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    Jin Yong is so much beloved all over Sino world From the ordinary people to the all mighty . It bring back childhood memory. His novel is read not only by Chinese but by other people too. His influence is far and wide. The former president of Indonesia "Gus Dur" himself 17th generation of Hui Chinese was quoted to say that he learn ethic, morality and the way to behave from reading prof Cha novel.
    All Chinese president from Deng to Xi love to read his novel A good combination of historic background, Chinese value and tradition, fantasy world, Chivalry and honor as well as romance
    His novel is addicted many student read his novel in the class And each installment is eagerly anticipated.

    The shared sorrow of Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ and Deng Xiaoping
    • The historical meeting of Hong Kong’s greatest pen and China’s most powerful man
    • Martial arts writer and paramount leader both knew suffering during the turmoil after the Communist Party takeover of China.

    PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 31 October, 2018, 7:59pm
    UPDATED : Thursday, 01 November, 2018, 4:54am

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    A specially arranged car brought him and his family to the Great Hall of the People, where Deng greeted him at the door, wearing just a simple short-sleeved shirt.

    This was the first time Deng had met someone from Hong Kong since becoming Vice-Chairman of the Communist Party Central Committee.

    But Deng wanted the occasion to be casual. Seeing Cha in his formalwear, Deng said, “We are old friends, you can take off the suit, just make yourselves at home.”

    It was the day the most powerful man in China met the most powerful pen in Hong Kong.

    But they did have something in common. Both they and their families had suffered terribly during the turmoil after the Communist Party takeover of China.


    Deng was not only purged and stripped of all his positions twice. He also saw his son Deng Pufang paralysed from the waist down.

    Although Cha was safe in Hong Kong, his father Cha Shuqing was prosecuted on false charges and later executed, at the age of 55, in April 1951 in their hometown of Haining, in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang.

    Deng expressed his regrets to Cha and suggested: “Let’s stay united and leave the past behind us.”

    Cha responded: “Anyway he could not come back from Heaven, so, let it be.”

    Louis Cha had been writing numerous editorials critical of the Cultural Revolution and urged China to return to the path of growth.

    He supported leaders like Deng who were known for their reformist stance. In fact, he even predicted that Deng would, and in his view should, come back to the centre of power in China in a 1976 editorial, one year before Deng’s return.


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    Since Deng’s comeback, Cha had also been supportive of his switching the party’s focus to building the economy and opening China to the world. That became the foundation of the mutual respect between the two men.

    During their meeting, Deng talked about the main tasks he wanted to carry out: “opposing hegemonism and safeguarding world peace, reunifying China and building our economy”.

    Cha pointed out that growing the economy so that Chinese people could have a better life was the foundation of reunification. Deng agreed.

    Besides talking about China’s future path, Deng had another task for Cha.

    Tributes pour in for Chinese literary giant Louis Cha
    He spoke at length on the issue of reunification with Taiwan in this meeting, wanting Louis to be the messenger between the mainland and the self-ruled island.

    He believed Cha was the right man for the job, because he was deeply rooted in Chinese traditional culture, and well-respected by all overseas Chinese, including the Taiwanese.

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    Cha had good connections in Taiwan too. He was invited there in the spring of 1973 and, although Chiang Kai-shek was seriously ill and unable to meet him, his son Chiang Ching-kuo had a long discussion with Cha on politics and cross-strait affairs.

    Besides politics, Deng also talked about Cha’s novels, written under his pen name of Jin Yong, and what he had learned from the swordsman stories.

    He said lightheartedly that this was the third time he had made a comeback, just like “the characters in your books have to go through hell before they rise to the top. That is life.”

    Deng Rong, the younger daughter of Deng Xiaoping, said her father used to read Cha’s martial arts novels – obtained from Hong Kong because they were banned in China – at noon and then half an hour before going to bed. Even on business trips, Deng would take a martial arts novel with him.

    Editorial: Louis Cha, the man who united Chinese in name of chivalry
    “My father loved to read martial arts novels before going to bed because they are light reading that helped him to relax,” she said.

    “Sometimes he fell asleep while reading them. In fact, he wouldn’t remember the characters, plots, the ending etc. We sometimes put the martial arts novels he had just read the previous month besides his pillow. My father still read it with great interest, never realising it was the old book from last month.”

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    That night, to the surprise of many observers in China and Hong Kong, China Central Television’s prime time news programme, Xinwen Lianbo, carried news of the historical meeting.

    Not long afterwards, China lifted its ban on Louis Cha’s novels. And four years later, Cha received the news that his father had been rehabilitated.

    “Of course, I am deeply saddened, but I don’t have a grudge, because I fully understood that this is a common tragedy that is extremely difficult to avoid in the great turmoil of a great era,” Cha said on hearing the news.

    Wuxia legend Louis Cha battled liver cancer and dementia in twilight years

    Louis Cha’s influence did not stop with Deng Xiaoping’s generation. Later Chinese leaders, including successive presidents Jiang Zemin and Xi Jinping, were fans of his works.

    In May 2015, Xi talked about Peach Blossom Island during his visit to Zhoushan in Cha’s home province of Zhejiang where a tourist attraction had been inspired by the home of the book’s famous swordsman Huang Yaoshi. Xi regretted that “Mr Jin Yong had not been to the island.”

    Cha was invited to be dean of Zhejiang University’s School of Humanities in 1999 “to promote the Chinese humanistic spirit”. In 2007, he was still appointed as the honorary dean of the School. Xi was in charge of Zhejiang from 2002 to 2007.

    In 1984, Cha published The Future of Hong Kong, a compilation of editorials he had written for Ming Pao, the newspaper he founded in Hong Kong. He sent a copy of the book to Hu Yaobang, then general secretary of the Communist Party, and two weeks later, on another visit to China, Cha was received warmly by Hu.

    From masses to bosses, Louis Cha’s sway over China was complete

    Cha also met Jiang Zemin on 19 March 1993, who acknowledged that his novels had many readers on the mainland, and “many leaders also love to watch” the film adaptations.

    “I know that your novel contains rich historical, geographical background, Chinese cultural traditions and so on,” Jiang told him, who also remarked that they shared the accent of their neighbouring home provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
     
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    He is truly giant of Chinese modern Chinese literature as well as true patriot who exemplify the best of Chinese tradition He does not shirk his responsibility even under adverse condition He said this
    In 1966, his editorials were critical of the country’s Cultural Revolution – he wrote that it threatened the destruction of Chinese culture and tradition.

    Tributes pour in for Chinese literary giant Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’, the ‘greatest epic writer of our time who embodied the martial arts spirit’

    • Cha died in Hong Kong, aged 94, after a long illness
    • His novels transcended political, geographical and ideological barriers for Chinese readers
    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong...ost-famous-martial-arts-writer-louis-cha-dies

    PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 October, 2018, 7:28pm
    UPDATED : Thursday, 01 November, 2018, 9:23am

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    Alibaba chairman Jack Ma pens moving tribute to writer Louis Cha
    31 Oct 2018
    Tributes have been pouring in for Hong Kong martial arts novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung, the world’s most popular Chinese writer, who died on Tuesday after a long illness. He was 94.

    His son-in-law, Dr Ng Wai-cheong, said the literary giant was surrounded by family members when he died in the afternoon, while the Chinese-language Ming Pao newspaper, founded by Cha, confirmed he breathed his last at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital.

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    Cha was a respected journalist, community leader, and, above all, a celebrated author whose novels in the wuxia genre – featuring chivalrous tales of kung fu masters in ancient China – made him a household name both at home and among the global Chinese diaspora.

    His work transcended political, geographical and ideological barriers, with well over 100 million copies sold worldwide and countless adaptations into media ranging from films to video games.


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    In 1955, he published his first martial arts novel, The Book and the Sword, in the New Evening Post, under the pen name Jin Yong. It was an instant success and he went on to write 14 hugely popular martial arts novels, ending with The Deer and the Cauldron in 1972.

    He was universally regarded as the most influential Chinese martial arts novelist of the 20th century.

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    Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, on a visit to Japan, issued a statement expressing “deep sorrow” over Cha’s death and calling him “a learned man and an acclaimed writer”.

    “He founded [newspaper] Ming Pao in his early years and also wrote editorials with constructive comments for society, earning the respect of the sector,” the statement added.

    It’s a huge loss for Chinese people around the world ... he will always be in my heart
    JACK MA, ALIBABA CHAIRMAN
    “I was grieved to learn of [Cha’s] passing. On behalf of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family.”


    Also among the first to react to the news was billionaire Jack Ma, a lifelong lover of martial arts and chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, which owns the South China Morning Post.

    “It’s a huge loss for Chinese people around the world, and it’s especially sad for us at Alibaba as we have embraced his writings as part of our corporate culture,” Ma said, referring to the old company practice of employees giving themselves nicknames drawn from characters in Cha’s novels.

    Editorial: Louis Cha, the man who united Chinese in name of chivalry
    The two met in Hangzhou in China in 2000 and remained good friends.

    “The wuxia spirit promoted by Cha has become a core value of Alibaba,” Ma added. “I have long admired Cha and he has been a source of deep inspiration for me. He will always be in my heart.”

    Former financial secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, also a keen martial arts enthusiast and Cha fan, expressed shock at the news.

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    “It’s very saddening,” Tsang said. “I extend my condolences to his family. His passing is a great loss to the culture of Hong Kong, China and the world. He was probably the greatest epic writer of our time.”
     
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    Tsang said he had personally met Cha several times, and kept a scrapbook of clippings of Cha’s work published in newspapers in the early 1960s.

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    “Cha will be remembered not just as a guru of martial arts novels but a giant comparable with William Shakespeare in his own right,” cultural critic and former Post writer Oliver Chou said.

    “No other Chinese authors would appeal so much to Chinese readers, regardless of dialects and political views. The late paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, was said to have sent secret agents to get him a set of Cha’s novels in Hong Kong in the early 1980s.”

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    Cha’s fame later earned him a meeting in 1981 with Deng, who reportedly told him: “We’re already old friends. I’ve read your novels.”

    Chou added: “In founding Ming Pao, Cha became an eminent opinion leader whose editorials were a must-read for Chinese readers, especially intellectuals, all over the world.”


    Cha’s novels were the source of inspiration for film, TV and radio producers, and deeply influenced the development of popular culture in Hong Kong over the past decades. Top movie stars, from Andy Lau Tak-wah to Jet Li Lianjie, starred in big-screen adaptations of his novels.

    Popular actor and Cha fan Adam Cheng, who has played numerous main characters from Cha’s novels in TV dramas, said: “You can call them works of historical fiction, but they’re more than that. You will be so absorbed in his writings that you believe those kung fu adventures actually happened in history.”

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    Born in Hangzhou, Cha graduated from the Law School of Suzhou in 1948. To help support his studies, he began work in 1947 as a journalist and translator for the Ta Kung Paonewspaper in Shanghai. He came to Hong Kong in 1948 to work for the paper’s office in the city.

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    In 1955, after leaving Ta Kung Pao, he began to write novels that were steeped in three main ethical traditions of China – Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism.

    His novels, and the world of the Chinese martial arts heroes they portrayed, were first opened to English readers in 1994.

    Chinese writer Cao Wenxuan wins ‘Nobel for children’s literature’

    Cha admitted in an interview the same year that Western readers might find his novels hard to appreciate.

    “The reader may need some training in Chinese thinking to understand,” he said, describing his books as “traditional Chinese novels in their themes, morals, or philosophies”.

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    “Martial arts for me are just an instrument, a sugar coating. They can be used as a way of expressing my artistic ideas,” Cha said.

    Those ideas, according to Cha, were distinctly anti-feudal and liberal.

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    In 1959, the early success of his novels encouraged him to set up a small newspaper, reportedly with a staff of four, including himself. That was the birth of Ming Pao, now a leading Chinese-language daily. At the time, the main selling point of the paper was the serialisation of his novels.

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    In 1966, his editorials were critical of the country’s Cultural Revolution – he wrote that it threatened the destruction of Chinese culture and tradition.
     
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    Cha was said to be on a list of prominent people being targeted for assassination that was published in left-wing newspapers during the 1967 riots in Hong Kong because of his critical stance against Beijing.

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    After China and Britain struck a deal on Hong Kong’s 1997 handover, Cha was appointed by Beijing in 1985 as a member of the Basic Law Drafting Committee, with the weighty task of drawing up Hong Kong’s mini-constitution.

    Observers at the time believed he was probably hand-picked for his ability to balance conflicting views.

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    But the widely admired writer stepped into controversy after he co-presented a conservative proposal for the city’s post-1997 political reforms.

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    The proposal, which was eventually adopted partially by Beijing, suggested the first three Hong Kong chief executives should be elected by a “broadly representative” committee. Critics said that approach would greatly delay the timetable for universal suffrage.

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    Former chairman of the Democratic Party, Albert Ho Chun-yan, said Cha had made a “big mistake”.

    “We see that he was willing to be used by Beijing to present that unpopular scheme which was widely believed to be from Beijing and not from himself – at the expense of his reputation,” Ho recalled. “He was a disappointment.”

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    Martin Lee Chu-ming, a veteran democrat who also sat on the Basic Law Drafting Committee, recalled that Cha was willing to listen to divergent views. “Mr Cha and I had discussed democracy before and he liked to talk about that,” Lee said.

    In recognition of his contributions to society, Cha was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1981 and awarded the city’s highest honour, the Grand Bauhinia Medal, in 2000.

    Additional reporting by Alvin Lum, Joyce Ng, Danny Mok, Su Xinqi, Gary Cheung, and Tony Cheung
     
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    CNSA people got an early screening of the upcoming film The Wandering Earth.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/28/c_137781695.htm

    China's first big-budget sci-fi blockbuster wows space scientists, engineers
    Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-28 18:34:03|Editor: Xiang Bo


    BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's homemade sci-fi blockbuster, The Wandering Earth, has amazed space scientists and engineers as the country is striving to make breakthroughs in space exploration.

    A special screening of the film was held in the Space City in northern Beijing Sunday night for spacecraft crew and developers before its premiere on Feb. 5, the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year.

    The film, adapted from Hugo Award winner Liu Cixin's novel of the same name, tells a story about how humans, threatened by a dying and swelling sun, erect gigantic engines to propel the planet out of the solar system, setting it on a centuries-long journey in search of a new sun.

    In the film, a Chinese astronaut working in an international space station joins hands with his son to save Earth from a collision with Jupiter.

    Chinese astronaut Chen Dong, who lifted off with the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft for a 33-day space mission in 2016, said he was thrilled after watching the film.

    "The astronaut in the film played a vital role in saving the mankind," Chen said. "His sacrifice touched my heart. If I happened to face a similar situation, I would definitely make the same decision," Chen said.

    "Astronauts are pioneers in our exploration into deep space, and I look forward to more films that can inspire our space missions," he said.

    Wang Yaping, a female astronaut who traveled for 15 days on the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft with two male crewmates in 2013, also took part in the screening.

    Liu Cixin, also executive producer of the film, was named as a "Space Culture Ambassador" by the China Satellite Launch & Tracking Control General Department after the screening. Liu was best known for his sci-fi triology, The Three-Body Problem.

    Liu said the sci-fi industry is a barometer of national strength, and sci-fi films need the backup of a strong economy that allows astronauts to turn fiction into reality.

    His view was echoed by the film's director Guo Fan, who said China's space exploration would inspire the shooting of more domestic sci-fi films.

    "If the box office is a success, we will have a sequel," said the 38-year-old director.

    The film will hit theaters in the United States, Australia and New Zealand on Feb. 8, according to Guo.
     
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    Beautiful Song Flash mob in Sichuan to celebrate Chinese new year
    To welcome the Chinese New Year, China Media Group and Chengdu Television Station surprised tourists with a flash mob. Peter Chen, a composer from Taiwan, SE China, whose ancestral hometown is Chengdu, SW China, walked the streets of Chengdu with his guitar. Passersby couldn’t resist joining in with his inspiring melody, which was accompanied by a Sichuan Opera performance and a rap group.
     
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    The same song but against the backdrop of beautiful Potala palace

    Lyrics
    Me and my motherland can not be separated, even for one moment.
    No matter where I go, there'll always be a hymn for her.
    I sing to praise every mountain, I sing to praise every river.
    Light swirling kitchen smoke rising above houses in a quiet little sleepy village
    and a rut left on the country trail.
    My most beloved motherland, I will always cling to your heart,
    You always comfort me with your motherly love.
    Me and my motherland are like sea and her waves,
    the waves are the child of the mother sea and the sea raises the waves
    Whenver the sea smiles, I am the whirlpool of joy
    I share the sorrows and joys of the mother sea
    My most beloved motherland
    You are the sea that will never dry up,
    you always send me crystal waves and heart reaching songs
    ........
     
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    Via Beijing walker
    Altay Ili kazakh prefecture is so beautiful in the first part of the video, Kazakn music and songs are equally beautiful and blend into the nature of which they live.
    Beautiful Eurasian kid
    Great China

     
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    Good Korean war movie with subtitle. Full length no trailer I saw it last year
     
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    From high plateau of Tibet to lush green Sichuan no the frigid north of Mongolia people express their love for China
     
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