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The 14th ICCC to be Held in 2015 Beijing

Finally, the Chinese researcher group on cement science win the game, the 14th ICCC will be held in 2015, Beijing of China. This is the fifth time for Chinese cement researcher group applying for the chance to organize ICCC.

This time, there were other three competitors who also participated the game, which are Brazil, Mexico and Australia.

Though I am doing my research abroad, as a Chinese I am very glad to know the great news, congratulations! and welcome all the researchers on cement chemistry to China!

经过20多年五次申请,中国获2015年第14届国际水泥化学大会主办权。特此祝贺。

Ghent University Concerned about Fate Ai Weiwei

Ghent University is deeply concerned about the fate of Mr. Ai Weiwei, honorary doctor of Ghent University (2010), who was arrested by the border police in the People’s Republic of China more than 2 days ago.

Since then no information was released about his detention.

Dr. h.c. AI Weiwei is an internationally renowned artist, who designed the ‘Bird’s Nest’ (the olympic stadium in Beijing), but is also a human rights activist.

He has been arrested in the past, was put under house arrest en was severely beaten up by unidentified individuals.

Ghent University  expresses its serious concerns and asks the Chinese authorities to release more information about the present situation of Dr. h.c. Ai Weiwei. Ghent University hopes that he will be released soon and will be able to continue his activities.

Japan nuclear crisis

The nuclear accident happened in Japan recently remind all the human being of that nuclear energy is still not a safe energy resource.

China has also been developing nuclear power stations in the last decades. I do not know how about the quality of these projects, but safety can never be the last concern when developing the dangerous technology.

Will Jasmine Revolution Happen in China?

As we all know, the unrest in the Arab world is still on the go. There are also some reports about the corresponding situation in China, thus, people may expect the so-called “Jasmine Revolution” will happen in China. My personal opinion is that the revolution will not happen in China, at least in the short term.

Both Chinese people and the rest of the world realize China has a lot of problems, such as, democracy, human rights etc. However, it is no good to carry out a complete revolution to change the current situation and directly copy the democratic regime of the western world. First, the diversity of China culture makes it difficult to apply just one policy to such a big country, meanwhile, the long history of China developed the unique culture of Chinese people, which is not the same as western’s. Second, the current situation of China is not ready to adopt western regime style without any change.

Democracy is good, but it is an expensive product, the biggest disadvantage of democracy is low efficiency. Time consuming discussion over one simple issue cannot bring out high economy development, which is even worse for an developing country, i.e. China. The number-two  rank of  China’s GDP seems beautiful, the average economy per head of Chinese is, however, still extremely low, even only one tenth of Japanese.

We do see not so many people respond to the small group demonstrations in China, one reason is the forbidden and prevention from the government, the more important reason is average people do not hope the whole country being in chaos. It is the people, only the people of a country, can determine the future of the country.

Most of Chinese people can enjoy a peaceful and basic daily life these days, the dissatisfaction and complaint come from the richer people who may gained their wealth illegally and some abuse of power in the government. Living China is much better than living in a country and have to worry about your personal safety all days. People want more, desire more, that is human nature.

In terms of human rights, democracy, the purpose and goal are the same, no matter in the western world or the eastern, the ways and methods to implement it, however, could be different. And I hope that day arrives as soon as possible, the earlier, the better.

谭善芳是一个好人

在网上看了谭善芳事件的报道,可能很多人都认为这个女人怎么个德性。然而记者们的实际采访得出:在邻居们眼里,谭善芳是一个好人:热心,礼貌。小区里的人公推她当小区的业主代表,无偿帮助大家管理小区的若干事物。一个大妈评价:”口碑很好。”这似乎与她的其它表现有些不符。

人性是阴阳合体,每个人都有其好的一面,也有丑的一面,就看这个比例有多大而已。处理得好就是好人,处得不好就是道德败坏者。美丑只在一念之间?

话又说回来,谭善芳也不容易,一个女人,在这个社会上,也只有身体这么一点”姿本”了。人是社会的人,该死的是这个社会环境。谁又天生去变成这么一个人呢?所以,站在道德高度上去批评别人,可能首先要检讨一下自己,至少社会环境也是有责任的。