China News Network Guangzhou, September 9 Topic: Hong Kong and Macao young students walk in Yangcheng to feel the charm of the thousand-year-old business capital

China News Network reporter Wang Jian

September in Yangcheng, the sun is shining. 35 young students from Hong Kong and Macao walked out of the campus together, clocked in the off-campus "classroom", walked into the forest of the park, drew a cognitive map of the city of Guangzhou from wonderful visits and experience activities, and learned and felt the charm and development vitality of Guangzhou, the "thousand-year commercial capital".

Li Baiheng, a Hong Kong youth who came to Guangzhou to start a business, shared his entrepreneurial story with young students from Hong Kong and Macao. Photo by Yang Qing

Inherit culture in the Creative Park, explore nature in the Botanical Garden... In the first station, this group of young students from Hong Kong and Macao spent one day to feel the vigorous development speed and urban charm of Guangzhou from ancient times to the present, and took a comprehensive and vivid "big class" in the garden from various aspects such as history, culture, science and technology, etc., to discover the vitality of Guangzhou and understand the wonderful Bay Area.

This event is the first stop of the "Youth Come to Guangzhou" series of activities of the "Youth Together Bay Area Integration" 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Guangzhou) Youth Week series activities. This series of activities is guided by the Guangzhou Youth Federation and hosted by the Guangzhou Youth Culture Palace.

During the event, young students from Hong Kong and Macao visited Chuangxiang Bay, Guangdong Museum, GAC Museum (Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.), South China National Botanical Garden and other places, to experience cultural inheritance from the Creative Park, learn about the history of Guangzhou in the museum, appreciate scientific and technological innovation in the enterprise hall, explore the mysteries of nature in the Botanical Garden, understand Guangzhou in an all-round and multi-faceted way, and jointly feel the cultural context of the same root and origin of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, promote exchanges and integration, and draw "youth concentric circles" together.

Young students from Hong Kong and Macao experience sewing Chinese fashion dolls. Photo by Yang Qing

First thread the needle and then lead, one stitch and one thread are exquisite... At the event site, Li Baiheng, a young Hong Kong who came to Sui to start a business, led Hong Kong and Macao students to "thread needles and threads" and use "embroidery kung fu" to sew national tide doll costumes by hand.

Li Baiheng set up his first creative studio in the mainland at the Nansha Chuangxiang Bay Youth Innovation Center in Guangzhou, experimenting with hand-"showing" traditional intangible cultural heritage skills with needlework and thread. Today, the company founded by Li Baiheng has been approved as a "district-level intangible cultural heritage single-table item - needlework handmade clothing production skills" in Nansha District.

"The costume of this doll reminds me of the flying art of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, especially with the charm of traditional Chinese culture and traditional art." Young students from Hong Kong and Macao who participated in the experience activities expressed their love for intangible cultural heritage.

Young students from Hong Kong and Macao visit the South China Botanical Garden at night. Photo by Yang Qing

At night, Guangzhou lights up, and the banks of the Pearl River are like stars, adding to the charm of the city. In the South China National Botanical Garden, strange animals and plants have also quietly "set out" to stage a wonderful night of botanical garden.

Following the pace of the Botanical Garden staff, young students from Hong Kong and Macao joined this wonderful night visit to explore the secrets of nature at night. The lake is shining, insects are chirping, and Hong Kong and Macao students are in groups of three or five, talking heartily. The event provided a platform for young people from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao to explore nature and expand their social circles.

"As a young person in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, I have always loved the city of Guangzhou. Today's event is like a fusion 'big class'. Luo from Hong Kong said that this activity helped him learn culture, science and technology, nature and other aspects, gave him a more comprehensive understanding of Guangzhou, and looked forward to the opportunity to develop in Guangzhou in the future.

Macao youth Liu said that through this activity, he has more thoughts on his future development, as a freshman, he is also constantly clarifying his career planning and development direction, hoping to have the opportunity to stay in Sui in the future.

According to the organizers, this series of activities will last until the end of September, and during the event, there will also be various and rich theme exchange activities for Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao youth, such as the Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Football Exchange Tournament, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Exchange Activity Base Tour Carnival, and the "Bay Area Growing Together" Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Mid-Autumn Festival Poetry Festival. (End)