Youth in Wynn, Macau Celebrate CCP’s 100th Anniversary
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, commonly known as the CPC, the Wynn Care Foundation, the China Association for Excellence in Traditional Culture of Macau and the National Association for Education in Conditions (Macau) jointly organized a study trip for a group of more than 50 students from ten local high schools and young representatives of Taiwanese companies on a study and exchange visit to the national capital in Beijing.
The visit was led by Linda Chen, President of the Macao Excellent Traditional Chinese Culture Association and President of the Wynn Care Foundation. Chen noted that the Association is committed to enhancing understanding of the history and traditional culture of the motherland among Macau youth and Macau-based Taiwanese youth, while building their national and cultural confidence. As this year marks the centenary of the founding of the CCP, it is hoped that this trip can allow the younger generation to learn more about the history of the Party, to further cultivate their spirit of patriotism and love of Macau, and promote harmony and inclusion.
Discover traditional Chinese culture firsthand
The students visited the Soong Ching Ling Foundation of China where they were warmly welcomed by Yu Qun, vice president of the Foundation. During the visit, students learned about the magnificent history of China’s culture and arts, such as the tea ceremony, traditional costumes, red bamboo boats, and Guzheng music, absorbing the rich connotations of the traditions deeply. rooted in the country.
In addition, the students also took the time to enjoy the historic Party music and enjoy a welcome dinner to personally experience the incredible artistic beauty and taste the mystery and charm that can only be found in the country. They also visited the National Library of China and famous scenic spots in Beijing to see the country’s deep heritage in person and from multiple perspectives, which gave them a better understanding of Chinese culture.
Understand diplomacy and international relations
The students also visited the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, where they were warmly welcomed by Xu Yongji, deputy executive director of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. During the meeting, students took the opportunity to learn and chat with officials from the Ministry of Education, actively asking questions to enrich their knowledge. They were also invited to attend lectures given by several experts and academics, and also exchanged views with Li Qiangmin, former Consul General of the People’s Republic of China.
The delegates then visited the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR in Beijing and the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, among other departments. At every step of the way, delegates exchanged views on topics such as cultural tourism, national education and the diverse development of Macau.
Study the history of the Party and strengthen patriotism
The students are convinced that this unique experience helped them identify with the homeland and develop a stronger sense of belonging. Through in-person visits to national government departments and face-to-face discussions with government officials, they gained a better understanding of the century-old development of the CPC and the history of the country as a whole, which enabled them to better understand in the unique strengths and culture that thus define their homeland. They expressed the sincere hope that the country will continue to prosper and grow stronger, which in turn will also promise a better future for Macau.