彰化碧雲禪寺升五星旗 紐時關注中國影響力

(中央社記者尹俊傑紐約19日專電)彰化縣二水鄉碧雲禪寺多年前爆發糾紛,建商魏明仁取得寺產後更名「愛國教育基地」,升起五星旗。紐約時報報導,當地鄉民不滿魏明仁驅逐僧人,並懷疑中國勢力在背後運作。

魏明仁取得產權後,將有近百年歷史的碧雲禪寺更名為「中華人民共和國台灣省社會主義民族思想愛國教育基地」,寺內法器與墨寶,被中共象徵物、宣傳海報、毛澤東與周恩來等人畫像取代,多面五星旗飄揚在外。

報導指出,在台灣如此明顯展現對中國共產黨的支持,並非前所未聞,但仍極為罕見。
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為美創百萬工作機會承諾 馬雲:已無法兌現

(中央社香港19日綜合外電報導)中國官媒今天報導,中國電子商務巨擘阿里巴巴創辦人馬雲表示,他在美國創造100萬個就業機會的雄心勃勃承諾已因北京和華府間的貿易戰而化為泡影。

馬雲去年對美國總統川普做出這項受到媒體關注的承諾,北京當時也試圖討好剛剛當選的川普。

不過馬雲告訴社華社,他的承諾是建立在中美持續合作與貿易增長的基礎上,現在將難以實現。

馬雲在18日的專訪中說:「當前的局面已經破壞了原來的前提,已有承諾沒有辦法完成了,但是我們不會停止努力,會努力推進中美貿易健康發展。」
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Benjamin Brown and the Balfour Building, Toronto

Toronto’s first accredited Jewish architect, Benjamin Brown graduated from the architectural school at the University of Toronto in 1913. Excluded from the WASP-ish old-boys’ network of architects that then prevailed, he attained commissions from a circle of wealthy Jewish businessmen – with names like Gelber, Dunkelman, Cherry, Greisman and Pomerantz – who became his champions. His career reached its zenith in the 1930s. Most conversant in art deco and art nouveau styles, he also utilized more traditional elements from Georgian, Gothic, Tudor, Romanesque and other styles.
Balfour Building, Toronto
Balfour Building, arguably one of Brown’s most important commissions, which, along with his Tower Building across the street, is considered an architectural “gateway” to the garment district. Built for the Shiffer-Hillman clothing company and completed in 1930, the Balfour Building amply demonstrates Brown’s superlative sense of scale and proportion