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Impressions

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Impressions

    Impressions

    ImpressionsoftheVisittoJapan

    LiLianfu

    AttheinvitationoftheInternationalInitiativesof ChangeofJapan(icJapan),Iandothertwo

    mebersofCAFIUvisitedJapanfromApril14to 20.WewerecordiallyreceivedbytheJapaneseside. Duringthevisit,wemetwithleadersofICJapanand

    haddiscussionswithmembersoftheassociation, andalsocalledonoldfriendsoftheKazankai Foundation.DuringourcontactswiththeJapanese Ms.Sal【幽Takal0,VicePresidentofICJapanmetwiththeCAFIUdelegation 47

    friends,wetalkedaboutbilateralrelations,explored cooperationandlookedforwardtothefutureofour twocountrieswithlastingandstablefriendship. ThepredecessorofICJapanisMRAJapan,which

    iscomposedofsocialactivists,prominent personagesfrompoliticalandeconomiccirclesand ordinarycivilians.Theassociationaimsatremoving misunderstanding,enhancingfriendshipandtrust, andpromotingpeace,harmonyandcooperation throughpersontopersonexchanges.Overyears,

    ChineseAssociationforInternational

    Understanding(CAFIU)andICJapanhavekept

    friendlyexchangeswitheachotherandmadetheir

contributionstopromotingSino-Japanesepeople?to--

    peoplefriendshipandthedevelopmentofthe

    bilateralties.Duringourvisit,Imetwithmanyold

    friendswhohaddevotedtoSino-Japanesefriendship

    fortensofyearsandalsoyoungfriendswhowere

    eagertolearnmoreaboutChinaandbecome

    successorstothecauseofSinoJapanesefriendship.

    OnApril16,wearrivedinUrawaCityofSaitama

    PrefectureandwerewarmlywelcomedbyMs.

    SakakiTakako,VicePresidentofIC-Japanand

    otherICmembersandotherfriends.Thoughnearly

    90yearsinage,Ms.Sakakiwasquitehealthyand

    quickwitted,andstillworkinghardforthebilateral

    friendship.Judgingfromherbrighteyes,Ithought

    shewasastrong-minded,experiencedandkindly

    lady.Duringt}IeSecondWorldWar.shehadbeento

    northeastChinaasa"militarygirl"anddeeplyfelt

    thesadnessandcrueltyofwar.Aftershereturnedto

    Japan,shechangedhermindfroma"militarygirl''

    MembersofICJapanhaddiscussionswiththeCAFIUdelegationonApril16.

toananti-warfighterandbegantoprayforpeaceyouth,theirgainsabroadandtheirpersonalop

    inion.,

    andtheearlyendingofthewar.WhentheSecondaboutinter-culturalexchanges.Theyweresi

    mple{

    WorldWarendedin1945,shecalnetoChinaagainoptimistic,compassionateandambitious.

    They

    andsincethenshehasallthetimecherisheddeeplongedforgettingabetterknowledgeofChina

    and

    affectiontowardsChina.EspeciallysinceChina'sstrengtheningcontactsththeChineseyoung

    reformandopening-up,shecametoChinamorethanpeople.Wealsotalkedaboutourownstudyand

    80timesandvisitednearlyeverypartofChina.Sheworkexperiencesandourfamilies.Wealsobriefed

    sponsoredandestablishedtheUrawaCivilianonthepreparationoftheBeijingOlympics,thetorch

    AssociationforJapan-ChinaFriendshipandhasrelayandthedevelopmentofChinaandtheChinese

    beenPresidenttillnow.Thisassociationhascarriedyouth.TheywereveryinterestedinOUl outeffectiveexchangesandcooperationwithChina'introductions,andlistenedattentivelyandasked

    sShanxiprovince,includinggivingdonationsforquestionsoccasionally.Attheendofthediscussion,

    buildingprimaryschools,trainingmedicalstaffandIexpressedmyviewthatyouthisathefutureofa

    supportingoverseasChinesestudents.Manyoldnation;developmentandcontinuationofstate??to-

    friendswemetsharedtheirexperiencesandfeelingsstaterelationsandpeople??to??peoplefriendshipneed

    fromtheexchangeswithChina.Theyexpressedtheirtheparticipationandsupportoftheyoungpeople;it

    appreciationofChina'sachievementsinceitsishopedthatyoungpeopleofChina,Japanand reformandopening-upandwishedBeringOlympicsKoreawouldstrengthencontacts,enhance

    agreatsuccess.When1wasdeliveringaspeech,Iunderstandingandfriendshipandmakemore

    citedPremierZhouEnlai'sremarkthat"whencontributionstothedevelopmentofthefriendlyties

drinkingthewater,don'tforgetthosewhodugtheofthethreecountries.

    well",whichmeansthattheChinesepeoplewould

    neverforgetthoseJapanesepoliticiansoftheolderDuringourstayinTokyo,Mr.HashimotoToru,

    generationwhohadmadepainstakingeffortsforthePresidentofIC-Japan,metwithusandhelda

    developmentofthebilateraltiesandthoseJapanesewelcomingdinner.Mr.Hashimoto,afamousbankei

    friendsfromallwalksoflifewhohadcontributedtoandsocialactivistinJapan,hadvisitedChinamany

    SinoJapanesepeople??to??peoplefriendshipwholetimesandcherisheddeepfriendshiptowardsthe

    heartedly.Chinesepeople.HehopedthatCAFIUandIC-Japan

    shouldstrengthenexchangesandcooperationand

    OnApril15,wevisitedtheheadquartemofIC-JapancontributemoretoJapan-Chinafriendship,He

    andhaddiscussionswithitsyoungmember8,thoughtthatthecurrentJapan-Chinarelationshad

    includingcollegestudentsandnewly-graduatedmaintainedagoodmomentumofdevelopment,

    youngpeople.Amongthemthereweretwooverseaswhichcamebynoteasilyandshouldbecherished

    studentsfromtheRepublicofKorea.Alltheearnestly,understoodandsupportedbyourtwo participantsspoketheirmindfranklyandfreely,peoplesandallsocialcircles.Duringthe sharingwithotherstheirownstudyandworkconversation,Iaskedhimforhisopinionontoday's

    expedences,theirexchangeswiththeChineseinternationaleconomicsituation.Hisin

    depth

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ExploittheexchangesamongNGOs,

    TampthebasisofChina

    AfricaRelationship

    W1LiLin

    Inordertofurtherstrengthenthepeopletopeople

    friendshipbetweenChinaandAfrica,andto

    promotetheexchangesamongNGOs,agroupfrom

    ChinaNGONetworkforInternationalExchanges

    visitedUgandaandSouthAfricafromMarch29to

    April10,2008.Thegroupextensivelycontactedwith

    therepresentativesandofficialsfromthetwo

    countries'NGOs.TheGroupalsohadbroad

    analysisleftadeepimpressiononme.AttheendoftheChinesepeople.ChinaandJapanenjoyahistory

    themeeting,IaskedMr.Hashimotoifthewordsoffriendlyexchangesofover2000years.Thelength,

    "Just,Pure,Selfless,Friendship"onthewallofthescaleandinfluenceofsuchexchangesarerarely

    parlorstoodforthepurposeofICJapan.Heseeninthecourseofworldcivilization.These

    answeredwithsmile,"Yes,itisthemoralobjectiveexchangesareoursharedhistoricalandcultural

    ofallthemembersinourorganization,butitisreallyheritage.Wearegladtoseethatinrecentyearswith

    hardtoattainthisgoa1.''thejointeffortsofthegovernmentsandpeoplesel ourtwocountries,Sine-Japaneserelationsare

    Aprilisintheseasonwhenche~iesareinfulldevelopingnormally.Webelieve,withthecommor

    blossom.InTokyo,Kyoto,OsakaandNaragorgeouseffortsofbothsides,Sine

    Japanesefriendshipwill

cherryflowerscouldbeseeneverywhere,tellingUSenjoyamoresplendidspring.

    springwascoming.Duringourvisit,wefeltby(TranslatedbyWangXiaoyi. ourselvestheJapanesepeople'Sfriendlyfeelingsto

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