating the abdomen pain.
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Vice President and Secretary Zhang Dongqing gave a lecture on clinic application of the triangle needling method to treat pain in the waist.

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Doctor Lin Youji talked about the functions of the ear in connection with the acupuncture points.

The free treatment during the conference attracted about 20 patients to have a test of the TCM. They all expressed that the acupuncture and massage can substantially alleviate the pain especially in the neck.

During today's annual meeting, all our members have actively contributed to the successful holding of the meeting, the academic atmosphere was rich, commented Zhang Dongqing, Vice President of ASAS. He has talked in Swedish both in presiding over the meeting and giving academic lecture which is very impressive. 
Academician Chen Qingquan was known for his sustainable development concept, but he was also impressed by his idea on traditional Chinese Medicine. President Yang said Chen has pointed out the direction for TCM. 
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"I feel very excited to have obtained the proficiency certificate for international registered acupuncture doctor which I have dreamed of. I will continue to learn from all of you, especially President Yang, Vice President Zhang and Li who haved helped me. This will inspire me to continue to do a good job in providing good service to Swedish patients and promote traditional Chinese Medicine. I feel very happy to be in this association and like to make joint efforts to make our association better and better. "
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During today's seminar, the last part was about the acupuncture points in the ear. It turned out that there are links between the ear and the other organs in the body which help diagnosis for diseases. 

Photo and Text Xuefei Chen Axelsson

2019 Belt and Road Nordic Spring International Peace and Culture Festival Held in Sweden

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, April 29(Greenpost) –2019 Belt and Road Nordic Spring International Peace and Culture Festival and Kista Culture Day have been Held in Kista Folkhogskolan in Sweden.

The purpose of the festival is to promote cultural exchange between China and Sweden and different ethnic groups in Sweden as well as integration.

Host Fang Mingjie and Deyan
Chinese Cultural Counselor Chen Xiao

Xuefei Chen Axelsson President of China Europe Cultural Association
Sandra Pst Wordof Love speaks
Zhou Hong, Huang Xiaoyan, Xia Ping and others play Qipao show China’s Silk Road.
Huang Bingwang sings Moon in the Grassland
Mao Xinyue plays erhu Horse Racing.
Children choir led by Yang Xiaoyin.
Luan Dehan plays Why the flowers are so red?
Hao Jingxia plays Kunqu Opera Det eviga livets palats.
Xia Yiling plays Little Lucky.
Lu Xiangyu plays Chopin Fantasie Impromptu and Liu Yanghe River.
Xuefei Chen Axelsson sings I Pray with my heart.

Chen Keyi plays Mountains and Flowing Water. Qin.
Qipao Dance led by Zhou Hong, Xiaoyan and Xiaping.
Mao Xinyue plays Erhu sending public grain happily.
Lisa Chunying plays 64 style, Li Huimin plays 24 style and Xuefei plays 16 style Taiji.
Tan Jiayi plays modern dance.
Lili’s painting was displayed at the cultural festival.
collective photo.
People can taste Chinese tea from Fujian and watch the paintings from Hangzhou.
Meanwhile, you can appreciate Qin, an instrument which has 3000 years history in China.
Uganda choir performed African songs.
The audience can’t help dancing when they heard the lively African songs.
Piano students gave a performance.
Emilie and Amanda are the hosts for the children’s performance.
Paintings from Hangzhou Academy of Calligraphy and Paintings.
Xinjiang photos taken by Xuefei Chen Axelsson attracted a lot of students and teachers.

The festival was organized by China-Europe Cultural Association, Greenpost, Sverigekinesiska foreningen I kista Jinghua and cooperated with ABF, Kista Traff, Akademiska skola, kista folkhogskola, Ataljen 11, Chinese Teachers Association in Sweden, Shenyang Association in Sweden, Riksforbundet, sponsored by Qingtian Association in Sweden and Kinesiska Ambassaden, Stockholm Stad.

Photo by Wu Ming, Text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson.

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

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

The exhibition will last till the end of this month.

Xinjiang Photo Exhibition held in China Cultural Center in Stockholm

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.