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Vivid N. Savitri摄(Via Shanghaiist

Worldwide Moment for Peace

Sharon Stone: China's "not the Botox capital of the world"

Stone sorry for 'karma' comment

From South China Morning Post
By Vivienne Chow
Sep 08, 2009

Hollywood star Sharon Stone has apologised for her "bad karma" comments on the Sichuan earthquake, 15 months after the incident upset Chinese communities around the world.

"I'm sorry that my comments caused pain to a nation and a people. I hope my apology will be accepted and finally fully understood," Stone says in an interview in the latest edition of Hong Kong Prestige magazine.

Stone, known for her links with Tibet, made her provocative comments at the Cannes Film Festival in May last year. When asked about what she thought of the earthquake, which left 87,000 dead, she replied: "I'm not happy with the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. And the earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice that bad things happen to you?"

The comments cost her a beauty ad deal with Dior in China and brought a ban on her movies. Dior subsequently released a statement quoting Stone apologising, but she later told The New York Times that the apology had distorted her words and she was not going to apologise.

In the Prestige interview, and began sharing custody of one of her children.the Golden Globe-winning actress explained that last year she went through the trauma of two miscarriages and began sharing custody of one of her children.

"I forget that when I speak sometimes the whole world listens," said the American actress best known for her role in Basic Instinct.

She also praised China as a country, the hospitality of the Chinese and Chinese culture as a whole.

Stone, 51, said ageing was about "really accepting yourself and loving your age", and she loved China because it embraced this concept. "It's not the Botox capital of the world."

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9月9日《参考消息》 题:莎朗·斯通为辱华言论道歉

【香港《南华早报》网站9月8日报道】题:斯通为“报应”说道歉

好莱坞明星莎朗·斯通为她称四川地震是“恶报”的说法道歉。

斯通在接受香港某杂志的采访时说:“我为我的言论伤害了一个国家和一个民族而感到抱歉。我希望他们能接受并最终完全理解我的道歉。”

去年5月,斯通在戛纳电影节上说出了挑衅言论。当被问及如何看待导致8.6万多人丧生的四川地震时,她答道:“中国人对待西藏人的方式令我不快,因为我认为任何人都不该冷酷地对待其他人。地震和诸如此类的事情发生了,然后我就想,这就是报应吗?当你不友善时,坏事就会发生在你身上。”

这番言论使她失去了和迪奥中国的一份广告协议,并导致她的电影遭到封杀。迪奥随后公布了斯通的道歉声明,但她本人后来对《纽约时报》记者说,这份道歉声明扭曲了她的原话,她并不准备道歉。

在这次的道歉中,斯通解释说,去年她经历了两次流产,并开始分担她其中一个孩子的监护责任。

这位美国女演员说:“我忘记了当我说话时,有时候全世界都在听着。”

她还赞扬了中国这个国家,以及中国人的好客和中国文化。

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事件背景:

莎朗-斯通嘎纳电影节失言视频
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBGNMhU7MK

英国《每日电讯报》的相关报道(英)
http://fulue.com/2008/05/blog-post_29.html

将接受“祖国和人民检阅”的女民兵(图)



在北京奥运会上担任颁奖礼仪小姐的张晓菲(左)、赵娜(右)在徒步女民兵方队担任领队,两人均来自中华女子学院,广告模特与形象设计专业,同是大四学生,优秀模特。要从“猫步”转变成正步。9月7日,休息期间,俩人为大家表演“猫步”。图片来源:STR/AFP/Getty Images

央视网:阅兵村里姊妹花























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9月5日参加国庆阅兵的女民兵在训练。来源:CFP via china.org.cn









以上黑白照片是1958年女民兵首次参与国庆阅兵。来源:新华社

相关链接:

北京晚报:北京选拔女民兵参加国庆阅兵 身高1.63米以上 12/10/2008

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0:35 2009-9-10

弗里德曼:我们的一党民主

The New York Times
Op-Ed Columnist

Our One-Party Democracy

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Published: September 8, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/opinion/09friedman.html

Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in Congress, it is hard not to draw the following conclusion: There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today.

One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power. China’s leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down.

Our one-party democracy is worse. ...

“China is going to eat our lunch and take our jobs on clean energy — an industry that we largely invented — and they are going to do it with a managed economy we don’t have and don’t want,” said Joe Romm, who writes the blog, http://climateprogress.org/.

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相关链接:

托马斯•弗里德曼:假如美国能“做一天中国”(摘自《世界又热又平又挤》)