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Pig Worships In Front of Temple

On the Fourth day of the Chinese New Year of the Sheep, a pig stole the show in front of a temple in Tatou village, Yongjia Bridge Town, Wenzhou province, clearly doing the gesture of worshiping by kneeling. Onlookers were moved by its gesture, chanting a buddhist mantra for the pig. Onlookers presumed that the pig hoped to gain a human body in the next life, so he or she could obtain the Buddhist teachings.

A video of the pig worshipping, was uploaded by a Chinese blogger the next day and attracted 7.7million viewers in the first 24 hours.

Some people tried to move the pig away, but the pig did not want to leave the temple, and kept kneeling. So monks in the temple came out and conducted a Buddhist ceremony for the pig, praying for a better after-life.

After the monks completed the ceremony for the pig, the pig left.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cSAAGV35nY

 

2 days later, the owner of the pig, Mr Huang alerted the media that it was one of his three pigs that ran away on Sunday morning, He found the three pigs later in the day, and sent them to the abbattoir that evening! He was so surprised and regretted his action after watching the TV news....but was too late. Mr Huang said that he would not have sent it to be killed if he knew what had happened in front of temple.

But some people said that the pig might be better off now as its wish maybe fulfilled.?

This leads to an old news report in China in 1923.

Chinese Communist Funded Confucious Classes in NSW Schools Scrapped PDF Print E-mail
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A Chinese communist regime-funded language and culture program in NSW (Australia) public schools will be replaced with one run by the NSW Department of Education, after a review of the program by the department.

The Confucius Classroom program, run in 13 NSW schools is paid for by Chinese government agency Hanban, and employed teaching assistants that were vetted by the Chinese government for "good political quality" and a love of "the motherland".

Confucious Institutes have been set up in many Universities globally but the NSW schools program was the first such schools program in the world.

Communist propaganda

In recent years many universities have closed the programs after evidence emerged that the programs were part of the ‘soft power’ initiative of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front department, in which communist propaganda is promoted and any dissenting voices, such as Tibetan, Uyghurs or Falun Gong are quashed.

The  NSW Department of Education review into the program stated:

"The primary concern is the fact that the NSW Department of Education is the only government department in the world that hosts a Confucius Institute, and that this arrangement places Chinese government appointees inside a NSW government department.

"Having foreign government appointees based in a government department is one thing, having appointees of a one-party state that exercises censorship in its own country working in a government department in a democratic system is another."

The review also flagged the number of Chinese representatives on the board of directors as a concern that could "give rise to the perception of foreign influence", while the financial contributions from Hanban to the department, specific schools and specific senior officers was scrutinised. The report suggested these contributions could be seen as an incentive for schools or officials to "ignore certain activities".

It also found problematic the department's limited power in appointing assistant teachers, who are selected by Hanban.

Damning

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the report was "extraordinarily damning" and commended the clear language used by the review's authors.

"I am glad to see the department is cancelling this arrangement, it is unfortunate they can't cancel it immediately because the secret agreement they entered into has a six month termination clause," Mr Shoebridge said.

"But this is an agreement that should never have been signed by the Coalition government.

"They were so desperate for cash, and in this case very small amounts of money, they were literally willing to sell out the sovereignty of the state government."

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2019 09:25
 

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