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¿Dónde están los españoles? E-mail
Magazine - Columna española
Written by Antonio Broto
Jordi, un chico que lleva unos meses viviendo en Pekín, me preguntaba recientemente si los españoles que viven en la ciudad con el peor clima del mundo celebran de vez en cuando reuniones de confraternización. Ya se sabe, de ésas en las que todo el mundo lleva su bota, habla de toros y flamenco, canta "Asturias patria querida"...

Que alguien me corrija si me equivoco, pero yo creo que no hay muchas. No tenemos Casa de Galicia en Pekín, ni hacemos paelladas gigantes...Vamos cada uno a nuestra bola, mientras los ingleses tienen sus English Corners, los franceses se juntan en el bar de la Academia Francesa, los rusos tienen hasta su propia calle...La principal razón para ello es que todavía somos mpocos. No sé exactamente cuántos, pero calculo que habrá como mucho unos 500, muchos de ellos "de paso". Otras razones que se me ocurren, y aquí a lo mejor me pongo polémico, es que los españoles que vivimos en Pekín somos cada uno de nuestra padre y nuestra madre.

Tu nombre en chino E-mail
Magazine - Columna española
Written by Antonio Broto
Me he fijado que mucha gente entra en este blog porque quieren saber cómo se escribe su nombre en chino. Voy a ver si con este email puedo ayudar en algo a esa búsqueda, pero advierto que no es nada sencillo. Este post no va a dar la solución  al problema, porque hace falta saber un poco de mandarín para resolverlo correctamente, pero quizá dé algunas pistas. Es sólo una aproximación a la cuestión, no una regla de oro a seguir.

Antes de empezar, una aclaración: los nombres extranjeros, al ser traducidos al chino, suelen sonar fatal, porque son demasiado largos (El nombre completo de un chino suele tener dos o tres sílabas, cuatro a lo sumo). Lo más recomendable es que los hispanohablantes sólo traduzcamos nuestro nombre de pila al chino, no los apellidos. Y si el nombre es muy largo, también es mejor que lo cortemos (por ejemplo, si te llamas Purificación, traduce sólo "Puri" al chino).

Ni hao, Visantet! E-mail
Magazine - Columna española
Written by Antonio Broto
Interesante la noticia que llegó la semana pasada desde la Comunidad Valenciana, cuya Generalitat anunció que será la primera zona de España donde se impartirán clases de chino en la enseñanza obligatoria (concretamente, en el segundo ciclo de secundaria). La asignatura, no obstante, será optativa. Traducido para los de mi generación: chino para estudiantes de BUP.

Creo que no es casualidad que sea Valencia (¿se puede decir Valencia a secas?) la primera en interesarse por el chino, teniendo en cuenta que es uno de los principales lugares de origen de los españoles que viven en China, entre ellos muchos que se han quedado aquí muchos años. Valencia, tierra de comerciantes y de viajeros, casa muy bien con los chinos. Será interesante ver cómo se desarrolla la iniciativa. Por una parte, es de agradecer que los valencianos le den la bienvenida al idioma más hablado del mundo. Por otra parte, no sé yo si la adolescencia es la edad más indicada para comenzar con una lengua tan complicada, que exige una paciencia y una dedicación inusitadas para aprenderla en serio.

Muzzy - Creativity through Vision E-mail
Magazine - City Interview
Written by ND
Muzzy is a promising newcomer in Xi'ans music scene. He represents a new generation of chinese artists who believe that interaction between styles and walking new paths can change our understanding for life and music and create new ways. We met Muzzy in his favourite hang out in Gao Xin and asked him a couple of questions. Thanks Muzzy for taking time for NEW DYNASTY.! First of all, what is your artist name and where and when were you born? I was born in Kunming on a sunny day in 1987.

I am originally a student of Astrophysics in Xi'an but i decided to develop my career as a singer and music artist now and to quit the paths of science. It is just not my thing. I have always enjoyed music ever since I was a little child. I perform under the name of Muzzy. Muzzy is a japanese comic character and i find it particulary cute so, that's why i choosed it! My fans love it! Are you influenced by anyone or a specific style? I like Trance Music a lot, but also pop music as well as electronic. I take much inspiration out of R'n'B and Rock and Pop.

Sheraton Xi'an E-mail
Magazine - Hotels
Written by Sheraton
sheratonSheraton Xian Hotel is revitalized with new standards of service and amenities. Our warm and friendly staff is fully committed to providing you with a comfortable and convenient stay. Our hotel’s central location is near the Xian City Wall and just 35 minutes from Xian Xianyang International Airport.

Adjacent to the West Second Ring Road, our serene surroundings will make you feel like you’re miles away, even though we are only minutes from the city center and the Xian Developing Zone of High Technology Industries. Relax with a swim in our indoor heated pools or with a massage. Spacious and comfortable, our 418 guest will keep you connected to home with wireless High Speed Internet Access and international direct dialing. Gather with friends and family to enjoy the great variety of food and beverages choices, which range from innovative daily international theme buffet meals to fusion cuisine on the á la carte menu and authentic local delicacies.

If you are looking to host an event, let our convention staff transform our meeting and ballrooms into the perfect backdrop for a corporate event or celebration.

Sofitel E-mail
Magazine - Hotels
Written by Sofitel
Located in the midst of Xian's commercial district, a legend within a legend, Renmin Square Xian is a complex spread out on richly landscaped grounds dotted with heritage structures dating back more than five decades.

It has seen colourful days during China 's revolutionary days and has played host to a number of state functions and visiting dignitaries as a prime conference venue. The first mansion in northwest China , the People's Hotel, was built in the complex in 1957. Up until today, Renmin Square Xian lives up to its standing as a premium venue for accommodation with over 900 hotel rooms. Built to meet the elaborate standards of China's new platinum five-star hotel rating, the Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is the ultimate accommodation facility in the ancient city of Xian . Its design is of astounding contemporary concept. With a full range of spacious and well-appointed rooms, suites and apartments, state-of-the-art business facilities and exquisite dining and recreation options, Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is a perfect choice for the most astute of business and leisure travellers.

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