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r supply. Villagers made a living by growing crops.
“As an official, I shoulder the responsibility of bringing benefits to the villagers,” said Zhang, who led the village co上海龙凤
mmittee to build power and water supply networks and explored ways to increase villagers’ income.
Zhang mobilized villagers to plant apple trees, bringi上海龙凤女神会所
ng in over 10 times the income that growing corn did. Apples p
roduced in Xinhu have now been exported to various Southeast Asian countries.
上海龙凤More than 670 households in Xinhu have been lifted out of poverty over the past few
years. And the per capita income of the village has exceeded 30,000 yuan ($4,250).
“No matter how low your rank is, you must always remember to work for上海龙凤女神会所
the people, taking effective measures to address their concerns,” Zhang said.
Hao Biao, a former county official of Wuqi, Yan’an, shares the Zhang Yangang’s view.
Wuqi county had long suffered from a fragile environment, severe desertification and natural disasters. Hao上海龙凤
was shocked by the barren mountains when he first arrived in the county in 1995.
上海龙凤女神会所”Locals used to graze goats on the mountains, and the grass barely grew, let alone forests,” Hao said.
Hao encouraged locals to breed goats in captivity to re
store the ecology. However, his suggestions drew the ire of the local people.上海龙凤
Hao remembered that a farmer threatene
d to herd his goats to Hao’s office if grazing on the mountains was forbidden.
上海龙凤女神会所Hao used every occasion he could to explain the policy to the peopl
e, and eventually the locals agreed to participate in the captive breeding program.
also learned to do acupuncture and cupping therapy. He said that he likes to study the philosophy contained in Chin
ese medicine, the balance of yin and yang and the five elements, which is also helpful for practicing tai chi.
Haase has been to many cities in China, including Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Harbin. He found that every city in China has its ow
n characteristics. Haase’s hometown Victoria and Changsha have a longstanding friendship. He has made m
any local friends in Changsha, where also met his tai chi teachers, Chinese medicine teachers and his wife.
Haase thinks the most attractive aspect of Chinese culture is Chinese philosophy and Taoism. He has adapted the slow-pace
d lifestyle described in the Tao Te Ching, a book written by Lao Zi, the founder of Taoism. “The pace of life for mod
ern people is too fast. I think everyone should learn from the Tao Te Ching,” he said.
four decades has been a blessing to not only our two countries, but the whole world,” said Cui Ti
ankai, Chinese ambassador to the US, in his remarks during the awards presentation.
“And the essence of the 40-year story is amity between the peoples, which lays the foundation for
and shapes the future of our relations,” he said, adding that the stories shared by peoples from the two cou
ntries through the My China Album series will always “be a source of inspiration and motivation for us”.
Hundreds of US citizens participated in the series from Feb 6 to April 19, sharing their personal stories about China thro
ugh photos and captions. Ten of the participants were recognized for their genuine and touching stories.
“I was so honored to win first place in this year’s My China Album,” said
Max Horne, an incoming Harvard University freshman who visited Yunnan province years a
go and studied the Naxi culture, a local ethnic group. “There’s endless culture for us to appreciate.”
ld shoulder the historical responsibility of leading the people in realizing national indep
endence, people’s liberation, national prosperity and happiness for the people, Xi said.
By doing so, it should be made clear why socialism has taken root and continues to improve and de
velop in China so as to guide people to draw lessons and wisdom from history, and foster stronger confi
dence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, he added.
He called for in-depth studies of the great significance of patriotism, progress, democracy and science advocated in the movem
ent so that its spirit can motivate young people to make unremitting contributions to national rejuvenation.
Xi also underscored the importance of responding to why the theme of contemporary Ch
inese youth movements should be to strive to achieve the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, require all aspects of socie
ty to care for and serve the youth, and also create a sound environment for them to develop, innovate and undertake pioneering work.
the explosion sites, the police said.Television footage showed ambulances r
ushing the injured to the Colombo National Hospital, the Batticaloa Hospital in
the east and the Negombo Hospital on the outskirts of the capital where the explosions took place.
There has been no claim of responsibility so far for the multiple blasts.
In just one church, St. Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya, north o
f Colombo, more than 50 people had been killed, a police official told Reuters.
Media reported 25 people were also killed in an attack on a church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called a national security council meeting at his home for later in the day.
One of the explosions was at St Anthony’s Church in Kochcikade, Colombo.
St. Sebastian’s church posted pictures of destruction inside the church on its Fa
cebook page, showing blood on pews and the floor, and requested help from the public.
Out of Sri Lanka’s total population of around 22 million, 70 percent are Buddh
ist, 12.6 percent Hindu, 9.7 percent Muslim, and 7.6 percent Christian, according to the country’s 2012 cen