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The White Paper

China revealed its white paper on the “one country, two systems” policy this week. The policy has been the central political guideline for Hong Kong since 1997, and has been the ultimate political system that Chinese government would set up for Taiwan after the presumed reunification with Taiwan in the future. But the white paper represents a major shift of the policy.

Crucially, the document essentially limits the political rights of the Hong Kong residents. Previously, the old policy called for “no change in 50 years”; but unfortunately, only 17 years after Beijing seized the control of the island, the Chinese government officially declares that Hong Kong will not be Hong Kong any more.

(Which also warns Taiwanese that a democratic Taiwan is at stake under Communist China’s sphere of influence)

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/world/asia/hong-kong-beijing-two-systems-paper/

客語學習資訊

以下為網路上找得到的免費學習客語的資訊。客家語快滅亡了,我這輩年輕人當中幾乎找不到會講客家語的人。也許有人會在家裡說,但客家語已經快要不是一個能在外面講/溝通的語言。

以台灣閩南語(以下簡稱台語)來說,普及度遠大於客語。從日本時代就有人嘗試用台語寫文章,加上近幾年的發展,台語書面用語已經有很標準化的規範了。但客語的相關研究資料很少,似乎大家都把它當做一種純口語的方言。台灣教育部是有做客語書面語的規範化,但會流利地講客語的人本來就少,會用客語記事者更少。相較之下,同樣做為方言地位的粵語,因為長期以來一直有著書面語規範的傳統,到目前仍獲得很好的保存。一種沒人知道如何書寫的語言,最後將很難避免走向滅亡的地步。不能再將客語視做方言來發展了,必需將它當做一種語言來發展。

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在美國吃素

分享一下如何在美國方便地吃到素食。

對於素食者來說,不論是要留學、或者在美國自助旅行都很實用的經驗! 首先,如果是在加州的話,基本上這篇文章可以直接忽略,因為在加洲各大城市華人都很多,很容易找到素食中國菜、甚至是素食台菜。

這篇文章是給住在中西部、方圓百里沒有間像樣的中國菜的朋友們的。

繼續讀下去 在美國吃素

June

Haven’t updated my blog lately. I was mostly busy with a paper submission due a few days ago. Now that paper is submitted, I am ready to prepare for another one.

Time flies, and my happy summer time is less than 1.5 months remaining. I am hoping to finish one paper (expecting to get this done by end of July), and start to work on another, and help my labmates with others.