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n the 1,400-me上海千花坊女神会所ter-long street. The reason was not only to beat his homesickness but to restore Russian culture and lifestyle to the city.
“I did the interior design myself, from tables and chairs to wood carvings on the ceiling,” Hu
said. “Construction work took four years based on more than 2,000 design drawings.”
In addition to the oil paintings, photos, furniture and other decorations, he set the menu, with every recipe carefully considered.
In 2007, Russia Coffee & Food was rated as one of the 50 best restaurants in China by National Geographic magazine, Hu said.
Hu loves writing about the city and has finished several novels. He published his first book in
2016 and is now working on a new novel that depicts the lives of early Russian settlers in Harbin.
“I visited Russia several times in recent years, mainly in search of inspiration for my story,” he said.
rs, and we will not let others bully or prey upon us either,” he added.
Lieutenant General He Lei, former vice-president of the PLA Academy of Military Science, said Wei’s
speech clearly and objectively articulated the purposes, positions and aspirations of the Chinese military.
“Wei’s speech demonstrates the confidence of the PLA and the Chinese people. Som
e might think his tone is a bit tough, but I think it is perfectly appropriate,” He said.
Wei also “honestly answered all 22 very sensitive and difficult” questions from the audience
, further cementing the PLA’s image as a confident and responsible force, he added.
Major General Jin Yinan, a retired professor of international relations at PLA National D
efense University, said Wei has highlighted the fact that China is a nation that promotes inclusive and coo
perative relations between cultures, but it also has principles and bottom lines that should not be crossed.