Saturday, April 13, 2024

4th World Xiangqi Open to be held in Dublin

(Xiangqi News) Organized by the World Xiangqi Federation, hosted by the Ireland Xiangqi Association and co-hosted by the European Xiangqi Federation, the 4th World Xiangqi Open 2024 will be held on August 10th-13th, at the Confucius Institute for Ireland, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland.

The Ireland Xiangqi Association has joined the World Xiangqi Federation recently, it has hosted with success the European Xiangqi Championships last year and in 2022.

Closing date for the Open tournament registration to be on June 30th, 2024.

Competition events include Men’s team; Women’s team; Men’s individual; Women’s Individual, as well as youth group U18, U15 and U12.

Expenses arrangement: Note that each team shall bear its own cost including international traveling expenses and local accommodations. Please book the hotels by yourselves, the Organizing Committee can offer help with recommendations.

A warm welcoming for all participants is waiting at UCD Confucius Institute in Dublin in the golden season of summer!

For further information kindly contact : Mr Xue Zhong Secretary-General European Xiangqi Federation Tel.: +49-89-3795 9568 E-Mail:

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Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Weakness In Moving Forward

Weakness in Moving Forward

by Wang Ran

When verse evades my grasp,
I grasp for it once more,

In moments where progress halts,
I press on as before.

Eyes heavy, feet unsure,
Yet grateful to persist,

To gather fragments of life's lore,
In joy or sorrow's midst.

What flavour does it bear,
This life of ours, we ask?

As we glance back with a gentle air,
All the triumphs, all the misdeeds
Just laughable
Before scattering in the breeze

How to shake off these heavy tones,
And let our spirit ease?

Cold winds rush through my mind,
Leaving thoughts behind.

All empty like a void.
Dead silence, all my senses are shutting down
This moment of ‘lightness’
Enlightens me!

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A Poem by Wang Ran (惘 然)

前 行 乏 力

(作者)惘 然



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Sunday, April 07, 2024

Through Time Machine back to bygone days

Through the "Time Machine", can we go back to the bygone days, so that we see and feel everything still remained the same, almost?

A friend of mine told me frankly that lately there has been fewer updates to the blog, he wondered if there is a shortage of conversation topics, whether the usual activity is at a low point, fading?

The writer searched the shelf and showed him an original diary manuscript that had been kept for a long long time, and after a while, both of us said, why not have it toured on-screen? Okay, let's go. We shall see whether the good old days and the present have anything in common?

And sure, with the words "All rights reserved"!


A new outlook

Last year was quickly gone in the blink of an eye. It's a bit sad to say. Before you know it, a new year has already came into the world. How long has it been since I left my M place? Besides from my family, what happened to my friends over there?

I haven't heard anything from them. In fact, I have no time or interest to write to them yet. .....


Here in this R place, which is somewhat full of French cultural influence, from my personal experience, last year was very ordinary, nothing eventful, and the average local people did not have much merrymaking or drinking in excess. They are very kind and polite, to greet and wish people with Happy New Year.

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Friday, March 22, 2024


通过 “时间机器”(Time Machine) 的穿越,可以返回到逝去的岁月,一切如旧?



或者,还有这四个字 “保留版权” (All rights reserved)!



新 的 展 望






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Tuesday, January 30, 2024


At the 18th World Xiangqi Championship held in Houston in the United States November last year, the Singapore Men's Team won the Team Championship and the Women's Team won third place. Wu Zhonghan and Wu Lanxiang finished third in the Men's and Women's Individual Competitions respectively, while Liu Yihao, one of the members of the Men's Team, finished eighth in the Individual Competition.

On the evening of 28 December, the President of the Singapore Xiangqi Association, Mr. Lin Guanhao, hosted a grand banquet at the Senior Police Officers Club to congratulate the team members, attended among others, by Permanent Honorary President Sun Jingting, Honorary President Liang Qiyun, Honorary President and Administrative Manager Liang Peiling, Secretary General Ou Mushun, team leader Weng Wenlong, players Wu Zonghan, Wu Lanxiang and Chen Mingfang, and other staff and supporters.





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