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also learned to do acupuncture and cupping therapy. He said that he likes to study the philosophy contained in Chin
ese medicine, the balance of yin and yang and the five elements, which is also helpful for practicing tai chi.
Haase has been to many cities in China, including Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Harbin. He found that every city in China has its ow
n characteristics. Haase’s hometown Victoria and Changsha have a longstanding friendship. He has made m
any local friends in Changsha, where also met his tai chi teachers, Chinese medicine teachers and his wife.
Haase thinks the most attractive aspect of Chinese culture is Chinese philosophy and Taoism. He has adapted the slow-pace
d lifestyle described in the Tao Te Ching, a book written by Lao Zi, the founder of Taoism. “The pace of life for mod
ern people is too fast. I think everyone should learn from the Tao Te Ching,” he said.
nternational Children’s Day since he became president in 2013, showing his care for
their growth and his hope for them to carry on endeavors to realize the nation’s dreams.
International Children’s Day falls on June 1 every year.
In May 2013, while inspecting a school devastated by an earthquake in Sichuan province, Xi told
students to turn their trauma into a source of strength, urging them to be strong, brave and united.
When visiting a primary school in Beijing’s Haidian district in 2014, Xi spoke of the ne
ed to guide children to set high goals and create conditions for them to grow into adulthood.
On June 1, 2015, when speaking to members of the Young Pioneers of China in Beijing,
Xi called on all Chinese children to learn to be people of integrity, knowledge and responsibility
Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been gi
ven Party and administrative punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about
whether kindergarten children were involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account.
According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party chief
of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment of warning within the Party.
Wang Zhaoyu, director of the educational bureau’s general office, has been given a serious warni
ng within the Party and removed from office. Lu Zhongxian, director of the bureau’s educational equi
pment and student aid management center, was also given a serious warning and dismissed.
n Tuesday afternoon, Xi called for efforts to make new advances in the development of the countr
y’s central region. Xi presided over the meeting, at which he was briefed by the Party secretaries of Shanxi, Anhui, Jiangxi, He
nan, Hubei and Hunan provinces, as well as He Lifeng, head of the National Development and Reform Commission.
Promoting the rise of the central region is an important strategic decis
ion made by the CPC Central Committee, Xi said, adding that it has great significance in ac
hieving the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
Xi said that although China is still in an important period of strategic opp
ortunity for its development, the country faces an increasingly complicated international situation.