[Explanation] The 9th Strait Youth Festival series of activities "Keeping the arts across the strait, and inheriting with one heart"-2021 cross-strait youth online live broadcast inheritance exchange activities will be launched in Fuzhou on the afternoon of July 31.

The aim is to call on young people on both sides of the strait to join hands and inherit traditional culture together.

  [Commentary] The Nine-Day War Drum Performance in Taiwan kicked off the day's event.

The event connected the two venues in Fuzhou and Taipei through a live webcast. Youths from both sides of the Taiwan Strait shared their mindsets of keeping art, inheritance and entrepreneurship.

Through the display of handicrafts such as carving, painting, restoration of statues, embroidery, etc., everyone can also see the youthful faces of handicrafts from both sides of the strait and feel the craftsmanship passed down by them.

  [Concurrent] Chen Yiting, Chairman of Fuzhou Taiwanese Investment Enterprise Association

  Youths on both sides of the strait should be the most able to have a common language, common skills, and space for common development in terms of culture and art. They can all pass on offline and online activities to inherit the greatness of our Chinese nation. Magnificent cultural treasure.

  [Concurrent] Lin Zhijun, Chairman of Hongsheng Traditional Cultural Exchange Service Center, Taijiang District, Fuzhou City

  The theme of young people from both sides of the strait inheriting traditional craftsmanship shows the continuity of the two sides of the strait. These traditional crafts are the true portrayal of the process of life and the process of reproduction, whether the ancestors from both sides of the strait explored Taiwan.

Every traditional craft has its connotation and story behind it. When these traditional crafts are shown in front of everyone, everyone will say that we are a family.

  [Explanation] Among the crowd, the reporter met Zhang Shunyi from Yunlin, Taiwan. In 2005, he came to Fuzhou to work across the sea and is currently a teacher at Fuzhou Institute of Technology.

Zhang Shunyi is also very interested in Chinese traditional culture.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Shunyi, Taiwanese teacher of Fuzhou Institute of Technology

  I think young people are the least burdened, especially in terms of art. There are some past inheritance and future prospects, so I think youth combined art is the best medium for cross-strait exchanges.

  [Explanation] On the same day, Zhang Shunyi also brought his 9-year-old daughter to the scene to experience the folk culture of both sides of the strait.

Fuzhou’s folk-character idol "Pagoda Bone" and the "Pagoda Bone" with fashionable elements added fashion elements to the Taiwanese "Electronic Music Third Prince" performed on the same stage, attracting the attention of both father and daughter.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Shunyi, Taiwanese teacher of Fuzhou Institute of Technology

  In the past, I didn’t know what kind of cultural heritage the tower bone is. After visiting this time, I learned that Taiwan’s electronic music third prince was inherited from the tower bone in the past and went to Taiwan, changing the form of another culture. But it is still in the same line. I think this is a very meaningful thing.

  [Commentary] The organizer stated that this event will describe the common heritage of art from different perspectives of young people on both sides of the strait. It will not only promote traditional folk culture, but also enhance the sense of national identity among young people on both sides of the strait.

Through two-way cultural exchanges, promote the spiritual harmony of young people on both sides of the strait.

  [Concurrent] Taiwanese youth Guo Jianzhi

  Taiwan’s traditional skills and many of these palaces and temples were extended from the mainland to Taiwan, so there are different places on both sides, but different places have different characteristics.

Everyone has this kind of unity and wants to carry forward this traditional technique and culture.

  Reporter Wu Shengwei reports from Fuzhou, Fujian

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]