8th China Peking Opera art festival to be held in Nanjing

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8th China Peking Opera art festival to be held in Nanjing

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When Japanese explorer Takeji Miyoshi's expedition dropped anchor near a small island in the South China Sea on Aug. 19 Wholesale Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys , 1933, they were received by three Chinese fishermen.

Takeji's diary entry stated that the fishermen had built houses on Beizi (Northeast Cay), one of the Nansha Islands, which are also known as the Spratly chain. The fishermen offered to show the crew around the island.

Following this first interaction with Chinese residents Wholesale Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys , Takeji Miyoshi discovered it was not a chance meeting, as he explored the area he found that many of the other islands were home to groups of Chinese fishermen.

He wrote that a large number of fishermen from Hainan had relocated to the small islands in the South China Sea. His team kept detailed records on the daily lives of the fishermen, who called these islands home. Their archives include information on agriculture cultivation and a birth register.

Hu Zhuoran, a member of the Modern History Association in east China's Jiangsu Province Wholesale San Francisco 49ers Jerseys , has been researching Miyoshi's documents.

He said that the Japanese had collected lots of details on Chinese inhabitants of the Nansha Islands.

"The archives show that Chinese actually lived on and explored the islands. They were settled," Hu said.

The central government on Tuesday refused to recognize an tribunal award issued on the South China Sea, which denied China's territorial sovereignty on the sea.

The award by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague stated that all of the "features" in the Spratly chain mean the islands are legally "rocks."

The Philippines sought the arbitration from the tribunal on several issues related to its territorial disputes with China.

The Spratly chain is known as the Nansha Islands to China.

The Japanese explorer, in his ledger Wholesale Seattle Seahawks Jerseys , said that his expedition team saw anti-Japanese posters across the island of Zhongye.

The posters were related to the Japanese invasion of northeast China in 1931.

Hu Dekun, head of the China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies with the Wuhan University, said that records show that in 1939, Japan occupied all of the Xisha and Nansha islands.

After the World War II Wholesale Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys , China recovered its sovereignty and jurisdiction over the islands in compliance of the Cairo Declaration, which states that "the territories stolen by Japan from China should be returned to China."

In 1948, an official Chinese map of the South China Sea was released to the International Community. None of the countries in the sea area objected to China's nine-dashed line demarcation.

Hu pointed out that before the Philippines gained independence in 1946, America had not recognized Nansha Islands as Philippine territory.

In 1970s Wholesale Tennessee Titans Jerseys , the Philippines illegally occupied the islands. As a smoke screen, it described the largest island, Taiping Island, as a "rock" Cheap Football Hats , in a rejection of China's sovereignty over the island and its surrounding waters.

The "rock," however, had six freshwater wells and lush vegetation when China recovered it from Japan.

According to Japanese archives, during its occupation of Taiping Island Cheap Football Shirts , Japanese mined phosphate, and it was home to over 600 people.

Hu said there was plenty of evidence showing the Nansha Islands and its adjacent waters to be Chinese territory. The Chinese people were the first to name and develop the islands and it was the Chinese government that first asserted sovereignty over them.

VANCOUVER, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Over two days each summer, Fusion Festival are held in Surrey, just outside of Vancouver in the west coast province of British Columbia, with a view to setting an example of how central and important multiculturalism and diversity are to Canadian culture.

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On Sunday, a Xinhua reporter visited Surrey's 9th annual Fusion Festival and shared the value of multiculturalism with the locals.

In 1971, Canada became the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy, which means that Canada affirms the value and dignity of all Canadians regardless of race, ethnicity, language or religion.

Mary Rukavina, Surrey manager of special events, told Xinhua the festival was about their uniqueness, and even their differences.

"It's really about exactly what the name of the event is, fusing all of the countries, all of the cultures together in one beautiful event over two days. I mean, where else can you go to an event and visit the world, 40 countries, over two days."

Surrey has a young, diverse population, more than 30 percent of which are of South Asian descent. It's also home to dozens of other groups of immigrants, ex-pats and ethnic minorities.

Back in 2008, the Canadian government named Surrey the Cultural Capital of Canada. It was a designation that city officials here took to heart and one that inspired them to create a lasting legacy.

"The city decided to carry it on. Now it's been nine years, this is the ninth annual, and really it's a celebration of music, food and culture, and Surrey, being one of the most diverse cities in Canada, has a great reason to celebrate," Rukavina said.

Fusion Festival has become a kind of food Olympics, with dozens of national pavilions creating a hub of cuisines from around the world.

At the Chinese pavilion, the host told Xinhua that Surrey deserves the reputation as one of the country's most diverse communities.

Nola Young with Hua Xia Multiculture Society said: "I think Surrey is a little bit special. The event has been nine years because Surrey has a big Indian community, a Chinese community and a Vietnamese community and other communities, so I think this is why it's special in Surrey."

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