海外看战“疫”:加拿大华人投书英文大报 帮助读者更真实了解中国

“在加拿大的英文读者群中,这篇文章产生了蛮大影响,应该说达到了我们预期的效果。”复旦大学温哥华校友会成员张康清日前接受中新社记者采访时说。

  加拿大发行量最大的英文媒体之一《环球邮报》在2月7日少有地刊登了张康清与湖北大学校友李晓静、不列颠哥伦比亚大学校友王亚晶以及武汉大学校友程震宇四位华人撰写的一篇评论文章,呼吁加拿大发扬白求恩精神,关注支持中国抗击疫情,鼓励合作科研攻关。

  这四位均为专业人士的好友都非常关注中国严峻的新冠肺炎疫情。张康清说,前线医护人员面临物资严重紧缺的现状令他们着急。他们也投身筹款捐物的行动中,经过千辛万苦的采购、发货,更深感民间与个人力量仍显微小。

  他们希望呼吁加拿大政府和社会对中国的疫情阻击战给予更多重视和协助。四人商量后,决定以英文撰稿并向媒体投书。于是,张康清主笔,文章一气呵成。《环球邮报》也很快予以刊发。

  这篇文章说,中国正面临严峻的公共卫生挑战。中国政府已采取超常措施来对抗疫情。尽管床位、人手、药品和防护装备都紧缺,但医护人员坚守岗位,争分夺秒救治成千上万的患者。文章呼吁加拿大继续关注并大力支持中国抗疫,鼓励加中合作进行诊疗方法攻关和疫苗研发。

  张康清说,在文章发表前,由于加拿大也已出现感染病例,加国社会对疫情有一定认识,但关注度仍不足,尤其对中国医护人员面对的困难与挑战了解不够。因而文章就此更多着墨。

  一些参议员、加拿大前驻华官员等资深政界人士,尽管对文章的某些内容可能抱持不同意见,但仍转发或积极点评。一些致力促进加中交往的机构也对文章给予了关注。

  加拿大总理贾斯廷·特鲁多2月9日对媒体表示,因应中国抗击疫情所需,加方已向中方提供一批医用防护装备,并愿继续向中方提供相关支援。“当然不能将特鲁多的表态直接归结为受到我们文章的影响,”张康清表示,但相信此文能对加拿大社会提高对抗疫现状的认识或多或少起到促进作用。

  张康清说,加拿大相关卫生研究机构大幅增加对新冠病毒研究的资金投入,这些举措与文中的呼吁是一种契合,“大家都朝着同一方向在想、在做。”

  长期从事加中关系研究的张康清表示,自己对两国关系目前遭遇的困难也感到担忧。如今,中国暴发意想之外的疫情,加方若主动表达一些善意,也许会对两国关系走向产生正面影响。

  “中国政府在非常时期采取了非常手段。相信大家都可以理解和接受。”张康清说,如果疫情是在其他国家暴发,还真不知会如何应对。他相信,经过此疫,中国有很多东西可以总结。同时,全国资源支援湖北之举,也让他感动并感受到正能量。他最希望的是依靠大家努力,早日终结疫情。

  张康清认为,加拿大英文媒体此次对中国疫情的报道,总体相较以往的涉华报道更为客观,同时也较正面地报道了华人社区互助防疫抗疫等举动。他希望,自己与友人的文章能够帮助英文读者更真实地了解中国,更多关注华人社区。

  在《环球邮报》网站上,有读者在这篇文章后留言说:“如果我们有能力,希望向湖北医护人员伸出援手。”“有时间吵架,同时也要有时间记住我们共同的人性。”(完)

中新社记者 余瑞冬 ; 中国新闻网2020-02-21 10:56:42 

复旦校友等撰文《环球邮报》呼吁加拿大发扬白求恩精神,向中国提供医疗帮助

China’s coronavirus outbreak calls out for Canada’s help – and we should respond, in the spirit of Dr. Bethune

Kenny Zhang, Jenny Li, ChiChi Wang and Zhenyu Cheng
Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published February 7, 2020

Kenny Zhang is a Fudan University alumnus, Jenny Li is a graduate of Hubei University, ChiChi Wang is an alumnus of the University of British Columbia and Zhenyu Cheng is a Wuhan University alumnus. All are residents of Canada.

On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. But two days later, an even more surprising statement: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asked the European Union to provide medical supplies to fight the epidemic unfolding in China.

This was highly unusual – top Chinese officials are not particularly known for their willingness to ask for international aid. But it points to the gravity and severity of the situation.

China is grappling with a severe public health challenge that is now outpacing the deadly SARS outbreak in 2003. As of today, more than 31,000 people in 28 countries and territories have been diagnosed with the new virus. The vast majority of those cases have emerged in China, where more than 600 people have died.

After 2019-nCoV was identified as originating in the city of Wuhan, the Chinese government took extraordinary measures to contain the outbreak. Wuhan and 13 surrounding cities have been locked down since Jan. 23 in a quarantine that affects more than 40 million people. It might be hard for Canadians to imagine this feat, but consider that Canada’s entire population is about 37 million.

However, the biggest challenge China faces is on the front lines. Doctors and nurses are racing against the clock and struggling to treat thousands of patients with dwindling supplies. Somehow, they are standing firm despite a shortage of hospital beds, staff, medicine and protective gear – even for themselves. Many doctors have worked throughout the day without drinking, eating or going to the bathroom simply to avoid replacing their protective suits. One doctor we know wore his son’s goggles to work for protection.

That the Chinese medical community is in mourning only heightens the anxiety. Dr. Li Wenliang, the Wuhan Central Hospital ophthalmologist who was among the first to identify the disease, passed away Friday.

Canada has confirmed five cases of its own – three in Ontario, two in British Columbia – but it has been acting vigorously and vigilantly, monitoring the situation, providing travel advice and evacuating Canadians in China. It’s remarkably brave of Ottawa to follow the WHO’s recommendation not to ban Chinese and other international travellers from China from entering the country. Furthermore, as acts of racism against the Chinese-Canadian community increase, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made statements criticizing anti-Chinese sentiments and misinformation about the coronavirus. “This,” he said, “is not something Canadians will ever stand for.”

These are admirable steps. But it is our belief that Canadians will only be truly safe when China wins its battle. And history may offer a good example of what Canada can still do to achieve this goal.

In the late 1930s, Canadian physician Norman Bethune brought modern medicine to rural China. He was credited with saving thousands of Chinese civilians and soldiers during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and for this he is revered even today in China. His story confirms the most effective way to save lives: supplying Canadian medical treatment to China.

Doing so will require three courses of action. First, we would urge Ottawa to continue demonstrating respectful concern and vigorous support as China combats this virus during this critical period. Secondly, we would recommend the Canadian government play a vital role in facilitating the procurement of medical supplies for hospitals in affected regions. Trade-promotion agencies can help by adding a medical-supplies section to their information portals to connect qualified Canadian suppliers with Chinese buyers. Thirdly, we would encourage Canadian health-care professionals and specialists to work with Chinese and international experts in developing treatments and a vaccine.

Ottawa and Beijing have had their differences. A prominent Chinese executive is facing extradition to the U.S., while two Canadian citizens remain in jail in China and a crippling import ban hurts Canadian canola farmers. But Canadians remain highly respected and liked in China – in no small part because of the legacy of people like Dr. Bethune.

There is a Chinese saying: “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” We hope we can focus on our shared humanity and give Chinese medical workers and citizens a hand during this extremely difficult time – for their sake, in the name of selflessness, in the spirit of Dr. Bethune.

Source: Globe and Mail, Feb. 7, 2020

2019复旦温哥华论坛成功举行

由中国复旦大学经济学院(SOE)和加拿大亚太基金会(APF Canada)共同主办的2019复旦论坛:挑战、合作和延续于8月15日下午在温哥华西蒙菲莎大学校区的对话交流中心举行(SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue)。
论坛由复旦大学温哥华校友会副会长赵群主持,复旦大学经济学院加拿大(温哥华)联络处主任袁永平,西蒙菲莎大学对外关系副校长乔安娜·库里(Dr. Joanne Curry),以及中华人民共和国驻温哥华总领事佟晓玲分别致开幕欢迎辞;复旦大学经济学院院长张军教授,以及加拿大联邦独立参议员小组召集人胡元豹参议员发表精彩的主旨演讲,这部分由西蒙菲莎大学Beedie商学院研究和国际事务副院长卡罗琳·埃格里(Dr. Carolyn Egri)主持。
之后,中外学者、企业家进行了圆桌讨论以及嘉宾问答。在目前中美贸易战特殊时期,参会报名非常踊跃,全场座无虚席,而且增加了临时座位,近两百位嘉宾参会,演讲精彩、讨论激烈、问答踊跃。

全场座无虚席

为了准确报道会议内容,《高度》周刊将推出两期专题,其中本期专题为聚焦论坛致辞和主旨演讲;下一期会对圆桌讨论和问答进行报道。文字报道由董存发主笔、杨柳参加,根据录音及部分讲稿整理,其中张军院长部分经本人审定,胡元豹、佟晓玲部分按照录音整理编译并由张康清审校,照片由陈力提供。

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佟晓玲总领事出席第二届“加中商务论坛”

8月15日,佟晓玲总领事出席由复旦大学经济学院和加拿大亚太基金会共同主办、以“挑战、合作和延续”为主题的第二届加中商务论坛并致辞。加拿大政要、智库、工商界及媒体代表约200人参加。

佟总领事指出,今年上半年,中国经济同比增长6.3%,虽比过去有所放缓,但中国现在贯彻新发展理念,侧重于推动结构调整、转型升级,而非刻意追求增长速度,因此这个速度是比较高质量的,并体现出中国经济具有巨大的韧性、潜力和回旋余地。

佟总领事指出,这个月初,人民币兑美元汇率“破7”引发不少关注。这次汇率调整是正常的政策变化,只要中国经济的长期基本面不发生改变,人民币汇率的均衡值也不会改变,更有弹性的汇率将给予国内宏观政策较大自由度,为国内货币政策打开空间。而美方因此将中国列为所谓“汇率操纵国”,这既不符合美国自身对“汇率操纵国”的认定标准,更将对美国经济和世界经济带来风险。

  佟总领事表示,中国的发展不对任何人、任何国家构成威胁,中国将继续坚定不移地走自己的发展道路,并为构建人类命运共同体作出应有贡献,希望有关各方特别是媒体能客观看待中国的发展并予以公正的评价和报道。

  佟总领事高度赞赏复旦大学温哥华校友会在发挥民间组织作用、推动中加两国关系发展方面作出的积极努力。

  复旦大学经济学院院长张军、加拿大联邦参议员胡元豹分别就中国经济展望、加拿大对华政策建议发表主旨演讲,多位嘉宾还就中加关系发展进行专题讨论。

  俞善君参赞、余旭等领事陪同参加活动。

原载:中华人民共和国驻温哥华总领事馆官网,2019/8/22

【论坛邀请】2019复旦温哥华论坛:挑战、合作和延续

时间:2019年8月15日,星期四,下午1:00 – 5:30
地点: SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

“报名满额!” 在线报名已关闭。

活动简介

复旦大学经济学院(SOE)和加拿大亚太基金会(APF Canada)将共同主办第二届加中商务论坛。今年的论坛将重点关注加拿大和中国公司如何面对当前贸易争端下和科技冷战中遇到的各种新挑战,以及如何寻求积极合作并继续开拓业务。论坛特邀请复旦大学经济学院院长张军教授和加拿大联邦议会独立参议员小组召集人胡元豹参议员做主旨演讲。并由来自中国和加拿大的著名企业代表和专家进行了小组讨论。本论坛将在加中关系出现困难的时刻,提供一个独特的对话平台,共同探讨正在进行的贸易和科技冲突下的挑战,合作和延续。

论坛将由复旦大学温哥华校友会和复旦大学经济学院温哥华校友代表处共同承办,并得到西门菲沙大学和对外经贸大学加拿大校友会的支持。

论坛议程

12:30     签到

13:00     论坛开幕式

论坛司仪:赵群 复旦大学温哥华校友会副会长

13:05-13:20 开幕致辞

  • 袁永平 复旦大学经济学院加拿大(温哥华)校友联络处主任
  • 乔安娜 · 库里 西门菲沙大学对外关系副校长
  • 佟晓玲 中华人民共和国驻温哥华总领事

13:20-14:50主旨演讲

主持人:卡罗琳 · 埃格里 西门菲沙大学Beedie商学院研究和国际事务副院长

  • 张军教授 复旦大学经济学院院长:中美贸易战后的中国发展战略重塑
  • 胡元豹参议员 加拿大议会独立参议员小组召集人:全球变化背景下中加关系的再思考
  • 问答环节

14:50-15:20  茶歇

15:20-16:50圆桌讨论

主持人:布鲁斯 · 威斯纳 UBC 尚德商学院高管教育副院长

  • 韦德 · 拉森 URTHECAST CORP的业务发展创始人兼执行副总裁
  • Alykhan Velshi 华为(加拿大)企业事务副总裁
  • 杰夫 · 里弗斯博士 加拿大亚太基金会研究副总裁
  • 安德鲁斯 · 特鲁肯布罗德博士 Loop Energy董事会主席,加拿大氢能和燃料电池协会前任总裁兼首席执行官
  • 问答环节

16:50-17:00  谢幕致辞

杰夫 · 里弗斯博士 加拿大亚太基金会研究副总裁

17:00  论坛结束

17:00-17:30     茶歇交流;媒体采访

18:00-20:00     私人晚宴(仅限邀请出席)

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回顾2018复旦温哥华论坛

【Event】Canada-China Business Dialogue 2019: Challenges, Collaboration, and Continuity

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Venue: SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

“Sold Out!” Online registration is closed.

Event Description

On August 15th, 2019, the School of Economics (SOE) at Fudan University (FDU) and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) will co-organize the second annual Canada-China forum following the successful inauguration in 2018. This year’s forum will focus on how Canadian and Chinese companies can work together and continue business under current trade disputes. The forum will feature keynote speeches by Professor Jun Zhang, Dean of SOE of Fudan U., and The Hon. Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Facilitator of the Independent Senators Group of the Parliament of Canada, followed by a panel discussion with business leaders and experts from both China and Canada. The forum will provide a unique platform to discuss challenges, collaboration, and continuity under the ongoing trade disputes.

The Forum will be co-hosted by Fudan University Alumni Association of Vancouver and Alumni Representative Office in Vancouver, SOE, Fudan U., and supported by Simon Fraser University and UIBE Alumni Association of Canada.

We expect 120 – 150 attendees, including business leaders, experts, professional practitioners, and alumni and friends of Fudan University.

Event Program
12:30 PM             Registration

1:00 PM               Forum Opens (Moderator: Iris Zhao, Vice President, Fudan University Alumni Association of Vancouver)

1:05 -1:20           Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Yuan Yongping, Director, Alumni Representative Office in Vancouver, School of Economics at Fudan University
  • Dr. Joanne Curry, Simon Fraser University’s Vice President, External Relations
  • Madame Tong Xiaoling, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver

1:20-2:50 PM     Keynote Speeches

Moderator Carolyn Egri, Associate Dean, Research and International, SFU Beedie School of Business

  • Prof. Jun Zhang, Dean of the School of Economics (SOE) at Fudan University:  Reshaping China’s Growth Strategy in the Aftermath of US-China Trade War
  • The Hon. Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Facilitator of the Independent Senators Group of the Parliament of Canada: Rethinking Canada-China Relations in the Changing Global Context
  • Q&A

2:50-3:20 PM     Coffee Break

3:20-4:50 PM     Panel Discussion

Moderator Bruce Wiesner, Associate Dean, Executive Education, UBC Sauder School of Business

  • Wade Larson, Founder and Executive Vice-President, Business Development, URTHECAST CORP
  • Dr. Jeff Reeves, Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt, Chairman of the Board, Loop Energy, and former President and CEO of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
  • Alykhan Velshi, Vice President, Corporate Affairs (Canada), Huawei Technologies

Q&A

4:50-5:00 PM     Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Jeff Reeves, Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

5:00 PM               Forum Adjourns

5:00-5:30 PM     Post-event Coffee and Networking; Media Interview

6:00-8:00 PM     Post-event Hosted Private Dinner (By Invitation Only)

Contacts:

Alumni Representative Office in Vancouver, SOE, Fudan University
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– Kenny Zhang, kq_zhang@yahoo.com

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
events@asiapacific.ca

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京津沪四校加拿大校友会2019夏季联谊圆满举行

由对外经贸大学 ,天津大学 , 同济大学 ,复旦大学四家加拿大当地校友会联合举办的 2019年夏季海滩聚会于周六在温哥华风景无敌的Kitslano海滩圆满举行。

周六,来自京津沪三地的对外经贸大学,天津大学,同济大学和复旦大学四所高校的校友携家人兴致勃勃的欢聚一堂,一起休闲娱乐。 在温哥华最美的初夏季节一起联谊,共同庆祝即将到来的加拿大152周年国庆,加中建交49周年以及中国70周年国庆。

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天津大学、同济大学、复旦大学、对外经贸大学校友会2019年夏季海滩聚会

告别了阴郁潺潺的雨季,欣享了百花争艳的春天,温哥华已全面开启最美丽的初夏模式。

为迎接即将到来的加拿大国庆152周年、加中建交49周年以及中国国庆70周年等喜庆盛事,对外经济贸易大学加拿大校友会特联合天津大学、同济大学、复旦大学加拿大校友会共同诚邀您和您的家人朋友一起于2019年6月29日参加2019年四校联合夏季海滩聚会,也欢迎更多院校的校友朋友们一同参与此次盛会,共同欢庆!

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复旦温哥华校友会 积极推动中加友谊

2018年,是波澜起伏的一年,也是活力四射的一年。一年中,复旦大学温哥华校友会,继往开来,不断进取。通过组织各类活动,在中加关系出现各种困难的时候,从民间组织的角度,积极推动中加友谊的发展。

初春3月,以校党委书记焦扬为团长的复旦大学代表团,专程探望温哥华的复旦校友,进行了亲切温馨的交谈。温哥华校友会的老会长周以国首先介绍了校友会情况,目前大温地区有500多名校友,每年都有定期交流联谊活动。祖国的快速发展和母校的点滴变化,都会成为校友们聚会时特别关注的话题,校友们普遍的共识是祖国越强盛,海外华人越自豪!座谈会上,焦扬书记详细地介绍了母校的最新发展和未来规划。她说母校广大教职员工,按照建设中国特色世界一流大学的要求,以“博学而笃志,切问而近思”立德树人为理念,发扬传统人文、社科、理科、医科优势,着重发展新工科,围绕现代生命科学、人工智能和计算机科学,力争跻身世界一流学科前列,办成具有中国特色世界一流大学。作为1979年入学的老复旦,焦扬情深意切地说,所有的校友都是母校一张闪亮的名片,在海内外为母校增光添彩!校友会给焦杨书记特意赠送了由在温哥华校友张康清参加撰写的《加拿大的中国基因》一书。

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