Andy Lau’s old lawsuit was awarded a million dollars, and China Star will apply for an appeal.

  


  Andy Lau’s scene of jumping out of a helicopter in Black Gold is stylish and powerful, but he didn’t expect to get into a lawsuit.


  


  Making a movie 11 years ago damaged the helicopter.


  After Andy Lau filmed Black Gold in Taiwan Province in 1997, he was accused of damaging the helicopter rented for filming. De ‘an Airlines, which rented the helicopter, went to court and sued Hua Zi, Yongsheng Entertainment Production Company (predecessor of China Star Group) and producer Wang Zhongzheng, demanding compensation of about 3 million Hong Kong dollars. The case was finally decided yesterday, and Hua Zi had to compensate about 1.3 million Hong Kong dollars for helicopter maintenance expenses. China.


  According to Hong Kong media reports, Andy Lau and China Star were sued by Taiwan Province’s De ‘an Airlines for damaging the rented helicopter, demanding compensation of NT$ 12 million (about HK$ 3 million). The case was opened in the Shilin District Court of Taiwan Province in March 2004, and the lawsuit lasted for four years. The helicopter involved in the incident crashed before Penghu. During this period, the representative lawyer of De ‘an Airlines asked to summon Hua Tsai to Taiwan Province to appear in court, but the judge thought that other evidence was sufficient, so Hua Tsai never appeared in court for this purpose.


  When the captain who was in charge of flying the helicopter testified in court, he said that he had told Hua Tsai not to touch the steering rod, but Hua Tsai still accidentally touched his ass during the filming, which led to the helicopter sinking and the rotor blades hit the curtain of the ground spotlight and were damaged.


  The judge thinks that it can be concluded from the captain’s testimony that it was Andy’s negligence that caused the damage to the helicopter, so he only ruled that Andy had to pay more than NT$ 5.1 million (about HK$ 1.3 million) for the maintenance of the helicopter. However, because the helicopter was rented from Dean Airlines by Yongsheng Entertainment Production Company and Wang Zhongzheng, the agent of Johnny Mak Production Company, they did not fulfill their custody responsibilities. If they are willing to pay compensation on behalf of Andy, it is acceptable.


  Miss Li, a spokeswoman for China Star, said on the phone: "The company is puzzled by this judgment. When shooting a scene that day, I hired a helicopter rental company to give guidance. I did everything on the helicopter and there is no reason to ask me to pay for it. This matter has nothing to do with the actors. I think the verdict is unreasonable and I will appeal. " Hua Tsai said through his assistant yesterday that he would not respond to the incident.


  In addition, the new play "See the Dragon in the Three Kingdoms" starring Hua Tsai has exceeded HK$ 10 million in the box office less than a week after its release in Hong Kong, while China Mainland, China Taiwan Province and South Korea all ranked among the top three in the box office in the first weekend after the painting was opened. Director Li Rengang specially gave a banquet to celebrate the success, and Hua Tsai, VanNess Wu and Tommy Tam all attended. Hua Zai said that he had suggested to the director that he should play a number of characters from the Three Kingdoms, first playing Zhao Zilong, then Liu Bei and Guan Gong, to see how many he could play.


Editor: Zhou Zhongxiao

Hua Xizi apologized for coming late, and the relevant opinions have been fully recorded, and they have been revised and upgraded one by one.

"Thank you for your concern and support for Huaxizi all the time. I’m sorry we’re late. I have a few heartfelt words to tell you."

On the evening of September 19th, the official Weibo of Hua Xizi, a domestic make-up brand, released a letter to the public, which positively responded to the recent controversy for the first time.

Hua Xizi said in the letter, "I am very sorry for taking up too many public resources. Appreciate everyone’s urging,We have fully recorded the relevant opinions, and the team is also comparing, revising and upgrading them one by one, adhering to the initial heart.To bring you better products and services. In the future, we will continue to share with you what the brand is doing, so that everyone can understand Hua Xizi in more forms. Down-to-earth, steady and far-reaching; Let a hundred flowers blossom and domestic products become stronger. "

From the official Weibo of "Hua Xizi"

Recently, the domestic make-up brand "Hua Xizi", which was pushed to the forefront by Li Jiaqi’s remarks, was picked out by many netizens. Compared with other domestic brands, the price per gram of its products is high, such as the price per gram of eyebrow pencil is comparable to that of gold, and the price per gram of loose powder exceeds that of Chanel, an international brand. The company was once caught in the whirlpool of public opinion because of its "high price".

On September 10th, when Li Jiaqi, the network anchor, introduced a Huaxizi eyebrow pencil in 79 yuan, he saw a netizen leave a message saying that it was getting more and more expensive. He asked, "Where is it expensive? It’s been this price for so many years. Don’t talk nonsense with your eyes open. Domestic brands are very difficult … "Later, Li Jiaqi said:" Sometimes I find my own reasons. After so many years, my salary has not risen. Have you worked hard? " Since then, many topics around the high price of Huaxizi’s products, such as "Huaxizi’s response to the expensive eyebrow pencil", "Huaxizi’s exclusive monetary unit for migrant workers", "How expensive Huaxizi is" and "Huaxizi’s eyebrow pencil can buy two grams of gold for more than 980 grams", have been on hot search for many days.

For a long time, Hua Xizi has positioned herself and aimed to become a high-end makeup brand. Hua Mantian, the founder of Hua Xizi, also admitted that the unit price of Double Eleven Hua Xizi was pulled from 100 yuan to 200 yuan in 2021. "For a long time, the middle and high-end market of China cosmetics has been monopolized by international brands. But today, many products of Huaxizi have cut into the middle and high-end price belt and achieved certain success. "

"This large-scale attention and discussion is a valuable opportunity for us to listen to the real voices of different consumers, and it is also the starting point for the team to self-examine and start again." Hua Xizi said in the letter this time, "I sincerely apologize to everyone. In the past week, Hua Xizi has received great attention from the whole network. We are sincere and at a loss, and the brand has not spoken before. During this time, we have continuously absorbed your criticisms, opinions and suggestions. "

At the same time, Hua Xizi also refuted the previous rumors about "Japanese brands" in the letter. Hua Xizi said that the company was founded in Hangzhou, and its R&D center, production factory and tax payment are all in China. It is an out-and-out China brand. "As a young China makeup brand, Hua Xizi hopes to tell the story of China and inherit the beauty of the East."

Previously, in response to this rumor, Hua Xizi responded to the The Paper reporter that in 2019, Hua Xizi cooperated with a Japanese research institute for short-term production, research and production. With the continuous improvement of the comprehensive strength of domestic beauty research and development and industrial chain, all cooperation with the institute and related factories was stopped in 2020. At present, 100% of Hua Xizi’s research and development centers and production factories are in China.

Zhejiang Yige Enterprise Management Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Yige Group), the parent company of Huaxizi brand, was founded in Hangzhou in 2014. It is a China beauty group integrating independent research and development, brand building, product sales and customer service. According to official website of Yige Group, in 2016, the domestic make-up brand "Hua Xizi Florasis" came into being.

In addition to the hot discussion and doubts caused by the high price, some netizens have reported in the past that when the average commission rate in the industry is 20%, Hua Xizi raises the proportion with a wave of his hand, and some anchors can even get 60% to 80% commission. At that time, related topics such as "more than 20% of Huaxizi’s revenue comes from Li Jiaqi" and "Huaxizi responds to Li Jiaqi’s high commission" were also listed on the hot search.

On the evening of September 11th, Hua Xizi responded to the The Paper reporter that the information on the Internet about Hua Xizi’s rebate to Li Jiaqi was as high as 60% to 80%, or even more than 100%, which was false rumor, and the proportion of cooperation rebate between Hua Xizi and Li Jiaqi was the industry average.

The "family" is amazing! You must have never seen the Wuxi version of Animal World …

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For the first time, the activity trace of the Chinese gazelle, a national second-class key protected animal, was found in Zhuhai, Yixing. The fragile snake lizard, which requires extremely high living environment, has a stable breeding small population in Yixing. The bryophyte survey was carried out to fill in the gap and 11 new records were found in Wuxi …

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Satellite map of Wuxi administrative region

The reporter learned from the Municipal Bureau of Natural Resources and Planning

Investigation on wildlife resources in our city

And the survey of wild plant resources achieved interim results.

Through a year’s field investigation and research analysis, it is shown that

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There are 1409 species of higher plants in our city, and Wuxi is one of the areas with the most concentrated plant resources in Jiangsu. A total of 285 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians were found in the city, accounting for 47.2% of the total number of Jiangsu Province, of which 235 species of birds were investigated, accounting for 52.5% of the total number of bird species in the province, and the biodiversity richness can be said to be in the forefront of the province.

Good habitat environment

Crispy snake lizard has a stable breeding small population.

Most wild animals are hidden in deep forests and rivers and springs wetlands, and some of them are not easy to be found by people, but they are important indicators of biodiversity. "The latest survey of terrestrial wildlife resources in Wuxi was conducted in 2011, and it has been more than ten years since then." Feng Yao, who is in charge of wildlife protection in the Municipal Bureau of Natural Resources and Planning, said that this survey is particularly meaningful from the perspective of finding out the "family background" of wildlife resources.

Bird survey

It is particularly worth mentioning that the survey covers not only mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and terrestrial vertebrates, but also insects, with a wider coverage.

Insect investigation

"There are many kinds of insects in the world. Although it is small, it is the species that best reflects biodiversity. Bird migration season and breeding season need to prey and accumulate energy, and the existence of insects plays an important role in the integrity of the biological chain. " Feng Yao introduced that the insect specimens collected in this survey identified 185 species in 12 orders. Among them, a species endemic to China and a national second-class protected animal, Cynomorium songaricum, was found in Yixing Forest Farm, which was recorded for the first time in Wuxi.

The beetle (left) and the tiger-spotted butterfly (right) discovered by insect investigation

At the same time, 40 species of butterflies belonging to 5 families were recorded, among which 4 species were newly recorded in Wuxi.

"The reptiles have extremely high requirements on water quality and habitat environment. The discovery of the brittle snake lizard has excited us for a long time." According to the investigators, 8 species of amphibians in 1 order, 3 families and 16 species of reptiles in 2 orders and 7 families were recorded, including 4 species of national second-class protected animals, namely tiger frog, turtle, flat-breasted turtle and brittle snake lizard.

In particular, the brittle snake lizard is a rare species in the mountain forest area of East China, its behavior is hidden and rarely known to the public, and its distribution and population number are relatively rare in East China. This survey found that there are stable small populations near Zhuhai and surrounding Yixing Forest Farm in Yixing City, indicating that the protection of local habitats is effective.

Infrared camera monitoring photos of some mammal species investigated.

There are also many new discoveries in mammals, including 6 orders, 14 families and 26 species. Among these animals, raccoon, leopard cat and Chinese gazelle are the second-class national key protected animals. Field infrared camera monitoring results show that Apodemus chinensis, Mus musculus, South China rabbit, wild boar, pig badger and Yellow weasel are common mammals in Wuxi.

Surprisingly, through fecal DNA identification technology, the investigators confirmed the existence of Chinese gazelle in Zhuhai, Yixing. Chinese gazelle is a large herbivore of Artiodactyla and Bovidae. "The appearance of this species shows that the environmental quality in Yixing mountain area has improved obviously in recent years, and the protection should be further strengthened to provide favorable conditions for the rejuvenation of the medium-sized carnivore population in the later period." Investigators said.

There are a group of regular birdwatchers in Wuxi, where the sky is blue and the water is clear. What is the "bird situation" in Wuxi? It is reported that a total of 235 species of birds were recorded in last year’s survey, including 6 species of national first-class protected animals such as oriental stork and Chinese merganser duck, and 42 species of national second-class protected animals such as white pelican.

"From the perspective of bird residence type, there are 86 species of winter migratory birds, accounting for 36.6%, followed by resident birds, summer migratory birds and tourist birds, accounting for 32.8%, 26.4% and 4.3% respectively." Feng Yao said that over the past 10 years, birdwatchers in our city have recorded about 370 species of birds, and the specific data need to be further verified and supplemented in the next investigation, so as to "draw a clear picture" of birds as much as possible and build a good database.

Fill the gap in plant investigation

There are more than 220 species of moss alone.

A Newly Recorded Species, Lepidoptera spinosa, in Wuxi City

"Moss is a primitive higher plant group that is extremely sensitive to environmental changes. It is a large plant category in East China. It is the home for insects, microorganisms and so on, and it is of great significance to the study of biodiversity." Feng Yao introduced that in order to reflect the biodiversity of our city more comprehensively, a special survey was conducted on bryophytes, which also filled the gap in the field of wild plant survey in Wuxi.

According to the consulting data and field survey, there are 221 species of bryophytes belonging to 94 genera and 44 families in our city, among which 11 species of bryophytes such as deciduous feather moss, spiny leaf feather moss and dense leaf calyx moss were discovered for the first time in Wuxi.

In terms of vascular plants, gratifying achievements have been made in the protection of biodiversity. A total of 1188 species of vascular plants belonging to 567 genera in 155 families have been investigated, including 47 species of pteridophytes belonging to 28 genera in 19 families, 11 species of gymnosperms belonging to 10 genera in 6 families and 1130 species of angiosperms belonging to 529 genera in 130 families.

Specimens of wax leaves of some plants

"Through the analysis of the geographical elements of plants, it can be seen that the flora of Wuxi has certain antiquity, such as Lycopodium, Selaginella and Equisetum of ferns, Dictyophora of gymnosperms, Magnoliaceae and Hamamelidaceae of angiosperms." According to the researchers, 11 kinds of national protected plants (above Grade II) have been found in Wuxi, namely, Plum, Ginkgo biloba, Dictyophora bungeana, Pistacia crassipes, Zelkova schneideriana, Tenjikukatsura, wild soybean, wild water chestnut, fragrant fruit tree and buckwheat, and many of them are "longevity stars" in the plant kingdom.

The national protected plant Anemone spicata.

Wild soybean, a national protected plant.

For example, in addition to the plum, gingko and money pine that Wuxi people are familiar with, the fragrant fruit tree also has an "ancient" temperament. It is an ancient relict plant, a deciduous tree with a height of 25 meters and a DBH of 1 meter. It is mainly distributed in Xiaoheigou, Longchi Mountain and other places in Yixing in Wuxi. Investigators also found more than ten wild species of rare and endangered plant Cabernet Sauvignon in Xiangyang broad-leaved forest at an altitude of 300-600 meters in Yixing, which shows that the protection of the germplasm resources of Cabernet Sauvignon in our city has achieved initial results.

Torreya grandis, a national protected plant.

Finding out the "family background" is for more targeted protection. On the basis of a comprehensive investigation of the status quo of wildlife resources and habitats, experts put forward suggestions on biodiversity protection. For example, in the Zhuhai area of Yixing, some rare plants such as torreya grandis and Pinus bungeana grow in the Phyllostachys pubescens forest. Because of the extremely fast propagation speed of Phyllostachys pubescens, interspecific competition and interference pose some threats to the habitats of these rare trees. We can create forest gaps and protect the living environment of rare plants by means of appropriate logging.

Yixing National Forest Park is the mountain with the richest wildlife resources and the best natural forest protection in Wuxi at present. However, in the core area of the reserve, it is found that there are signs of collective mountaineering and hiking hanging by donkey friends. It is suggested that mountaineering and hiking activities should be eliminated in the core area to create a better environment for wildlife survival.

Evergreen broad-leaved forest (Xiaoheigou, Yixing)

It is reported that this year, the city will complete the survey of wildlife resources, and will establish a resource database based on the survey results, strengthen dynamic monitoring, and at the same time increase the supervision and protection of nature reserves, forest parks, wetland parks and other nature reserves to protect wildlife resources to the maximum extent.

Original title: "The family is amazing! You must have never seen the Wuxi version of "Animal World".

Recalling the Year | Wang Shuixiong: The "Year Taste" I experienced in those years

[Editor’s note]

North and south of the great river, inside and outside the Great Wall, the customs of different regions are very different. What is displayed behind the Year is an epic of the life of China people. The Paper, please speak column launched a special topic of "Remembering the Year", telling about those years, that city, that village, and those people and things related to the Year.

The Paper Gongwei Cartography

First, the "taste of the year" and the year

When this article is published, my daughter will be three years old. Yes, she was born in January 2016.

My daughter is now attending a nursery near her home and can sing "Happy New Year, Happy New Year, Happy New Year to everyone".

Come to think of it, during the New Year, except for the one in its infancy, the other two Spring Festivals she spent were not at home, so she could not feel the "flavor of the year" of family reunion in a larger family; In fact, I have done the same in recent years, because I am more than forty years older than her, and I have failed to feel the "flavor of the year" more times than her.

I failed to feel the "flavor of the year". On the one hand, I failed to return to my hometown and was in a different place. On the other hand, as far as personal experience is concerned, the "taste of the year" in the Spring Festival itself has also faded.

Second, Nian is a monster.

As a male, in the childhood concept, celebrating the New Year in the countryside has a series of benefits, the first of which is to set off firecrackers in a big way. Unlike girls, they seem to pay too much attention to new clothes and wear red and green.

Adults set off firecrackers in the hall house (the house of the older generation in our village is usually shared by two households, and later it gradually became an independent hall house for each household), and the little boys in the neighborhood will step on it. At that time, firecrackers were not as violent as they are now, and many urchins stepped on them together. After a hanging firecracker was trampled out, they could pick up a lot of unfinished firecrackers. Take them apart and set them off one by one, so they can play for a longer time.

Such behavior, of course, is dangerous, and it is not pleasing-the incomplete setting off of firecrackers is not always auspicious; But firecrackers are scarce, and boys are eager for them, so adults can’t stop them, and they are not likely to stop them. The reason should not be that adults are ashamed of their own pockets; More likely, during the Chinese New Year, especially on the first day of New Year’s Day, adults are afraid of children’s crying. In this way, the only thing they can do for such "urchins" is to warn them in advance.

When I was very young, I seemed to cry once on New Year’s Day because I didn’t get the firecrackers I wanted, and my demands were soon satisfied. This surprised me. At that time, I thought, maybe adults are afraid that the monster "Nian" will be attracted by my crying.

I saw the power of this monster on New Year’s Eve. On the morning of New Year’s Eve, my mother had an important job. She filled a sea bowl (a big bowl) with almost stewed pork and chicken, walked to the shrine with incense sticks in the hall, faced it, and held the sea bowl high above her forehead, mumbling something. After reading in front of the shrine, I went to the gate of the hall house (the gate of the hall house is usually opened when I get up and lasts until I go to bed) and repeated it in the middle. After that, pour the meat from the sea bowl back into the pot.

At that time, I thought it was probably to use the aroma of meat to feed the monster Nian. Later, I learned that my mother was "worshipping God" and praying for the blessings of our ancestors. Before "respecting God", people can’t touch the meat in the pot, not even taste the salty soup. The priority of commanding his ancestors at this time made me misunderstand the power of the monster "Nian" when I was young, so that I could control my desires with fear even though my mouth was full of saliva.

At that time, many people in the village still had the standard portraits of Chairman Mao and Chairman Hua above the shrines of their halls! Later, it was worn out, leaving only white traces that were not cleaned. I don’t know whether the mother’s "mumbling" content, in addition to the blessing of the ancestors, will bring the protection of the two chairmen.

After the portraits of the two chairmen, the position above the shrine has been vacant for so many years, but people’s lives are getting better day by day.

Third, New Year’s Eve "Group annual lunch"

Hot air fills the air, red candles are flourishing, and after setting off firecrackers, every household has lunch on New Year’s Eve.

Unlike many places where we eat "New Year’s Eve", the lunch at noon on New Year’s Eve in my hometown is a grand family reunion dinner (the dinner at night is a simple meal for small families themselves). This lunch is cooked by the brother who is the best cook in the family, and the women help. The cooked dishes can be served all over the table. Brothers (whether separated or not), sisters (unmarried), sisters-in-law and sisters-in-law, including grandchildren, all come to the appointed place for dinner, usually the "living room" of their parents’ house (let’s use this name). After the death of their father, the place for the reunion dinner is often chosen at the brother’s house who cooks the reunion dinner.

The so-called "living room" is directly connected with the living room, which has the functions of kitchen, dining room and small living room at the same time (large banquet guests are usually in the living room). In the corner near the window, there are often large benches that are basically fixed against the wall on both sides, and the center of the square they enclose is a kitchen stove. Ground stoves can be used to keep warm at ordinary times; When cooking, you can go to the iron pot; When eating, put the table on one side directly above the kitchen stove, with a wide bench on the edge and parallel to it, and then put a smaller bench on the remaining two sides of the table, so that the family can sit down and eat around the table.

When eating this meal, my father and brothers go to the table together, sit on the first wide bench against the wall, and drink some wine; Women and grandchildren, on the other hand, have to squeeze into the next narrow bench. When there are many people, they can’t even sit in a fixed seat. They can only stand by and eat, and sometimes they have to help their uncles who have finished drinking on the big bench.

This "Group annual lunch" will set off firecrackers when it is eaten. Apart from being serious, it may have a special function now: it is to prevent others from visiting at this time-visitors only need to look at the firecrackers set off in the hall to know that the family is eating "Group annual lunch".

The reason why it is a "group annual lunch" is that after lunch, you have to work until you fall asleep at night. After cleaning the front and back of the house, we should also clean the inside of the house. After that, the family has to take turns to take a shower, so they are often busy until eleven or twelve at night.

The cleaning in front of and behind the house needs the cooperation of the neighbors, and it is often started the day before New Year’s Eve. The focus is on road cleaning and dredging of ditch silt; After cleaning, you need to rinse it with water. Everyone swept, picked, rushed, and worked hard.

Fourth, killing pigs and smashing.

Similarly, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law need to work together, as well as the preparation of Chinese New Year food and important food that can still be eaten for a long time after the spring of next year; This started as early as the off-year period.

What is particularly lively in my impression is killing pigs and smashing rice cakes.

These two characteristics of adults’ collective labor are: high labor intensity; High technical requirements; It involves a wide range-in addition to uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law in the extended family, it also involves children.

Before killing pigs, the pigs should be driven from the pigsty to the front of the main house. This matter needs the cooperation of a number of able-bodied laborers. In addition to the surgeon controlling the pig’s head, two or three people are needed to control the pig’s front legs, waist and hind legs, lift the pig and move it to the bench placed in advance in the hall. The pig will bark extremely bitterly at this time; After the surgeon tied its mouth with hemp rope, its cry became muffled.

When the housewife or her children are signaled, they have to set off firecrackers in the hall (which may be intended to cross the soul of the pig), and the butcher leans over and takes out the pig-killing knife from the basin with clear water placed under the bench in advance, aiming at the pig’s throat, and the white knife enters and the red knife exits. Blood spurts out and falls into the basin under the control of the surgeon.

The pig’s muffled sound will slowly sink and gradually become quiet. The surgeon loosens the rope at the right time and shakes the pig’s front leg. Occasionally, a sound or two can be made in the pig’s throat, and the residual blood flows out with the shaking of the front leg, which tends to be sporadic. The housewife stepped forward again and opened the basin of steaming blood. When the men released their hands, the pig fell over the bench. On one side is pig blood spilled out of the basin.

Then, the dead pig was moved to the gate of the hall. At first, it was scalded with boiling water (the saying "dead mouse feels no cold" may have originated from a wise man’s personal observation of this real life), and then it was shaved. After that, the pig’s two hind feet were hooked up with a shelf, hung upside down, cut open, and finally split in half.

Its meat is first "divided" among several uncles and brothers at preferential prices, and when it is spare, it is sold in the market. After each family is given the meat, it will be divided into several portions according to seven or eight pounds, and sent to the relatives’ homes such as their grandfathers, uncles and uncles. These families will either transfer the meat they received (sometimes the same piece of meat will even return to the original transferor after several transfers) or cook directly for guests. Or cut into pieces the size of a fist, fry them thoroughly, put them in an urn, sprinkle salt layer by layer, cover them and put them in a cool place, so that they can be stored for months at room temperature without deterioration.

In the case of killing pigs years ago, my father was often the mastermind of the big family. One year, when he was helping one of my cousins to kill pigs, he bit one end of hemp rope with his mouth in order to tie the pig’s screaming mouth. As a result, the pig’s head swung and brought out a few of his teeth. However, he still insisted on killing the pigs. As a result, while he made the pig bleed, the pig also made him bleed a lot.

Afterwards, although my cousin apologized deeply, my father didn’t ask this cousin for any compensation for medical expenses.

Killing pigs is a potential safety hazard, and the dazzling pig-killing knife makes me a little psychologically stressed as a bystander.

It’s much better to pound Ciba-while watching the collective work, you can also taste glutinous rice and soft Ciba with the smell of glutinous rice steaming. At this time, it’s really delicious to put some sugar in my mouth.

When making Ciba, a large amount of glutinous rice must be washed with clear water in advance, soaked for at least one night, taken out and drained, and then steamed in a large steamer to make glutinous rice; Then put it in a stone trough and pound it into mud; Then press it into a round cake with the size of palm open; Finally, several small red flowers are printed on it, dried and put away.

Among them, steaming glutinous rice in a big pot and mashing it into mud are all men’s jobs; After that, the women are in charge.

When ramming Zanba, it is necessary to place the washed stone trough in the center of the hall. The stone trough is very heavy, and the outside is round-the inside is a hemispherical groove, which often needs two lean men to hold it with hemp rope before it can be carried into the hall.

Steaming glutinous rice was put into the stone trough, and four lean men each took tamping tools and began to work around the stone trough. These four tamping tools are all made of wood, two straight and two curved. "Straight" is thick at both ends and small in the middle (easy for two hands to hold), like an elongated and enlarged circular seal; The "bent" person, like an enlarged mallet, has a thick and deep head. After hitting the glutinous rice in the stone trough, the handle can still be a lot higher than the edge of the stone trough.

When operating, stand on the four sides of the stone trough and strike the head of the tamping tool against the glutinous rice in the stone trough in turn in a counterclockwise direction. At the moment of hitting the glutinous rice, the hitter also shouted "Hey!" At this time, the sound of pounding and shouting came one after another, which merged into a busy scene of harvest.

The glutinous rice was pounded more and more sticky, so that when it was taken out by the pounder again and again, the beating work could almost stop. At this time, the people holding the "curved" tamping tools retreated to one side, and the people holding the "straight" tamping tools stepped forward and put the top of their respective tamping tools into the stone trough. While the people turned counterclockwise around the stone trough, the tamping tools were constantly twisted in their hands.

In this way, the quickly rammed and sticky "Ciba" was "scooped" out of the stone trough by two rammers and placed on a plastic cloth sprinkled with oil on the table against the wall. At this time, the women hurried forward and took the "Ciba" from the tamping tool with their oiled hands and piled it into a ball.

After that, the hall was filled with the laughter of women and children. Women will knead the rice cake into the shape of a round cake and dot some "flowers" on it with red ink. In this process, some scraps will be picked up for the children. Children usually can’t wait to eat some, and when they have a bottom, they will pinch out various shapes to play with, and then eat them after playing to a certain extent.

Ciba is dried, stacked together and placed in a vat. It needs to be soaked in water before beginning of spring, covered (it is said that it will not crack), placed in a cool place, and then covered. When the water smells a little, change it again. Ciba preserved in this way can be eaten until almost the Dragon Boat Festival!

Five, that year’s "booming"

On New Year’s Eve, there is another activity called "Sticking Red" (writing and pasting Spring Festival couplets). Compared with killing pigs and smashing rice cakes, the neighborhood involved is limited to the cousin’s house in the same room.

At first, my cousin was in charge of writing and pasting. My cousin was the headmaster of the primary school in our village at that time, and he wrote well in calligraphy. This work is not too tiring, because there are not many Spring Festival couplets to be posted: two doors running through the hall, two doors directly facing the outside of the two "living rooms", plus the door facing the outside of the hall and the shrine; A total of five pairs of small couplets, one pair of big couplets, plus one horizontal batch each, will be done.

Probably after I went to high school, I took on the task of writing and posting Spring Festival couplets for my extended family. At that time, my eldest brother, second brother and third brother were all married and moved out to live in a newly built house. The new house is connected together and divided into three buildings, one for each person, with its own hall, living room, bedroom connecting the hall, and so on. The number of doors that need to be pasted with Spring Festival couplets will also increase greatly.

Therefore, "writing and posting Spring Festival couplets" is enough for me to be busy all day on New Year’s Eve.

"Sticking red" means that the new year is booming, and the memory is also booming, as well as the fire of the kitchen stove in the "living room" on New Year’s Day.

Although I go to bed the latest on New Year’s Eve, my father always gets up the earliest on New Year’s Day. All the vents of the stove are opened, and the coal inside will be burned very brightly, reflecting my father’s bright smile. It is rare to waste coal like this at other times.

The year before my college entrance examination, my father got up early and got greedy for the dark even harder, regardless of his nose cancer. After he married his daughter (my sister) with great prosperity, he was busy planning the tuition fees for me and my little brother (who took the college entrance examination with me that year because he was repeating his studies).

Later, according to the second brother, my father picked a load of cabbage in the early morning of autumn and winter, took a dirt road of five or six miles, and waited for the bus by the asphalt road; Later, I got on the stopped dump truck with the young people and went to the market twenty or thirty miles away. There was no shelter in the car, and when the cold wind blew, his sweat became ice. I caught a cold when I came back from selling vegetables, and my nose cancer turned into liver cancer.

In the early morning of the New Year’s Day in the year of the college entrance examination, I heard firecrackers ringing in my own hall for two or three times, thinking that it was difficult for my father to get up. It is estimated that the firecrackers were set by my little brother except my cousin.

When I opened the door, I still saw my father sitting by the fire. Although the smile on his thin face was no longer bright, his eyes were full of warmth.

"I wish my father a happy new year and good health!"

"good! I wish Xiongxiong a high promotion! "

After a simple conversation, my father took out a hanging 1000 rings and asked me to set them off in the hall.

Stop! Recalling "Nian" was an easy topic. How can I write more and more heavily? At this point, my eyes are full of tears.

I remember that Mr. Jiang Xueliang, the head teacher who had some knowledge of my father’s situation that spring, also asked me during an evening inspection of the dormitory: "Shuixiong, is there any news about your father’s health at home?"

"No news!" I went on to say, "No news is the best news!"

However, about two months before the college entrance examination, the situation of "no news" was broken, and the news from home was brought to school by my second brother.

The second brother said that the reason why he didn’t keep secrets from my little brother and me and risked affecting our college entrance examination was to tell us the "news from home" and take us home for fear that we would blame them for not giving us a chance to give our father a ride in the future.

As for whether this "news from home" has affected my college entrance examination, I think it still has some influence.

After I finished the first course, Chinese, I knew I didn’t do well. Because after writing the composition and checking the answer sheet repeatedly, it was not until 3 minutes before the end of the exam that I found that there were two whole pages, and about 30 points of reading comprehension questions were blank, and I didn’t do them … Finally, I could only fill them out at random while holding my urine!

The inner remorse can be imagined! Sitting in an empty classroom before lunch, my mood fell into a trough. After the silence, there was a strong heat flow in my heart: my father died, and I didn’t have the opportunity to repeat my studies like my little brother. This college entrance examination is my only opportunity, and it may also be the only opportunity to leave my hometown to study. At present, the only thing I can do is to do well in every course behind.

Such an idea may help me seize the only opportunity. In fact, this college entrance examination has indeed become the only college entrance examination in my life-because I was admitted to Jilin University.

According to the second brother, "at that time, some people in the village said sarcastically:’ I passed the exam, but I still can’t afford it!’" It means: after I die, my brother and sister-in-law may not pay for you to study, so wait and see a joke. I told my family at the time that we must fight for this tone. "

As a result, my three brothers and sisters, my mother and my sister’s brother-in-law, each went out of 400 yuan, totaling 2,000 yuan, which was enough for my school year’s expenses (including tuition and fees in 800 yuan each year). My little brother went to a local teachers’ college that year (later upgraded to a university) and spent a lot of money.

This is 1994.

Six, Nian and "Nian Wei Er"

Originally, it was an article recalling "Year", but Lala was miscellaneous, and actually wrote a lot of "heaviness" under the name of "lively" and "prosperous". I hope I won’t leave you with the impression of "sadness and sorrow".

To sort out my thoughts, in fact, I think what I want to express is that in my heart, and possibly in the hearts of people my age, the "taste of the year" is precipitated in the communication between people. It is not only a "human taste", but also a "human touch" for people to communicate and communicate with each other.

This kind of "human touch" of neighborhood cooperation and family reunion embodies and strengthens a small social trust and support system in the form of "reciprocity" to a certain extent, which constitutes a kind of social capital in the countryside-a social relationship that can be used as a resource by people, thus bringing benefits to people.

Of course, "reciprocity" doesn’t mean that there is no "friction", no "war", no "haggle over every ounce" and no "clear accounts with brothers"; Moreover, this "human touch" will change with the general trend of society.

When there is more and more money, people’s lives are getting better and better, when fresh pork can be bought in the village at any time, and when the machine can easily mash glutinous rice into glutinous rice, the lively collective labor at the end of the year has turned into a noisy individual market at ordinary times, and the small social exchange system of "neighborhood watching each other" in rural areas has been replaced by a larger market trading system.

No wonder the old people in the countryside say that nowadays, every day is like Chinese New Year!

Today’s small families, in order to make "Year" look different from usual, will take advantage of annual leave to go out, travel and relax.

Society is becoming more and more modern, communication is becoming more and more transactional, support is becoming more and more systematic (non-interpersonal), family is becoming smaller and smaller, life is becoming more and more personalized, and Chinese New Year is becoming more and more tourist. Even in today’s rural hometown, it is rare to see big guys killing pigs and smashing rice cakes together.

"It is better to forget each other in the rivers and lakes"; Generally speaking, a year without "flavor of the year" means that people as social individuals have more space and greater freedom.

However, I think that the "flavor of the year" in my memory has its own value, especially when "it is necessary to hold a group to keep warm when the winter comes". After all, a systematic (non-interpersonal) social support system may not hold up one day or become a monster to bite itself.

Seven, "Happy New Year to everyone!"

My daughter is three years old. She was born in January 2016 and can already sing "Happy New Year to everyone".

Since she went to Sanya, Hainan for the Spring Festival when she was just one year old, I guess, in her mind, "Year" may mean the sea, beaches and waves.

But when I was her age, all I could think about was: "Nian" must be a "monster" that only adults were afraid of. If I was a little careless, the whole family would be punished by Nian.

I have to say that our days are getting better, although our memories are getting "old".

I wish that "the sea, the beach and the waves" will always accompany the memory of the new generation about "Year".

When Wang Shuixiong’s daughter just turned one year old, the whole family spent the New Year in Sanya.

(The author is a researcher at the National Development and Strategy Institute of Renmin University of China)

The real estate agent said that housing prices in first-tier cities are falling, and buyers said that they "can’t feel it"

  Cctv newsUnder the high pressure of policy, the property market continues to cool down. According to data released by real estate research institutions, the online signing volume of first-and second-tier cities such as Beijing declined in May. Among them, the number of second-hand housing contracts in Beijing in May hit a new low in 27 months. With the sharp decline in transaction volume, house prices are not so firm. Some real estate agencies even said that the second-hand housing prices in Tongzhou District and Yizhuang Development Zone in Beijing fell by 20%. Is it true?/You don’t say.

  Market:The number of second-hand housing contracts hit a new low in 27 months.

  It has been almost three months since this wave of the strictest property market regulation began in March this year. Under the impact of the combination of restricted purchases, restricted loans and restricted sales, the transaction volume of the property market in various places has declined in different degrees. Take Beijing and Guangzhou as examples:

  Statistics from a large real estate agency show that the actual signing volume of the second-hand residential market in Beijing in May decreased by 34.2% compared with the same period in April, and the number of new customer registrations also decreased by 11.9% compared with the same period in April, and the market transaction activity has fallen to the bottom. As of May 30th, a total of 10,236 sets of second-hand houses were signed in Beijing in the month, and it is estimated that the number of second-hand houses signed in the whole month will be less than 11,000, which is the lowest value in the last 27 months.

  In Guangzhou, the overall transaction volume of the property market in Guangzhou in May this year hit a new low in the past two years. As of May 29th, a total of 6,326 first-hand houses were sold in Guangzhou, which was the second lowest since May 2011, only higher than that in May 2014 (5,843).

  Focus:The price increase in first-and second-tier cities has dropped.

  The volume of transactions has fallen sharply. What is the trend of house prices?

  According to the latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, among the 70 large and medium-sized cities in China, 30 cities saw their house price increase decline in April, 6 more than in March. According to preliminary estimates, the year-on-year increase in housing prices in first-tier cities fell for seven consecutive months, while the year-on-year increase in second-tier cities fell for five consecutive months. The data for May has not yet come out, but the situation is not expected to be better than that in April.

  In terms of second-hand housing, the increase in house prices in most cities has dropped, and the price of second-hand housing in Beijing has stopped rising in April. And in May, according to a real estate agent statistics:

  In May 2017, the average transaction price of second-hand houses in Beijing decreased by 2.4% compared with the same period in April.

  Among the 12 regions with transactions, the average transaction price in 8 regions is falling, and the price in 4 regions is rising.

  The biggest drop was in Tongzhou District and Yizhuang Development Zone, both of which exceeded 20%.

  However, many Beijing buyers said that in terms of specific prices, there is still no obvious decline. In this regard, Li Wenjie, president of Beijing Real Estate Agency Association, said that the second-hand housing prices in Beijing have indeed dropped, but "down" means that compared with the high quotation of the owners listed this year, from the fourth quarter of last year to the end of the first quarter of this year, the second-hand housing prices are estimated to have increased by about 20%, so the current decline is still adjusted towards the level at the beginning of this year.

  For example, in Tianjin, the news from the intermediary said that the price reduction of many communities ranged from 5% to 28%, with the highest drop of 28%. And from the current point of view, there is no sign of loosening the regulation of Tianjin property market.

  In Shenzhen, since the introduction of a new round of control policies in Shenzhen last October, the transaction price of new commercial housing in Shenzhen has fallen for eight consecutive months. According to the data released by the Shenzhen Municipal Planning and Land Resources Committee on June 1, the average transaction price of new houses in Shenzhen in May was 54,512 yuan/square meter, down 0.2% from the previous month.

  Trend:The property market is changing to a buyer’s market.

  With a series of strict and strict regulation of the property market, the down payment and interest rate of loans for house purchase have both increased, and many buyers have suspended the pace of buying houses and are gradually turning from radicalism to wait and see, and the phenomenon of real estate speculation has been curbed. Experts said that at present, panic-grabbing houses, owner’s jumping prices and breaking contracts are basically gone, and the game relationship between buyers and sellers has gradually reversed and is changing to the buyer’s market.

  According to industry insiders, in Beijing, the transaction volume of second-hand houses may be close to the bottom of the market. In terms of price, due to the excessive increase in the previous period, especially in some areas with double or multiple increases in the previous period, the decline may be further expanded.

  Nationally, more than 30 cities, including Chengdu, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Qingdao, etc., have initiated the property market regulation policy of restricting the sale for a certain number of years after buying a house for the first time in history. It is widely predicted in the industry that with the continuation of regulatory policies, the overall housing prices in the country will be further adjusted back in the future. However, some insiders believe that the late trend of the property market still depends on the trend of credit interest rates and policy changes. If credit is loose, it does not rule out that house prices will continue to rise.

On Taiwan’s election and criticism of "Taiwan independence" remarks, the Taiwan Affairs Office responded to cross-strait hot spots

  BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) On the morning of the 24th, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council held a regular press conference. Spokesperson Ma Guang Xiao answered reporters’ questions on the recent 2020 election in Taiwan Province, Tsai Ing-Wen’s "Taiwan independence" remarks, cross-strait exchanges, and the draft amendment to the Regulations on People’s Relations across the Taiwan Strait. Ma Xiaoguang said that the mainland has never intervened in the elections in Taiwan Province, and the DPP authorities have constantly obstructed and restricted the exchanges and contacts between compatriots on both sides of the strait, suppressed the calls for reunification on both sides of the strait, and raised cross-strait opposition, exposing its true features of seeking one-party interests and "Taiwan independence".

  Profile photo: Guo Taiming, chairman of Taiwan Province Hon Hai Group, decided to participate in the primary election of 2020. Zhongxin.com reporter Li Junshe

  [Talking about the 2020 election: the statement of "mainland intervention" is sheer nonsense]

  Tsai Ing-Wen said a few days ago that in the "general election" in 2020, Kuomintang candidates appeared in South Korea’s Yu and Guo Taiming successively. She did not believe that the mainland did not intervene. Ma Xiaoguang said that we have emphasized many times that we have never been involved in elections in Taiwan Province. The DPP authorities are used to spreading slanderous words and spreading rumors to discredit the mainland. The question of Taiwan Province is an internal affair of China, and no external interference is allowed. The so-called "mainland intervention" is sheer nonsense with ulterior motives.

  [criticizing tsai ing-Wen’s "Taiwan independence" remarks: undermining the peaceful development of the two sides of the strait]

  In an interview a few days ago, Tsai Ing-Wen declared that he did not accept the "1992 Consensus" and insisted on the so-called "sovereign independence", saying that "maintaining the status quo" means maintaining the so-called "independence" status quo. Ma Xiaoguang pointed out that the remarks made by the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities are unprejudiced, exposing a political plot to overthrow the common political foundation of the "1992 Consensus" and undermine the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, which fully shows that the DPP authorities are the makers of cross-strait conflicts, the saboteurs of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the injurers of the interests of the people of Taiwan Province.

  In addition, Li Yi, a mainland American scholar who was invited to visit Taiwan, was expelled from the country by the Taiwan authorities a few days ago. Tsai Ing-Wen said, "If people from mainland China come to Taiwan to promote ‘ One country, two systems ’ 、‘ Unification by force ’ Wait, control measures should be taken to refuse entry when necessary. " Ma Xiaoguang said that for some time, the DPP authorities have constantly obstructed and restricted the exchanges and contacts between compatriots on both sides of the strait, suppressed calls for reunification on both sides of the strait, raised cross-strait opposition, and exposed its true features of seeking one-party interests and "Taiwan independence".

  On April 14th, local time, South Korea Yu, Mayor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan Province, delivered a speech in Los Angeles, talking about his political career. China News Service reporter Zhang Yushe

  [Comment on South Korea’s remarks on Yu’s visit to the United States: Cross-strait affairs should be discussed by family members]

  South Korea Yu said during his visit to the United States a few days ago, "Taiwan Province ‘ National defense ’ Relying on the United States, technology depends on Japan, and the market depends on the mainland. " In this regard, Ma Guang Xiao emphasized that compatriots on both sides of the strait are a family, and cross-strait affairs are the family affairs of compatriots on both sides of the strait, which should be handled by family members through consultation. I hope all Chinese people, including Taiwan Province compatriots, will conform to the historical trend, share the national justice, firmly hold the national destiny in their own hands, and create a bright future for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  [On the Draft Amendment to the Regulations on Cross-Strait People’s Relations: Ruining the Future of Taiwan Province]

  The "Draft Amendment to the Regulations on People’s Relations between the Two Sides of the Taiwan Strait" recently passed by Taiwan’s administrative authorities, in which it is proposed to add that "the signing of political agreements through cross-strait negotiations should be subject to double deliberation and referendum by the legislature" and stipulate that "it shall not be an item of agreement". Ma Xiaoguang pointed out that the DPP authorities violated the common aspiration of compatriots on both sides of the strait for peace and development for the sake of one party and one self-interest. The peaceful development of cross-strait relations is the common aspiration and common interest of compatriots on both sides of the strait. Everything that is beneficial to the interests of compatriots on both sides of the strait and the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation should be vigorously promoted.

  On April 17th, Chief Executive Chui Sai On (right) of the Macao Special Administrative Region met with James Soong, Chairman of the People First Party, at the government headquarters. The two sides exchanged views on deepening exchanges and cooperation between the two places and promoting Taiwan Province compatriots to participate in the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the future. China News Agency issued Zhong Xin photo

  [The Taiwan authorities distorted James Soong’s delegation’s visit to Hong Kong and Macao: obstructing exchanges and cooperation]

  A few days ago, James Soong, Chairman of the People First Party, led a delegation to visit Hong Kong and Macao to enter the Liaison Office of the two places and met with the directors of the Liaison Office of the two places respectively. The Mainland Affairs Council claimed that the mainland arranged this trip with the intention of "united front" and eliminating the so-called "sovereignty of Taiwan Province". Ma Xiaoguang pointed out that James Soong led a delegation to visit Hong Kong and Macao, and the heads of the Liaison Offices in Hong Kong and Macao met with him respectively, which was a normal exchange. The DPP authorities distorted and slandered, fully exposing their attempts to obstruct cross-strait and Hong Kong and Macao exchanges and cooperation and harm the interests and well-being of compatriots.

  On September 13, 2018, Luo Tianhao, a Taiwan compatriot who worked in chengdu normal university for five years, took over the residence permit of Taiwan Province residents from the staff. China News Service reporter An Yuan photo

  [Taiwan people’s residence permit in the mainland has not been declared or the practice of being punished by the Taiwan authorities is unpopular]

  A few days ago, the Taiwan Province Affairs Council worked out to issue an administrative order in the second half of the year, stipulating that people who receive mainland residence permits must declare voluntarily, or they will be punished. Ma Xiaoguang said that the mainland issued residence permits to Taiwan Province compatriots in order to meet the needs of Taiwan Province compatriots, which was a good thing to benefit Taiwan and the people, and was also welcomed by the vast number of Taiwan Province compatriots. The DPP authorities, out of one-party selfishness, are everywhere against the interests of our compatriots in Taiwan Province and sabotage the good deeds of our compatriots in Taiwan Province. This is unpopular and will not succeed.

  [The mayor of Taixian County came to the mainland to communicate and meet the needs of the people]

  Recently, many county mayors in Taiwan Province visited the mainland for exchanges. Ma Xiaoguang pointed out that the mayor of Taiwan county came to the mainland to meet the needs of the people. We are willing to continue exchanges and cooperation with Taiwanese counties and cities in various fields on the basis of adhering to the "1992 Consensus" to enhance the well-being of Taiwan Province compatriots.

  [Encourage Taiwanese enterprises to invest in the mainland without discrimination]

  Want Want Group, a Taiwan-funded enterprise, has issued a statement to refute the report that it has received high government subsidies in the mainland and tried to "smear and discredit" the enterprise. Ma Xiaoguang said, over the years, we have encouraged and supported Taiwan-funded enterprises to invest and start businesses in the mainland, and taken active measures to provide them with various conveniences and equal treatment, so as to share the opportunities for development in the mainland and help them achieve greater and better development in the mainland. Our policy is inclusive, in accordance with laws and regulations, and all Taiwan Province enterprises are treated equally.

  The 2019 China Beijing World Horticultural Exposition will be held in Yanqing, Beijing from April 29th to October 7th. China News Service reporter Hou Yushe

  [Introduction to two activities: the Straits Forum is well prepared, and the Taiwan Province Garden of the World Expo has its own characteristics]

  When introducing the situation of the Straits Forum in 2019, Ma Xiaoguang said that the 11th Straits Forum will be held in Fujian Province on June 15th, and will continue to focus on and serve grassroots people and youth groups. At present, all preparations are progressing smoothly. Taiwan Province compatriots are welcome to actively participate in this forum, and media friends on both sides of the strait are also welcome to report.

  Regarding the 2019 China Beijing World Horticultural Exposition to be held in Yanqing District, Beijing on April 29th, Ma Xiaoguang said that at the invitation of the Beijing World Horticultural Exposition Bureau, Taiwan Province Garden covers an area of 2,000 square meters, which is divided into six landscape nodes: Xiangshan, Orchid, Time Road, Sun Moon Lake, farmland and mountain top. The garden is very attractive with Taiwan Province characteristics.