Chinese Community – TJDJDJ http://tjdjdj.com/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 02:44:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://tjdjdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Chinese Community – TJDJDJ http://tjdjdj.com/ 32 32 SF Standard discusses immigrant voting rights and upcoming school board recall elections https://tjdjdj.com/sf-standard-discusses-immigrant-voting-rights-and-upcoming-school-board-recall-elections/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 00:59:23 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/sf-standard-discusses-immigrant-voting-rights-and-upcoming-school-board-recall-elections/ SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – ABC7 is teaming up with the all-new San Francisco Standard to present some of their in-depth and insightful reporting on the city. Our news outlets share the mission of Building a Better Bay Area and an important part of that is to tell the stories, successes and struggles of all of […]]]>
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – ABC7 is teaming up with the all-new San Francisco Standard to present some of their in-depth and insightful reporting on the city.

Our news outlets share the mission of Building a Better Bay Area and an important part of that is to tell the stories, successes and struggles of all of our diverse communities.

In this edition, we focus on the recall election of the San Francisco school board and the Chinese-American community.

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SF Standard reporter Han Li, who covers hyper-local issues important to the Asian American community, explained how a special ordinance affects school board elections.

Li says he’s getting a lot of interest.

“The San Francisco school board has been the subject of a lot of controversy attracting the national spotlight. There is a lot of growing interest from parents here,” Li said. school council.

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He also says immigrants who are not U.S. citizens can vote.

“San Francisco is a very diverse city with a truly progressive politics. There has been a movement for over a decade for non-citizen suffrage.”

Li says that in 2016, voters adopted a charter movement allowing non-citizen parents to vote in local school board elections.

“We are talking about people with a green card, permanent residents, people with visas, asylum seekers, but also refugees and undocumented people.”

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Ahead of the Winter Olympics, English names in Beijing subway replaced with Romanized Chinese https://tjdjdj.com/ahead-of-the-winter-olympics-english-names-in-beijing-subway-replaced-with-romanized-chinese/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 02:13:00 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/ahead-of-the-winter-olympics-english-names-in-beijing-subway-replaced-with-romanized-chinese/ And in some cases, English station names such as Olympic Park and Beijing Airport Terminal 2 have changed to “Aolinpike Gongyuan” and “2 Hao Hangzhanlou” – although English translations are still displayed in parentheses below. . While there is no suggestion that the redesign is linked in any way to the Winter Games, some have […]]]>

And in some cases, English station names such as Olympic Park and Beijing Airport Terminal 2 have changed to “Aolinpike Gongyuan” and “2 Hao Hangzhanlou” – although English translations are still displayed in parentheses below. .

While there is no suggestion that the redesign is linked in any way to the Winter Games, some have contrasted it with Beijing’s efforts to improve English translations of traffic signs ahead. to host the world for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

And the campaign has already caused a stir online, with many questioning the rationale for such replacements, as foreign visitors who do not speak Chinese are unlikely to understand Pinyin.

Beijing Metro said in a statement last week that the changes were part of the city’s “continued efforts to unify translations of metro station names in accordance with existing regulations.”

But that hasn’t convinced many on Chinese social media.

“English translations are meant to be read by foreigners. Why don’t you only have Chinese? This type of translation is redundant, ”said a comment on Weibo, China’s response to Twitter.

The state-run Guangming Daily also intervened last week, questioning the practicality of the move and how much these new translations would actually help the target audience.

“For the Chinese, the vast majority don’t need the help of pinyin to read Chinese, and in fact, more people may know Chinese characters than pinyin,” he said. in a commentary, adding that some elderly Chinese and foreigners might not understand Pinyin, which was developed in the 1950s and taught in primary schools in mainland China.

“For foreigners, the overwhelming majority probably do not recognize Pinyin … Therefore, this kind of translation can fall into a sticky situation: Chinese don’t need it, foreigners don’t understand it.”

Alistair Baker-Brian, a British national who lives in Beijing and speaks Chinese, says the changes do not affect him personally as he can read most station names in Chinese.

“I think in some ways it might actually be better for non-Chinese speakers, and especially for people who may not be very familiar with China,” said Baker-Brian, editor. head of That’s Beijing, an English-language digital media platform. at the service of the Chinese international community.

“Maybe when the tourists come back and they have to tell the taxi driver where to go, (the drivers) are more likely to understand Beixinqiao Zhan, rather than Beixinqiao Station,” he said.

But for others, the move heightens fears that the ruling Communist Party in China will increasingly push back English, amid its ongoing ideological war against Western influence.

“They are starting to get rid of English. The craze for learning English around the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing seems to be an eternity,” lamented a user on Douban, a site popular for criticizing movies, books and music.

Widely regarded as China’s “coming out party” on the world stage, the 2008 Olympics inspired a generation of Beijing residents to learn English as they welcomed tens of thousands of foreign guests.

Ahead of the event, the Beijing government launched a campaign to correct poor English translations on road signs and the names of public places. The effort has even been called a “mass movement” to raise awareness of “Olympic consciousness” and improve “the city’s level of English and civilization,” state broadcaster CCTV said. reported at the time.
New English names of subway stations have been pasted on a map inside a Beijing subway train.

But things took a different turn under Xi Jinping, who since coming to power in 2013 has ardently promoted “cultural self-confidence” and traditional Chinese culture. At the same time, Western books, films, and other forms of perceived influence are viewed with growing suspicion, and some government policies have raised concerns that English may be next in the crosshairs.

In August, education authorities in Shanghai, widely regarded as China’s most international city, banned local primary schools from holding final English exams. As the policy came amid broader government efforts to ease school pressure on Chinese children, the move sent shockwaves among the country’s middle-class parents, who feared their cities would soon do. the same.

In March, a government adviser suggested that English should be downgraded as a subject in schools, making it less important than Chinese and maths and no longer compulsory in entrance exams to school. ‘university.

And in 2020, the Education Ministry announced a ban on foreign textbooks in all primary and secondary schools, a move widely seen as an attempt to tighten ideological control over students across the country.

Perhaps not surprisingly, all of these concerns entered the minds of some when they learned of the changes to English names at Beijing metro stations.

For now, these new signs are unlikely to make a difference for the Winter Games, which will take place in a hermetically sealed Covid-safe “bubble” – meaning all participants and participants will be anyway. forbidden to enter the city freely.

But when foreign visitors, including tourists, return to Beijing at some point in the future, after China finally reopens its borders, they might be faced with a slightly more confusing metro system to navigate.

“As a country open to the outside world, it is our duty to provide comfort (to foreign visitors),” the Guangming Daily commentary said. “We live in an era of irreversible globalization and exchanges between peoples have become essential. How to make installations and panels more useful, how to better unify standards, all this requires our reflection. “


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GCM President Delivers New Years Message to Overseas Audience https://tjdjdj.com/gcm-president-delivers-new-years-message-to-overseas-audience/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:47:13 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/gcm-president-delivers-new-years-message-to-overseas-audience/ BEIJING, January 3, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Shen Haixiong, Chairman of China Media Group (CMG), addressed New Year’s greetings to overseas audiences via CGTN, China Radio International and via the Internet on January 1, 2022. CMG Chairman Shen Haixiong said 2021 was particularly remarkable for the Communist Party of China and the country. Shen […]]]>

BEIJING, January 3, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Shen Haixiong, Chairman of China Media Group (CMG), addressed New Year’s greetings to overseas audiences via CGTN, China Radio International and via the Internet on January 1, 2022.

CMG Chairman Shen Haixiong said 2021 was particularly remarkable for the Communist Party of China and the country. Shen said that the China Media Group has served as a witness to the remarkable past and recorded the achievements of the country through its dedicated work.

from China overseas broadcasting services will continue in 2022.

Shen said presenting from China stories to a global audience remains CMG’s mission. CMG programs, such as “China in the stories, “”China in the Classics “and” Chinese Culture in Toponymy “, have documented the deep and solid history of the country and the vitality of people in their daily lives. Programs such as” National Parks “and” The Olympism and Art “have recorded the scenes from “Beautiful China” and “Healthy China” in the New Era. The worldwide live broadcast of “Tiangong Class” from from China the space station inspired young people to explore the mysteries of the universe. When a herd of 16 wild elephants Yunnan Province roamed from south to north and back home, platforms such as CGTN, Yangshipin and CCTV News Digital kept track of every step, providing over 7,000 hours of live streaming, which made ‘elephants wanderers ”a hot topic across the world.

The CMG chairman said fact-based reporting should be the core tenet of journalists around the world. In the meantime, he has debunked the lies and myths in reporting regarding issues such as COVID and Afghanistan. Shen also said the group has established a diverse and inclusive cooperation mechanism with international media partners.

“We have exchanged over 600 letters with our international media colleagues and friends, and we have also met online and offline over 20 times. We have worked together to build a media partnership and cooperation mechanism with diversity , inclusiveness, equality and mutual trust. These exchanges have built bridges of trust, and these enthusiastic appeals and letters have encouraged us to do better, “said Shen.

China will also host the world’s largest sporting event in 2022. The Beijing Winter Olympics will bring together athletes from around the world to compete on ice and snow. Shen said China Media Group is ready to bring the action to a global audience with advanced technology and its new Olympic channel.

“With the technologies of ‘5G + 4K / 8K + AI’, CMG has implemented a live broadcast car on the high-speed train of Beijing in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province. It is the world’s first technological solution to record and stream Ultra HD streaming on high-speed trains. We would very much like to share it with our global counterparts and jointly present a wonderful and extraordinary Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics to the world, “he said.

He also said that in the coming year, the CPC will hold its 20th National Congress to develop a plan for from China future. He added that with the spirit of pursuing excellence, precision and perfection, CMG will strive to produce more quality programs to showcase the vitality of China multiple perspectives in the new era to the international community and play its role as a media organization in building a community of destiny for humanity.

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Alberta’s Chinese community continues to ask Premier Kenney for an apology https://tjdjdj.com/albertas-chinese-community-continues-to-ask-premier-kenney-for-an-apology/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 00:36:14 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/albertas-chinese-community-continues-to-ask-premier-kenney-for-an-apology/ It has been more than a week since the publication of a Postmedia article containing a controversial remark by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Speaking with Calgary Sun columnist Rick Bell, Kenney made what many believe to be a callous comment regarding the origins of the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan, China. Read more: Asks the premier […]]]>

It has been more than a week since the publication of a Postmedia article containing a controversial remark by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

Speaking with Calgary Sun columnist Rick Bell, Kenney made what many believe to be a callous comment regarding the origins of the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan, China.

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On Saturday, members of the Calgary Chinese community gathered outside the McDougall Center to call on the Prime Minister to issue a formal apology.

Some in attendance believed that Kenney’s comments contributed to the anti-Asian discrimination and hatred that some Chinese citizens have suffered since the start of the pandemic.

“People cannot express their anger with China,” Jiannong Wu said. “They express it with us.”

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Another protester, Rona Kong, believes the comments added to her feeling already ostracized by her ethnicity.

“For him, saying that almost scares me to say I’m Chinese.” Kong said.

“I am also ashamed of this province in a way.”

The Prime Minister’s press secretary told Global News on Saturday that Kenney apologized in an interview on December 24.

“I want to say that by the way, if anyone took offense, I apologize to them,” Kenney’s email transcript of the apology said. “If they were offended, certainly none was planned.

“I’m sorry if people took offense at what I said, it wasn’t my intention. And I certainly want to thank the Chinese-Canadian community in Alberta for the tremendous care they have shown in being responsible during COVID. “

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Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley and other caucus members have asked Kenney to respond further to the comments.

“I think it is extremely important for this government to make this statement and make it clear that the people of Alberta come from many different backgrounds, cultures and talents and that they all have their place here,” said Alberta NDP MP Irfan Sabir.

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Wu believes that the premier has failed in his duties as head of the province.

“His job is to unite us, not to divide us. “

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Local Restaurateur Brings Taste of Japan to New Caney with Airi Poke & Ramen https://tjdjdj.com/local-restaurateur-brings-taste-of-japan-to-new-caney-with-airi-poke-ramen/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/local-restaurateur-brings-taste-of-japan-to-new-caney-with-airi-poke-ramen/ Wasabi Shrimp Poke ($ 13.45) is one of four poke bowls on the menu. (Courtesy of Airi Poke & Ramen) Growing up in Fuzhou, China, Leo Cai noticed a trend in his hometown. “A lot of people used to eat out in America,” Cai said. “For now, if you go to a Chinese or Japanese […]]]>

Wasabi Shrimp Poke ($ 13.45) is one of four poke bowls on the menu. (Courtesy of Airi Poke & Ramen)

Growing up in Fuzhou, China, Leo Cai noticed a trend in his hometown.

“A lot of people used to eat out in America,” Cai said. “For now, if you go to a Chinese or Japanese restaurant, [the owners] are mostly from my hometown.

Following in their footsteps, Cai can now be counted among the natives of Fuzhou who ventured to the United States to create their own business; Cai moved to the US in 2010 and opened Airi Poke & Ramen in New Caney in 2018. Two years later he opened a second location in Cypress, and he also plans to open a third in Baytown in February.

The restaurant offers traditional Japanese and Asian-inspired dishes, all prepared entirely on site with fresh ingredients, Cai said.

Despite opening three restaurants in less than four years, Cai said the restaurant business has not been without challenges.

“A lot of customers have complained, ‘Hey, your food isn’t good. I don’t like it, ” ‘said Cai.

Taking this review to heart, Cai traveled to Japan to study the intricacies of making ramen from scratch. He said it didn’t take his customers long to notice the difference in quality, which prompted Cai to return to Japan the following year to focus on appetizers.

Today, some customer favorites are the spicy tuna poke bowl, miso soup and beef ramen, Cai said.

Like most restaurants, Cai said Airi Poke & Ramen has been hit hard by COVID-19; however, he said it opened his eyes and his heart in New Caney as well.

“COVID, let me know that if you want to do good business you have to be there for your [community]”he said, noting that he sets aside 1% of sales each month to donate to local nonprofits.”[The community] is almost your family. You are the. You are a member. If they are doing something for us, we have to do something for them.

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Beginning of the WEEX public test, offering new choices to users https://tjdjdj.com/beginning-of-the-weex-public-test-offering-new-choices-to-users/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 21:13:02 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/beginning-of-the-weex-public-test-offering-new-choices-to-users/ Singapore – On December 27, 2021, WEEX, the world’s safest and easiest to use futures trading platform, officially launched traditional asset futures trading. The new registration process offers users a new experience of low rates, security and convenience. With the global tech giant taking control of the metaverse, hotplates relevant to digital currency have become […]]]>

Singapore – On December 27, 2021, WEEX, the world’s safest and easiest to use futures trading platform, officially launched traditional asset futures trading. The new registration process offers users a new experience of low rates, security and convenience.

With the global tech giant taking control of the metaverse, hotplates relevant to digital currency have become hot spots. As top tier exchanges retreat from the mainland market, ordinary investors want to get involved in digital currency trading. The first consideration is safety.

WEEX has provided an innovative platform for digital currency investors in terms of security and professionalism. With comprehensive security protection and high-speed transaction matching technology, it has attracted more and more investor attention.

WEEX, as a compliance trading platform, has always taken the interests of users as a fundamental starting point and has effectively protected the safety of user funds. WEEX provides tiered protection on platform funds across multiple dimensions and avoids risk by implementing tiered security protection systems such as platforms, accounts, wallets and internal control management.

During the development process of the WEEX platform, security was considered an important indicator, the trading mechanism was continuously improved, two modes of full position and position by position were adopted, no handling fees n ‘was imposed on the stage closing position, and the original crypto money market price mark-up system was adopted to protect small and medium customers.

From the very start of the platform’s inception, it reflected WEEX’s long-term strategic vision and provided a comprehensive service security strategy. Based on overseas experience, servers are deployed and backed up in multiple locations, so security will never be lost and user information will not be disclosed.

Relevant responsible people of WEEX unanimously told the audience that WEEX has always adhered to the business philosophy of “customers first, partners first” and insisted on focusing on user needs. It must also comply with the regulatory requirements of various countries around the world, which implies that the company must have a formal license.

For crypto money exchanges, regulation is a test for each platform. Currently WEEX has obtained financial licenses from Singapore, Dubai, MSB from USA and MSB from Canada. “WEEX operates legally on the principle of compliance, and WEEX never fights unprepared battles. The manager said that is also the reason why users trusted WEEX once it started. In order to attract more encryption enthusiasts to the world, WEEX needs to undergo oversight and compliance development.

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When users choose the digital currency trading platform, professionalism is also an important principle. This is because ordinary investors lack the knowledge and skills to cost digital currency investments and urgently need professional services. On the one hand, there are many types of encryption digital currency, such as portfolio management, account opening in exchange, transaction processing and other tedious operations; On the other hand, derivatives such as futures fluctuate widely as digital currency trades 7 × 24 hours. In terms of development strategy, WEEX is targeting the global market to actively deploy blockchain, provide multi-country services, and provide crypto money and financial services to global users. Its business includes spot and perpetual futures transactions, etc. It brought together a group of professionals from leading global tech and finance companies such as Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Citibank and Google. He has a wealth of experience in the blockchain industry in the area of ​​digital currency, and his teams are spread across the globe, including Singapore, Taiwan Province, and Dubai.

In terms of product transaction strategy, WEEX has a professional chart transaction analysis tool, which provides a multitude of technical indicators, and two modes of concise transaction and professional transaction. The product is designed to match the best institutions in the world, allowing payments to be made when they are due and creating an anonymous and secure transaction environment. It can use email for registration, omitting KYC completely, bringing unprecedented experience to user operation.

In terms of capital security, the bank has multi-signature portfolios for asset management verification, providing Google with double verification to ensure capital security, management of distributed portfolios and rapid capital allocation. It has also set up 1000 BTC deposit pools with sufficient funds. Users can withdraw money at any time. At the same time, the bank’s address is made public to ensure that the fund pool is truly open and supervised.

In terms of market inclusion, WEEX has always maintained an open position. It is committed to providing safe and user-friendly digital currency trading services to digital currency users and “fair and win-win” cooperation opportunities for its partners. The WEEX official said the platform will welcome agents from all over the world to join the platform and work together to paint a new picture brought by crypto currency.

WEEX is built with an investment of US $ 100 million from Singapore’s leading blockchain investment institutions. As the upstream end of the digital currency market, WEEX will closely follow the trend on the basis of polishing its products and select the mainstream and popular crypto asset segment. WEEX has the strength to provide users with high quality investment goals. In today’s global environment, WEEX has set a new benchmark for compliant and secure trading, providing first-class digital financial services to users around the world with high standards.

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Najib: cooperation between Malaysia and China must continue https://tjdjdj.com/najib-cooperation-between-malaysia-and-china-must-continue/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 23:20:27 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/najib-cooperation-between-malaysia-and-china-must-continue/ PETALING JAYA: The Chinese community in Malaysia has demonstrated entrepreneurial skills, tenacity, ability and courage to face and overcome adversity, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “In this regard, any post-pandemic (Covid-19) recovery will rely on their inherent strength to contribute to the recovery,” the former prime minister said in his speech at the 2021 Chinese […]]]>

PETALING JAYA: The Chinese community in Malaysia has demonstrated entrepreneurial skills, tenacity, ability and courage to face and overcome adversity, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“In this regard, any post-pandemic (Covid-19) recovery will rely on their inherent strength to contribute to the recovery,” the former prime minister said in his speech at the 2021 Chinese World Economic Forum here yesterday.

Najib also expressed the hope that cooperation between China and Malaysia would be extended for common interests and benefits.

“I hope that China and Malaysia, along with all other countries, can carry the torch of multilateralism high, banish the dark clouds of unilateralism, and ultimately usher in development, peace and stability for the world. and all of humanity, ”he added.

On another topic, Najib said being Malaysian at heart is more important than the utensils that the Chinese community uses for eating.

“It doesn’t matter whether Malaysian Chinese eat with chopsticks, forks and spoons or with their hands, as long as in their hearts and minds they are truly Malaysians,” he added.

He was commenting on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s controversial statement that the Chinese had not assimilated with other Malaysians because they still used chopsticks to eat.

During a press conference, the president of the Chinese World Economic Forum, Cheah Chyuan Yong, said that Najib’s father, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, had called China and also worked with the Chinese government.

“During Najib’s nine-year tenure as Prime Minister, Malaysia and China have had a strong economic relationship,” he said.

When asked about why the organizer invited Najib to the event when his image seemed “less positive,” Cheah said the invitation was sent before his recent court conviction.

However, he said there had been no objection to inviting him after discussion with several parties.

“We decided to invite him to give the opening speech. It has nothing to do with whether he is convicted or not, ”added Cheah.

Meanwhile, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, who founded the Chinese World Economic Forum in 2009, made it clear that he was not the organizer of yesterday’s forum.

He said he learned that the organizer of yesterday’s event used the same name, causing confusion.

Lee said he felt embarrassed when his friends asked him why he invited Najib to start the forum.

“I would like to officially declare that this new ‘Chinese World Economic Forum’ has nothing to do with me,” he added.


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China’s zero Covid policy won’t work, says scientist who warned Omicron, World News https://tjdjdj.com/chinas-zero-covid-policy-wont-work-says-scientist-who-warned-omicron-world-news/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 05:51:07 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/chinas-zero-covid-policy-wont-work-says-scientist-who-warned-omicron-world-news/ Virologist Tulio de Oliveira, who has warned the world against the Omicron variant, has now said China’s “zero-Covid” policy will not work against the new variant. First detected at the end of November, the Omicron is spreading at a very rapid rate. As a result, Chinese authorities have ordered a strict lockdown as millions of […]]]>

Virologist Tulio de Oliveira, who has warned the world against the Omicron variant, has now said China’s “zero-Covid” policy will not work against the new variant. First detected at the end of November, the Omicron is spreading at a very rapid rate. As a result, Chinese authorities have ordered a strict lockdown as millions of people have been urged to stay at home after the city of Xi’an reported 52 new cases of Covid.

Addressing her Twitter, Oliveira wrote: “China will have great difficulty with Omicron and the zero covid policy. It may need to reach out to the rest of the world with mitigation strategies.”

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He further wrote that China should not punish its public health officials or citizens or foreigners because of a more communicable variant.

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It comes after the Chinese disciplinary body said dozens of officials have been punished in Xi’an for an outbreak of the virus. The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said 26 Communist Party officials had been sanctioned for “insufficient rigor in the prevention and control of the epidemic.” Chinese officials who have reportedly failed to control the epidemic are regularly fired or reprimanded.

According to the statement, the outbreak in Xi’an can be attributed to the careless attitude of officials.

In October, a party secretary in Inner Mongolia was sacked after his region was affected by several cases. In addition, the head of the Zhengzhou City Health Commission was fired in August after several cases were registered.

China this year reported a death from the virus amid strict measures as the Xi regime continues to follow the “zero-Covid” strategy ahead of the Winter Olympics.

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Japan to send government delegation to Beijing Olympics | Sports News https://tjdjdj.com/japan-to-send-government-delegation-to-beijing-olympics-sports-news/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 09:42:00 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/japan-to-send-government-delegation-to-beijing-olympics-sports-news/ By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Japan said on Friday it would not send a delegation of ministers to represent the government at the Beijing Games, but that three Olympic officials will attend, a move following a decision by the United States to diplomatically boycott the Games in protest against China’s humanity. conditions […]]]>

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) – Japan said on Friday it would not send a delegation of ministers to represent the government at the Beijing Games, but that three Olympic officials will attend, a move following a decision by the United States to diplomatically boycott the Games in protest against China’s humanity. conditions of rights.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told a regular press conference that “we do not intend to send a government delegation.”

He said Tokyo Olympic Games Organizing Committee Chairman Seiko Hashimoto, Japanese Olympic Committee Chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita and Japanese Paralympic Committee Chairman Kazuyuki Mori will attend.

Matsuno said the three officials will participate at the invitation of the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees to represent the JOC and JPC.

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When asked if this was a diplomatic boycott, Matsuno replied, “We don’t use a specific term to describe the way we participate.

Japan’s decision not to send a government delegation follows a similar move by the United States and other democratic countries, including Australia, Britain and Canada, which cited human rights violations. man in China.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called on Tokyo not to politicize the sport.

“We hope and urge the Japanese side to honor its commitment with China to support each other in hosting the Olympic Games and not to politicize the sport,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said. “China is confident to work with all parties to uphold the Olympic spirit of ‘together’ and present to the world a streamlined, safe and beautiful Olympic Games.”

Japan, as an ally of the United States and with China its largest trading partner, is in a difficult position and has taken a softer approach than its Western partners on the human rights situation in the region. Chinese in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has made human rights a key part of his diplomacy and created a special advisory post to tackle the issue and said he hopes to build constructive relations with China. He has been repeatedly asked what to do about the Beijing Olympics in recent weeks, but only said he needs to make a decision comprehensively in the national interest of Japan.

“Japan believes it is important that China guarantees the universal values ​​of freedom, respect for basic human rights and the rule of law, which are universal values ​​within the international community,” Kishida said Friday.

Japan took these points into consideration and made its own decision, he added.

Kishida has faced growing calls from Chinese hawks within his ruling party as well as opposition lawmakers to quickly make the decision to diplomatically boycott the Beijing Games.

China has criticized the United States and other countries for violating the political neutrality required in the spirit of the Olympic Charter.

Japanese athletes will take part in the Games, which are scheduled to open on February 4.

“Japan hopes that the Beijing Olympics will be held as a celebration of peace in the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Matsuno said.

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China accuses Five Eyes of “violent interference” in criticism of legislative elections in Hong Kong https://tjdjdj.com/china-accuses-five-eyes-of-violent-interference-in-criticism-of-legislative-elections-in-hong-kong/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 01:25:34 +0000 https://tjdjdj.com/china-accuses-five-eyes-of-violent-interference-in-criticism-of-legislative-elections-in-hong-kong/ Beijing accused Australia and the rest of the Five Eyes Alliance of “recklessly ignoring the facts” in their criticism of this weekend’s Hong Kong election. Key points: Five Eyes countries expressed “grave concern over erosion of democratic elements” in Hong Kong’s electoral system They said the changes to the electoral system “eliminated any significant political […]]]>

Beijing accused Australia and the rest of the Five Eyes Alliance of “recklessly ignoring the facts” in their criticism of this weekend’s Hong Kong election.

Candidates loyal to the ruling Chinese Community Party won a majority of seats in Sunday’s election after laws were changed to ensure only pro-Beijing “patriots” could run.

Democracy advocates abroad had called for a boycott of the poll, and only about a third of eligible voters participated.

The Five Eyes Group – which includes the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – was originally formed as an intelligence-sharing network, but has expanded its reach to in recent years.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Monday issued a joint statement on behalf of the group, expressing “grave concern at the erosion of democratic elements” in Hong Kong’s electoral system.

“Actions that undermine Hong Kong’s rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy threaten our common wish for Hong Kong to succeed,” the statement said.

The elections turned the tide of political diversity in Hong Kong after changes to the electoral system “wiped out any significant political opposition,” he said.

“Meanwhile, many of the city’s opposition politicians – notably the majority of the ‘NSL 47’ – remain in prison awaiting trial, while others are in exile abroad,” did he declare.

The statement was posted on the official website of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra.(ABC News: Dylan Anderson)

The Chinese Embassy in Australia on Tuesday issued a firm statement saying Beijing “strongly opposed and strongly condemned the joint statement.”

The embassy said the Five Eyes countries have “recklessly ignored the facts and reversed the truth, and interfered without cause in China’s internal affairs” with respect to Hong Kong.

“This Legco election is fair, equitable, open, safe and clean, and the democratic rights of voters are fully respected and protected. It is widely supported by all communities in Hong Kong society,” he said.

The embassy said Hong Kong was “China’s Hong Kong” and that Beijing knew best how to ensure its prosperity and stability.

“The facts have once again proved that all attempts by some countries to interfere in Hong Kong politics, interfere in China’s internal affairs and hamper China’s development are futile and doomed to destruction. ‘failure,’ the statement read.

“In recent years, the Australian side has gone out of its way to exaggerate its opposition to so-called ‘foreign interference’, while constantly finding various excuses to violently interfere in China’s internal affairs, which fully reveals its hypocritical nature of “double standards”.

“China strongly urges the Australian side to reflect on itself and stop undermining the stability and development of other countries under any pretext.”

Carrie Lam speaks to media in Hong Kong
Carrie Lam declared herself “satisfied” with the legislative elections.(AP: Vincent Yu)

In a press conference on Monday, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she was “happy” with voter turnout, even though it was the lowest since the British surrendered Hong Kong to China in 1997.

Under the new laws, the number of directly elected politicians has increased from 35 to 20, even as the legislature has grown from 70 to 90 seats.

Most of the politicians have been appointed by largely pro-Beijing bodies, ensuring that they constitute the majority of the legislature.

All the candidates were also reviewed by a largely pro-Beijing committee before they could be nominated.

Pro-democracy activists abroad, including London-based Nathan Law, called for a boycott of the vote, saying the elections were undemocratic.

Under the new election laws, incitement to boycott the ballot or cast invalid votes could be punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of HK $ 200,000. ($ 36,500).


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