Saturday, August 15, 2015

On 70 Years Anniversary of the end of the War - speech of Japan Priminister today

It was a horrible war that claimed as many as ten million lives. 


2015-08-14 陈洋 东京陈洋观察

(English Translation, Japenese version see below): 

August14, 2015

Statementby Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Of Japan

On the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, we must calmly reflect upon the road to war, the path we have taken sinceit ended, and the era of the 20th century. We must learn from the lessons ofhistory the wisdom for our future.

More than one hundred years ago, vastcolonies possessed mainly by the Western powers stretched out across the world.With their overwhelming supremacy in technology, waves of colonial rule surged toward Asia in the 19th century. There is no doubt that the resultant sense of crisis drove Japan forward to achieve modernization.Japan built a constitutional government earlier than any other nation in Asia.The country preserved its independence throughout. The Japan-Russia War gave encouragement to many people under colonial rule from Asia to Africa.

After World War I, which embroiled theworld, the movement for self-determination gained momentum and put brakes oncolonization that had been underway. It was a horrible war that claimed as many as ten million lives. With a strong desire for peace stirred in them, peoplefounded the League of Nations and broughtforth the General Treaty for Renunciation of War. There emerged in theinternational community a new tide of outlawing war itself.

At the beginning,Japan, too,kept steps with other nations. However, with the Great Depression setting inand the Western countries launching economic blocs by involving colonial economies,Japan’s economy suffered a major blow. In such circumstances,Japan’s sense of isolation deepened and it attempted to overcome its diplomatic and economic deadlock through the use of force. Its domestic political system could notserve as a brake to stop such attempts. In this way,Japan lost sight of the overall trends in the world.

With the Manchurian Incident, followed bythe withdrawal from the League of Nations,Japan gradually transformed itself into a challenger to the new international order that the international community sought to establish after tremendous sacrifices.Japan took the wrong course and advanced along the road to war.

And, seventy years ago,Japan was defeated.

On the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, I bow my head deeply before the souls of all those who perished both at home and abroad. I express my feelings of profound grief and my eternal,sincere condolences.

More than three million of our compatriots lost their lives during the war: on the battlefields worrying about the future of their homeland and wishing for the happiness of their families; inremote foreign  countries after the war, in extreme cold or heat, suffering fromstarvation and disease. The atomic bombings of Hiroshimaand Nagasaki, the air raids on Tokyo and other cities, and the ground battles in Okinawa, among others, took a heavy toll among ordinarycitizens without mercy.

Also in countries that fought againstJapan,countless lives were lost among young people with promising futures. InChina, Southeast Asia,the Pacific islands and elsewhere that became the battlefields, numerousinnocent citizens suffered and fell victim to battles as well as hardships suchas severe deprivation of food. We must never forget that there were womenbehind the battlefields whose honour and dignity were severely injured.

Upon the innocent people did our country inflictimmeasurable damage and suffering. History is harsh. What is done cannot beundone. Each and every one of them had his or her life, dream, and belovedfamily. When I squarely contemplate this obvious fact, even now, I find myselfspeechless and my heart is rent with the utmost grief.

The peace we enjoy today exists only uponsuch precious sacrifices. And therein lies the origin of postwarJapan.

We must never again repeat the devastationof war.

Incident, aggression, war — we shall neveragain resort to any form of the threat or use of force as a means of settlinginternational disputes. We shall abandon colonial rule forever and respect theright of self-determination of all peoples throughout the world.

With deep repentance for the war,Japanmade thatpledge. Upon it, we have created a free and democratic country, abided by therule of law, and consistently upheld that pledge never to wage a war again.While taking silent pride in the path we have walked as a peace-loving nationfor as long as seventy years, we remain determined never to deviate from thissteadfast course.

Japan hasrepeatedly expressed the feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology for itsactions during the war. In order to manifest such feelings through concreteactions, we have engraved in our hearts the histories of suffering of thepeople in Asia as our neighbours: those in Southeast Asian countries such asIndonesia and the Philippines, and Taiwan, the Republic of Korea and China,among others; and we have consistently devoted ourselves to the peace andprosperity of the region since the end of the war.

Such position articulated by the previouscabinets will remain unshakable into the future.

However, no matter what kind of efforts wemay make, the sorrows of those who lost their family members and the painfulmemories of those who underwent immense sufferings by the destruction of warwill never be healed.

Thus, we must take to heart the following.

The fact that more than six millionJapanese repatriates managed to come home safely after the war from variousparts of the Asia-Pacific and became the driving force behind Japan’s postwarreconstruction; the fact that nearly three thousand Japanese children leftbehind in China were able to grow up there and set foot on the soil of theirhomeland again; and the fact that former POWs of the United States, the UnitedKingdom, the Netherlands, Australia and other nations have visited Japan formany years to continue praying for the souls of the war dead on both sides.

How much emotional strugglemust haveexisted and what great efforts must have been necessary for the Chinese peoplewho underwent all the sufferings of the war and for the former POWs whoexperienced unbearable sufferings caused by the Japanese military in order forthem to be so tolerant nevertheless?

That is what we must turn our thoughts toreflect upon.

Thanks to suchmanifestation of tolerance,Japanwas ableto return to the international community in the postwar era. Taking thisopportunity of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war,Japanwouldlike to express its heartfelt gratitude to all the nations and all the peoplewho made every effort for reconciliation.

InJapan, the postwar generations nowexceed eighty per cent of its population. We must not let our children,grandchildren, and even further generations to come, who have nothing to dowith that war, be predestined to apologize. Still, even so, we Japanese,across generations, must squarely face the history of the past. We have theresponsibility to inherit the past, in all humbleness, and pass it on to thefuture.

Our parents’ and grandparents’ generationswere able to survive in a devastated land in sheer poverty after the war. Thefuture they brought about is the one our current generation inherited and theone we will hand down to the next generation. Together with the tirelessefforts of our predecessors, this has only been possible through the goodwilland assistance extended to us that transcended hatred by a truly large numberof countries, such as theUnited States,Australia, and Europeannations, whichJapanhad fiercely fought against as enemies.

We must pass this down from generation togeneration into the future. We have the great responsibility to take thelessons of history deeply into our hearts, to carve out a better future, and tomake all possible efforts for the peace and prosperity of Asiaand the world.

We will engrave in our hearts the past,whenJapanattempted to break its deadlock with force. Upon this reflection,Japanwillcontinue to firmly uphold the principle that any disputes must be settledpeacefully and diplomatically based on the respect for the rule of law and notthrough the use of force, and to reach out to other countries in the world todo the same. As the only country to have ever suffered the devastation ofatomic bombings during war,Japanwill fulfil its responsibility in the international community, aiming at thenon-proliferation and ultimate abolition of nuclear weapons.

We will engrave in our hearts the past, whenthe dignity and honour of many women were severely injured during wars in the20th century. Upon this reflection,Japanwishes to be a country alwaysat the side of such women’s injured hearts.Japanwill lead the world in makingthe 21st century an era in which women’s human rights are not infringed upon.

We will engrave in our hearts the past,when forming economic blocs made the seeds of conflict thrive. Upon thisreflection,Japanwill continue to develop a free, fair and open international economic systemthat will not be influenced by the arbitrary intentions of any nation. We willstrengthen assistance for developing countries, and lead the world towardfurther prosperity. Prosperity is the very foundation for peace.Japanwill makeeven greater efforts to fight against poverty, which also serves as a hotbed ofviolence, and to provide opportunities for medical services, education, andself-reliance to all the people in the world.

We will engrave in our hearts the past,whenJapanended up becoming a challenger to the international order. Upon thisreflection,Japanwill firmly uphold basic values such as freedom, democracy, and human rights asunyielding values and, by working hand in hand with countries that share suchvalues, hoist the flag of “Proactive Contribution to Peace,” and contribute tothe peace and prosperity of the world more than ever before.

Heading toward the 80th, the 90th and thecentennial anniversary of the end of the war, we are determined to create suchaJapantogether with the Japanese people.

































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Friday, July 24, 2015

Chinese Business is Globalizing in These 4 Ways - Gordon Orr

(Gordon Orr - Chairman, Asia at McKinsey) July 24, 2015

Globalization of Chinese business continues at pace.  I was asked to describe the four major ways in which it is occurring at a recent gathering of legislators in one of China’s key trading partners. These are:

  1. Sourcing abroad for Chinese demand
  2. Selling Chinese made goods abroad
  3. Investing Chinese capital abroad
  4. Chinese citizens going abroad, creating demand for services

1. Sourcing abroad for Chinese demand

What have I seen recently?

  • A major shift from rapidly growing demand for basic materials and energy to demand for agricultural products with the underlying theme that China is increasingly unable to feed itself - certainly unable to feed itself safely.
  • A Chinese urban middle class want food products they can trust to be safe for their children and themselves. They have a bias for internationally sourced foodstuffs, produced outside China and delivered direct to their home using ecommerce.
  • This is creating many global supply hot spots – for example: Argentina, Russia, East Africa for cereals; New Zealand, Australia, Western Europe for dairy; USA, Brazil for soya; USA, Chile for fruits; Southeast Asia for aquaculture.
  • Over and above this is demand for technology to apply to agriculture in China. As large-scale farms emerge, they can afford to invest in mechanization in advanced seeds, fertilizer and irrigation. Many such firms visit countries like Israel to find the technology they need.


2. Selling Chinese made goods abroad

What have I seen recently?

  • State-owned enterprises focused on infrastructure sectors increasingly see projects abroad as the way to keep their factories in China busy, as demand plateaus at home. “One Belt, One Road” and related financing initiatives provide policy and executional support.  In areas such as high speed rail, power stations, roads, ports, and airports, these companies are increasingly seen to deliver a world-class solution if they are well managed.
  • The more significant trend is how the best of China’s private sector companies are now growing their exports, not to stand still, but to sustain their historic high rates of growth. This spans many, many sectors including construction equipment, packaging materials, medical devices, low voltage electronics and auto components, to name a few.  These are not companies that survive by being the cheapest in what they do.  They have IP, they sell to multinationals in China, they are survivors of intense domestic competition, and live on cycles of extremely rapid product innovation.   The majority serve business customers today, but a few in consumer electronics and mobile technology are successfully targeting consumers.
  • Why are these private companies going abroad now? First and foremost because they have enormously high aspirations. They are #1 or #2 in China and want to become top 3 globally. Additionally, they feel that domestic markets have permanently become much tougher places to grow in and they perceive they are ready, having competed against multinationals in China successfully.  Finally, some are seeking additional capabilities (e.g. to improve productivity, to improve design) and IP that they believe they can access more easily by being international. Only at the margin, is government encouragement a relevant factor.
  • Organic expansion by these private entrepreneurs often involves setting up an international HQ, as a hub for attracting non-Chinese talent. Hong Kong is an obvious choice for many, but beyond that others look to markets outside of the region.
  • Organic expansion is often seen as too slow versus the aspirations of these entrepreneurs, which leads many of them to look for acquisitions.

3. Investing Chinese capital abroad

What have I seen recently?

  • Chinese capital moving abroad for several purposes – to acquire businesses, to acquire properties (by businesses and individuals) and to invest in large scale infrastructure building. In total this could be as much as US$500 billion this year.
  • Chinese businesses are looking to acquire assets that will grow their international business (e.g. sales channels for product from China, service organizations) and to access IP that they can use back in China. Increasingly, they are relatively hands-off acquirers – investing in well-performing businesses that they can add to without tightly integrating them.
  • Chinese PE companies are also looking to invest in businesses that they believe can be brought to China and scaled. There are many examples from Europe, spanning Israel to the UK.
  • Large Chinese insurers are buying international properties, usually in first tier cities, to diversify their holdings. Ping An and Anbang are leading examples.
  • In property and infrastructure, State-owned infrastructure builders bring ever more government finance behind them when they grow abroad. In addition, Chinese private sector property developers are looking for international projects to build (e.g. Vanke in residential, SOHO in office developments, CFLD in industrial parks).  These Chinese developers are very strong at attracting tenants from China to fill their developments which makes them very attractive to governments in the receiving country.


4. Chinese citizens going abroad, creating demand for services inside and outside China

What have I seen recently?

  • In 2014, more than 100 million Chinese tourists travelled outside China. Millions of Chinese students studied abroad. Uncounted numbers worked abroad.  Their expectations are rising for services adapted to their needs.  This ranges from hotels to retail services to tourist experiences.  These visitors experience local products and services when they travel and often seek to buy them again when they return back to China.
  • Even smaller enterprises need to identify how they can make it easy for Chinese customers when they return to China to continue to buy their services and products. China’s ecommerce champions and the new free trade zones are important aspects of this.



If we are competitors of these Chinese companies as they globalize, we will see strong pressure on prices and profits.  We will need to embrace some of the best practices of Chinese competition on eliminating what our customers don't value and delivering faster new product development cycles while retaining our traditional heritage. 

If we are customers, we will need to become comfortable sourcing from a new range of suppliers.

And if we are governments, we need to tread the fine path of encouraging Chinese investment, while not abandoning our historic local champions.

Read more of my views on my blog, Gordon's View. And please follow me on Twitter.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Les informamos que continúa abierto y hasta completar el cupo, el periodo de preinscripción al título de Máster en Traducción Chino-Español. Adjuntamos información al respecto.  

Las preinscripciones pueden hacerse en el siguiente link:

Si tienen interés en este título, deberán realizar dicha preinscripción y luego presentar la documentación académica requerida: original del título de licenciatura, grado o diplomatura en cualquier carrera, así como certificado de notas y pasaporte (de todo ello una fotocopia para compulsar en esta secretaría) , más una fotografía tamaño carné. Pueden traer toda la documentación al Instituto de Traductores UCM, en la tercera planta de la Facultad de Filología (frente a Derecho). Nuestro horario es de 10 a 13:30 horas, de lunes a viernes. Del 10 al 23 de agosto la UCM permanecerá cerrada, pero a partir del 24 de agosto ya podremos atenderles en dicha dirección.

La matrícula se hace en septiembre y las clases darán comienzo el 19 de octubre. El horario de clases es siempre de tarde, es decir, de 18 a 21:30 horas de lunes a jueves, excepcionalmente podrá haber clase algún viernes por Seminarios Especializados.

El precio del máster se paga en dos veces, 1.200 euros al hacer la matrícula y otros 1.200 euros en febrero; así igualmente al año siguiente. Los profesores son chinos y españoles.
Esperamos que estos estudios sean de su interés y aprovechamos para enviarles a todos un cordial saludo,

Juan Pedro P. Pardo
Instituto de Traductores UCM

p.d.: hasta el día 10 de agosto deberán escribir a otra dirección de correo electrónico que les facilito, ya que ésta permanecerá cerrada:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

西班牙中国会成员培训活动纪实 - COACHING

2015年7月15日 西班牙中国会举办内部培训活动,负责培训和论坛活动的王晓媛理事(Lisa) 邀请了 COACHING MAPS 公司的总裁 Miguel Angel del Pozo Coral Fernandez女士为会员们介绍COACHING的概念和案例,讲解了有什么步骤和技巧可以帮助职业人员在事业和生活中取得成功。


培训活动上 Pozo 先生让会员们对自己的工作和生活进行思考分析“有什么是你很想拥有的,而到现在还未拥有为什么呢?”。他仅用一个简单的关系式一针见血的诠释了人生的困惑。





会员们对本次的培训感触很深,都希望能有更多这样高情商高智商的培训。培训是在位于市中心西班牙中国会的会址c/Capitan Haya 1号的EuroCentro大楼15层的Forum商务中心举行的。

中国会会长陈弘Miguel Angel del Pozo & Coral Fernandez 合影



培训后,会员们与Miguel Angel del Pozo & Coral Fernandez一起就餐


Sunday, July 12, 2015


1. 移动4G网速,西班牙网络布局最全
2. 服务量身定制,自己随时网购需要的流量
3. 每个WIFIGO设备最多可以共享5个手机或其他移动设备
4. 网速流量和收费性价比高
5. 流量用完,网速降低,但服务不中断

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