Experiencing the Poesy of Linyin Landscape

Spring in Linyin is poesy. Walking on the bluestone pavement of Yishui Rainbow District, caressed by the spring breeze blows, one feels relaxed and happy. The attic houses with wooden pillars and blue tiles are along the river backed by the snow-capped mountains. There is a peculiar tranquility lengthening from ancient era all the way through to today’s time.  Since the beginning of this year, Yishui County has vigorously implemented the project of “Cultural Tourism and Revitalizing the County”, giving full play to its own advantages. With business integrating into the tourism projects, the county is constantly innovating concepts, creating…


Brief News Review

The snowfall hit Beijing a few days ago, followed by a cold wave with the lowest temperature at night around minus 15 degrees Celsius. Beijing is currently under an orange warning for heavy snow, a yellow warning for road icing, and a blue warning for cold wave. The public is advised to pay attention to cold avoidance and travel safety, and stay away from dangerous areas such as walls, old trees or plaques. Snow on various venues such as gymnasiums, long-span buildings, agricultural facility greenhouses, and temporary structures must be removed in a timely manner to prevent collapse, said the…


Linyi Daicun Community: Creating a Pastoral New City of Hope

Daicun Community, located in Bianzhuang District, Lanling County of Linyi City, is proposing the concept of a new-styled pastoral community within the county. With Mr. Wang Chuanxi as a leading figure of the Lanling County Committee, the concept aims to promote the rural revitalization by helping out the poorer area with the power of the richer ones. Daicun Community is a so-called “model village” with a total industry output value of 2.6 billion yuan, which means a per capita yearly net income of villagers of 69,000 yuan. Mr. Wang Chuanxi believes that if Daicun wants new development, it must find…


Inheriting an Ingenious Handicraft: Linyi Dough Sculpture

Dough sculpture, commonly known as dough flowering or dough kneading, is a traditional handicraft spread among Chinese people. The dough sculpture artform has been recorded in writing since the Han Dynasty. After thousands of years of inheritance, the artform is deeply loved as a folk art. Furthermore, the objects are a good method of research for history, archaeology, folklore, art and aesthetics. The raw material of dough sculptures is the common flour. But the craftsmen have the ability to transform daily routine into magical world. After kneading the flour dough by hand, they create various images with it like graceful…


Yimeng Embroidering Art, A Beauty from Shandong 

Linyi City is located at the southeast of Shandong Province. It is the most populous city in Shandong Province, well-known home and abroad for being a city of global water-skiing sport, the logistics capital in China as well as the eco-tourism resort. Traditional handicrafts are also very famous there. Yimeng Embroidering Art, for example, is an intangible cultural heritage of Shandong Province. Ms. XING Aizhi is a known figure as the inheritor of this art.  “This skill was inherited from my mother,” she said. The cross-stitch pattern integrates painting, pruning, embroidery, and brocade. The simple and dignified art form has…


PASCO’s 2023 Annual Meeting Successfully Held in Vienna

Vienna, November 26 2023 – The Professional Association of Chinese Scientists and Technologists in Austria (PASCO) successfully organized its 2023 annual meeting at the Chinese Culture and Art Center in Vienna (Chinesisches Kultur – Und Kunstzentrum Wien). The event was hosted by Ms. Ying Han and Mr. Meng Guo. Ms. Xiao Ke, a diplomat from the Chinese Embassy in Austria, delivered a speech on behalf of the embassy’s Department of Science, Education, and Culture, expressing appreciation for PASCO’s ongoing efforts in promoting scientific and technological exchange between China and Austria. She acknowledged the contributions made by PASCO, and assured continued support from the…


Book Presentation in Vienna with “Es Lebe der Sozialismus“ by Lijia Zhang 

Lijia Zhang worked as a teenager in a factory producing missiles designed to reach North America, queuing every month for the “”period police”” to give evidence that she wasn’t pregnant. In the routine of guarded compounds and political meetings, Zhang’s disillusionment with “The Glorious Cause”” drove her to study English, changing her life and career to finally become a world known journalist and writer which has been her dream all the way through.  Telling a personal story, this memoir is illuminating the sweeping historical forces at work in China after the Cultural Revolution as the country moved from one of…


A Brief Review of the online Forum on EU-US Data Transfer

On 10. July 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. Based on this decision, personal data can flow freely from the EU to companies in the United States that participate in the Data Privacy Framework. The adequacy decision followed the adoption of Executive Order on ‘Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities’. These instruments introduced new binding safeguards to address the points raised by Court of Justice of the European Union in its Schrems II decision of July 2020, ensuring that data can be accessed by U.S. intelligence agencies only to the…


“Upward Shandong” Promotion Event Radiating with its Products 

“Intelligent manufacturing in Shandong is amazing!” “Hard-cored techs are unfolding!” “It’s refreshing!” “Shandong is opening up and going upward!” On 10. November, the “Modern Manufacturing” exhibition area is welcoming guests who can’t help praising Shandong. It is the 2023 Beijing Promotion Event for the “Hospitable Shandong and Good Shandong Products”. The audience is being fascinated by the speech about the operation of China’s first engineering ship for maritime satellite launch. Meanwhile, stepping into the ” Qilu Model of Rural Revitalization” exhibition zone for high-quality agricultural specialties, one is impressed by the huge screen of the Pingyin Big Data Center for…