August 2011 was my last month before the departure to Beijing. That year I was granted the second China Government Scholarship, and was patiently waiting the beginning of autumn to fully indulge in the exciting university life and Chinese language learning in one of the country’s best language universities, BLCU. But I didn’t know that august would bring me an unforgettable meeting with one of the renowned traditional Chinese kungfu masters, Sui Yunjiang. He came to my city with a series of seminars and was to stay for a fortnight. I was asked to be his interpreter and had to accompany him and his wife during all that time, as well as Viktor who was the organizer and the host.
I'm a proponent of the idea that 'everything rises and falls on leadership.' As we see the terrible events unfolding in America right now, at the same time, we see stability, growth and social harmony in China. Americans don't believe me when I report back to them the amazing advances that are being made, every day, here in China. They simply don't know China like I do.
I could begin by talking about the advancements right here in my city of Zhengzhou. I've watched roads built, the environment remarkably cleaner than 2011 when I arrived here. I've been amazed at the experience of watching education rise to a higher standard than 5 years ago. I'm truly amazed at the astounding progress that's been made.
The place where we practice kungfu deserves special mentioning. It is a little “island ” in the heart of the city, Xizhimen. A park with a small river where dragon-shaped boats take passengers to the Summer Palace, is an amazing place with Russian spirit. Beijing is known to be home for many Russians, there is the largest Russian district called Yabaolu with many Russian clothing shops and food restaurants. But this place is something different. Tranquil, peaceful, enchanting, the park is hidden from the eyes of many, showing its true beauty only to those who is in pursue of the miracle. On the opposite side of the wushu training spot there is former Soviet Union Exhibition Center, which was renamed into Beijing Exhibition Center after Soviets’ and China Republic’s relations had come into turbulence. The earliest Russian cuisine restaurant “Moscow ” was also placed in this picturesque area. Government officials who took office during that period used to have their lunches and dinners there.
Hainan always has been a pioneer in reform and opening-up, with Boao serving as a bridge to the outside world. There are more than 200 important domestic and international conferences held in Boao every year.
"Back in 1980s at the beginning of the establishment of Hainan province, it was rare to see foreign visitors," said Huang Zejing, a photographer who has witnessed the island's development.
习近平还谈到了两岸政治问题的解决，国共两党都要勇于面对，关键在于“虑善以动，动惟厥时 ”。这句话出自《古文尚书・说命》，意思是“考虑妥善而后行动，行动须挑准好时机。 ”什么时候是好时机？在岛君看来，若国民党2016年继续执政，当然会迎来好时机，若下野，其实也未必不是好时机，届时国民党至少可以抛开现有的执政包袱，先进行党对党的政治协商，也是可行之道。