[Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Special Line] The 2024 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Wushu Champion Competition was held in Zhuhai

  China News Service, Zhuhai, February 25th (Zhang Lu) The 2024 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Wushuangyuan Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "Wuhuangyuan Competition") was held in Zhuhai, Guangdong on the 25th.

Martial arts enthusiasts from Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Foshan, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area gathered together to make friends through martial arts.

  After competition, the Hong Kong Tai Chi Youth Charity Foundation team won the championship, and the Foshan Xiqiao Town Minle Primary School team won the runner-up.

On February 25, the scene of the 2024 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Wushu Champion Competition.

Photo by China News Service reporter Chen Jimin

  Kwong Mei-yun, chairman of the preparatory committee for the Wushu Zhuangyuan Competition and representative of the National People's Congress of Hong Kong, said in his speech that Chinese martial arts are the quintessence of the country and Tai Chi is a national intangible cultural heritage with a long history and profound meaning. The Wushuangyuan Competition aims to create a platform for exchanges and learning and promote The development of Tai Chi martial arts in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; it is expected that through the competition, the cultural cohesion of the Greater Bay Area will be further enhanced and the development of cultural tourism and people-to-people exchanges in the region will be promoted.

  According to the organizer, this competition takes Tai Chi martial arts as the main element and includes multiple collective martial arts competitions such as boxing, stick, sword, and knife.

At the same time, the organizers also carefully designed questions related to Chinese traditional culture and set up question and answer competitions to encourage contestants to achieve both civil and military skills.

  Ho Cheng-chien, a Form 4 student from Hong Kong's Pei Kei College, has been studying martial arts since he was a child and has developed good skills in Tai Chi, spear and sword.

He represented the Hong Kong team in performing swordsmanship of his choice, combining strength and softness with grace and ease.

He said: "I hope to become a full-time athlete in the future and have the opportunity to showcase the Chinese Tai Chi martial arts on the world stage."

  The representative team of Minle Primary School in Xiqiao Town, Foshan City, Guangdong Province created and performed a martial arts drama "Lingnan Fantasy" that integrates martial arts, lion dance, music and dance.

  Zhang Gaorui, from the martial arts team of the Macau Labor School Secondary School, performed the eight-step five-step boxing and participated in the collective shield and knife competition.

He said that through participating in the competition, he gained a deeper understanding of the profoundness of Chinese martial arts culture.

  At the awards ceremony, the organizers announced that the 2025 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Wushu Champion Competition will be held in Macau.

He Chaogui, co-chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Wushu Zhuangyuan Competition and member of the Standing Committee of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, accepted the host city banner on behalf of Macao.