The Fourth Stop of “GYLD China Tours” — Ready to Start in Jiangxi
On June 22, 2021, “GYLD China Tours” is to reach its fourth stop in Jiangxi Province where the red culture bears unique significance in modern Chinese history. In Jiangxi, the Communist Party of China (CPC) launched the Nanchang Uprising and established the Jinggangshan Revolutionary Base and the Soviet Republic of China. As a land of revolutionary memories, Jiangxi has witnessed a large number of touching stories written by numerous revolutionaries.
A delegation of international youth in China is scheduled to visit places including Jinggangshan, Ruijin, Nanchang and Jingdezhen and communicate face-to-face with their local counterparts, entrepreneurs and experts, feeling the cultural charms and vitality of Jiangxi.
Tracing the Revolutionary Memories, History-learning Offering Enlightenment for Today
Maoping Former Revolutionary Site Complex in Jinggangshan is one of the destinations. The international youth will visit the former site of the First Congress of the Communist Party of China on Hunan-Jiangxi border, and Baijiao Lou, the former residence of Chairman Mao Zedong. In the Red Army Theater in Jinggangshan, the youth will watch “Jinggangshan”, a large-scale live performance, to experience the life and charisma of CPC members of former generations as well as the Red Army. In Yeping Former Revolutionary Site at Ruijin, they will learn the history of the Soviet Republic of China. Later on, at the former site of the Second National Congress of the Soviet Republic of China, Wang Xing, a young scholar from the Renmin University of China, will share with the international youth the “Jinggangshan spirit”, the inheritance and development of CPC’s philosophy of governance. Via on-site exchanges and interactions, a better understanding of CPC’s history of development can be acquired by the international youth.
Strolling in Ancient Villages, Exploring the Path of Rural Revitalization
The delegation is slated to pay successive visits to the Study-Travel Base in Gutian Village, Jinggangshan, and the Huawu Village in Yeping County, Ruijin. In recent years, with the focus on developing red tourism, the Gutian Village stood out as a demonstration for beautiful and livable countryside by leveraging its ecological environment and local folk culture. Another tourist destination, namely the Huawu Village, has built itself into a “Demonstration Village of Poverty Reduction” based on the policy of targeted poverty alleviation. International youth from GYLD will communicate with village secretary to better understand how the local people have made it to lift themselves out of poverty and get rich. They can also take part in folk culture-related activities such as making straw sandals and bamboo baskets. Being close to local villagers, international youth can well experience the changes brought by the rural revitalization campaign to local villagers’ life.
Visiting VR Industrial Park, Sharing “My Stories in China”
During the trip to Jiangxi, the international youth will also experience virtual reality programs at China (Nanchang) Virtual Reality (VR) Industrial Base, learning about the exploration of Nanchang amid the modern transformation and development. They will also have the chance to visit the College Student Entrepreneurship Incubation Center of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics and share their “Stories in China” with overseas students studying there, foreign teachers and young entrepreneurs alumni.
Exploring the Ancient Porcelain Capital, Appreciating the Vitality of Traditional Culture
At the last stop in Jiangxi, the international youth will visit Jingdezhen, hailed as the world porcelain center with a history of over a thousand years. The delegation is scheduled to learn the upgrading of traditional porcelain industry at the Ceramic Art Avenue, and at Jingdezhen Ceramics Archaeological Research Center, talk to the inheritors of intangible cultural heritage about cultural heritage protection. At Sanbao Ceramic Valley, the international youth will discuss cultural inheritance, international art exchanges, among others, with foreign artists who have long lived there and appreciate the thousand-year-old ceramic culture and aesthetics of life in Chinese life style.
The “GYLD China Tours” is one of the long-term programs under the framework of the Global Young Leaders Dialogue (GYLD). Youth from across the world will have the opportunity to appreciate picturesque landscapes in China, experience the profound and inclusive Chinese civilization and get a glimpse of the sincerest and simplest pursuit of a better life in Chinese people via interesting and distinctive visits and exchanges held in China. In the process, youth with varied cultural backgrounds from China and other countries will get to know more about each other and themselves. Meanwhile, the wisdom of youth pooled by this platform also contributes to the global development and the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UNSDG). In the future, a larger number of outstanding young people from across the globe will be invited to participate in activities of GYLD.