Global leadership network: Belting the rich culture and heritage of music between the world and China

They will exchange views on three topics: "Music schools' contributions to human civilization", "Music education's globalization development trend" and "Music culture is the messenger of world peace".

Global Leadership Network on Higher Music Education has attracted deans or heads of over 30 conservatories of music from China, the United States, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovenia, Thailand and South Korea.

Music schools' contributions to human civilization

Bernhard Schwartländer: China and WHO would make more remarkable contribution to global public health

WHO Representative in China

Today, China has made sure every Chinese can enjoy basic health services and is covered by a national health insurance system. There are so many lessons that other country can learn from, so it is also my duty to help make sure that this knowledge, this wonderful expertise reach other countries.

It does build on almost over 70 years of cooperation between China and WHO. Almost 70 years ago, China was among the very first countries to join the WHO. This is a very strong reflection of this very good cooperation.

I feel so privileged to be working in China, a country of such a great capacity, there are so much innovation in progress, and so many changes taking place regarding public health.

Guy Saint-Jacques : We can get a strong forward-looking relationship with China

Canadian Ambassdor to China

From my perspective, there is a lot of untapped potential in the relationship. When I look at the two economies, there is lots of complementarity and we could do a lot more together.

There are lots of conversations taking place now in Canada about how to expand this relationship and I think that there may be some important announcements that will take place at the time of high-level visits in the future.

"In our view, the more successful China is, the more successful Canada will be as well."

Jorge Heine: China's strong commitment to innovation is very striking

Chilean Ambassador to China

Jorge Heine was born in Santiago, Chile in 1948. He was previously a Consulting Professor at Stanford University (1999-2003) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Heidelberg (2002-2003).He also served as the Minister of National Assets of Chile (1999). Prior to that he served as Ambassador of Chile to South Africa (1994-1999), cross-accredited to Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

 


FTA played a very critical role in furthering trade between Chile and China.The total volume of trade has increased fivefold since the signing of the teaty. E-Commerce now is become a very significant driving force in international trade.

"There is no other country in the world that has such a long history in terms of state unity, language homogeneity as China has, over 4,000 years."

Jean-Jacques de Dardel: I am proud of bringing in Switzerland as a prospective founding member of the AIIB

Swiss Ambassador to China

That is normal. And it is going to grow still. I like to know that. We don’t like to position ourselves just on a scale. We like to have partners who are getting stronger, with whom we can have a better relation. That is what drives me to optimism.

The Chinese are extraordinarily diligent, productive, hard-working. And this makes a mark on the world. I remember when a generation ago, our GDPs, the Swiss and Chinese, were equal. Actually 35 years ago, the Swiss GDP was 25% above China, which was not normal. Now, yours is more than ten times than ours.

"The Chinese are extraordinarily diligent, productive, hard-working. And this makes a mark on the world."

Christopher Koetke: It is in the struggle that you really learn to achieve

Vice President of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts

they can be less than perfect. I never being to the point ever of saying I am done. I think there are some days when you pull your hair out, because it is not going right. But what happens in our business is that when you are truly passionate about this. 

I think everybody has those moments, when you had a really bad day. Those days do happen. Maybe things were very difficult. Life is not always perfect. Life is not always easy. It is one of the things that I tell students all the time. Life is up and down. Restaurants can be perfect one day and the next day,

"China is so unbelievably diverse. And I am amazed, every time I eat here, every meal I eat, how many things I taste that I never ever had before. So let me just say, first of all, that the food here is absolutely amazing."

Karlis Smits: the slowdown of economic growth in China is a natural transformation

Karlis Smits: World Bank Senior Economist

Right after the World Economic Forum, Karlis Smits joined an interview with GMW.cn (Also known as Guangming Online, http://en.gmw.cn/) to share his views on the slowdown of China's economic growth and the prospect of transformation. "

Karlis Smits, a senior economist, has worked at the World Bank since 2006. Since 2013 Karlis Smits is based in China. Prior to joining the World Bank, Karlis worked at the Ministry of Economy in Latvia on a broad set of economic policy issues.He is the main author of China economic update.

"So we do not see this as an alarming development, it is a natural transformation as China's economy is becoming larger and more sophisticated."

ICANN President: More than 75 percent of the top-level domains have implemented DNSSEC

Fadi Chehade: ICANN President and CEO

Today I stand confident that the community will come back with very good proposal so that we can present to the United States government and make ICANN independent.

Also the country-code top-level domains including .cn has now signed their top-level domains with the DNSSEC protocol, which insures that we got reduce the level of abuse that is happening.

I think the decision by the United States government to end its unique role in the work of ICANN is a very important decision. Because it signals the US government now sees ICANN as a mature organization that is ready to manage its affairs with the global stakeholders engaged.

"We are not just sending information to China, but we are also listening to China, and bring knowledge and information about great progress in China on the internet to the rest of the world."

David Wirt: For Internet finance, it is never easy to start on a path

David Wirt is now Vice President of Global Services in Asia Pacific & Japan of EMC Corporation.

In a question I posted to him was “well, don't you just use people from HK and Taiwan to help build your credit card system? His answer was no, actually getting experts from the U.S. was better. In his analogy was that each problem in China is very different, so from east to west, the biggest challenge you have from business perspective is adopting local practice and fitting in.

I think the biggest challenge is the biggest chance in almost every business inside China. China is not one entity integrated itself. I love the example that I lived in China for most of the years, I used to make people understand China outside of China from a gentleman running credit card operation in one of the four big banks.

 "So I would say it's similar challenge to almost every business in China to expand, one is to understand China is not one single entity, and the second is understanding there are some unique requirements in the market place."

Maksim: Always on the way to engage the classical music with the young

Croatian classical crossover pianist

Also we are introducing a ballet dancer coming from England with us and I have a different much younger band. The energy will be very different and on a much higher level. Also, the news that I am presenting my latest album called MEZZO E MEZZO, which I have this here. It is going out in China maybe in two weeks and I am going to present some pieces from my latest album. So I hope my audience will like the new pieces.

I think nowadays that, you know, every year, every tour in China is getting bigger and bigger. I think it is because of the interest for my music is getting bigger. Also this year we are going to bring much bigger production, much more interesting, much more lights and much more happening on stage.

I always consider myself as a lucky person. Because you know, from where I came, a little town of Šibenik, to where I am today, I had a lot of success. I am very satisfied with what I did.

Stephen Owen: Chinese poetry is an education in how to see and experience the world

Stephen Owen, is an American sinologist specializing in Chinese literature

what is most precious about it is its great diversity. Every attempt to characterize “Chinese poetry” as a whole will encounter dozens of great Chinese poets who do not fit the description. There is no single “essence,” but a continuity and range of change and difference that gives the tradition value and is its enduring strength.

I began as a lover of poetry and remain that—though Chinese poetry obviously holds a special place. Chinese poetry does have overall differences from other traditions, but at the same time each of those traditions is different from all others. I always dislike talking about “Chinese poetry” as a whole, because

"There is no single “essence,” but a continuity and range of change and difference that gives the tradition value and is its enduring strength."

Swedish writer Eva Ekeroth: Grownups should help children understand better "cruel" things in books

Eva Ekeroth has lived in China for over thirteen years

But I have something that maybe nobody else has thought about. And it is the quote for architects who design which way the doors are going. If you go to a toilet, the door should be out-rolled not in-rolled.

My nicest memory from Chinese, actually, is that I spent nine years dancing with old people. It was when I lived in Shanghai. It was my most beautiful memory. Every week, I danced with them for nine years even with a big belly when I was going to have a child. China improved where everybody talks about the air and so on.

"I mean, children are really smart people, so I think it's better to let this kind of subjects being talked about in books. It could even help children understand better and feel better inside, I think."

Interview with editor-in-chief of Scientific American Mariette DiChristina

Mariette DiChristina is now editor-in-chief of Scientific American.

I think China has already made huge investment and was already very successful. Topics related to pollution, renewable energy, these are also areas we see a lot of new development. China is also very strong in genetics. If you look at Nature Genetics, one of our journals, compared to other nature journals, we published paper from China, because Chinese scientists are very strong in this field.

 

From our observation because we are based in China, Chinese government has invested a lot in research. But I think the government is also becoming more strategic in choosing the fields that China wants to be known as the leader globally. For example, agriculture science is one area that is very important to China.

"I think the important thing is we need lots of kinds of thinking, different kinds of science, and different scientists around the world and collaborate together and share knowledge."

Ezra Vogel: Deng Xiaoping has the most impact on the history of 20th century in the world

Outstanding contributor to China Studies

Ezra Vogel started to learn Chinese and history after becoming a post-doctoral research at Harvard University in 1964. He is considered as the only American scholar who excels in Chinese and Japanese issues. He won the "World China Studies Contribution Award" in the fifth World Forum on China Studies on March 23, 2013. Aug. 22, 2014 is the 110th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's birth. Just two days before the memorial day,

Professor Ezra Vogel received the interview from Guangming Online in Beijing, depicting the great nature of Deng Xiaoping and his impression of contemporary China. At Harvard, Ezra Vogel is called "Mr China", not only for his fluent Chinese, but also for his study on China. Known in China as "Fu Gaoyi",

"I came to believe that in the 20th century, if one asks a question: "what person in the world had an impact on history that will last for long time", perhaps Deng Xiaoping had more impact than any other single person."

Harel Kodesh: The Biggest Internet Industry Empire Today is China, not the U.S.

President of Red Loop Media & CEO of Nurego

software have taken a lead in terms of fusing Big Data for their own ideas. Gaming companies are using Big Data by creating all kinds of virtual goods, that people can buy, then analyzing, you know, how many virtual umbrellas, for instance, people can buy as a function whether it is raining outside or not. So there is an interesting connection between virtual world and the real world.

Big Data has already been applied to consumers’ space, so if you go and order a book on Amazon, Amazon will come back with a recommendation for other books that other people may have graded. That is a Big Data usage or utilization. What we see, over the last several years, consumers or consumer

"Lots of companies are trying to get involved into the Big Data revolution. Many people assume that all they need to do is just taking every piece of data. That isn't going to be economically useful because there are too much data."

Greek ambassador Vassilios Costis: To enhance people-to-people exchanges is my dream to chase

Mr. Vassilios Costis has served as Ambassador of Greece to China since June, 2013.

The trip has been regarded as opening a new chapter in bilateral ties. For a comprehensive review of the development in Sino-Greek relations, GMW.cn reporter interviewed the Greek Ambassador to China, Vassilios Costis, who is a crucial participant in and witness to the progress.

Vassilios Costis said that to enhance "people-to-peole" exchange was his dream to chase in China.

Beijing, Jul. 8 -- (Guangming) In the past half year, Greece has successfully fulfilled the rotating presidency of the EU, and ties have strengthened in both economic and cultural fields between China and Greece. And recently, during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's latest trip to Europe, he headed to Greece for a three-day visit.

"The dream I chase and I hope to see it realized within one or two years is to enhance the so-called "people-to-people" exchanges.