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PRETORIA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's executive capital Pretoria was turned blue on Saturday to commemorate the UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the organization.

Dressed in the UN blue, a group of students from schools in Pretoria, now named as Tshwane, joined staff members from the UN Information Center Pretoria and members of the public in a peaceful walk from the UN office to the Pretoria Technical High School where a variety of activities such as song, poems Cheap Air Max Black , dance and speeches, took place.

Speaking on behalf of the UN, Dr. Esther Muia paid tribute to the excellent support and cooperation between the global body and the South African government and lauded the achievements the government has made in attaining some Millennium Development Goals.

She said the occasion was an important time to reflect on what the world had attained under the UN umbrella in the last 70 years, take stock of lessons learned and forge ahead with great purpose.

The event was graced by performances by Zenzi Makeba, the granddaughter of late South Africa Music giant Miriam Makeba, as well as calls for peace, respect for women Cheap Air Max Shoes , unity and hard work and youth and women empowerment.

There were also songs and sketches from young girls from the Tshwane Home of Hope, a shelter for abused girls as well as statements from representatives of the City of Johannesburg who worked with the UN to light up the Mandela Bridge.

To mark the Day, more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue - the official color of the United Nations.

World famous landmarks from Australia's Sydney Opera House to the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, from the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro to the Empire State Building in New York Cheap Air Max , will be lit blue. Other participants include Russia's Hermitage Museum, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, Edinburgh Castle and Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom, Nelson Mandela Bridge and Table Mountain in South Africa, Japan's SkyTree Tower and the Alhambra in Spain, among many others.

"I am grateful our Member States are showing such strong enthusiasm in marking 70 years of UN support for peace Cheap Nike Air Max Womens , development and human rights," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

"By turning the world UN Blue for a day, we can light the way to a better tomorrow," he said.

by Xinhua writer Yang Shilong

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Americans are weighing new immigration policy proposals endorsed by President Donald Trump last week that would reduce the number of people eligible for family visas and cut overall immigration by 50 percent within 10 years.

The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, would give preference to English speakers Cheap Nike Air Max Clearance , educated immigrants, and high-wage earners by unveiling a "merit-based" system.

Many Chinese Americans, who have strong traditional family values, are concerned mostly about the bill's elimination of the prioritization of green cards for adult children and extended family of those already in the states.

"The bill prevents parents from uniting with their children here, and that makes them more vulnerable as they already have difficulties in adapting to the adopted country, this is what I worry about the bill," Wuchen Yihui Cheap Nike Air Max Online , who immigrated to the states four years ago, told Xinhua in a recent interview in Chinatown, New York City.

Alice could agree no more with Wuchen. The young lady from Los Angeles felt very frustrated with the proposed policy changes.

"I think it's unfair to most people. if the bill is passed by the Congress, it would be difficult for my parents to come, and we can hardly go back to see them often, it's unreasonable," she said.

"I think to a certain degree the grading system is necessary Cheap Nike Air Max Wholesale , I can understand that. But the union of families must be considered, which is very, very important. The United States is an immigrant country, it can't be too interest-oriented on all kinds of issues," said a teacher surnamed Chen from Chicago.

The overwhelming majority of Asian immigrants come to the U.S. through the family-based system and those who come to the country on employment-based visas often rely on the family-based system to reunite with other family members, according to a report by HuffPost.

However the bill would cut family-based immigrant visas to 88,000 each year -- compare that to the 673 Cheap Nike Air Max Black ,000 people who received green cards through the family based system during the 2015 fiscal year alone.

As to the language component and the "merit-based" system of the RAISE Act, quite a few Chinese Americans interviewed by Xinhua found them not a problem.

"Overall Trump's immigration reform has its own logic," said Huang Xingqun, a middle-aged man living in Los Angeles, "He wants to make America great again, he is right from the point view of a businessman, if too many immigrants come Cheap Nike Air Max Shoes , some of them are too old to work.

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