Scene of Kindred meeting in Shunde, Guangdong Province
On December 17, the 12th Shunde Folk Congress opened in Shunde. More than 200 villagers and 40 communities from 12 countries on five continents gathered together. Nearly 90 Shunde overseas communities listened to and watched the live broadcast online to renew friendship and seek common development.
Centering on the theme of “Tracing back to the source of all rivers, working together and reaching a long distance”, the conference showcases the new achievements and new look of Shunde’s development to the villagers in Hong Kong, Macao and overseas in the form of “cloud live + live conference”, transmits the local sentiment across the world, encourages the villagers to nurture Sangzi and seek high-quality development of Shunde together with the villagers around the world.
Shunde is a famous hometown of overseas Chinese, with more than 500,000 Hong Kong and Macao compatriots and overseas villagers. There are nearly 90 Shunde Chambers of Commerce and overseas associations. In order to better contact Shunde villagers living around the world, promote Shunde associations’ meeting activities, and promote the development of various undertakings in Shunde, the World Shunde Fellowship Association holds a meeting of kinsmen every two years. In the past 11 years, it has been held in nine cities on five continents.
“The most beautiful but home beauty, the strongest but hometown.” Liu Zhiyong, member of the Standing Committee of Foshan Municipal Committee and Secretary of Shunde District Party Committee, said at the opening ceremony that hundreds of thousands of villagers at home and abroad are the powerful driving force for Shunde’s modernization and internationalization, and Shunde’s brilliant achievements today cannot be achieved without the unremitting support of the villagers. In the future, Shunde will continue to make good use of the platform of the World Shunde Fellowship Association, strengthen the friendship of Shunde communities and villagers around the world, gather together to beautify the city with water, revitalize the city with water, and build a demonstration area for high-quality development.
Foshan Municipal Committee Standing Committee, United Front Work Department Minister Ding Xifeng for Shunde at home and abroad strong mulberry zi feelings praise. He hoped that the villagers would continue to support and participate in the reform and development of Foshan and Shunde, visit home often, continue to be ambassadors of friendship between China and other countries, carry forward Chinese culture, tell good Chinese stories, renew Sangzi friendship, share development opportunities and create a better future together.
Luo Weiman, president of the World Shunde Fellowship Association, delivered a speech, saying that Shunde, as a window of opening up, has always adhered to the combination of “bringing in” and “going out”. An open Shunde shows the vitality of China and the prospect of high-quality development will be brighter. He hopes to overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macao compatriots in a Shared development opportunity in the country strong, shunde energetic energy, yong yi, in order to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation great contribution strength.
At the opening ceremony, Shunde named “Shunde Honorary City” for the first time to pay tribute to the people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who have made outstanding contributions to the development of Shunde’s economic and social undertakings. Nineteen people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan were honored. At the same time, the launch ceremony of four books including “Fengcheng of Overseas Chinese Rhyme — Exhibition of Overseas Chinese Museum in Shunde”, “Sailing into the Sea — Story of Overseas Chinese Compatriots in Hong Kong and Macao in Shunde”, “Shunde Taste Shared by All” and “Shunde Food Zhuzhi Ci” was also held, showing the evolution and development of the history, culture and overseas Chinese affairs in Shunde in an all-round way.
Overseas Chinese International Cultural Exchange Base
During the conference, Shunde’s second “International Cultural Exchange Base for Overseas Chinese” was unveiled in the Exhibition Hall of Self-grooming Women, Bingyu Hall, Junan Town, Shunde. It is reported that in October this year, the China Federation of Overseas Chinese published the list of the 10th batch of “International Cultural Exchange Bases for Overseas Chinese in China”, and the Bingyutang Zishuo Female Exhibition Hall in Shunde District of Foshan City was successfully selected. It is also the second “International cultural exchange Base for overseas Chinese” in Shunde after the Qinghui Garden.
As one of the important activities during the congress, “Tang Style Yamo — Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition of Dr. Ma Chengkuan, a fellow resident in the United States” was unveiled in Shunde Museum. A total of more than 50 paintings and calligraphy works of Dr. Ma Chengkuan were displayed. Ma Chengkuan visited the exhibition with the guests attending the Ken Affinity Conference.
The painting and painting exhibition of Dr. Ma Chengkuan, a fellow resident in the United States, was launched in Shunde Museum
In addition, business promotion activities such as Shunde City Investment Promotion Conference and overseas Chinese business tour, as well as wonderful activities such as “Home Fragrance Food • Taste Shunde” exhibition were successfully held during the conference, showing Shunde’s advantages and unique charm in culture, investment and other fields.