Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Speech by Federal President Joachim Gauck on the occasion of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, at Tongji University in Shanghai, China

PDF of the speech Gauckrede Englisch

I count it a great honour to speak today at your university which is so steeped in tradition. I would like to offer my thanks to Professor Pei Gang, President of Tongji University. My visit to you is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the development of the Sino-German partnership. And I intend to do that in a moment.

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德国总统约阿希姆·高克 对中华人民共和国进行国事访问2016323日在上海同济大学的讲话

The PDF  of the speech     Gauck Rede chinesisch



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Person of the year – Angela Merkel

TIME magazine named the German chancellor Angela Merkel as „Person of the year 2016“. It`s said that she is the chancellor of the free world. Germany’s chancellor was praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.

( 麻烦从咖啡大蒜开始——周立波篇 : 动作夸张,因为人生如戏;言语犀利,貌似不惧风雨;喝咖啡看上去神态悠然; 就大蒜无所谓晚来风急。)

“Leaders are tested only when people don’t want to follow,” Time editor Nancy Gibbs said. ……….

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Obama’s Body Language Bow to Chinese Leader Hu Jintao

 The way a person bows in Asian countries reflects what a person is communicating non verbally  to another person. While a bow is often a sign of respect, a bow can reflect the way a person is feeling – humble, sincere, remorse, or even deference.

The degree of the bow also means something. The lower the bow…………more here via this link. Very very interesting

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With creativity against smog

well Bejing just like other big cities in China suffer from terrible smog and air pollution. We often experience similar smog over here in Germany and Europe. Thus not as intensive as people in China have to endure.

There is another interesting difference between China and Europe. It is the way how people react to this. Over here we protest, we demonstrate for better air. We criticize politics and companies and of course all those car drivers, who better could take the train in these days.

But we are not as creative as the Chinese are when you look at the wonderfully made masks.

Have a look and enjoy. But don`t forget, good air, healthy breathing is one important base to live on or to live by.

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Not the person but the mask is dangerous……..

“Wearing V For Vendetta Guy Fawkes Masks Declared Illegal,
police officials in Dubai have warned against wearing a mask that symbolizes opposition to state authority”

Thanks to Gio McCluskey on fb

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Sex and moral

Relating to my post on Petraeus and the issue of sex and politics in the US, I want to put it in another way: to have this love affair, Petraeus as well as others who did the same (men or women), proof the fact that moral categories never can win against love and sex in this way.

The German philosopher Immanuel Kant was convinced that being rational, man can suppress love and sex by his rational conviction. Here ………………

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love vs. politics

An American “hero” and an integer director of the CIA becomes dangerous for US politicians and some kind of political inner circle. This political and social affair mirrors the bigoted US attitude towards love, security and politics. Up to the exposure of this love affair Petraeus`image was stable, clean and integer. Her image also. People, society and politicians trusted him.

From one moment to the other all this broke down. The image broke down. And people now believe that one could no longer trust this ( the same) man.

In other, former cases like this, politicians decided in another way. Not this kind of publicity and no big media hype. Not this kind of hysterical prosecuting. Not this prompt demand towards Petraeus to quit his job at once.

What is the matter now, today, in this case? Why do offcials ……………..

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Children don`t harm anybody.

Don`t harm children.

Save our Children

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Silence as dialogue – 默克尔访华:沉默的对话

I know about one big handicape of my blog. It is the language. It took me some time to find my decision,namely to choose English and not German or Chinese or any other language.

English is ranked as world language number One. It is spoken all over the world. But not everybody of course speaks English. And even when someone has learnt English at shool, maybe he or she is not familiar in speaking the language.

This not a problem. Really. You speak the language you like to speak. But how to write in an international blog on intercultural communication? ……………….

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