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In recent years, a work introducing China’s achievements – “China at the End of the Long March” shines in the Bratislava literary world. It has included the Slovak Writers’ Association’s 2017 Best Documentary Award for Slovakia and 2018. “The most popular reader award.”
The author of the book is the famous Slovak writer Leopold Moravchik. He said that he and China have an inextricable relationship. “These awards show that the Slovak people’s interest in China is increasing. I am very happy to let readers see my different China through my book.”
China’s reform and development is also a ‘Long March’ Shining Bratislava’s Literary Circles – “China at the End of the Long March”
There are many Chinese handicrafts in Moravchik’s study. He used to look out the window and give himself a cup of coffee to start a day of writing.
As a famous Slovak writer and journalist, Moravchik has long been concerned about and reported on China. As early as 2002, when his first book on China, “China in the Long March” came out, it caused a strong reaction in the literary circles of Central and Eastern Europe. After 15 years, China was once again the subject of creation. Moravchik lamented: “I did not expect China to achieve such a big leap in just over a decade. The story of China’s development is much more exciting than my book.”
Moravchik’s two books, “China in the Long March” and “China at the End of the Long March”, describe the changes in China’s economy and social life since the turn of the century and China since the turn of the century. The “Long March” is a metaphor for the great development of New China. Based on a deep understanding of China’s politics, economy and culture, Moravchik combines the observation experiences of many visits to China to tell the story of China’s reform and development. (international News)
Using the “Long March” as the core of the book, Moravchik is also well thought out. “The Long March is one of the most exciting history in China. It shows the courage, persistence and faith of the Chinese Communists. To some extent, China’s reform and development is also a ‘long march’, and the Chinese people are unswervingly It is admirable to move towards your goal.”
In Moravchik’s view, China’s poverty alleviation story best reflects the spirit of the “Long March”. He uses a lot of space in his book to describe China’s content of poverty alleviation. Since the reform and opening up, the living standards of the Chinese people have improved remarkably. The number of poor people has decreased by 740 million, and the incidence of poverty has dropped by 94.4 percentage points. There is no other word to describe except for the ‘miracle’.”
The President of the Slovak Writers Association, Miloslav Berik, commented: “Moravić’s work is the hard work of his journalist’s career. Readers can gain a new perspective on China and better understand the changes that have taken place in China. Inspiring.”
“reflecting China’s rapid changes and open minds” Shining Bratislava’s Literary Circles – “China at the End of the Long March”
In addition to his writer’s identity, Moravchik was once a famous Slovak TV reporter. In the late 1980s, Moravcik first went to China to shoot a documentary. “At that time, China was relatively closed, the transportation infrastructure was very backward, and there were horse-drawn carriages on the road. But the Chinese people’s dressing style has become increasingly diversified, and I can feel the new atmosphere brought about by the reform and opening up.”
Since then, Moravcik has visited China every few years, which has given him the opportunity to observe China in depth. Moravchik has traveled to the rural areas of Shenzhen and Yunnan many times and witnessed the changes in the material life and spiritual temperament of the local people. “I think these changes should be seen by the world.”
At the same time, some Western media reports about China have made Moravchik feel biased. “These reports have selectively ignored positive changes and turned a blind eye to China’s development and progress.” Moravchik refuted such distorted reports in the book.
Moravchik was recently attracted by the newly completed Beijing Daxing International Airport: “When I first arrived in China, Beijing’s airport was relatively backward in terms of hardware and software. Today, the newly built Beijing Daxing International Airport is the largest in the world. One of the airports, the contrast is so shocking. The changes in China’s infrastructure construction reflect China’s rapid changes and open minds.”
Moravchik also introduced China’s history in a large space in the book. “China’s charm is not only cultural, but also that we can draw wisdom from China’s history and development. This is also my observation record as a reporter. The meaning of it.”
“The spirit of friendship and cooperation deserves our inheritance”
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Slovakia and China. In January this year, at the New Year reception hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Slovakia, Chinese Ambassador to Slovakia Lin Lin presented Moravchik with the Embassy’s “Outstanding Contribution to Promote Sino-Sri Lanka Mutual Understanding”, commending and thanking him for the two countries. Outstanding contributions made by humanities exchanges.
With a heavy trophy, Moravchik was very emotional. “Slovakia and China are far apart, but they are close friends. The spirit of friendship and cooperation is worthy of our inheritance.” Moravchik said, “China has spent 40 years walking through the Western countries for hundreds of years. The development process. I look forward to China’s future achievements.”
In recent years, in addition to continuing to work, Moravchik has also taught at the university to talk about China, especially the “One Belt, One Road” initiative of China. Since the launch of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, the cooperation between Central and Eastern Europe and China has increased significantly. This is an opportunity for Central and Eastern European countries. Our young people should pay attention to this and deepen their understanding of China and inherit our friendship.” Moravchik said. (international News)
In Moravchik’s writings, there is a chapter devoted to the friendship between Slovakia and China. From a series of legendary buildings left by Slovak-born architect Mindak in Shanghai to the “Zhongjie Friendship Farm” which has been in existence for more than 60 years, Moravchik introduces the deep friendship between the two countries with his affectionate brushstrokes. Historical imprint. “I very much agree with the concept of ‘people’s hearts and minds’. Only by understanding each other can we promote friendship, and books and the media are bridges. I will continue to study China and report on China, so that more readers can understand beautiful China.” (International News)
After the publication of “China at the End of the Long March”, some readers commented on the Internet: “This book shows many Chinese that Europeans have not known. Today’s China is amazing! International news reports are completed.