「其實,我爸從小就教我不要相信共產黨」──來自中港台的我們同遊古巴,意外開啟的反思與對話

從「這裡就像 1980 年代的中國」開始

抵達古巴的第一天,滿街的老爺車和整修中的建築,彷彿把我們帶進另一個國度。

「這裡就像是 1980 年代的中國,」同行的旅伴小天對我說。

這一次,我和四個大陸人及一個香港人同行,我們利用加州大學的春假來到了古巴。這裡網路取之不易,但這趟與外界失聯的旅程,反而讓我們有機會更深入了解對方的生長背景,並討論被視為敏感的政治議題。唯有瞭解歷史,才能能力去擔負開創未來的責任。

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【美國觀察筆記】「無禮又無知」的美國人?我的文化差異和交流初體驗

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這學期我來到加州大學聖塔芭芭拉分校(UCSB)當交換生,雖然才開學一個多星期,這個多元的環境讓我不禁反思,文化差異下的交流是否有我們想像的複雜?當我們試著用對方的觀點了解挫折和衝突,是不是才能接納不同的可能性?

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在香港唸大學,必須學會「大學五件事」嗎?

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剛進入大學時,就聽到了香港學生相傳的「大學五件事」:

住校(住 HALL)、交往(拍拖)、念書(讀書)、實習(Part time)和成爲系學會幹部(上莊)。

但事實上,那是別人告訴你大學生應該做的事,真正重要的,在於什麼是你的大學 5 件事?

對我而言,在香港念書,學到的不見得是上述這 5 件,想必在異地,或即將計畫到異地唸書的你,也一定會有不同的體會。對我而言,下面這幾件事情,反而是我在香港念書時,學到最寶貴的經驗:

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Fidel Castro, the Cuban Revolutionary’s Journey in Politics over Half a Century

http://www.nyatodayco.com/single-post/2016/12/03/Fidel-Castro-the-Cuban-Revolutionary’s-Political-Journey-Over-a-Half-Century

 

In a 1985 interview with Playboy magazine, Fidel Castro was asked how he would respond to President Ronald Reagan’s elucidation of him as a military dictator. He asked for a second to think, and said: “If his power includes something as monstrously undemocratic as the ability to order a thermonuclear war, I ask you, who then is more of a dictator, the president of the United States or I.”

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The Unresolved Tragedy in Aleppo

The recent tragic bombardment in Aleppo has caused death to over 200 people, and more innocent citizens are injured as a result of the ongoing civil war between Syrian government and the rebel forces. The once essential city with economic importance in Syria was deprived of hope and liveliness. The attack was reported to be the most intense strike in six years, and gas poisoning was also used in the series of attacks. What makes the attack inhuman is the ruination of hospitals and schools, including citizens’ shelters, which leaves thousands of people homeless without proper medical assistance.

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Nearly a Million Protesters in South Korea Took to The Street Demanding President’s Resignation

http://www.nyatodayco.com/single-post/2016/11/17/Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-the-Protests-in-South-Korea

 

On November 12th, Seoul was occupied by nearly a million furious protesters, which was described by CNN as the most massive scale of protest in thirty years. Apart from domestic petition for president Park Geun-hye’s resignation, South Korean scholars and students overseas are calling for the once popular elected president to step down for her wrongdoings.

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Why Do Hong Kong Students Care About U.S Election?

http://www.nyatodayco.com/single-post/2016/11/13/An-Outsiders-Perspective-on-the-US-Election

 

While I went to study commons on the morning of November 9th, most students from Hong Kong University were staring at their laptops, keeping track of U.S election live streaming. The election was a hot topic among students on that day, especially after the shocking results. A friend of mine stared at her phone for the whole morning and cupped her chin as the map of U.S turned red for winning the most ballots. People talked about election in cafeterias, in class and on social media.

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How New Media Technology Contributes to Citizen Journalism in China

The development of new technology in China has brought changes in social, political or commercial aspects. Though analyzing the demographic statistics in internet usage and focus on the trend in social media and forums, we can further address how it gives rise to citizen journalism. How netizens engage in social media can indicate that challenge social norms and foster self-expression in monitoring the government and social issues.

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Under the Dome: Why Was It First Praised but Later Censored by Beijing?

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https://international.thenewslens.com/article/48592

Released just a few days before the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in 2015, the documentary “Under the Dome” sparked nationwide attention and was censored days later. The filmmaker, Chai Jing (柴靜), has had substantial influence as an investigative journalist through a career path that includes close ties with state-run CCTV.

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