China News Service, Xiamen, July 12 (Reporter Long Min) The 14th Straits Forum kicked off on July 12 in Xiamen, Fujian.

Wu Yiming, deputy director of the Office of the Organizing Committee of the Straits Forum and deputy director of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the Fujian Provincial Government, said that the theme of this forum will continue to be "expanding non-governmental exchanges and deepening integrated development", adopting a combination of online and offline, centralized and decentralized Various exchange activities are carried out in a combined manner. The main venue is located in Xiamen, and relevant activities are also held in the Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone of relevant districts and cities in Fujian Province.

  This forum has arranged 43 events in the forum conference and four major sections of youth, grassroots, cultural and economic exchanges, and there are 12 events held in the same period in related districts and cities.

In addition, a series of 13 events to commemorate the 35th anniversary of cross-strait exchanges will be arranged from October to November.

Regarding the invitation of Taiwanese guests, the offline activities of this forum invited about 2,000 guests from all walks of life, including representatives of relevant political parties and organizers in Taiwan, as well as industry elites, association leaders, young workers, villagers, agriculture, fishery, water conservancy, and folk beliefs. Among them, about 1,000 Taiwanese guests were invited during the concentrated event.

At present, all preparations and epidemic prevention work for the forum are basically ready.

  Regarding the overall arrangement of the forum activities, Wu Yiming said that the forum conference will be held at Xiamen Conference Center at 10:00 am on July 13, and will be held online and offline.

In the youth exchange section, there are 11 activities such as the Straits Youth Forum, the "Bicycle Angel" First Home Cycling Tour, the Cross-Strait Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, and the "Cross-Strait Family, Be Careful and Heart-to-Heart" research and study experience camp.

In the grass-roots exchange section, there are 11 events including the Straits People's Forum, the Straits Staff Forum, the Cross-Strait Community Service Forum, and the Cross-Strait Grassroots Governance Forum.

In the cultural exchange section, there are 10 events such as "Fu Lin Wuzhou" cross-strait blessing cultural exchange activities, cross-strait golden idea creative competition, and Taiwan film and television season.

In the economic exchange section, there are 11 events, including the "Strait Financial Forum·Taiwan Enterprise Development Summit, Cross-Strait Characteristic Township Exchange and Matchmaking and Rural Integration Development Forum, and Cross-Strait Business Cooperation Forum. In addition, a series of activities to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the opening of cross-strait exchanges, including "35 There were 13 events including "Nianxin Road" cross-strait exchange chronicle, "Cross-strait to rural construction" seminar, and cross-strait characteristic temple fairs.

  Wu Yiming said that this forum has the following four characteristics:

  The first is to focus on young people on both sides of the strait and demonstrate the creativity of youth.

Youth breeds infinite hope, and youth creates a better tomorrow.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China.

Over the past 100 years, young people on both sides of the strait have kept pace with the times, shared the destiny with the nation, and played a passionate youth movement in the process of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

This forum continues to focus on the youth groups on both sides of the strait. In addition to continuing to hold the Strait Youth Forum and the New Media Forum for Youth on Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait, it also newly held the "Bicycle Angel" First Home Riding Tour, Strait Youth Talk and Youth Language Art Exhibition. Such activities fully demonstrated the vivid scenes of Taiwan youth friends pursuing their youthful dreams and creating a better life in the mainland, further highlighting the youthful power, youthful surging and youthful creation of youths on both sides of the strait who are committed to promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

  The second is to deepen grass-roots exchanges and show the general trend of people-to-people exchanges.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of cross-strait exchanges.

Thirty-five years ago, with the joint efforts of compatriots on both sides of the strait, the long-term isolation between the two sides of the strait was finally broken, opening the door for cross-strait exchanges.

As an important province for cross-strait exchanges, Fujian has been committed to promoting cross-strait non-governmental exchanges over the past 35 years, actively creating a good atmosphere for compatriots on both sides of the strait to promote exchanges and cooperation and seek common development.

The Straits Forum, featuring "folk, grass-roots, and extensiveness", came into being and has been held for 13 consecutive sessions, attracting over 300,000 compatriots from both sides of the strait to participate.

In addition to continuing to pay attention to the hot issues of people's livelihood on both sides of the strait, this forum will hold forums such as grassroots governance, health, Red Cross, palaces, disabled people, community governance and services, as well as the "35 Years of Mind" Cross-Strait Exchange Chronicle, "" Activities such as the "Cross-Strait to Township Construction" seminar fully demonstrated that no matter how difficult the difficulties encountered, our efforts to promote cross-strait exchanges and deepen integrated development have not stopped. The cooperation has not stopped.

  The third is to continue the cultural roots and deepen the common imprint on both sides of the strait.

Compatriots on both sides of the strait are connected by blood and culture, and jointly inherit and carry forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture.

This forum takes the ancestral culture as the cornerstone to consolidate the Taiwan compatriots' recognition of the deep roots of Fujian and Taiwan root culture, belief culture, intangible cultural heritage culture, etc. The inheritor and guardian of Chinese culture, promoting the innovative development of Chinese excellent traditional culture with a more innovative model.

Newly held the "Fu Lin Wuzhou" cross-strait blessing cultural exchange activity, inviting Jinma compatriots to participate in the Fu Shi rubbing and painting together; newly holding a youth Hakka speech contest, a cross-strait (Quanzhou) Minnan nursery rhyme contest, etc., through the transmission of nostalgic culture , to enhance the ethnic identity of young people on both sides of the strait; continue to hold cultural activities for clansmen and folks such as the Straits Commons Forum and the Village Friendship Activities of the same name, as well as religious and customary cultural activities such as Mazu culture, Zhuzi culture, Guandi culture, etc., to consolidate and deepen the common historical memory and cultural ties between the two sides.

  Fourth, focus on economic hotspots and highlight the effectiveness of integrated development.

Fujian is making every effort to promote the construction of a demonstration zone for the integrated development of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.

This forum will continue to pay attention to economic development hotspots, actively guide and support Taiwan compatriots to participate in the implementation of the "14th Five-Year Plan", integrate into the new development pattern, participate in high-quality development and jointly build the "Belt and Road", and gain tangible benefits from the integrated development of the two sides of the strait. .

The Cross-Strait Customs Clearance Forum and the Seminar on "Smooth Xiamen and Gold Transportation to Promote Integrated Development" are dedicated to promoting "four connections" across the strait in terms of common standards and policy priorities; the Straits Science and Technology Expert Forum focuses on serving "digital economy, marine economy, green economy and cultural tourism Economy”, to build a cross-strait scientific and technological knowledge sharing platform; the Straits Financial Forum and Taiwan Enterprise Development Summit held keynote speeches, roundtable salons and other activities to help Taiwanese enterprises understand and familiarize themselves with the operation of the capital market, and empower Taiwanese enterprises to develop high-quality.