Chinese actor Zhang Zhehan circulated photos on social media On Friday, Chinese actor Zhang Zhehan circulated photos on social media. The photos circulated on social media. He was posing at the notorious Yasukuni Shrine in Japan, sparking outrage from the Chinese public. There is also a photo of attending a wedding at Nogi Shrine, another famous shrine that commemorates the Imperial Japanese Army officers who invaded China during WWII. Chinese media criticized Zhang for ignoring national history and suffering. “If you deliberately defied the dignity of the country, you will pay a heavy price for it,” the People’s Daily commented on China’s Twitter and other Weibo on Friday night. At 10 pm on Friday, more than 20 companies that have business cooperation with Zhang, including the beverage brand Wahaha, have announced the termination of their cooperative relationship with Zhang. Wahaha issued a statement on Weibo saying: “National dignity cannot be disturbed.” The company said that its products will immediately terminate the association with Zhang. Zhang is the brand advocate of Wahaha vanilla ice cream products. Xu Fuji Food Company stated on Weibo that it would terminate the cooperation with Zhang, and claimed that his actions hurt the feelings of Chinese people. The company strongly opposed this. The company wrote: “The dignity, image and respect of the country cannot be violated.” Jewel Pandora brand and Shanghai Mercury Home Textiles fabric brand also issued similar statements. The producer of the movie “Construction Police Brigade” starring Zhang also said that he would stop filming. On Friday afternoon, Zhang apologized on Chinese social media. “I am ashamed of my ignorance and apologize for my past misconduct,” Zhang said in a post on his Weibo account with 18.8 million followers, stating that it was because of his lack of understanding of the story. “I solemnly apologiz some of the content in my photo has seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people,” Zhang wrote. But most Chinese netizens, including many former Zhang fans, did not accept his apology, saying that the photos he took were unforgivable. “When I heard the news, I was very shocked and very angry,” a fan of Zhang and a Shanghai resident named Lan told the Global Times on Friday that she would no longer consider him an idol. “I do not understand why a Chinese, especially a well-known person among young people, would not know anything about such basic historical facts. It is difficult for me to forgive his mistakes,” Lan said. Yasukuni Shrine is famous for commemorating some 1,000 war criminals in World War II, including those who served during the Japanese invasion of China (193145). Earlier this year, 30-year-old Zhang began to be welcomed by many young Chinese when his martial arts TV series “Words of Honor” was broadcast on the Youku streaming platform. On Thursday, works of art commemorating China’s fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic by young artist Shu Yong were exhibited in Tianjin. These paintings are selected from Shu’s project and create one piece of art every day. The artist began to create when the COVID19 outbreak occurred in early January 2020. The exhibition will last until August 22, bringing visitors to these unforgettable days, expressing hope to defeat the deadly virus, especially as the Delta variant continues to threaten the world. wildlife experts from all over the world were invited to participate in the online forum, including Zhang Chenglin, deputy director of Beijing Zoo, Amy Frankel, executive secretary of the United Nations Wildlife Migratory Species Conservation, and former director of the United Nations Environment Agency Shend Rajendra . Experts talked about the difficulties of humans living with elephants and how to provide a more friendly habitat for wild animals. Zhang also mentioned that the elephants raised in the zoo can be happier. 4,444 15 wild Asian elephants, including a male who returned in July, finally returned to their original habitat after 17 months of travel in Yunnan Province. experts used this case as a successful case of how to protect and guide the migration of wild elephants. elephants roamed more than 1,300 kilometers in 17 months. To ensure the safety of humans and elephants, the provincial authorities evacuated more than 150,000 local residents. These elephants consumed nearly 180,000 kilograms of food. According to media reports, Yunnan has dispatched more than 25,000 police and personnel to track elephants with the support of 973 drones and more than 15,000 emergency vehicles. requires a lot of manpower and resources to ensure that the elephants return home safely.
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