Sharing the Same Root and Looking Forward to Reunion (People's Forum)

  The Lantern Festival is here, and the lanterns are pretty.

In this traditional festival celebrated by compatriots on both sides of the strait, both sides of the strait held a unique Spring Festival Lantern Festival, conveying the deep love of compatriots on both sides of the strait: in Xiamen, Fujian, 23 groups including "one family from both sides of the strait" integrated the cultural characteristics of southern Fujian. The large-scale lanterns show the same historical origin of the two sides of the strait; large-scale lanterns in Nantou, Taiwan, Hangzhou, Wenzhou and other mainland 9 places appeared, attracting many Taiwan compatriots to come to appreciate; Invite the folks in Rong Mazu to "view the lanterns and celebrate the Lantern Festival", and the people of Mawei and Mazu enjoy joy and reunion in a festive atmosphere...

  On the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, making lanterns is a traditional Chinese custom, which embodies the common desire of Chinese sons and daughters to pursue reunion and happiness.

The dazzling lights reflect the festive atmosphere of the two sides celebrating the Spring Festival together, and also reflect the profound nostalgia and friendship of "one family on both sides of the strait".

As netizens said in the message, "The strait is difficult to separate the geese, and the years do not change people's hearts." This family love and longing across the mountains and seas is the common aspiration of the compatriots on both sides of the strait, and is constantly blocked by any force.

  Every festive season thinks about relatives.

During the Spring Festival, people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait launched the "New Year's Greetings in the Cloud" on the Internet social platforms, and exchanged New Year greetings and blessings.

Fang Hanqi, a 96-year-old well-known scholar in mainland China, paid New Year's greetings to Li Zhan, a 98-year-old journalism student in Taiwan, and agreed to "see each other for tea"; Ye Jiaying, a well-known mainland scholar who had taught in Taiwan for many years, recorded a video to send New Year wishes to friends from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and at home and abroad, Touched countless netizens; mainland Kunqu opera artist Yu Jiulin and Taiwanese writer Bai Xianyong exchanged New Year wishes through video, and shared the love of Kunqu opera; many young Taiwanese students who volunteered at the Beijing Winter Olympics sent holiday wishes to everyone through video; there are many more Taiwan compatriots who stayed in the mainland for the Chinese New Year congratulate their relatives on the island for the Spring Festival, and warmly confessed that "seeing the screen is like a face, and it is also a reunion"... In the most important traditional festival of the Chinese nation, Chinese children and daughters on both sides of the strait celebrate the festival together, talk about reunion, Sending each other blessings, these smiling faces, greetings, and blessings cross the strait and warm people's hearts.

  A family on both sides of the Strait, looking forward to reunion during the festive season.

Chinese people's expectations for reunion are always stronger during traditional festivals.

The compatriots on both sides of the strait share the same origin, the same language and the same species, and Chinese culture is the root and belonging of the compatriots on both sides of the strait.

Traditional festivals, including the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival, carry the common historical memory of compatriots on both sides of the strait, and are an important bridge and bond for compatriots on both sides of the strait to integrate their hearts.

The Chinese New Year lantern festival on both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the New Year greetings across the strait once again proved that a shallow strait separated the compatriots on both sides of the strait.

Compatriots on both sides of the strait celebrate the festival together and hope for reunion in exchanges and exchanges, jointly inherit the excellent traditional Chinese culture, continue to deepen the deep feeling of "one family on both sides of the strait", and promote the spiritual harmony of compatriots on both sides of the strait.

  Realizing the complete reunification of the motherland is the common wish of compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

We believe that as long as compatriots on both sides of the strait work together, move forward in unity, and work hard, the dream of reunion will surely be realized, and compatriots on both sides of the strait will be able to join hands to create a better future for the Chinese nation!

  People's Daily

  Cheng Long

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