Article source: Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office
Editor: Teng Fei
On the morning of May 14, Hong Xiuzhu, former chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang and chairman of the China QingYan Peace Education Foundation, led a delegation of more than 50 people from all walks of life in Taiwan to visit Beijing Normal University and delivered a keynote speech on "The Cross-strait youths share and achieve the Chinese dream"
Ms. Hong Xiuzhu delivered a keynote speech on "The Cross-strait Youths Share and Achieve the Chinese Dream"
Before the speech, President Dong Qi of Beijing Normal University met with Hong Xiuzhu and her delegation. Liu Junchuan, Director of the Liaison Bureau of the Taiwan Affairs Office, Xu Yongji, Executive Deputy Director of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry of Education, Fu Qiang, Deputy Director of the Liaison Bureau of the Taiwan Affairs Office, and Zhang Kai, Vice President of Beijing Normal University, Vice President Zhou Zuoyu and other officials attended the meeting.
President of Beijing Normal University Dong Qi met with Hong Xiuzhu and her delegation
Dong Qi welcomed Hong Xiuzhu and her entourage to Beijing Normal University and introduced the basic situation of BNU-to-Taiwan education exchanges. At present, Beijing Normal University has established friendly and cooperative relations with nearly 20 Taiwan universities and institutions such as Taiwan University, Hsinchu Tsinghua University, Taiwan University of Political Science and Taiwan Normal University, and has carried out a variety of exchange programs such as teacher exchanges, student exchanges, and cooperative research. We have built a series of high-end platforms in the areas of cross-strait joint promotion of Chinese culture and strengthening cross-strait basic education exchanges and cooperation. At the same time, Dong Qi expressed his admiration for Ms. Hong Xiuzhu's long-term concern for education and the spirit of the China QingYan Peace Education Foundation. He hope that Beijing Normal University and the China QingYan Peace Education Foundation will unite and work together to promote cross-strait youth exchange and promote cross-strait education cooperation.
Hong Xiuzhu thanked BNU for its warm reception. She reviewed her teaching experience in her early years and said that she has been paying attention to education-related issues in her political career. She mentioned that the “Situation and Policy Group” of Beijing Normal University had communicated with her many times and invited her to come to the school to exchange speeches. Hong Xiuzhu expressed her willingness to take this visit as an opportunity to strengthen cooperation with Beijing Normal University to help more cross-strait youths deepen their understanding, enhance mutual trust and build a broad platform for youth cultural exchanges.
Later, Hong Xiuzhu delivered a wonderful speech entitled "Cross-Strait Youth Share and Achieve a Chinese Dream" in the Yingdong Academic Hall. The speech was presided over by Vice President Zhou Zuoyu. Some department heads, teachers and students, and Taiwanese representatives, More than 200 representatives of teachers and students from affiliated schools attended the event.
Starting with the story of the Peking Opera "Silang Visits His Mother", Hong Xiuzhu describes the bitterness of the separation of relatives on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and quotes the poem "Nostalgia" by Mr. Yu Guangzhong to tell the bitterness of the separation of flesh and bone. Hong Xiuzhu stressed that the "1992 Consensus" is the basis for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. The core of the "92 Consensus" is that both sides belong to one China and seek national reunification. Hong Xiuzhu advocated that scholars on both sides of the Straits should compile history together and establish a correct and common historical outlook for youth on both sides. Hong Xiuzhu repeatedly stressed that compatriots on both sides of the Straits share the same roots and should continue to adhere to and deepen the "1992 Consensus" and resolutely oppose "Taiwan independence", so as not to let Taiwan absent from the Chinese nation to move towards great rejuvenation.
After the speech, Hong Xiuzhu and the teachers and students of Beijing Normal University had a warm interaction and took a group photo for remembrance, which had a good response.