Beijing helped make my dreams come true. When I studied in Beijing, it heard my voice, accompanied me through the sunrise and sunset, witnessed my joys and sorrows, healed my pains, and gave me courage to move forward.
Recently, a Malaysian poem has hovered in the depths of my heart: “Like fish swimming in the pond and flowers germinating in the garden, if you love deeply enough, you will feel at ease, irrespective of distance.” This verse deftly captures my affection for Beijing. I feel like if love is profound enough, flowers will flourish everywhere, each representing a reason to love you.
Our joint nomination for the Ong Chun ceremony to be inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (ICH) has succeeded,” declared Gan Yong Hoe, president of the Baba Nyonya Association of Malaysia, after traveling from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur to join Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia, at the 15th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage via video on December 17, 2020.
“I was very lucky to have attended vocational school so I could get the opportunity to participate in the World Skills Competition,” said Chen Jiarong after winning a gold medal in the category of Product Display Skills at China’s First Vocational Skills Competition held in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, in December 2020.
Kucha City is known for amazingly distinctive scenes of China’s western regions, but also for its peace and tranquility. Its senior residents enjoy chatting in the sun. Children and young people on electric bicycles wave as they pass.
On solidarity among ethnic groups in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, President Xi Jinping noted, “All ethnic groups should remain closely united like how the seeds of a pomegranate stick together.” The sentence deftly illustrated the close connection between the various ethnic groups in the vast Xinjiang region in northwest China. Here, people from Bayingolin Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture and Kucha share their stories.