Story of the Chinese government

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese lawmakers are considering screening criminalize sex of a fetus for non-medical reasons, to fight against sex-selective abortions against girls, according to reports published Sunday in the daily newspaper “China Youth Daily”.

Screening for sex has been banned, but doctors who practice may currently administrative sanctions, not criminal. “Despite the ban, screening is still practiced, leading to a serious imbalance” between the sexes, the newspaper said, claiming that the Standing Committee of China’s top legislature will file a law criminalizing these acts.

According to official statistics, he was born 117 boys for every 100 girls in China, a difference attributed to demographic policy aimed at limiting the number of children to one child per couple. In a society that values ​​boys, there are many who prefer an abortion when, following an ultrasound the mother learns that she is pregnant with a girl.


Time to change, I exchanged a few words in Chinese with the teacher, so I’ll be back tomorrow! He then offered to bring me another Dobok greater for the day, it is an old he will lend me, I have a Dobok to my brand new size after the holidays when the “factory Doboks” have been able to make one, really nice!   Everything went very well, I would even say that I loved it. The same evening I went to rummage a bit on the net to find some info, including the Korean vocabulary helpful! I found the site very well, at least for a total novice like me I have extracted a few photos of this article because I could not show you my Dobok. So I found how to count in Korean. 1: Hana 2: Dul 3: Set 4: Net 5: Dasot 6: Yosot 7: Ilgop 8: Yodol 9: AHOP 10: Yol   And I learned the meaning of Taekwondo: “Taekwondo: the way of foot and fist (literally: Tae = kick, Kwon = fist, C = channel, mind) ”   and what are its benefits, exactly what I needed! “It enables adults to have a healthy life and stay in shape, relieve stress. It develops reflexes, anticipation and confidence in situations of conflict. ” “Flexibility, agility, strength, reflexes, balance and openness to the world.”   It only remains for me to learn the differences between “ap tchagui”, “yop tchagui” or “dolyô tchagui” and repeated how to tie my belt, and one day maybe I can do that … In the meantime, I go back tonight!

I love Shanghai

After that, I found myself with a bit of cabbage 8 or 9 years old, brand new like me, every 2 supported not by the teacher of the course, but with a black belt who speaks a little English. First movement to learn, kick shield, which I believe is called “ap tchagui.”

What I found is that our super 2 teachers really took the time to take care of us 2 small (yes I put a good head to one of my teachers) beginners. The “real” teacher came from time to time to put our feet, our hands and our heads, he did not speak a word of English, but was very understanding, and I was glad I understand what they is told between Chinese teachers:]

After decomposition of the movement, with practical support against the wall and vacuum, I even had my baptism of “black palette” (I still do not know his name either): this is the kind of racket slightly padded we place before us and we must press hard with your foot.
Sandrine also makes it TKDO since September in Paris had warned me that he had to enter the risk of getting hurt. Perhaps it is thanks to his advice I made ​​a misery to the “black palette”]

Approach the end of the course.
Recent years all lined up in front of the teacher: it’s gone for ten pumps! Then before leaving, the teacher goes and gets in front of each of us shouting something, and we must respond immediately by releasing our cry the most impressive possible!
My Chinese friend encountered some difficulties to scream, but nobody laughed, and the teacher took the time for it to run its best. For me it has been, and probably because I’m a girl and because I went after my friend more timid, I think I’m a little surprised

Who wants to fight :p

As promised, following my adventures TKDO! Yesterday I ended up on the fact that my comrades to come to TKDO starters had left me alone to go to my first class.
the Dobok

I start with my pick Dobok brand new. I eclipse in the toilet to pass, and lo and behold the pants are too small … A equal size, the Chinese generally have shorter legs than we Europeans expensive. So I started to style “A mussel fishing” with his pants back up to 10 cm above the ankles so that the crotch does not bother me for the movements.

Once Dobok past … How you put the ceintuuuuuure?
Here I appeal to the girl home (I’ll have to ask him his name because it’s long “the girl from home” …) who takes care of me. Pick up your pride]

That’s it I’m ready JFDLA last recommendation before entering the Dojang, do not forget salvation. Go, breathe … GO!


First class!

The course had started a few minutes. Already I am relieved to see other white belts. The teacher invites me to join the others, being assured that I was the “French”, well I think it was pretty obvious

Then follows a long series of exercises and heating flexibility.
As I said yesterday, it had been several weeks since I had not done any sport … hello rust … I rediscovered the joys of enchantment with rolls, candles, bridges, and large variations famous, hence the importance of adjusted to the crotch pants:] … my muscles are still feeling this morning!

I’m a chinese warrior

Non-Chinese?! But that’s me!

So I spent my eyes mode character recognition to identify the address, and Marieke and Pascal also interested we went to inquire.
Well, it turned out first that there were no classes on Tuesday and Thursday, and not for strangers. But we were welcomed with open arms, and we were invited to training on Friday, Saturday and Sunday … Chinese course!

I miss too much sport, and here we agree to integrate foreign courses usually reserved for Chinese, will you try the adventure!

So I decided to come back to attend a course on a Saturday, in the meantime I had boarded the case Maxime (another French) Zhengzhen (his girlfriend Chinese). Marieke and Pascal on vacation, we’re going to only 3. Zhengzhen through our secret weapon :), we learn from the girl at the reception a wealth of information on the progress of the course. We also hear a strange language, no no, not the Chinese, of course … but Korean, TKDO (TaeKwonDo) is Korean! And then we say that it will really be hassle.

But are quickly reassured the teacher explained very well by gestures, it is understood younger (7 years) as older people (who we have watched all included]).

It is decided, I sign. Maxime and Zhengzhen too. 180 yuan for a Dobok (tunic) to be ordered brand new. And when we have our Doboks, 160 yuan per month 3 classes per week, it’s honest!

So all this was last Saturday … Today is Friday, so I had my first lesson! Since Saturday, Jean-François (another French Minhang!) Is said tempted by the adventure. But you know what, they’ve all dropped tonight, with more or less valid excuses, lâââcheurs :/

Too bad, I went there, I am not removed, I went diving alone in a group of Chinese Doboks and screaming sounds weird arrrrghh!

Ooh but it’s getting late, and it is already well along this article …
I leave you with all the suspense, the sequel to “Céline makes TKDO” tomorrow:]

story of beijing on snow

Tuesday, February 15th, our last day in Beijing, we were treated to … snow!

Yes, it is Sandrine and I who are enclosed in our large hoods. So that day, I saw a Peking slightly reduced field of vision but all dressed in white …

Last day in Beijing, the bags are ready, we leave the hotel to enjoy the history of our last day.
But even if we have already seen many things during the short week that just ended this morning we are like two little girls when the window we can see when we wake up the roofs of Beijing are covered a thick white layer, which thickens even with large flakes that fall under our noses …

Youpee, we can frolic in the snowy streets!
Frolic … um … well, it was easy to say. Because it snow slides
So, it took us 2 times longer to reach our usual Starbucks for breakfast … and it will be the image of the day … 2 times longer at the mercy of streets to walk safely on the sidewalks covered with snow.

I still found a way I could use paving sidewalks to identify areas less slippery: probably to the attention of the visually impaired, along sidewalks a line oriented in the direction of said sidewalk is paved differently. And of course these particular lines, it slips less

Another thing to keep in mind the snow … when it falls in large flakes … it’s very nice … but it’s cold …
So with all that, we searched all day where we could stay in our comfortable inside.
Firstly, the Friendship Store: one of these stores mainly for tourists, there are still only a few years, were paid in a foreign currency (FEC) is different from the currency used by the Chinese (Yuan or RMB). There are so all kinds of souvenirs to take, but not necessarily the best price. The balance sheet, unless snow is not the best place to shop …
Then, after the Friendship Store en route to other attractions inside …

We choose, following the suggestions of our Routard for art galleries.

To get there we had to go through the east side of the Forbidden City, and there we came across a neighborhood of low houses type Hutong quite charming, while he was covered in white …
Ultimately will walk very long to reach the contemporary art galleries and, ultimately, what we will be most appreciated ones we found by chance in our footsteps in the snow, those being recommended by Backpacker or closed, or too “avant-garde” shall we say, so that we can appreciate their value …
For galleries found randomly in the streets, they were often housed in rooms with red walls and roofs of Beijing traditional yellow, although yellow for roofs, where they were quite white
Our journey we will also be carried out on the trail of the Silk Road.
We knew that it had been destroyed long before, but it should be “recreated” in a department store on the site of its original location. We therefore wanted to see what store (place inside perspective …) but we made cabbage it is not yet ready, so we will not get the summary of the Silk Road indoors

He then came to us more than an idea in mind to enjoy our last hours in Beijing … What can two girls in a big city when the weather is bad …?
Window shopping of course!

So, just the time to decipher the sign of the bus to find a little direction and shopping district in Beijing we had spotted and Xidan shopping malls, still lined water slush.

You can be on the other side of the world, a girl knows always keep good marks