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世界华文传媒论坛走过十届 用心用力用情铸造精品

  北欧绿色邮报网报道:第十届世界华文传媒论坛13日在河北石家庄落下帷幕,达成一系列成果,海内外嘉宾皆称收获满满。

  世界华文传媒论坛由国务院侨办、中国新闻社携手省级地方政府联合主办,秉持“联谊、交流、合作、发展”的宗旨,先后在南京、长沙、武汉、成都、上海、重庆、青岛、贵阳、福州、石家庄举办十届。经过近二十载的淬炼打磨,世界华文传媒论坛已成为在华文传媒领域享有高知名度和信誉度的精品工程、品牌工程。

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中新社副社长夏春平主持境外嘉宾代表大会发言环节。韩海丹 摄

  作为历届论坛会务筹备工作的负责人,中新社副社长兼副总编辑夏春平在接受记者专访时表示,虽然目前华文媒体相关的论坛、峰会不止一个,但世界华文传媒论坛每两年一届,成规模、成系统,“高大上”的品牌形象已获得世界范围内华文媒体的高度认可,并被列入国家级对外交流合作的重要平台之一。

  他表示,世界华文传媒论坛精品工程的铸造主要体现在规格高、业务专、成效实三个方面。

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世界华文传媒论坛已经成功举办了整整十届。本届论坛设计了一个特别致敬环节,共有12位海外华媒代表,连续十届都前来参会,可以说是“十朝元老”。中新社记者 韩海丹 摄

  规格高:打造权威高端平台

  据夏春平介绍,自时任国务院副总理钱其琛专程莅临在南京召开的首届世界华文传媒论坛会见与会代表并发表重要讲话以来,历届论坛均有幸邀请到国家领导人出席,彰显了论坛的公信力和权威性。

  参加论坛的华媒代表都是业界领军人物。2001年在南京举办的首届世界华文传媒论坛上,参会的海外华文媒体有130余家,此后与会海外华文媒体数量逐届递增,第十届论坛有400多家华文媒体高层出席。受邀华文媒体的广泛性遍及全球五大洲,而且报纸、杂志、电台、电视台、网络新媒体等媒体类型一应俱全。

  历届论坛还邀请中央主要新闻机构及国内有影响力媒体的负责人与会,并吸引了来自北京大学、清华大学、中国人民大学、复旦大学、武汉大学、中国传媒大学、厦门大学、暨南大学等知名高校的专家学者,共同探讨华文媒体的发展路径。

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10月12日,由国务院侨务办公室、河北省人民政府和中国新闻社共同主办的第十届世界华文传媒论坛在石家庄开幕。来自五大洲61个国家和地区的400多家华文媒体高层人士、中央主要新闻机构及国内有影响力媒体负责人等共600余位嘉宾参加论坛,以“牵手世界,见证时代——华文媒体的‘中国故事’”为主题展开对话交流。图为第十届世界华文传媒论坛高端论坛。中新社记者 韩冰 摄

  “业界、学界具有权威性的前沿代表齐聚一堂,大家共同切磋交流,展开观点争鸣,结下友谊,共同成长。”夏春平说,世界华文传媒论坛不仅让海外华文媒体觅得自身生存发展之道,还带起国内学术界相关课题研究热潮,这为全球华文媒体发展提供了较强参考路径。

  与此同时,夏春平表示,世界华文传媒论坛让海内外华文媒体得以实现更好的对话、交流与合作,对丰富中国对外传播模式发挥了重要作用。

  业务专:发挥深耕华媒优势

  夏春平说,作为主要为海外华文媒体提供多元化服务的通讯社,中新社自建立以来就与海外华文媒体有着天然紧密的联结。

  他说,建社67年来,中新社一直致力于为华文媒体打造各种量身定制的服务,包括提供文、图、视频稿件,制作海外报纸版面,扶持华文媒体开展上网工程等。在媒体融合时代,中新社目前正着力打造移动平台,构建全媒体矩阵,帮助华文媒体发展新媒体业务,从内容到形式,不断创新对华文媒体的服务。

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新媒体技术发展推动着传媒变革,中新社为更好地服务华媒,发挥自身技术优势,研制开发了“新萌系统”,为华媒提供全面的移动端“平台+内容”的服务解决方案。“新萌系统”启动仪式在第十届世界华文传媒论坛上举行。中新社记者 韩海丹 摄

  “借助深耕华文媒体优势,我们和世界各地的华文媒体已经成为深交多年的老朋友,我们了解海外华文媒体的发展动向、诉求等,在论坛筹备方面也就能更好地‘对症下药’。”夏春平说,作为论坛主办方之一,中新社努力为华文媒体提供最佳与会体验。

  每届论坛前,中新社都会尽全社之力成立专门工作团队,对论坛各项事宜进行统筹协调。从论坛日程及议题的拟定,到与会嘉宾的协调邀请,到论文的选编、年鉴的印制,甚至文案的字斟句酌、每个环节的呈现效果等,工作团队都一丝不苟,层层把关。

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历届论坛出版的《世界华文传媒年鉴》。 刘立琨 摄

  “每届论坛推出的主旨报告由专业团队精心撰写,对世界各地华文媒体的发展现状进行了调研、梳理、分析、提炼。”夏春平说,报告详述两年来世界华文媒体的发展状况,并研判华文媒体未来发展趋势。“如此细致专业,体现的是中新社服务华文媒体一直秉持的‘初心’”。

  成效实:突显实用性贴近性

  夏春平介绍说,从首届论坛主题为“面对新世纪的海外华文媒体”到第五届主题为“全球金融危机下的华文媒体”和“海外华文媒体与上海世博”,再到第十届主题为“牵手世界、见证时代——华文媒体的‘中国故事’”,历届论坛主题鲜明,议题紧扣热点,贴近媒体发展实际。

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历届世界华文传媒论坛出版的论文集。刘立琨 摄

  夏春平表示,历届论坛都会推出一系列成果,为华文媒体发展提供切实帮助。

  据介绍,自第二届论坛(2003年)起,历届论坛出版《世界华文传媒年鉴》,迄今已达数千万字,图片千余张,全面展现港澳台及海外华文媒体发展状况,兼具资料性、实用性、学术性,具有高度的学术交流和文献珍藏价值。

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第九届世界华文传媒论坛召开前夕,出版《我们的精神家园——世界华文传媒论坛》影像纪念集、《家园——“我与世界华文传媒论坛”征文作品集》《行走中国》影像纪念集。刘立琨 摄

  自第三届论坛(2005年)通过《武汉宣言》起,历届论坛都会通过以举办城市命名的宣言,藉以明志践行,得到与会代表的积极响应。

  此外,第四届论坛(2007年)起推出“媒体高端论坛”,第五届论坛(2009年)成立“世界华文媒体合作联盟”;第九届论坛(2017年)启动全球华语视频资讯共享中心、“一带一路”华媒协作云平台;第十届论坛(2019年)对华侨华人与“一带一路”建设信息平台进行升级等。

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10月13日,第十届世界华文传媒论坛在石家庄闭幕,闭幕式上,华侨华人与“一带一路”建设信息平台升级仪式举行。中新社记者 韩冰 摄

  历届论坛均面向华文媒体广泛征集论文,论文集总字数已超300万字,具有理性立论与实证数据,不少意见与建议可操作性极强,为华文传媒的研究提供珍贵资料和参考。

  每届论坛前后,组委会都组织采风采访路线,第十届论坛的采风线路更多达13条,超500人(次)参与。海外嘉宾通过分赴中国各个省区市,深入感受祖(籍)国的发展变化,同时以更客观的笔触讲好中国故事。

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资料图:2019年10月8日,正在长沙参加“行走中国-2019海外华文媒体高层湖南行”的27家海外华文媒体高层,在湖南长沙实地感受中国工程机械行业的新变化。中新社记者 杨华峰 摄

  “从孕育之初,世界华文传媒论坛就饱含了中新社服务海外华文媒体的真情实意。”夏春平说,论坛的不断成长壮大,更离不开世界各地华文媒体朋友的鼎力支持,“我们对此表示感恩、感谢”。

  他说,本届论坛专门设置了向连续参加十届论坛的华媒代表颁奖环节,“大家的每一份支持与信任,我们都记在心里。”

  夏春平称,世界华文传媒论坛不搞“花架子”、不唱“高调子”、只求“金点子”,怀着朴实的愿望,秉持匠人精神,真正为华文媒体发展寻觅机遇与方向,努力铸造精品。

  “恰逢新中国成立70周年,世界华文传媒论坛亦满十届,意义深远。”夏春平表示,世界华文传媒论坛将携手全球华文媒体继续同行。(来源:中新社/ 记者 马秀秀 )

十届论坛“架桥”初心未改 华媒故事未完待续

  北欧绿色邮报网报道:第十届世界华文传媒论坛今日在河北石家庄落下帷幕。走过十届历程,从2001到2019,从“六朝古都”南京到“燕晋咽喉”石家庄,任凭岁月流转、时空转换,世界华文传媒论坛“联谊、交流、合作、发展”的宗旨未变,为全球华文媒体架桥服务的“初心”未变。

  架起华媒人“回家看看”之桥

  在海外经营华文媒体,往往饱含了华媒人对祖(籍)国的深厚感情。

  远离故土,一个个方块字,一句句乡音,总能唤起海外华媒人情感的共鸣;而历届世界华文传媒论坛前后,通过主办方组织的十几条采风路线,华媒精英们分赴全国各省区市采访考察,得以近距离体验日新月异的乡容。

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世界华文传媒论坛已经成功举办了整整十届。本届论坛设计了一个特别致敬环节,共有12位海外华媒代表,连续十届都前来参会,可以说是“十朝元老”。中新社记者 翟羽佳 摄

  第十届世界华文传媒论坛采风路线多达13条,超500人(次)参与。在海南,海外华媒人看发展新貌,品侨乡变化;在贵州,海外华媒人深入乡村,学习“绿色致富路”;在湖南,海外华媒人感知传统与现代相融的湖湘文化魅力……

  一路走,一路看,一路倾听,一路思考。

  “20年前,可以到海南旅游的地方寥寥可数,这次一看,美丽乡村的田园美景、热带滨海风光、少数民族特色等都成为了海南旅游名片,交通设施建设一点都不比国外差。”在行走海南途中,曾为“闯海人”的加拿大星星文化传媒董事长袁志强发出如是感慨。

  “百姓富、生态美,此行真是来对了!”马来西亚世华媒体执行董事张聪表示,贵州的乡村在发展的同时兼顾生态环境保护,走出了一条“绿色致富路”,山乡巨变的经验值得借鉴。

  架起华媒交流学习之桥

  世界华文传媒论坛举办的初衷是为世界各地的各类华文媒体提供一个探讨、交流的平台。历届世界华文传媒论坛设置的议程都立足实际,以期回应海外华媒发展的各种关切。

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10月12日,由国务院侨务办公室、河北省人民政府和中国新闻社共同主办的第十届世界华文传媒论坛在石家庄开幕。图为高端论坛。 中新社记者 韩海丹 摄

  第十届世界华文传媒论坛上,《融通世界、见证时代——华文媒体与“中国故事”》的主旨报告,从传统媒体的式微与突破、新兴媒体的崛起与繁盛、媒体融合的开拓与提速三个方面梳理了华文媒体的发展现状。

  “转型求生·融合求变”高端论坛上,6位华文媒体大咖就海外华文媒体走好转型发展、融合共生之路展开高端对话,分享各自的经验和思考。

  在平行分论坛部分,传媒业界知名学者、中国国内新媒体行业翘楚以及海外华文媒体代表,就“移动互联时代的媒体应对之道”“大变局中如何讲好‘中国故事’”“中华文化的海外传播”“新时代·新使命·新模式”等议题展开深度讨论。

  “很多朋友的讲话很触动人心。”在分论坛后,缅甸金凤凰中文报社执行总裁张翀对讲述好中国故事首先需要壮大华文媒体自身平台、提升华媒公信力表示认同。

  “通过参加此次论坛各方面活动,我得到很多启发。”加拿大七天文化传媒主席尹灵说,未来七天传媒在华人社区之外,还会注重对其他族裔群体的传播,加强在新媒体方面的投入。

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10月13日,第十届世界华文传媒论坛举行四个分论坛,与会专家学者和华媒代表就移动互联时代的媒体应对之道、大变局中如何讲好“中国故事”、中华文化的海外传播、新时代·新使命·新模式等议题展开探讨。中新社记者 翟羽佳 摄

  架起华媒通往未来之桥

  历届世界华文传媒论坛期间,海外华媒朋友为自身发展寻觅到机遇与方向。

  第十届世界华文传媒论坛期间,海外华媒朋友了解到雄安新区建设、冬奥会筹备情况;论坛共发布了六项成果,其中包括华侨华人与“一带一路”建设信息平台全新升级、华文传媒移动客户端自助定制系统“新萌”发布等。

  尹灵告诉记者,下一步会和河北媒体在助力2022北京冬奥会和其他领域上进一步扩大合作。

  《斐济日报》总编辑杨鸿濂介绍,在参加完2013年世界华文传媒论坛后,专注纸媒的他意识到全媒体是华文媒体发展的趋势所在,次年其团队就从《斐济日报》单一业务,扩展到建立斐济华文传媒综合性媒体公司,“并在此后得到了大力发展。”

  此次来论坛,杨鸿濂对中新社推出的“新萌”系统很感兴趣,他说,系统为华媒提供了全面的移动端“平台+内容”的服务解决方案,这为华文媒体带来了绝佳的发展机会。

  闭幕式后,海内外嘉宾纷纷拍照留念。话别论坛,相逢有期,华文传媒的故事未完待续。(来源:中新社/ 记者 马秀秀 )

国际货币基金组织:对抗气候变迁 碳税是最强效方法

北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社据“中央社”报道:当地时间10日,国际货币基金(IMF)表示,全球的碳排污染大户国家应该一起同意课征碳税,未来十年每吨碳排征收75美元税金,让气候变迁维持在安全水平。对抗气候变迁,碳税是最强效方法。

  据报道,IMF呼吁即刻采取行动应对气候变迁,但近年来,主要经济体在对抗灾难性全球暖化的预防上意见不一致,导致政策扞格。

  IMF研究人员表示:“碳税是最强而有力且有效的工具,但前提是以公平、增进友好的方式实施。”

  2018年爆发“黄背心”示威并多次暴力流血后,法国政府因而暂缓把碳税提高至每吨50美元以上的计划。同时,美国总统特朗普宣布,将退出2015年签署的《巴黎气候协议》。

  据报道,这份报告赶在IMF和世界银行下周举行年度会议前公布,IMF新任总裁格奥尔基耶娃料将于会上,敦促会员国对气候变迁采取行动。

  根据IMF10日公布的这份研究报告内容,要防止全球气温较工业革命前升温超过2摄氏度,以达成《巴黎气候协议》目标,碳税是最有效的方法。加征碳税会提高电力、旅游、制造、运输和食品等碳排密集产业的成本。

  报道称,目前,全球平均的排放碳价为每吨2美元,想要达成《巴黎气候协议》目标,需由20国集团(G20)里的碳排大户集体在2030年之前把碳税提高至每吨75美元,才有可能实现。

  这份报告表示,对所有国家课征碳税可避免让没有缴税的国家“搭便车”,并让真正实施改革国家的产业能与其他国家竞争。

  但IMF研究人员承认,此举将造成令人却步、不均等的代价。调高碳税至每吨75美元,将使煤炭价格超过现有的3倍。加拿大电力价格将迅速上升超过30%,澳大利亚电价飙涨70%至90%。根据这份报告内容,大部分国家汽油价格将上涨5%至15%。(责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏)

德国各界谈新中国70年庆典和习近平讲话:中国越发自信地前行

北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社(记者 彭大伟)报道:新中国成立70周年庆祝大会10月1日在北京隆重举行,盛大的阅兵仪式、群众游行和国庆联欢活动令世人瞩目。德国政商等各界人士近日在采访中向中新社记者表示,经过70年的发展,中国已成为全球经济综合实力和创新能力最强的国家之一,中国国家主席习近平发表的重要讲话更是表明,中国正在自己开创的道路上越发自信地前行。
  德国中国问题专家、黑森州欧洲及国际事务司前司长博喜文(Dr. Michael Borchmann)注意到,习近平在庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年大会上发表讲话时指出:“今天,社会主义中国巍然屹立在世界东方,没有任何力量能够撼动我们伟大祖国的地位,没有任何力量能够阻挡中国人民和中华民族的前进步伐。”
  “这不仅鼓舞着中国人民,也向国际社会释放出积极正面的信号。”博喜文表示,当前全球经济受保护主义抬头和逆全球化的影响,充满不确定性。在这一背景下,人们隆重庆祝新中国成立70周年,“一方面这七十年的历史完全理直气壮地值得骄傲,另一方面中国的未来发展前景也为中国人民和世界人民带来希望。”
  “在当前充满不安和焦虑的世界中,中国正继续走在稳定发展的道路上,并将继续扮演世界的稳定因素。”博喜文这样描述他对习近平讲话的印象。
  德国知名中国问题专家、资深驻华记者弗兰克·泽林同样注意到了习近平的上述讲话。他在德媒撰文指出,习近平在讲话中不仅强调“没有任何力量能够阻挡中国人民和中华民族的前进步伐”,同时还强调将“坚持和平发展道路,奉行互利共赢的开放战略,继续同世界各国人民一道推动共建人类命运共同体”。
  “当1949年10月1日中华人民共和国成立时,大概没有人能够想到,中国会发展得如此迅速。”弗兰克·泽林认为,70年的发展已令中国成为全球最具综合实力和创新能力的国家之一。  
   作为中国奉行互利共赢开放战略,同世界各国人民一道推动共建人类命运共同体的具体体现,“一带一路”倡议同样成为德国各界人士关注的焦点。德国下莱茵工商会主席兰德斯表示,70年前,中华人民共和国成立;68年前,德国正式成为当时的“关贸总协定”(世贸组织前身)成员国。如今,中国已发展成为世界第二大经济体,德国则正在寻求通过加强同中国的合作发掘新的机遇。
    兰德斯指出,横跨亚欧大陆的古丝绸之路在2000多年后重焕生机活力,书写新的传奇。颇具经济与区位优势的德国莱茵—鲁尔地区积极与中国相向而行,从“一带一路”建设中共同获益,具有重要现实依据和现实潜力。
  “‘一带一路’倡议无疑为北威州全面加强对华交流合作提供了新的领域和空间。”德国北威州经济部长平克瓦尔特表示,在当今世界经济贸易形势下,“一带一路”倡议可以为国际发展合作提供有效平台。他指出,北威州、德国乃至整个欧洲应该迅速行动起来,积极稳妥地加强同中方在“一带一路”建设领域的对接和磨合,共同为国际合作开辟新的路线、新的动力。
  德国杜伊斯堡港作为欧洲最大内河多式联运港口,近年来深度参与了“一带一路”建设。杜伊斯堡港董事会主席兼首席执行官斯塔克表示,德国企业有充分理由从长远和战略高度,积极携手中方共同推动“一带一路”成为各参与方的共赢之路。(责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏)        

(新中国70年)国际社会热议习近平讲话:从70年奋斗史中“读懂”中国

北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社(记者 吴旭)报道:    在庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年之际,中共中央总书记、国家主席、中央军委主席习近平在国家勋章和国家荣誉称号颁授仪式、国庆招待会及庆祝大会上分别发表的重要讲话受到国际社会持续高度关注。国际舆论普遍认为,讲话深刻总结了70年来中国发展的历史经验,阐明了中国坚定走和平发展道路的决心和面向未来的信心。

  提供发展经验 增进世界了解

  习近平在庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年招待会上讲话中指出,中国人民发愤图强、艰苦创业,创造了“当惊世界殊”的发展成就。
  “中国人民70年来的发展经验是一个令人难以置信的成功故事。”美国智库席勒研究所研究员布莱恩•兰兹在接受中新社记者采访时说,中国从过去贫穷到如今发展成为世界第二大经济体,现代化前进的步伐让世界惊叹。
  印度尼西亚战略与国际研究中心高级研究员韦罗妮卡·萨拉斯瓦蒂接受媒体采访时感慨道,习主席的讲话“令人振奋”,中国发展取得伟大成就与中国人民的艰苦奋斗和乐观团结的精神密不可分。
  美国库恩基金会主席罗伯特·库恩表示,他从讲话中感受到了中国面向未来的自信。中国在减贫领域取得的成绩是人类发展史上的伟大传奇。
  新加坡《联合早报》注意到习主席讲话强调了“团结”,提出要“巩固全国各族人民的大团结”“增强各党派、各团体、各民族、各阶层以及各方面的大团结”。
  俄罗斯科学院远东研究所首席研究员罗扎利娅·瓦尔法洛夫斯卡娅在谈到中国自1949年以来的发展道路时表示,在阅读中国国家领导人的讲话和一些文件时会发现,经济改革在中国发展中发挥了有效作用。这其中不仅包含了中华民族哲学思想,而且还运用了经济学理论、管理学知识等。因此能在改革和现代化建设各个阶段及时应对时代挑战。

    展现中国决心 提振世界信心

  习近平在庆祝大会上发表讲话指出,70年来,全国各族人民同心同德、艰苦奋斗,取得了令世界刮目相看的伟大成就。今天,社会主义中国巍然屹立在世界东方,没有任何力量能够撼动我们伟大祖国的地位,没有任何力量能够阻挡中国人民和中华民族的前进步伐。
  拉丁美洲通讯社、新加坡《联合早报》等在报道中均援引了习近平的这段话,报道称这凸显了无论外界环境如何变化,中国始终抱有不惧风险、坚定发展的决心。
  俄罗斯国立研究大学高等经济学院东方学学院院长安德烈·卡尔涅耶夫在接受俄媒采访时说,中国摆脱了“毁灭和纷争的状态”,变成了一个独立的强大国家,这是第一个30年的成就。通过改革提高中国人民的生活水平,走向繁荣是第二个30年的成就。现阶段,世界目睹了中国成为非常强大并且有影响力的大国,中国的发展前景更加光明。
  在菲律宾前总统、菲中了解协会名誉主席阿罗约看来,“中国正走在一条康庄大道上”。她说,中国是当今世界主要国家当中最具活力和快速增长的经济体,是发展中国家的重要合作伙伴,是维护和发展开放世界经济的有力倡导者。
  “现在一个国家的发展最需要的是人才,每个领域的人才越多,国家越能获得发展,这是不言而喻的道理。”日本著名经济学家、国际贸易投资研究所主任研究员江原规由告诉记者,他对习主席在国家勋章和国家荣誉称号颁授仪式上的重要讲话印象深刻。“这能激发各领域人才在更高层次上做出成绩,焕发为国贡献的精神,能培育出更多人才。中国若能继续这样孕育人才,未来发展大有可期。”

  中国开放发展 带来世界机遇

  “中国的发展故事也是对人类发展事业的巨大贡献。”巴基斯坦国立科技大学教授泽米尔·阿万说,习主席在讲话中表示继续同世界各国人民一道推动共建人类命运共同体,这表明中国在积极推动与各国共同发展。
  新西兰—中国关系促进委员会首席执行官史蒂芬·杰柯陛认为,各国将在和中国的合作中获得更多机会,比如通过“一带一路”倡议,可以在更广阔的空间里实现与其他国家的联动发展。
  马来西亚著名学者胡逸山表示,随着“一带一路”倡议的提出,中国和东盟关系进入了一个全新阶段。这一倡议将给东盟地区发展带来新机遇。
  “习主席的讲话回顾了中国过去70年的成就和贡献,也重申了中国在内政外交上的原则和立场。”捷克查理大学捷中交流中心执行董事米洛什·巴拉班在接受媒体采访时说,无论是“一带一路”倡议还是亚洲基础设施投资银行,中国都在为世界提供更多合作发展的平台。
  “这70年,中国一路走来并不容易。”《联合早报》在一篇评论中这样写道,经过70年的发展,中国今天已经是全球第二大经济体。中国综合国力提升,不仅反映在经济上,在战略实力以及国际影响力方面也举足轻重。而这是中国的机会,同样也是世界的机遇。(责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏) 

(新中国70年)国际社会眼中的新中国国庆70周年

北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社(记者 刘旭)报道:  10月1日,新中国迎来70华诞。从盛大的阅兵式,到群众联欢活动,国际社会高度聚焦这次庆典,勾勒出他们眼中的新中国国庆70周年。

  盛大仪式:对人民的敬意

  10月1日上午,庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年大会在北京天安门广场隆重举行,随后举行盛大的阅兵式和群众游行。
  阿联酋驻华大使阿里·扎希里在现场观看了阅兵式。他在接受中新社记者采访时说:“对于中国而言,今天是重要的一天。”他介绍,阿联酋有约30万中国侨民,是中国侨民人数最多的中东国家。阿联酋人民将和他们共同庆祝这一节日。酋长国宫殿、哈利法塔、阿拉伯塔酒店等阿联酋标志性建筑也以鲜艳的红色灯光排列出“中国生日快乐”字样。
  扎希里说,“军队是国家的基础力量,人民是建设国家的原始动力,今天的盛大阅兵就代表了中国人民解放军对人民的敬意。”“我在此向中华人民共和国致以衷心的祝贺。”
  同样在现场观看阅兵式和群众游行的巴基斯坦记者萨博利告诉中新社记者:“今天是新中国成立70周年,也是国际上盛大的节日。这是新中国历史上最大规模的阅兵,对我来说,在现场观看阅兵,并看到中国不同省份和民族的群众表演是一次很棒的经历。”

  武器亮相:新技术彰显军事实力

  1日的阅兵式后,美国在线问答网站Quora上出现了一个提问:“中国70周年国庆阅兵式上令你印象最深刻的是什么?”网友Godefroy Meynard的回答获得了2000多次阅读。在他看来,东风-17常规导弹的首次公开亮相让他印象最为深刻。他认为,东风-17导弹技术非常复杂,这证明中国已经迅速发展成为一个创新能力强国,能够在民用和军事技术领域处于领先地位。
  近一个月来,东风-41洲际战略核导弹会否亮相国庆70周年阅兵备受外界猜测。1日的阅兵场上,东风-41洲际战略核导弹“压轴登场”,为悬念揭晓答案,也引发境外媒体的“强势围观”。
  新加坡《联合早报》在一系列关于中国国庆的报道中特别提到,备受外界关注的东风-41洲际战略核导弹在阅兵上压轴登场,它是中国战略核力量的重要支撑。
  英国《金融时报》形容,东风-41是阅兵展示中“皇冠上的宝石”。消息说,直到最近,西方防务专家们还认为这款武器尚在研制中。
  澳大利亚悉尼麦考瑞大学亚太安全研究专业教授贝茨·吉尔认为,东风-41的展示在各种意义上来说都是一个高光时刻,显示了中国在这一领域的技术实力,也传达了有关中国核威慑能力的信息。
  法新社、路透社、美国有线电视新闻网、日本《朝日新闻》等媒体也特别关注了东风-41导弹的公开亮相,对这款武器的威力和射程给予了高度评价,认为它代表中国已拥有高度先进的打击能力,是中国军事和科技实力的最新展示。

  70年巨变:成就致敬奋斗1日清早,英国《卫报》记者Emma Graham-Harrison就来到天安门广场为当天的报道做准备。她在文中称,1949年10月1日中华人民共和国成立时,中国刚经过内战,国力贫穷,只好让17架飞机在阅兵式上飞了两遍,而如今的国庆阅兵式展示出70年来中国发生的变化。
  阿联酋驻华大使扎希里也特别提及了中国的发展成就,他说,70年来,中国在各方面取得了瞩目发展。当前,中国对全球经济增长的贡献率已经高达30%左右,中国的发展迈上了新的台阶。他表示,阿中全面战略合作伙伴关系将两国联系得更加紧密,阿中两国正努力践行共同繁荣、共享经济成果的价值观。
  上午的阅兵式后,天安门广场上进行了以“同心共筑中国梦”为主题的群众游行。法新社称,盛大的群众游行,70辆花车描绘了中国的最伟大成就。“北京希望展现自己的军事现代化、政治团结和保护自身利益的决心。”报道援引一名分析人士的话说。
  在中国政法大学就读国际法专业的韩国留学生裴旦琵是当天群众游行方阵的一员。“我所在的方阵主题为‘人类命运共同体’。来自五湖四海的人们,像‘命运’一般聚在北京,共同庆祝新中国成立70周年。虽然身体有些疲倦,但我们外国人也觉得这一天非常难得,与中国人一样以期待的心情等待这一天!”
  裴旦琵说,彩车和各个游行方阵代表着中国的民族、经济、文化和外交等中国的发展成就。“我想这是因为中国人非常爱国且有共同的目标,如今中国这些成就是中国人为同一个梦想一起奋斗的结果。”
  韩国留学生肖禹榛同样参加了群众游行方阵,“几十年以来,中国的经济在高速发展的同时,也带动了亚洲经济的发展,并使非洲一些国家受益。中国这个拥有五千年文明的古国,正用其独特的方式,向世界展示了它自身的魅力。”肖禹榛说,“衷心祝愿中国生日快乐!”(责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏) 

从国庆阅兵色彩看中国军队发展

 北欧绿色报网报道:10月1日在北京举行的国庆70周年阅兵备受各方关注。“战旗红”“导弹绿”“维和蓝”“多彩色”……若将当天的阅兵场比作一块画布,这些中国军队描绘出的缤纷色彩则映射出中国全面推进国防和军队现代化建设的历程。

  战旗中的红色基因

  “为什么战旗美如画,英雄的鲜血染红了她。”战旗方队行驶在装备方队的最前面,领队为解放军五大战区的指挥员。100面代表荣誉功勋部队的战旗迎风飘扬,成为阅兵场中的醒目亮色。

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图为受阅的战旗方队。中新社记者 盛佳鹏 摄

  战旗方队展示了土地革命战争时期、抗日战争时期、解放战争时期以及新中国成立以来荣誉功勋部队的战旗,增强阅兵活动的历史纵深感、厚重感,表达对革命先烈的深切缅怀、对荣誉功勋部队的始终铭记、对优良传统作风的接续传承。中国官方评价,这是红色基因传承接续的有力体现。

  “一部战旗就是一部史诗。”阅兵领导小组办公室副主任蔡志军说,在阅兵中展示战旗,就是为了强化对我党我军光荣历史的铭记、对革命先烈和英雄的缅怀、对荣誉功勋的尊崇,激励全军官兵牢记初心使命,矢志强军兴军,努力在新时代伟大征程上建立新的功勋。

  方队中的“导弹绿”

  身着墨绿色军装,受阅的火箭军方队走过天安门广场。作为中国大国地位的战略支撑和维护国家安全的重要基石,中国人民解放军火箭军首次以战略军种名义亮相国庆阅兵。

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图为受阅的火箭军方队。中新社记者 杜洋 摄

  代表改革强军中成立的新军种,“导弹绿”的背后是中国本轮深化国防和军队改革的成果。进入新时代,适应世界新军事革命发展趋势和国家安全需求,中国全面推进国防和军队现代化建设,全面深化国防和军队改革,着力解决体制性障碍、结构性矛盾、政策性问题,迈出了强军兴军历史性步伐。

  此次阅兵是中国特色社会主义进入新时代的首次国庆阅兵,也是中国军队全面改革重塑后的第一次整体亮相。中国全力推进改革强军的成效由是可见。

  守护和平的“维和蓝”

  在1日的阅兵中,维和部队方队作为最后一个受阅的徒步方队闪亮登场。头上蓝色的贝雷帽、胸前蓝色的丝巾、臂膀上蓝色的联合国维和部队臂章,“维和蓝”是这支“中国蓝盔方队”的亮丽色彩。

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图为受阅的维和部队方队。中新社记者 杜洋 摄

  从1990年起,中国军队先后参加了24项联合国维和行动,累计派出维和官兵4万余人次,有13名中国军人牺牲在维和一线。目前,中国有2500余名官兵在联合国7个任务区和联合国总部执行维和任务,被联合国誉为“维和行动的关键因素和关键力量”。

  此次阅兵是维和部队方队首次亮相国庆阅兵。参与组建方队的部队大多执行过国际维和任务,官兵足迹遍布利比里亚、马里、刚果(金)、黎巴嫩、苏丹和南苏丹。中国官方表示,中国军队将一如既往坚定支持联合国维和事业,用坚毅与奉献书写维护和平的大国担当,用行动与实践推动构建人类命运共同体。

  “多彩”中的能力体现

  橄榄绿、天空蓝、浪花白……当战略支援部队方队接受检阅时,身着不同军兵种服装的官兵通过天安门广场,汇成当天阅兵活动中的“多彩”色。

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10月1日上午,庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年大会在北京天安门广场隆重举行。图为受阅的特战装备方队。中新社记者 毛建军 摄

  “联合”是此次阅兵的关键词之一。无论是成立阅兵联合指挥部、由相关军兵种联合编组多个徒步方队,还是统筹各军兵种作战力量运用编组装备方队、根据空中联合行动样式编组多个空中梯队,抑或是以联勤保障部队为主实施联合保障,此次阅兵的各方面、各环节都注重、体现、实现了联合。

  联合作战是现代战争的基本作战形式,实现军兵种联合、提升联合作战能力是中国军队改革强军的主要发展方向。据此而观,中国军队改革调整后的联战、联训、联保能力在此次阅兵中得以充分体现。(记者陈雪霏 责任编辑查正富)

来源:中新社

时评:习近平勾勒中华民族伟大复兴“时空轨迹”

北欧绿色邮报网报道:中国的昨天已经写在人类的史册上,中国的今天正在亿万人民手中创造,中国的明天必将更加美好。

  新中国成立70周年这天,中共中央总书记、国家主席、中央军委主席习近平在天安门城楼上,勾勒出中华民族伟大复兴的“时空轨迹”。

  ——从当下看往过去,这条轨迹上写就了经验和自信。

  70年前的今天,就在同一个地方,毛泽东宣告了新中国的成立。

  中华民族自此出发,改变了近代以后100多年积贫积弱、受人欺凌的悲惨命运,开启伟大复兴的历史征程。

  70年间,中国民众用同心同德的艰苦奋斗,取得了让人刮目相看的成就。

  这一成就,可以通过中国在世界上位置的变化来观察。

  从一穷二白出发,中国如今已是世界第二大经济体、制造业第一大国、货物贸易第一大国、商品消费第二大国、外资流入第二大国、外汇储备第一大国……

  这一成就,也可以通过中国自身发展进程来描述。

  在70年跨越式发展后,中华民族伟大复兴前景更为光明。

  习近平曾明确表示,中国比历史上任何时期都更接近、更有信心和能力实现中华民族伟大复兴的目标。

  此次讲话中,习近平再一次展现出对实现这一目标的强烈自信:没有任何力量能够撼动我们伟大祖国的地位,没有任何力量能够阻挡中国人民和中华民族的前进步伐。

  中央党校教授戴焰军说,这一自信源于中国从站起来、富起来到强起来的发展经历,这一自信也将影响中国未来的道路选择。

  ——从当下展望未来,这条轨迹明确了任务和方法。

  要实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦,中国接下来还需要提升发展水平。

  着眼这一任务,习近平表示,要坚持中国共产党领导,坚持人民主体地位,坚持中国特色社会主义道路,全面贯彻执行党的基本理论、基本路线、基本方略,不断满足人民对美好生活的向往,不断创造新的历史伟业。

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10月1日晚,庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年联欢活动在北京天安门广场举行。图为焰火表演。中新社记者 张兴龙 摄

  戴焰军说,上述三个“坚持”源于中国自身发展经验。过去70年的实践说明,在中国共产党领导下,中国才有民族独立和人民解放;中国共产党时刻保持同人民血肉联系,才能最大限度调动各方资源;中国特色社会主义道路已被证明是一条通往未来的正确之路。

  要实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦,中国还需要完成国家统一。

  习近平曾表示,实现祖国完全统一,是实现中华民族伟大复兴的必然要求。换言之,只要祖国还没有完全统一,中华民族就谈不上真正意义上的伟大复兴,中华民族所企盼的中国梦也不圆。

  习近平此次明确提出任务,要求坚持“和平统一、一国两制”的方针,保持香港、澳门长期繁荣稳定,推动海峡两岸关系和平发展,团结全体中华儿女,继续为实现祖国完全统一而奋斗。

  要实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦,中国还需要回应世界对于“国强必霸”的疑虑。

  习近平此次要求,坚持和平发展道路,奉行互利共赢的开放战略,继续同世界各国人民一道推动共建人类命运共同体。

  从昨天到今天再到明天,习近平此次讲话勾勒出的中华民族伟大复兴的“时空轨迹”,既对当下中国从哪来做出回顾又对中国未来向哪儿去做出安排。

  国家行政学院教授竹立家表示,在习近平提到的五个“坚持”,既有中国下一步发展的明确任务,也有可行方法,还有准确定位,这些“坚持”共同绘制出中国下一步发展的蓝图。(责任编辑查正富 特派主编记者陈雪霏)

来源:中新网

15次国庆阅兵,见证新中国军事“正能量”

北欧绿色邮报网援引中新社(作者 李京泽 张素)报道:  庆祝新中国成立70周年阅兵10月1日在北京举行,天安门广场迎来新中国成立以来的第15次国庆阅兵。

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10月1日上午,庆祝中华人民共和国成立70周年大会在北京天安门广场隆重举行。中新社记者 盛佳鹏 摄

  此前14次国庆阅兵分别是在1949年至1959年每年举行一次,以及1984年、1999年和2009年各举行一次。每次阅兵时长从50分钟到150分钟不等。这些历史片段拼凑在一起,映射出时代变幻的风云,亦见证了新中国军事力量的发展。

  1949年10月1日,毛泽东在开国大典上向世界庄严宣告:“中华人民共和国中央人民政府今天成立了!”随后举行的阅兵式上,因为飞机太少,第一批飞机飞越天安门后,又回转再次受阅。

  那年,受阅的陆海空三军部队共16400余人。受阅装备有轻重武器110多种,其中包括日制九七式“老头坦克”、德制七九步枪和150毫米“花炮”等,它们产自24个国家的98家工厂,皆为缴获的杂牌武器,因此这一年的受阅装备被戏称为“万国牌”。

  直至1954年国庆阅兵,“万国牌”才逐渐退出历史舞台,取而代之的是苏式武器装备。装备基本统一,标志着中国人民解放军武器装备水平的提高。

  1984年国庆阅兵,新中国自行设计制造的战略导弹首次公开亮相,受阅武器装备全部为中国自行研制,“万国牌”终成“中国造”。新中国成立60周年国庆阅兵时,受阅的52型、500多台(套)装备标志着中国人民解放军基本形成具有中国特色的现代化武器装备体系。

  此次国庆70周年阅兵,受阅的各型飞机160余架、装备580台(套)均为国产现役主战装备,其中包括部分新型装备,集中展现了中国军队联合作战装备体系构成,比较充分地体现了中国国防科研自主创新能力。

  从“万国牌”到“中国造”,国庆阅兵展现了中国军事武器装备的发展,受阅方队的变化,也体现着中国军事力量的发展。

  1949年开国大典阅兵式上,由于牵引力量不足,骑兵师由三个骑兵团和一个由骡马拖曳的75毫米野炮营组成。1951年国庆阅兵,火炮方队中仍有部分是由骡马牵引,但不同于两年前的阅兵,尚存在的“马拉炮”恰恰象征着中国人民解放军从“骡马化”向“摩托化”方向转变。同年,伞兵部队、火箭炮部队、防空兵部队等新兵种亮相,由华北老解放区民兵代表组成的民兵大队也是首次参加国庆阅兵。

  1955年国庆阅兵是中国人民解放军实行军衔制后首次阅兵,受阅官兵佩戴肩章、领章,军容严整;1956年国庆阅兵是新中国成立以来唯一一次雨中阅兵,受阅官兵精神饱满,踏着水花前进;1957年,受阅人数为7064名,是历次阅兵中规模最小的一次。

  1999年世纪之交,在新中国成立50周年国庆阅兵中,改革开放新时期诞生的陆军航空兵、海军陆战队、武警特警、预备役等部队首次受阅。空中梯队也由1984年的4个上升到10个。

  女民兵队伍最早在1958年国庆阅兵时亮相。新中国成立60周年国庆阅兵,中国首批战斗机女飞行员驾驶着教练机,从天安门城楼上空飞过。也是在这一年,受阅部队已涵盖陆军、海军、空军、第二炮兵和武警、民兵预备役等所有军兵种部队。

  作为新时代的首次国庆阅兵,新中国成立70年国庆阅兵是共和国武装力量全面重塑后的首次整体亮相。按改革重塑的中国特色现代军事力量体系,编组徒步受阅方队,全军各大单位均有力量参阅,其中文职人员方队、维和部队方队等均为首次亮相。

  15次阅兵见证了人民军队的日益壮大,见证了国家的发展。百米阅兵道,70年强军路,这背后是军事力量发展、国家的富强和民族复兴的漫漫征途。(责任编辑查正富 主编陈雪霏)

Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou on China’s Achievements and Challenges

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

October 1 marks the 70th anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China. Upon this date, Xuefei Chen Axelsson had an exclusive interview with Ambassador Gui Congyou on Sept. 14, 2019.

Stockholm, Sept. 16(Greenpost) – Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou has said that Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, CPC, through unremitting efforts and hard work of the past 70 years, have experienced profound economic and social transformation from a poor and weak China to a relatively healthy wealthy society。This is a historic leap forward towards our goal of realizing the great rejuvenation  of China. 

Ambassador Gui made this remark during an exclusive interview with Xuefei Chen Axelsson, chief editor and founder of Green Post(www.greenpost.se) , a Swedish Chinese media aiming at promoting sustainable development in Sweden and building bridge between China and Sweden. 

“Over the past 70 years, especially over the past 40 years of development, over 1.3 billion people have all used mobile phones and internet in addition to having enough food and clothes.  China’s contribution to world economic development surpasses 30 percent.  China continues to be the second largest destination of foreign direct investment. China becomes more open minded and more confident than before. Such a China will create more opportunities for the world. ” said Gui. 

A series of figures show that Chinese people’s disposable per capita income has increased nearly 60 times more than that in 1949, 20 times more than that in 1978. China’s average life expectancy reaches  77 years old and over 800 million people have been lifted out of poverty. 

“China has been a good member in safeguarding the world peace, a good peace builder, development contributor and international order keeper.” 

Gui said that China has planned to completely eliminate absolute poverty by 2020 and realize modernization by 2035 and basically reach the middle developed countries level by 2050 and followed this road map to go forward step by step. 

He said during this process, China also initiated the Belt and Road initiative and helped those countries who like to join this initiative and shared Chinese technologies and innovations, for example the Beidou Navigation system. 

Talking about challenges ahead, Gui said the Chinese average GDP has not reached ten thousand dollars yet, which is less than 20 percent of the Swedish average GDP. Chinese development is not very balanced and western regions still need further development while eastern regions have developed much better. 

By the end of next year, China still needs to eradicate the absolute poverty by 10 million people(which is equivalent  almost the whole Swedish population). 

Gui said China still faces the challenge of enjoying a better environment in some areas in China. But Chinese people are determined to solve its problems and challenges while developing further with higher quality. Through 70 years of development experiences, Chinese people are confident that they will realize their development goal along with achieving the United Nations 2030 development goals. 

On Sino-Swedish relations,  Ambassador Gui spoke highly of bilateral relations. 

“About 260 years ago, Swedish Gothenburg Boat sailed to China and opened a marine route to China. Sweden became the first western country to establish diplomatic relations with China and signed technical cooperation agreements with China.”

During the new development era, China and Sweden have become the largest trade partners with each other between Nordic countries and Asia. 

So far there are 9000 Chinese students studying in Sweden and becoming the largest number of overseas students group.  In addition to Air China, Eastern Airline also opened direct flight between Stockholm and Shanghai coping with the increasing number of tourists.  China EU express also opened its maiden voyage with Swedish timber export to China last year. 

About his impression on Sweden, Ambassador Gui said that Swedish King Carl Gustav VXI told him to visit all over Sweden and have a good look when he met the King.  And he did visit up north to the countryside, down to the south and east and west of Sweden. He felt Sweden is really beautiful. 

He found Swedish people’s awareness of environmental protection and climate is high. And most of them are very friendly. 

“I think Sweden and China are mutually complementary in green tech cooperation and environmental protection. We can deepen the cooperation in this and other  fields. ” said Gui. 

About the question with media, Ambassador Gui said that media is a bridge between the two sides by expressing opinions and stances of the two sides. Only when he found some media facts were not correct, he would like to point out the facts which provide with true information.

“I found those incorrect information show that the writer has never been to China or get a full picture about China. China has really made great progress over the past years. With the rapid development of new technology, such as internet and high speed train,  China’s progress for the better also speeded up. Welcome Swedish media to visit China and have a good look. ” said Ambassador Gui. 

Full Chinese version please see the following link.

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.

Opinion: Xinjiang is safe Xinjiang is making great progress

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, July 15 (Greenpost) — Chinese government is determined to solve the Xinjiang problem and they wanted to solve it from the basic, economic development.

I went to Xinjiang last year from August 24-September 2 to visit many places in Xinjiang.

I was told that before 2016, Xinjiang was suffering a lot of violence and potential terrorists attacks. Since July 5, 2009 when the largest scale and most severe violence took place in Xinjiang, Xinjiang people had been suffering from the terrorist attacks in many ways. People were afraid to go to street or go to the market places. But since 2016 when a series of measures were taken to uproot the root cause of terrorism, China opened education centres while investing massive amount of money in building infrastructure and creating more jobs.

When I was in Xinjiang many people said now Xinjiang was safe and there was no bombing at all. More tourists visited Xinjiang and Xinjiang also opened its arms to more tourists. Xinjiang becomes very popular and tourism became a pillar industry.

Traditionally people often think of Xinjiang as a poor province and a difficult area. But in fact, Xinjiang is a rich area full of various resources and beautiful environment. Xinjiang is proud of its various environment. For example along the road from Urumqi to Dabancheng and Turpan, there is a lot of wind and large wind farms are established to supply green energy to Xinjiang and all over China.

The problem started from the uneven development in China plus the three forces from outside to disturb. Because China started opening up in eastern region and eastern provinces developed first. Now it is time for western China to develop.

Since Xi Jinping became President, hundreds of billions of yuan have been invested in Xinjiang to create jobs and improve living standards.

So far, Xinjiang people enjoy a much better life and feel much safer. Those who were educated are gradually released and found jobs for a living.

It is understandable that the security is tight and more strict rules are implemented. It is believed that Xinjiang will be better and better.

If you like to read more about Xinjiang, just click the key word Xinjiang, you will find my report about Xinjiang.

Why Did Sweden Set Free Qiao Jianjun first and then arrest him again?

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, July 4(Greenpost) — Recently when I heard Kina from a news watched by my husband, I was attracted to it and had a look at the news. Then I replayed it with his computer and got to know that Qiao Jianjun was arrested because America wanted him.

It is really interesting to see this news and think of Swedish Supreme Court and Police behaviour.

Earlier, I saw the picture that Qiao was arrested again and he said he got evidence and he denied all the accusations.

Who is Qiao Jianjun? Greenpost reported in early report that Qiao was suspected to be the No. 3 out of 100 wanted suspects by the Chinese Police. These 100 wanted suspects were accused of corruption crimes and huge amount of embezzlement or appropriation of public money. Most of them used to work in the State owned enterprises.

So far, 55 of them have gone back to China to surrender either willingly or being extradited and have experienced fair trial according to China’s judicial procedures.

Qiao was suspected to be the one who worked in Henan Branch of China’s Food Group, a key state owned corporation. He was accused to have taken 300 million yuan to escape to America in 2011. His ex wife Zhao Xiaolan divorced him in 2001 and later went to America and bought a lot of properties including a villa, a shop and others.

Qiao changed his name and married again and came to Sweden in 2011 according to reports. After long time investigation, Chinese police was almost certain that he was Qiao, the suspect they were looking for and informed Swedish police hoping that they would cooperate to crack down on crimes.

Swedish police arrested Qiao last year and kept him in detention. But on June 19th, the Supreme Court decided to set him free. According to reports from the Swedish and international media that the action had something to do with the Hong Kong situation where the students were against the revision of law to extradite suspects to the place where they had criminal actions.

It was reported that the revision of the law in Hong Kong was caused by a case between Hong Kong and Taiwan which saw the loopholes in the law. According to Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry briefing, the case refers to Mr. Chen from Hong Kong Killed his girlfriend in Taiwan. Taiwan side wanted Mr. Chen to be extradited to Taiwan, but the two sides had no agreement or treaty on this issue. Thus Hong Kong SAR decided to revise the law involving the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan so that they got an agreement.

Analysts guess that maybe because Hong Kong does have a lot of suspects who are wanted by the mainland, they are so afraid of this law being passed. Thus they especially are against the revision to send the suspect to China’s mainland. Otherwise why does the slogan only focuses on the part to extradite to the mainland?

It is also suspected that behind the students there are some forces who could be just those suspects or the suspects supporters. They provided students with money and one American man even encouraged the students to challenge the police with violence.

This man was dug out with internet information as a so called human rights teacher in the mainland and later was expelled out by the Chinese Authority. He mainly taught the students how to demonstrate and how to deal with the police and instigated violence.

No one knows who is exactly behind the scene, but openly one can read British Foreign Affairs Ministry’s statement indicating support or voicing sympathy with the students. It is also known that one of the leaders of the students is still the one who led the paraply movement a couple of years ago.

Swedish reporter Petersson also reported that the students demonstration in Hong Kong was more violent than before. It was not peaceful demonstration any more. It is more antagonism in the action which violated current law of disturbing the public order.

Ok, with such a background, Swedish Supreme Court decided to set Qiao Jianjun free. This was very strange. The second strange thing was that the Supreme Court hasn’t given a written verdict yet. But the person was just set free.

Then, on June 24th, SVT reported that Qiao was arrested again because America wanted him. Qiao was accused by American police that he was suspected to conduct money laundry for 100 million. Therefore he was wanted to be extradited to America.

Now it is even more strange that Swedish court and police refused to cooperate with Chinese police but obey the American police immediately.

Why? I don’t know why. But I guess that shows Swedish police listens more to America than to China. Similar to that British little brother must obey American big brother otherwise, America will cut off your milk supply(trade link).

After my Chinese version of article was published, one reader said either to China or to America, but just not stay in Sweden at large.

Analysts hold that Sweden shouldn’t behave as if she likes to harbor criminals. It is better to extradite Qiao back to China so that he could get a fair trial. If you admit the crime and sincerely regret your behaviour , compensate all the losses, there should be consideration of reducing the penalty.

As far as I know(I used to have a student who studied English with me and worked in China’s Supreme Procuratorate ), China has tried its best to restrict death penalty.


One example of a case in 2000, Erwei was killed by his neighbour with a knife. Erwei was just 25 years old. The neighbour was 60 years old. Both held a knife from the kitchen, the young was running out of the door and the older chased him. Then the young got stuck by a stick and he fell down on the ground. The older man cut him on the ankle of the foot. When he was sent to the hospital, Erwei died of over bleeding.

Such tragedy should have been avoided if our society was more civilised. But unfortunately it happened due to little chore(poverty). According to the criminal law, if you kill someone, you should be punished to be killed. This was believed by Erwei’s relatives too. But the court didn’t sentence the elder man to death penalty immediately, but to execute after two years. That usually means the man will be life imprisonment but not be killed.

Erwei’s mother was not satisfied with the sentence and shangfang or visited upper level of court for many years. Later, she got what she wanted. That was the school fees and living expenses for Erwei’s daughter till 18 years old. At that time the girl was just 5 years old.

This case reflected the situation in China that many people were still struggling with the food and clothes in 2000. Meanwhile, the court tried according to the facts and even with purposely killing crime, since Erwei held a knife too, the other was not sentenced to death.

My student said the court or procuraterate usually dealt with the case with humanitarian concerns. The dead has died, the most important thing is for those who live to have a better life. Therefore, they often try to get more compensation for the victim instead of just getting the other being sentenced to death(meaning not to die).

China used to have very severe punishment for criminal crimes. But after reform and opening up, more and more economic crimes appeared while the so called hooligan crime cases decreased because people were more open than before.

Opinion: The Ghost of June Fourth is not scattered

Greenpost, Stockholm

Looking at the situation in Hong Kong, it reminded me of June Fourth. According to a Youtube video, it showed a woman skrieking to the police told them to refuse the Hong Kong government order and go home because those students are so young that they are called children. She claimed that if the police go home, they will scatter.

But things didn’t happen as she said. There is a lot of similarities between this and thirty years ago. Thirty years ago, University students in Beijing, mostly bachelor- seekers, went to Tianmen Square to have a hunger strike. They said they wanted to ask the government to fight against corruption, increase the teachers salaries and several others. With good slogans of supporting the communist party and so on, many people began to sympathize with the students and provide food and drinks to them.

After 7 days, the government declared curfew and wanted to clear the Tianmen Square. We observers who were post graduate seekers or Phds went back to the campus waiting for the restart of courses.

However, due to the support from everywhere and there were more people gathering in Tiananmen Square causing the collapse of transport and even the workers began to take part in. When I passed by Tiananmen Square on June 2, I saw Xiaobo Liu and Hou Dejian giving speeches and I heard that they were giving 72 hours hunger strike.

I heard the loudspeaker along the Chang’an Avenue began to change tones. That were not students any more. That was workers who said they were going to take violent action against the government.

I arrived my dormitory about 2 o’clock in the morning of June 3 and when I woke up again, it was lunch time already. Then I heard the loud speaker again and again warned the citizens not to go to the street because a curfew had been implemented. If you went to the street, you had to take the consequences yourself.

I listened the warning and remained at the campus.

On the June 5, when I went out to the Baiyi Film Production Plant, I notice on the way from Gongzhufen to Liuliqiao, many military trucks were burned.

It was a sad story. For thirty years, I just wonder why students must stay in the Tiananmen Square and even wanted to burn themselves for the so called Utopia democracy.

I saw a lot of good tents stationed in the Tiananmen Square on the second of June. I was told that the tents all came from Hong Kong.

Recent Youtube video showed that there were an organization called Zhilianhui or Supporting Tiananmen Federation. This Zhilianhui got a lot of donation from Hong Kong and sent the money to Beijing.

Student leaders such as Cailing at that time cried and shouted that they would stay in Tiananmen Square waiting for bloodshed.

From the very beginning, I didn’t think the students decided to occupy the Tiananmen Square forever even with the price of their lives. They just wanted to give a push to the government to reform and stop corruption.

But later, especially after June 20th, students should have left the Tiananmen Square, but they didn’t because there were such a lure that they were supported by the people and workers. If they withdrew, the movement would just end peacefully. Some people didn’t like to see that, they wanted to change China immediately, if you talked about their good intention.

But reflecting that after thirty years, you could find out that indeed there were a small group of growups who wanted to use the students as a shield. Then the students who received money also said they were already in the blacklist, they would stay to the last minute.

Many Beijing citizens ignore the government’s order of martial law, they even took the antiganism action to block the trucks of the PLA men to enter Tiananmen Square. They seemed to let the Tiananmen Square occupied forever.

It was obvious that there were forces behind some students leaders. It turned out that later these people got their passport of America or France. In an interview with Voice of America, a business man whose family name was Chen admitted that he helped 133 students or professors or teachers to leave the mainland through a boat from Shenzhen and via Hong Kong, they went to America or Paris again.

Chen said he was asked by Zhilianhui.

For many years, we reflected on this issue. How can we avoid bloodshed? How can we let our voice heard and how we should behave under this circumstances?

Those day I thought we were spoiled as the prince and princess of the God. We thought we could change the world within a few days. With such naivety, we caused the damage to the society and other people, especially those who supported us.

Later when I went to New Zealand, I observed how they demonstrated to call for increase of students stipend. They queued a long queue with flags and shouted slogans walking to the city center in Christchurch, the third largest city in New Zealand and the famous university was University of Canterbury. I followed the queue and walked less than half an hour. And then the students went back to their campus or home. I asked them what else they would do, they said, that’s the end. We finished here. The next was for the parliament to discuss this issue. They gave time to the parliament.

Supposed Chinese students really went back to the campus even on May 30th, when students leader Wang Dan declared the hunger strike and activities in the Tiananmen Square came to an end. The conflict would have been avoided.

The students splitted, the radicals gained the wind. They lost the original purpose or they changed the purpose because they were bought out by the Hong Kong or other areas bigger force.

From this point of view, Deng Xiaoping saw very clearly. They demanded him to step down, he understood that they wanted the communist party to step down.

The communist party has struggled for 88 years. They have experienced bloodshed themselves. Through the long march, they gained support of the people. Their struggle was very hard and their goal has been to lead the Chinese people first out of foreign oppression and establishing the new People’s Republic. And then they led the people to conduct socialist construction and built a relatively very equal society. Mao said women could hold half of the sky. This slogan was so sound that many Chinese women became drivers, workers and relied on themselves instead of relying on their husband. Women status advanced substantially.

With Chinese medicine, China built its own medical system and substantially prolonged people’s life expectancy. Baby’s death rate decreased a lot. During Mao Zedong period, China was a relatively poor but also very equal society. Many families in the countryside had more than three children. Many families such as mine had six or seven children. A large Human Resources were accumulated.

This human bonus provided great force of labor and paved a good way for later reform and opening up in China.

Great enthusiasm were shown after reform and opening up. People’s enthusiasm caused over heated economy. That caused people’s disatisfaction, especially the intellectuals because they felt their knowledge didn’t serve them to earn a better salary. Compared with the butchers, their salary was lower.

When Deng Xiaoping thought we could take market economy because poverty was not the purpose of socialism. He called it Socialist market economy with Chinese characteristics.

That was to put down the ideological debate and take up development no matter it was socialism or capitalism. China should try to have a new way.

After the June Fourth, China was puzzled for two years. Similar to the time after Mao’s death. But then in 1992, Deng Xiaoping said China should be bold enough to take bigger steps in developing economy. Then private sector became prosperous.

Especially after 2000 when China privatized real estate industry and 2001 after joining in the WTO, Chinese development surged.

Now let’s talk about the Hong Kong students. It is understood that the young students had passions to sacrifice for certain cause. But this was due to their hormons or young enthusiasms. But I think that woman should persuade the students to scatter. Why should they stay there week after week? Any city, people must be aware of order. Without public order, the city will be in chaos. That will do harm to everybody or do good to nobody, except your enemies who wish to see the chaos or to see someone dares to challenge the Hong Kong government or even the central government.

Some people often like to see people challenge the communist party because they simply think they are in power too long. For no reasons, they simply didn’t like the big power. They like to separate others so that it is easy to deal with. Many countries are small and they like small countries because it is easy to deal with.

I don’t rule out outside force support for the students in Hong Kong. Usually the government would not take action against the students because they knew they are young, innocent and sometimes ignorant. But they would likely take action if there is really outside forces. Then they would not be so tolerant.

Hong Kong returned to China in 1997. We were happy that it returned and would like to have a visit. But then I heard that Hong Kong didn’t like the mainlanders to visit. Therefore, there is a pass requirement. However, immediately after that Asian financial crisis took place. Hong Kong SAR came to Beijing and asked Premier Zhu Rongji to help. Premier Zhu Rongji led a large delegation to buy in Hong Kong and thus rescue Hong Kong from the crisis.

To be honest, I think the travel pass limitation should be eradicated. People should be easy to go to Hong Kong, this would be good for trade in Hong Kong.

In fact, as some experts pointed out, Hong Kong benefit from China’s opening up. But when China really opened wider its door, Hong Kong somewhat lost its bride advantage.

But for the current situation, they are against the change of law or judicial procedure for criminals to be able to be sent to the place where they should be tried. This was hard to understand. Some western countries such as Sweden using this as an excuse not extraditing Qiao Jianjun to China. What does it mean? It means you want to harbor criminals right? What do Hong Kong Students mean? Do you want harbor criminals? Do you indicate that you want Hong Kong to be a place to harbor criminal in other areas?

According to the explanation from the Chinese media, this time it was due to a killer suspect from Hong Kong who should be sent to Taiwan for trial, but because Hong Kong doesn’t have such extradition law, they couldn’t do that. This was unfair for the Taiwan victim. But students refused to revise such a law meaning they refuse to send wanted criminal suspect to certain place.

They don’t use normal way to voice their opinion, but take such radical action. I suggest they should go back to their campus and continue to study. They should not stay there all the time affecting the public transport and public order.

Obviously either someone supports them or some of them are radicals or extremists. We shall see.


Xi’s visit to North Korea opens new chapter for Sino-North Korean relations and promotes the process of nuclear free for the Korean Peninsula

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, June 21(Greenpost) Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China visited North Korea on Thursday and returned to China on Friday. This was the first time a Chinese President visited North Korea for over 14 years。

Xi’ s visit came upon the 70th anniversary of the Sino-North Korean relations. This was a great step strengthening China’s diplomatic relations with North Korea.

This visit was just second to Xi’s visit to Russia. There Putin celebrated Xi’s 66th year birthday. 66 years old is an important year for Chinese. But Xi visited Russia. This showed his great attention to Russia. Russia or previously Soviet Union was the first country to establish diplomatic relations with China on October 3, 1949.

North Korea was the second country that established diplomatic relations with China on Oct. 6, 1949. Then China had relations with Mongolia, Vietnam and India and so on. This was a deployment of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai the old generation of leaders who established a new China and wanted to have new relations with the world.

Xi Jinping follows this step and visited North Korea right after Russia. As Xi said, the purpose was to strengthen traditional Sino-North Korean friendship and push the process towards a nuclear free Korean Peninsula.

Xi stressed the nature of the relationship is still based on the fact that China is a socialist country which is under the leadership of the Communist Party. That means both countries are socialist countries. There is good foundation. The two countries are good neighbors. Thus, China will always care about North Korea’s important concerns in security and developement and China will offer help within its capacity.

Kim Jungen fully agreed with Xi’s proposal and echoed his call. Kim agreed with Xi that the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue should be solved through political consulation and negotiation. North Korea will be patient.

Xi said China hopes the US and North Korea can continue dialogue and negotiation.

Xi said he had achieved the goal of improving bilateral relations with North Korea and opening new chance for the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

Xi’s visit is also step for the preparation of China’s 70th anniversary celebration. But China’s success in maintaining peace and security will serve as a great balance for Asia and the whole world. With the presence of China, Asia is peaceful and the world is peaceful. China under the leadership of Xi Jinping plays an indispensible role in maintaining peace and development in the Korean Peninsula and Asia as well as the whole world.

With the good neighborly relations with other Asian countries, China has maintained the peaceful and harmonious situation in Asia. This can be attributed to great leader Xi Jinping. With his strategic vision, the world appears more balanced and peaceful. This is due to his great efforts in maintaining the world peace.