Friday, April 2, 2010

Drought Relief Benefit



Drought grips south-western China:

China has sent 1.4m tonnes of emergency grain supplies to drought-stricken southern provinces that are struggling to cope with the worst drought in decades, the local media reported today.

Authorities say well digging and other relief efforts may also need to be widened as the normally lush and humid region undergoes a dry spell that threatens wildlife, crop production and hydropower generation.

The drought has left 18 million people and 11m livestock in Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan and Chongqing without adequate water, according to the ministry of civil affairs.

As Yunnan is home to several of Asia's biggest rivers, including the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween, the downstream impact of a prolonged drought is of concern to almost a billion people.

The economic damage is already estimated at 24bn yuan (about £2.4bn) and with more than 7m hectares of farmland affected, including China's biggest horticulture base, the amount could rapidly grow unless there is rain.

Thousands of water trucks have been sent to the affected area, but in the Himalayan foothills, residents of at least one remote village are having to walk more than 20 kilometres each day to get water.

The authorities have blamed changing weather patterns that have curtailed the rainy season. According to Chen Zhenlin, the spokesman for China's meteorological administration, the average daily temperature in Yunnan over the past six months has been two degrees higher than normal, while the province has had only half the rainfall of an ordinary year. Both are at levels not experienced since the 1950s.

Environmental activists said the government had worsened the problem by encouraging the widespread clearing of forest for rubber and eucalyptus plantations, which are far less capable of conserving water than the original trees. "This has caused significant water and soil erosion and intensified the drought in these regions," said Yu Xiaogang, director of Green Watershed, a local NGO. "We need to review this issue and come up with solutions, otherwise we would face more serious drought problems in the future."

Villagers in Nongtai, a remote corner of Guangxi region, are having to walk six hours a day through the mountains to fetch water for their families, according to the Global Times. Most of them are over 60 years old because all the young and middle-aged adults in the community have left to do migrant work in cities.

With the drought spreading, the government has spent 2.6bn yuan on emergency measures. According to People's Daily, authorities have dispatched tens of thousands of water trucks and strengthened irrigation systems over an area of a million hectares.

The Pearl river delta – the nation's industrial hub – is also being affected. The lake at the source of the Pearl is down to less than a quarter of its normal volume. Hydroelectric dams, which normally generate almost a third of the province's electricity, are underpowered because of low reservoir levels, trimming 10% from supply capacity.


SOURCE: GUARDIAN.CO.UK

Jackie Chan stars join drought Benefit Dinner back to singing the theme song from the United States
http://www.sina.com.cn 2010年04月02日15:53 Spring City Evening News

PRC "love How deep, how much heart." Yesterday afternoon, reporters from the "drought relief, we are taking action," Beijing organizing committee was informed that a large public show: Following yesterday's Andy officially joined "drought relief, we in Action" a large Benefit Dinner, the international superstar Jackie Chan has been identified to join the evening will be held in Beijing in 3's "drought relief, we in Action" a large public party, and evening concerts created specifically for the theme song "forget their roots."

It is understood that this party received the invitation, Jackie Chan is the United States, for the party, Jackie immediately interrupted trip, coordinated schedule back home, will be 3 in Beijing for the love and dedication to battle the drought. Yesterday, Andy Lau joined the party with a single piece of news is different from the one-time exposure of the organizing committee of the dozens of celebrities from all walks of life, gentlemen, very strong team, can be described as bright stars. These include: Feng Xiaogang , Zhang Guoli , Pu Cunxin , Cao Fang , Sun Feifei , Cai Guoqing , Yie Bei , Wang Xiaokun, Qiaoren Liang, Feng Wang , Han Li, Stanley Tong , Ke Lan , Tong Lei , high Scud , Yu Chyi , Bibi , Lee Seung-Hyun, Zhou Xiaoou, Fei Xu , Consumer Behavior , auspicious treasures, the legendary phoenix, Huang Gexuan, Tu Honggang, Pang Long , Zhang Mi, Yang Kun , black (Luoyong Juan), Tom Chan, Shangri-La and combination. According to organizers, said the list is not the ultimate version of the official opening party in the drought before the public, will be more stars from all walks of life join together their love.


SOURCE: SINA.COM

众星加盟抗旱公益晚会 成龙从美国赶回唱主题曲
http://www.sina.com.cn 2010年04月02日15:53 春城晚报

  本报讯 “爱有多深,心有多大。”昨天下午,记者从《抗旱救灾、我们在行动》大型公益晚会北京组委会获悉:继昨日刘德华正式加盟《抗旱救灾、我们在行动》大型公益晚会后,国际巨星成龙已确定加盟即将在3日晚在北京举行的《抗旱救灾、我们在行动》大型公益晚会,并将演唱专门为晚会创作的主题曲《饮水思源》。

  据了解,接到本次晚会邀请时,成龙正在美国,为参加晚会,成龙马上中断行程,协调档期赶回国内,将于3日在北京为抗旱救灾奉献爱心。与昨天刘德华加盟晚会的单条新闻不同,这次组委会一次性曝光了几十位来自各界明星、嘉宾,阵容非常强大,可谓群星璀璨。其中包括:冯小刚、张国立、濮存昕、曹芳、孙菲菲、蔡国庆、叶蓓、王啸坤、乔任良、汪峰、李涵、唐季礼、柯蓝、童蕾、高云翔、齐豫、周笔畅、李承炫、周小鸥、许飞、李慧珍、吉祥三宝、凤凰传奇、黄格选、屠洪纲、庞龙、张咪、杨坤、小黑(罗永娟)、汤灿、香格里拉组合等。据主办方表示,该名单并非终极版,在抗旱公益晚会正式开幕前,肯定会有更多来自各界的明星加盟,携手奉献爱心。




April 2, Ping for a long time by the lyrics, Yan Yi Dan, Liu Jia composer, Jackie Chan singing Song of the Southwest drought relief, "drink from the source" in Beijing recording is completed. Songs will be on April 3 "drought relief operation, we" show's theme song for the first time a large public audience.


SOURCE: ENT.163.COM

成龙录制西南抗旱救灾之歌《饮水思源》。中新社发 杜洋 摄

4月2日,由王平久作词,严艺丹、刘佳作曲,成龙演唱的西南抗旱救灾之歌《饮水思源》在北京录制完成。歌曲将作为4月3日《抗旱救灾 我们在行动》大型公益晚会的主题歌首次与观众见面。


Jackie Chan singing "drink from the source" as the theme song drought Benefit Dinner
At 7:16 p.m. on the April 2, 2010 Source: China News Net Comment 【Font: Big ↑ ↓ Small 】

BEIJING Beijing on April 2 (Xinhua be Ni) as a "drought relief we in Action" a large public show theme song, "drink from the source" on the 2nd record in Beijing, completed the song sung by the Jackie Chan Song of the South West drought relief 3 night for the first time in the audience.

Jackie Chan on April 2 for recording, on April 3 would sing this song at the party, on the creative team and Jackie Chan himself is no small challenge. Jackie Chan hopes the song will inspire the hearts of everyone in the small acts of love melt, the "people in disaster areas, every drop of water are valuable, and we save each drop of water that gathered together contribution is very significant. "

Over the years, Chan has been engaged in public welfare and work, life has been practicing with their public commitments. The re-awakening of the people of Southwest drought awareness of water conservation, and water conservation is already on the Jackie Chan is a habit. According to Jackie Chan to the staff side, each end of the event, Jackie Chan will remind the audience will not bring drinking water to drink, even if the drink can also be used to finish pouring the tree; Chan finish their drink every time mineral water, also will remind the assistant to help him bring.

Wenchuan earthquake, Wang Ping for a long time to hit people wrote "through life and death", that song stayed with disaster stricken people and always pay attention to people across the country through so many tough day and night. However, in writing, "drink from the source" when Wang Ping for a long time said: "I do not want to" drink from the source "written" through life and death, "the shrill, she should be warm, relaxed."

"Drink from the source" by Wang Ping for a long time lyricist, Yan Yi Dan, Liu Jia composer, has been locked for the April 3 "drought relief we in Action" a large public party's theme song.

Benefit Dinner will Yunnan TV, Guangxi TV, Guizhou TV, Beijing TV, Dragon TV, Anhui TV, Guangdong TV, Tianjin TV, Shandong Satellite TV, Phoenix TV, Zhejiang TV, Jiangsu TV, Fenghuang Wang, Beijing People's Radio, BAMC more than a dozen broadcast and other media reported. According to general director show description: "The decision to" forget their roots "as the theme song of this show, not only because of the lyrics warm atmosphere, but because the song is not important to call love, but the emphasis promote love, this and the party 'We in action' is the theme coincides. "(end)


SOURCE: CHINANEWS.COM.CN

成龙演唱《饮水思源》作为抗旱公益晚会主题歌
2010年04月02日 19:16 来源:中国新闻网 发表评论  【字体:↑大 ↓小】

  中新网北京4月2日电 (记者 应妮)作为《抗旱救灾 我们在行动》大型公益晚会主题歌《饮水思源》2日在北京录制完成,这首由成龙演唱的西南抗旱救灾之歌将在3日晚首次与观众见面。

  成龙4月2日进行录制,4月3日就要在晚会上演唱这首歌,对创作团队和成龙本人都是不小的考验。成龙希望通过这首歌曲,激励每个人将心中的大爱融在小小的行为当中,“对灾区人民来说,每一滴水都弥足珍贵,我们每人节约一滴水,那汇聚起来的贡献也是很大很大的。”

  多年来,成龙一直在从事公益事业,并在工作、生活中一直践行着自己的公益承诺。这次西南旱灾再次警醒了国人节约用水的意识,而节约用水对成龙来说早已是一种习惯。据成龙身边的工作人员介绍,每次活动结束,成龙都会提醒观众将没喝完的水带上继续喝,即使喝不完也可以用来浇树;成龙自己每次有喝不完的矿泉水,也都会提醒助理帮他带上。

  汶川地震时,王平久为灾区人民写过一首《生死不离》,那首歌陪伴着灾区人民和时刻关注灾区的全国人民度过了无数个艰难的日夜。然而在写《饮水思源》的时候,王平久却说:“我不想把《饮水思源》写成《生死不离》的凄厉,她应该是温暖的,从容的。”


  《饮水思源》由王平久作词,严艺丹、刘佳作曲,已被锁定为4月3日《抗旱救灾 我们在行动》大型公益晚会的主题歌。

  公益晚会将由云南卫视、广西卫视、贵州卫视、北京卫视、东方卫视、安徽卫视、广东卫视、天津卫视、山东卫视、凤凰卫视、浙江卫视、江苏卫视、凤凰网、北京人民广播电台、北广传媒等十几家媒体进行播出报道。据晚会总导演介绍:“之所以选择《饮水思源》作为本次晚会的主题歌,不仅是因为歌词的温暖大气,更是因为这首歌曲并不重于呼吁爱心,而是重在弘扬爱心,这与晚会‘我们在行动’的主题也是不谋而合的。”(完)






Morning News (Xinhua Lin) from Ping for a long time lyricist, Yan Yi Dan, Liu Jia composer, Jackie Chan singing the Southwest drought relief song "drink from the source," a record yesterday in Beijing in the recording studio. Jackie Chan has just been busy with the plane on the straight record studio, talking about his own experience savings, even on the toilet can be saved.
"I read a newspaper in the United States, to know what the drought, the fastest drive on the back. Every time I thought of this, why not Superman? The United States is now busy floods, drought in China, if One day scientists connected to a channel, the water of the United States to China on it. although I know this is wishful thinking, but I hope for the future. I regret I did not make the film a scientist. "followed by Jackie Chan talk about their experiences savings, "I attended a meeting in the U.S. before, when the stunt team finish at the provisional members of the collective will to drink mineral water, poured the rest of the tree, Will Smith to see us do that, immediately after the decision is so to do. "Jackie Chan's action saving lives everywhere, even in unexpected flush part," I naturally after using the toilet will ask the people around should not have, and then washed with everyone. I have tried along with 11 people washed after using the toilet. Imagine that China's 1.3 billion people are saving, we will have what kind of environment. "When asked whether he would participate in relief activities to the region, Jackie Chan's answer was frank "If I went to rain soon, I must go. but in fact we should do is to every detail from the life saving, environmental protection, the provincial cup of water, off a light."
"Drink from the source," the words of long-Ping described the origins of writing the song, "March 27 at noon in the TV news I saw a child in Yunnan Province, secretly school, hid the water, said to bring go back to the parents to drink. This scene so I was moved, the children's filial piety to parents heart is a drink from the source of the state, if we do not do something for, many years later we still have water to drink? I do not want to " drink from the source "written" through life and death "kind of feeling sad and shrill, and she should be warm relaxed." Ping explains this long to find a "80 after" Yi Yan music of composer Dan responsibility as the reason, "I used to have Shu-nan is to find the old man to cooperate this time to reflect the concept of an inheritance, they found a couple of serious or Dan Art. At that time she wrote two versions, a civilian version of an artistic intensity, then we decided to use the civilian version of the collective because it is full of things. "


SOURCE: MORNING POST.COM

 晨报讯(记者 王琳)由王平久作词,严艺丹、刘佳作曲,成龙演唱的西南抗旱救灾歌曲《饮水思源》昨天在北京一家录影棚中录音。风尘仆仆的成龙刚下飞机就直奔录影棚,他大谈自己的节约心得,甚至在上厕所时都能进行节约。
  “我在美国看了一张报纸,知道了旱灾的事情,就以最快的速度赶了回来。每到这个时候我就想,我为什么不是超人?美国现在正在闹水灾,中国旱灾,如果有一天科学家能接通一个渠道,把美国的水引到中国就可以了。虽然我知道这是天方夜谭,但希望是美好的。我真后悔我做了电影而没有做一个科学家。”成龙随后大谈自己的节约心得,“我之前在美国参加一个聚会,临散场的时候成家班的成员集体将喝剩下的矿泉水浇了树,威尔史密斯看到我们这么做,当即决定以后都这么做了。”成龙节约的行为在生活中无处不在,甚至在意想不到的冲厕所环节,“我上完厕所都会很自然地问一下身边的人要不要也上,然后大家一起冲。我曾经试过11个人上完厕所一起冲。试想中国13亿人都这样节水,我们将会有一个什么样的环境。”当被问及是否会去灾区参加赈灾活动时,成龙的回答非常坦诚,“如果我去了能马上下雨我一定去。但其实我们更应该做的是从生活的每一个细节节约、保护环境,省一杯水、关一盏灯。”
  《饮水思源》的词作者王平久介绍了创作这首歌的源起,“3月27日中午我在电视新闻中看到一个云南的孩子,偷偷把学校给的水藏了起来,说要带回去给爸妈喝。这一幕让我很感动,这个小孩子对父母的孝敬之心就是一种饮水思源的状态,如果现在我们不做点事情,多年后我们还有水喝吗?我不想把《饮水思源》写成《生死不离》那种凄厉的感觉,她应该是温暖的从容的。”王平久也解释了这次找到一位“80后”曲作者严艺丹担任作曲重任的原因,“我以前都是找舒楠这些老男人合作,这次想体现一个传承的理念,就找了还是新人的严艺丹。当时她写了两个版本,一个平民版,一个艺术性强,后来我们集体决定用平民的版本,因为这是全民的事情。”

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