HG WELLS (1897): THE CRYSTAL EGG (21.11.2022)

There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials, over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of “C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities,” was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously variegated. They comprised some elephant tusks and an imperfect set of chessmen, beads and weapons, a box of eyes, two skulls of tigers and one human, several moth-eaten stuffed monkeys (one holding a lamp), an old-fashioned cabinet, a flyblown ostrich egg or so, some fishing-tackle, and an extraordinarily dirty, empty glass fish-tank. There was also, at the moment the story begins, a mass of crystal, worked into the shape of an egg and brilliantly polished. And at that two people, who stood outside the window, were looking, one of them a tall, thin clergyman, the other a black-bearded young man of dusky complexion and unobtrusive costume. The dusky young man spoke with eager gesticulation, and seemed anxious for his companion to purchase the article.

‘Silent’ Restaurant Provides Livelihood to the Deaf, Mute! (28.9.2022)

When asked why she insisted on only providing jobs to the deaf-mute for 12 years, Li said she had witnessed the difficulties they experience as a child, with six of her family members both deaf and mute, and facing limited job opportunities, etc.

I chose to open a hot pot restaurant and make it easier for the disabled to prepare and serve dishes, with gas stoves replaced with induction equivalents, which are safer for deaf employees to use, Li said.

Xinxiang City is home to more than six million residents, of which more than 40,000 are deaf and mute, and with only one school for them to attend.

Li’s parents used to study at this school, meaning the employees in the hot pot restaurant are mainly their classmates. Now deaf people who are applying for work often take the initiative to ask Li for a job.

I hope that the deaf and mute can work and live normal lives, using their strength to earn a reasonable living, Li said.

New Expressway in Xinjiang Preserves Migration Routes for Wild Animals! (1.9.2022)

Along the expressway, 72 small culverts were transformed into larger ones to facilitate wildlife.

The 294-kilometer expressway crosses Altun Mountains and Lop Nur, both a no man’s land.

As the third major traffic channel linking Xinjiang with neighboring provinces, it plays a significant role in improving living standards in southern Xinjiang and accelerating the construction of projects under the Belt and Road Initiative.

China’s Approach to Cyberspace Governance! (31.8.2022)

Over the past decade, China has built the world’s largest network infrastructure with advanced technology, Xin Guobin, vice minister of industry and information technology, announced in June this year.

Besides, access bandwidth of the optical fiber network has increased from 10 Mbps to 1000 Mbps, mobile networks have made breakthroughs in 3G, 4G and 5G, and broadband access has been extended to all administrative villages across the country, contributing to poverty alleviation.

At the same time, China has been committed to sharing its digital dividends with the rest of the world. The country has continuously aided less developed nations in the forms of technology, equipment and services. In recent years, China’s digital trade with Belt and Road countries has maintained strong growth.

Xi Encourages Foreign Experts to Contribute More to Promoting Exchanges Between China and Other Countries! (28.8.2022)

This single act of constructive ‘Internationalism’ instantaneously opened the door wide for friendship without borders to develop – whilst simultaneously rescuing the people of China (a process in motion since the 1949 Socialist Revolution) from the stagnant morass the ‘Nationalist’ (KMT) government had dug! General Secretary Xi Jinping, however, has issued a friendly (but timely) reminder to the Chinese people, stating that effective ‘Internationalist’ communication is not a static process! It cannot rest on its laurels, it cannot be a fond memory of the past, but must be a continuous and dynamic expression of the collective will of the Chinese people as expressed through the declaration of Chairman Mao Zedong in 1949 – ‘Today, the Chinese People have stood up!’

Sichuan: Drought Exposes Full Extent of Ancient Buddhist Artefact! (23.8.2022)

Although Buddhist philosophy must be distinguished from the religious urges which have often surrounded ‘Buddhism’ (Marx, Engels and Mao possessed a healthy respect for Early Buddhist dialectics), within ancient China and elsewhere, thousands upon thousands of individuals have been motivated to stop seeking-out their daily living, the sustenance of others and/or the means to change and transform human society for the betterment of all! Instead, what a modern humanity is left with today is the often impressive and awe-inspiring physical structures of the human populations of the past, which instead of communicating with a ‘hidden realm’ (as intended) are actually communicating with exactly the same humanity, simply a humanity occupying a different space and time from them!

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