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November 2, 2017

Trump’s meeting with Chinese leader

Filed under: Health, Trump — furtherglory @ 4:42 pm

Before Donald Trump flies to China on November 8th, he should bone up on Chinese culture. The worst thing that could happen is that Trump might cause the Chinese leader to “lose face.”

To lose face means to be embarrassed or humiliated, especially publicly. Both this expression and the underlying concept come from Asia; the term itself is a translation of the Chinese tiu lien and has been used in English since the late 1800s.

You can read about Trump’s trip to China at https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/26/extraordinary-elevation-trumps-kowtow-unlikely-to-win-favours-from-xi-jinping

The following quote is from the news article:

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Donald Trump has saluted the “extraordinary elevation” of President Xi Jinping and compared him to a “king” on the eve of his trip to meet an exalted and emboldened leader now considered China’s most powerful since Mao.

Xi confirmed his absolute supremacy over China’s one-party state this week with the historic decision to enshrine his political thoughts in the Communist party’s constitution during a congress marking the end of his first term.

Party officials responded by showering adjectives of adulation on the man they say is making their nation great again, hailing Xi’s incisive, glorious, magnificent, visionary, pioneering and thrilling leadership.

Trump – who is scheduled to fly to Beijing on 8 November for a three-day visit – went almost as far on Wednesday. “Spoke to President Xi of China to congratulate him on his extraordinary elevation,” the US president tweeted, having refrained from weighing in on Asian affairs during Xi’s politically sensitive summit. “Also discussed NoKo [North Korea] and trade, two very important subjects!”

In a second tweet Trump said he was looking forward to “what will hopefully be a historic trip!”.

Trump continued his charm offensive in an interview with Fox Business Network. “He’s a powerful man,” he told anchor Lou Dobbs. “Now some people might call him the King of China – but he’s called president.”

Experts say Trump wants to butter up Xi before trying to strike a deal over North Korea during his visit.

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For many years, I went to a Chinese doctor and had acupuncture once a week. This doctor has told me that I am now too old to have acupuncture. But it might be O.K. for me to have a row of black rocks put on my back. I have had this treatment one time, and I might try it again.

What is a Nazi soldier?

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:44 pm

I just heard someone on TV use the term “Nazi soldier”.

Did the Nazi political party have it’s own Army and members of this Army were Nazi soldiers? Or does the term Nazi solider refer to any and every German soldier during World War II because the Nazi political party was in power during that time?

I don’t think that the word Nazi should be used by people today. Nazi means something different now — it means a bad person. Long ago, the word Nazi referred to a political party in Germany.

Today, school children in America are taken to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC to learn about the Nazis and the Holocaust.  I wrote about this on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/Exhibits.html

Begin reading about the US Holocaust Memorial Museum on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/Intro.html

 

 

 

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