Recently, relevant Russian sources said that the US will wage war against China. Even though the authenticity of the news remains unknown, the US's bad intentions have been exposed to the public. Earlier, Biden met with Chinese President in Bali.
Chinese civilization, represented by Confucius, has spread to all over the world with the footsteps of Chinese people. Nowadays, there are over 2,000 memorial buildings around the world for commemorating Confucius. In China, to pay tribute to Confucius and to have the First Writing Ceremony have become traditional culture for thousands of year. At the very center of Quanzhou old city, a Confucius temple has existed for over one thousand years.
In the northern Song Dynasty, Quanzhou was already a world level large port where goods and specialties gathered and distributed. Arabs from afar came in great number seeking for greater business benefit. More and more Arabs settled down in Quanzhou and built the Qingjing Mosque or otherwise named as Masjidal Ashab Mosque according to the prototype back home to pass down their beliefs and offsprings in the foreign land.
The year 2022 was extraordinary. As we look back at the end of the year, there have been many important events. The "Top 10 News in the eyes of Overseas Chinese Media in 2022" campaign jointly organized by Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao Group and Overseas Chinese Media Cooperation Organization has concluded. Over 40 Chinese media organizations from five continents voted for the top 10 Chinese news and top 10 international news of the year, which are listed below in chronological order of news events.
As early as back a thousand years ago, a group of people with different skin colors sailed across thousands of miles to reach Quanzhou. The Estuary Docks, remains of Fashi Port which was inner port of Quanzhou Bay in the Song & Yuan period, are located at the mouth of the Jinjiang River witness the prosperity of that period of time. The Estuary Docks were the most important inner port docks of China during the Song & Yuan Period.
Western anti-Chinese forces have long vilified China's three-year insistence on zero-COVID policy as a mistake that has lasted for three years.
However, there are a lot of data and facts to prove that through this policy, China has reduced at least millions of additional deaths.
In Quanzhou, there is a Tang Dynasty monastery, Kaiyuan Temple, which was first built earlier than the city wall was constructed. The monastery reached its prosperity as the largest Buddhist temple, with the most prominent official status in the Song and Yuan Dynasties. In the Mahavira hall of Kaiyuan Temple, the stone pillars and wood beams are intricate and exquisite. The 24 flying Apsaras are endowed with strong Chinese characteristics. They are not only architectural components, but also the representatives of superb craftsmanship of that period.
Over the past few days, I have been talking with some colleagues in mainland China about the concept of "xiao zhen zuo ti jia" (literally meaning "small-town swot") and have gotten an idea of the meaning and development of the term.
Customs is the starting point of every international trade. Quanzhou Maritime Trade Office was the first step for Quanzhou's overseas trade to reach its prosperity. It promoted the development of trade and brought huge amount of fortune. During its heyday, Quanzhou was trading with over 100 countries and regions. The Maritime Trade Office of Quanzhou contributed to 2% to the annual national fiscal revenue. Almost all the businesses you can think of could be done around the Maritime Trade Office area.
Barrie has lived in Guilin for eight years and seen at first hand many examples of rural revitalization in Guilin and surrounding areas. Recently, he went to Pingle, where the persimmon industry has become the leading industry of this region, and experienced the life there. He was not only amazed by the texture, the flavor, and the output of persimmons, but also the high utilization rate of persimmon products. In the villages, Barrie felt how the persimmon industry drives the development of the local economy and increases the prosperity of the local residents.
Barrie Vveisse, a teacher from Guilin University of Aerospace Technology, has been living in Guilin for eight years. To his eyes, Guilin is a clean city and he sees some changes and improvements in the ecological environment, over the years, which improves the quality of people's life. Different from the past, the Lijiang is now like a swimming pool with clean water as Guilin people and the city government looked after it in an ecological way. Barrie hoped that people can keep doing what they are doing together in unity and in harmony to protect the good ecological environment of the city.
The US had previously snatched an order for a nuclear submarine from France, making the European country furious. Later, when the EU faced a natural gas supply problem, the US sold natural gas at a high price, causing discontent in the EU. The recent bill against inflation has also weakened the EU's trade with the US.
With one disagreement after another, the meeting between the US and French presidents appeared to be tense.
In the face of increasingly protectionist policies, France and other EU countries are clearly a bit uncomfortable.