ChinahasaffinityforfakeAmericans -China-Chinadaily.com.cn

2021年5月5日 by 没有评论

US
EUROPE
AFRICA
ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / Hot IssuesHot IssuesGovernmentSocietyInnovationEducationCover StoryPeoplePhotosChina has affinity for fake AmericansBy Murray Greig (China Daily) Updated:2015-12-30 08:34Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallIn many parts of the world, Canadians are perceived as fake, unarmed Americans – albeit with better manners and affordable healthcare.Truth be told, thats pretty accurate – especially when compared to the fanciful image (propagated by many Americans) that we live in huts made of snow and subsist mainly on maple syrup and moose meat.Its not a big deal. To be honest, Id rather be mistaken for a fake American than any other nationality – and I know several Yanks who like to pass themselves off as counterfeit Canucks when it suits their purpose … like when a Brit is buying the beer.After all, we Canadians pretty much look and speak like our American cousins, eh? And other than the worlds longest undefended border – and the gun thing – theres really not much to separate our two cultures.That said, one of the things I most appreciate about living and working in Beijing is the subtle acknowledgment by Chinese friends and colleagues that my country is something more than just the frozen back door to the US, and that theres a special bond between Canada and China, symbolized by this nations most venerated foreigner: Dr Norman Bethune.Generations of Chinese know the legend of Bai Qiuen, a surgeon from Gravenhurst, Ontario and a member of the Communist Party of Canada who volunteered with the Eighth Route Army in 1938 to fight the Japanese invaders. In addition to saving the lives of hundreds of soldiers by introducing mobile blood transfusions and battlefield surgery, he effectively brought modern medicine to rural China and was renowned for treating sick peasants.Ironically, Bethune died of blood poisoning on Nov 12, 1939, after slicing one of his fingers during a routine operation. He was 49. His selfless commitment was immortalized in a eulogy penned by Mao Zedong that became required reading in Chinese middle schools, and to this day Chinas top medical award is named the Bethune Medal.While Bethunes legacy lives on here, it took decades for the Canadian government to get up to speed because the doctor was “blacklisted” in his native country for being a communist. After his childhood home was finally designated a national heritage site, a bronze statue was erected and has become a big draw for the thousands of Chinese tourists who make pilgrimages to Gravenhurst.In 2012 the government opened a $2 million visitors center in the town, and a year later the University of Toronto unveiled a new sculpture of Bethune, paid for from an $800,000 bursary funded by Chinese business leaders.Canadians reticence in celebrating Bethune typifies one of the main cultural differences between us and our neighbors to the south. While we fret about so-called political correctness, the Excited States admirably embraces its homegrown folk heroes, regardless of political stripe or notoriety. Good or bad, that explains their ongoing fascination with the likes of Sarah Palin, Donald Trump … even Billy the Kid.In that regard, we “fake Americans” take a back seat to the real ones.8.03KPhotoNight views of Harbin through the lensTibetans take train home after pilgrimage or travellingWorlds largest shaftless Ferris wheel built in ChinaAncient cities to be connected by Xian-Chengdu high-speed railwaySnow turns Harbin into winter wonderlandReed Catkin Festival held in WuhanSocietyPoliticsHot TopicsScience/TechBusinessCover StoryFTZ simplifies process to launch businessesJapan can offer experience, expat saysApplication for work streamlinedAwareness of law aids resolutionAir Force units explore new airspaceLow wages and lack of respect responsible for kindergarten abuse, experts sayLiu heralds UK partnership in education and researchAgency ensuring natural gas supplyUN envoys trip to DPRK praised by BeijingChina moves to secure natural gas supply amid rising winter demandXi asks China, Canada to work for substantial tiesCooperation necessary for success, leaders sayLiving in space: How astronauts train, eat and workTeachers excused for lunchtime drinksWaiting for Shenzhou XICancer agent found in 44 cities drinking waterAt Ikea eatery, its no pay, no stayChina lose 2-0 to Uzbekistan in World Cup qualifier, coach Gao resignsC919 gains another 55 orders, lifting total orders to 785Services offset dip in manufacturingFintech to energize real economy, cut risksChinas Long March rockets complete 60 commercial launchesEngineers achieve breakthroughChina-made components add securityOnline shopping rings up customer complaintsImport expo to focus on advanced techSME mobile market platform receives first clientsChina top importer of US soybeansAir China opens direct route from Beijing to BarcelonaInsurance-based trust launchedDandelion helping to sow the seeds of stability for membersCover storyVisa change may boost tourism to USThe wrong side of the roadBuilding ban begins to biteVillagers call on Japan to atone for massacreMost ViewedTodays Top NewsTop planner targets 40% cut in PM2.5 for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei clusterYearender: Predictions for 2016 through 20 questionsClamping down to clean up the airHotline links Taiwan and the mainlandNo new years celebration in Shanghai one year after stampedeDictionary of Xi Jinpings new termsFreed death row inmate is compensatedShanghai airport going supersizePolitical bureau members should not feel superior: XiParents try to clear air for children at Beijing schoolsIn todays trending, a young woman “ages” 40 years to taste life as a senior citizen, a new water town in East China is compared to Venice and badly translated road signs in Zhengzhou get pulled.HighlightsYearender: Ten most talked-about newsmakers in 2015Worlds first high-speed train line circling an island opens in HainanYearender 2015: Key words from stories that created buzz in ChinaAmazing aerial views around China in 2015Hot TopicsTransformers stars hospital experience triggers healthcare debate Full text: Beijing Declaration of the BRICS Media Summit Chinas two-child policy puts pressure on sperm banks Ground level Rule of law Panda China youths Anti-terror drive Family planning SmogSpecial5th Plenary Session of 18th CPC Central CommitteeChina Legal Information Center…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
document.write(oTime.getFullYear());. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349      

Leave a Comment

邮箱地址不会被公开。 必填项已用*标注

3 × 1 =