Issue No. 187 | Feb. 27, 2020
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
澎湃新闻 "问吧" is a platform where experts in a certain field invite readers to pick their brain (in Chinese). The Q&A format covers a wide range of different topics, so you can practice reading about a spectrum of issues and opinions.

One thread of interest may be this Q&A with a Chinese journalist on the frontline of coronavirus reporting in Japan .

Or if you desperately need a break from reading about COVID-19, and if you enjoyed Parasite , you can check out this discussion about the global rise of Korean film and television.
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
cāng hǎi héng liú

Meaning : The blue sea surges violently--the general condition is chaotic and turbulent.

Original : ““ 沧海横流,方显英雄本色。 ”在这场严峻斗争中,各级党组织和广大党员、干部冲锋在前、顽强拼搏,充分发挥了战斗堡垒作用和先锋模范作用。”

Full quote : 沧海横流,方显英雄本色; A person's true character is revealed in tough times.

Source : On February 23, 2020, Xi Jinping gave a speech in Beijing at the 统筹推进新冠肺炎疫情防控和经济社会发展工作部署会议.
Currently making the rounds on WeChat is this 7-minute  video  from the TV show  见字如面 3 ,   which captures a dramatic reading of a 2012 speech by Lu Xinning (卢新宁), Deputy Editor-in-chief of  People's Daily  and recently appointed Deputy Director of Beijing's Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Lu Xinning is reported to be one of the key writers behind the  People's Daily  pseudonym 任仲平.

Lu Xinning originally delivered the speech 《在这个怀疑的时代,我们仍需要信仰》 at the 2012 graduation ceremony of the Peking University Chinese Department. 

While this video isn't new, it has been re-circulating in recent days and is worth watching to try to understand why. While the original intent was in line with the current 别忘初心 slogan, it can also resonate in other ways.

To follow along as you watch, here is the  full text   of the speech, and a   多维新闻 article   summarizing the content. 
Job Opportunity
The U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission is hiring a Research Assistant, Economics and Trade .

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.

Under the direction of the Commission’s Director for Economics and Trade, or the Executive Director, the position is responsible for policy and issue analysis primarily in the fields of economics and trade. 
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