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Understanding Indigenous Artworks in Canada

By Xingru Chen, Grade 12, Rosseau Lake College
To indigenous people in Canada, the way they pass down belief, history, story, and culture through generations is to sit around the secret fire inside the tipi and enjoy the wise elder’s narrative which is filled with the traces of history while the dim flames leaped on everyone’s pupils. The yellowish and radish light project on the inside of the tipi, as the narrator moves showing different abstract patterns, just like the rock murals, implying the deep connection they build with their ancestors and the landscape through continuous storytelling. During this learning process, indigenous youth build their worldview through storytelling. As a part of their cultural heritage, indigenous art plays an important role for indigenous people to demonstrate their true selves. It also opens a window for the audience to have a better understanding of indigenous culture. Continue reading Understanding Indigenous Artworks in Canada

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Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

Author: Chengmai Zhang
Around 1972,an economist called Muhammad Yunus was in the village of Chobra, Bangladesh. He spotted a woman who was making a bamboo stool near the school. He asked, “How much money can I make?” The woman replied, “The money is from the usurer. Only 0.5 takas can be earned by processing a bamboo stool. The income is extremely meager.” Continue reading Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

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义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?

作者:刘天蓝、徐金扬、钟奕鸣、刘睿扬、陈泽锴、唐知浩
“中国的第一大市场到底有多大?”
自2013年习近平提出建设“新丝绸之路经济带”和“21世纪海上丝绸之路”以来,义乌再次像曾经一般敢为人先,摇着“拨浪鼓”走天下,加快与“一带一路”沿线国家经贸合作。如今,这座从“鸡毛换糖”时代发展起来的城市,进出口对外贸易尤其发达。每年大批外商以采购商身份来到义乌,根据采购方的需求选择、购买、交易所需产品。 Continue reading 义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?

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跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

作者:吴一嬉、冯昕玥、吴紫涵、郑双恺、周迪龙
坐落在浙江中部的义乌从来不乏积极转变、拥抱时局的精神。
四十多年前的义乌可谓“天不时”“地不利”。这里地少、人多、田薄,人们常常食不果腹。但贫瘠的物质条件并未影响义乌人“敢为天下先”的首创精神。为了改善土壤,他们创新性地用本地盛产的红糖换来外地的鸡毛,将其制成肥料,用以提高作物产量——这便是“鸡毛换糖”。依托于传统农业和家庭手工业,商品经济在这个小县城里悄悄萌芽。 Continue reading 跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

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The Existing Difficulties of Pneumoconiosis Patients

By Joyce Chen, Chujun Liu, Xintong Ye
Special Thanks: Haozhe Li
When entering Mr. Yang’s home, his family was assembling components. His mother’s trembling hands struggled to stuff the lamp wick into a red rubber covering, then hanging a plastic buckle onto it. Mr. Yang said that assembling such a component takes him about 15 seconds, and two of them are worth one cent (in RMB), which means that he could only earn one yuan from finishing 200 of these. A one-meter-high oxygen bottle was hanging on the wall, bags of medicine were stacked on the table, and thousands of accessories were stored in the corner. This is the life of Mr. Yang, one that reflects the current status of many rural pneumoconiosis patients in China. Continue reading The Existing Difficulties of Pneumoconiosis Patients