There is a new bilingual magazine (in Chinese and German) in the market. The following is from its preface…
“There are more and more people in the West who are interested both in the Chinese language, and in Chinese culture. People everywhere know China, many even long for China, but knowledge about the country is comparatively small, so that against the background of this, the monthly Hua Lan developed.Hua Lan is mainly written in Chinese and German, with annotations in German.
We are sure that Hua Lan will bring every reader – he may be a beginner, or a connoisseur of the Chinese language, or blissfully ignorant of it – immense pleasure.“
However, we must understand that China is a peace-loving country with an old civilization (and that the highlands of Tibet, as an integral part of China, adds a lot of charme to China with its wide-ranging and beautiful landscape).
And China had to go through unhappy experience of aggression and debasement during the modern age. But the Chinese people never gave up, but exerted great effort and mastered one crisis after another. Page 52 and 53 explain further by reprinting 大中国 or Great China. So let’s learn some Chinese with Hualan:
We all have one family which is China…
You can find a music video and the complete lyrics there on 52 Harmonies. It’s cool. Or, as Hualan puts it, it expresses the hot love of the Chinese for their country.
China, you will always be in my heart, China, I wish you happiness, that doesn’t need endless talk.
That was hot, wasn’t it? But why the endless talk? At 4.95 Euros per copy? To learn Chinese, JR prefers the internet. It’s more comprehensive. After all, most people from everywhere love their country.
The good news is that JR didn’t spend money on the paper. It’s probably been sent to some public institutions for free, for advertising. Just wondering if it’s a vulgar Vogue rehash, or an Epoch Times propaganda maneuver to ridicule the sublime CCP.
JR suspects the former. Grass Mud Horse.
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