TV Dating Programs
With the rapid evolution of the society and the change of people’s perceptions,TV dating shows produced by some of China's provincial satellite TV stations have become very popular. Following the success of Jiangsu Satellite TV's "If You Are the One", some other TV stations have been making their own dating programs such as "Rendezvous" "One in a hundred" "My Destiny With You" .
These programs have generated debate among the viewers. Some audience think that these programs may have a bad effect on young people. It challenges our traditional view of love and marriage, and people are no longer implicit or subtle talking about love.Character, disposition, and quality give way to material things and appearance in choosing a mate. Even worse, many candidates as well as TV programs are just sensational, without showing their true selves. Even though they succeed in dating a partner, there is great possibility that they may be incompatible.
Despite their high ratings, TV dating shows have also raised much concern over their negative impact on the society. Firstly, it reflects the progress of the society, the improvement of people’s living standard, and , to some extent, the development of the economy. Secondly, it provides the singled with more chances to find their lifelong partner. Thirdly, it takes courage for the candidates to participate, and the process can increase their confidence, enlarge their social circle, enrich the life experience, and perhaps bring more opportunities besides dating.
In my opinion, the popularity of the TV dating programs can be employed as an opportunity to advocate positive values of love and marriage. After all, most people disapprove of the idea of money worship.
Medical Diet in China
Medical diet is the diet of therapeutic function which is produced by cooking and processing the drugs and foods. It is the product of combination of Chinese traditional medical knowledge and cooking experiences. Medical diet originated in the Spring and Autumn Period, and some materials about it were collected and arranged by doctors in Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor, then it was gradually developed into the health practices with rich content, affirmative effect and far-reaching impact today.
Chinese medicated diet is not a simple combination of food and Chinese drugs, but a special highly finished diet made from Chinese drugs, food and condiments under the theoretical guidance of diet preparation based on differentiation of symptoms and signs of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It has not only the efficiency of medicine but also the delicacy of food, and can be used to prevent and cure diseases, build up one's health and prolong one's life.
Chinese medicated diet has begun to go abroad. medicated cans, health-care drinks and medicated wine made from traditional Chinese medicine have been sold at the international market. Medicated diet dining- halls have been set up in some countries. Personnel of academic, industrial and commercial circles abroad have paid close attention to Chinese medited diet-a special food, hoping to develop academic exchanges and technical and economic cooperation in this respect. Chinese medicated
diet will make contributions to the health of the people all over the world.
The characteristics of Chinese medicated diet are as follows:First,Laying Stress on the Whole, Selecting Medicated Diet on the Basis of Differential Diagnosis.Second,Suitable for both Prevention and Treatment, Outstanding in Effect.Third.,Good in Taste, Convenient for Taking
Toady with wide and rapid spread of the western medicine in china, people gradually come to realize that these two different medical systems both have their own advantages and defects. The best way is to combine and to assimilate these two systems in theory and practice.
Peking opera of China
Peking opera of China is a national treasure with a history of 200 years.Peking opera is a synthesis of stylized action, singing, dialogue and mime, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of gladness, anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness. In Peking opera there are four main types of roles: sheng (male) dan (young female), jing( painted face,male), and chou (clown, male or female). The characters may be loyal or treacherous, beautiful or ugly, good or bad, their images being vividly manifested. The repertoire of Peking opera is mainly engaged in fairy tales of preceding dynasties, important historical events, emperors, ministers and generals, geniuses and great beauties, from the ancient times to Yao, Shun, Yu, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period and the dynasties of Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing.
The music of Peking opera is that of the "plate and cavity style".Its melody with harmonious rhythms is graceful and pleasing to the ears. The melody may be classified into two groups: "Xipi" and "erhong", guiding pattern, original pattern, slow pattern, quick pattern, desultary pattern being their chief patterns. The costumes in it are graceful, magnificent, elegant and brilliant, most of which are made in handicraft embroidery. As the traditional Chinese pattern are adopted, the costumes are of a high aesthetic value.
The types of facial make-ups in Peking opera are rich and various, depicting different characters and remarkable images, therefore they are highly appreciated. Moreover there are numerous fixed editions of facial make-up.
Since Mei Lanfang, the grand master of Peking opera, visited Japan in 1919, Peking opera has become more and more popular with people all over the world, and it has made an excellent contribution to cultural exchange between China and the West, to friendly association and to improvement of solidarity.
An introduction to Foshan,Guangdong Province
Foshan city, located in the center of the Pearl River Delta, is connected to Guangzhou and adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao. It covers a total area of 3,848.48 square km and with a population of 5.6 million.
Today, Foshan is one of the most important cities in the Pearl River Delta region that enjoys the most rapid economic development, the largest economic aggregate and
strongest comprehensive economic power.It has profound historic and cultural backgrounds as well as a business tradition. Foshan, which originated in the Jin Dynasty (265-420), is one of China’s most historic and cultural hubs, boasting a long history, a profound cultural background and business tradition.The city’s long-standing history has also cultivated many unique Lingnan (South China) traditional cultures. Foshan is also the hometown of Bruce Lee and Huang Feihong, the great Chinese Gongfu masters.Moreover, t he origin of China’s food culture and the birthplace of China’s Canton Opera.
There also has a flourishing trade and commerce sector and well-developed logistics industries.Predominant industries have established many professional markets, which have great industry influences and rank in the top of the country. For example,the specific market of building ceramics, textile, non-ferrous metal, furniture and flowers all play important roles in the country. Through these professional markets,the predominant products have spread across the entire Pearl River Delta -- and the world. Moreover, the specific expositions of ceramics, furniture and flowers of Foshan also represent the highest level in the given industries all over the country.
In the next several years, the goverment will invest more than US$192.9 billion to build 10 important projects, totaling 103 sub-projects.It will accelerate the construction of five networks -- roads, fast subways, electric power, natural gas and information -- as well as human facilities, including a new gymnasium, news center and new libraries to further improve the various auxiliary facilities of a batch of industrial parks.Many preferential policies, including a reduction in industrial land utilization prices, will be launched, providing more development space for investors and operators.