2021 GYLD China Tours is about to set off in Shaanxi!
On June 23, 2021, the fifth stop of 2021 GYLD China Tours will arrive in Shaanxi. A delegation of international young people in China will visit Yan’an, Xi’an and other places to have face-to-face and in-depth exchanges with local youths, entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of history and culture through youth salon, etc. They will learn about the historical inheritance of the Yan’an spirit, explore the ancient capital’s splendid and time-honored civilization, and experience the scientific and technological vitality of the innovative development of western China.
Exploring Yan’an Spirit Experiencing Rural Revitalization
Yan’an is a sacred place for Chinese revolution. The elder generation of proletarian revolutionaries, represented by Mao Zedong, had worked incredibly hard in Yan’an for 13 years before they achieved the victory of Chinese revolution, and accomplished the great cause of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. What they did gave birth to the Yan’an spirit. In this “Museum City of Chinese Revolution”, international young people will visit the Baota Mountain, Yan’an News Memorial Hall, Yangjialing and other sites, listen to stories about revolutions and the spirit of Yan’an, learn about the history of the Chinese revolution and the Communist Party of China from the youth salons, visit Nangou Village Agricultural Ecological Demonstration Park, see for themselves the rural revitalization inspired by the Yan’an spirit as well as the achievements of poverty alleviation in this old revolutionary base.
Recalling the Eventful Years Renewing Friendship Between China and Foreign Countries
Yan’an witnessed the unforgettable history of foreign friends dedicated to the Chinese revolution. During the Yan’an period, more than 600 international friends from all over the world visited Yan’an. Their reports and works objectively and truly presented to the outside world the policies and principles of the Communist Party of China and the situation of the Chinese people’s war of resistance against Japanese aggression, and forged a deep friendship with the Chinese people. International young people will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, learn about the touching stories of international friends in Yan’an, attend youth salons, and renew friendship between China and foreign countries.
Traveling across a Civilization of over a Thousand Years Getting Closer to the Traditional Chinese Culture
Xi’an, known as Chang’an in ancient times, is a world-famous ancient capital. With a history of over a thousand years, it has served as capital of 13 dynasties in Chinese history. International youths will get to know more about the past and present life of the terracotta warriors and experience the restoration of them. They will also have the opportunity to experience the life of the Tang Dynasty as well as the cultural and artistic achievements back then, and try their hand at Chinese calligraphy and Hanfu, indulging themselves in the fantastic traditional Chinese culture.
Returning to the Starting Point of the Silk Road Feeling the Pulse of Innovation
The international young people will visit the Shaanxi History Museum to learn about the ancient Silk Road civilization through national treasures, such as the frescoes of the Tang Dynasty; visit the Science and Technology Innovation Harbour (iHARBOR) of Xi’an Jiaotong University to see what “Smart Campus” is all about and learn about the achievements of scientific and technological innovations.They will also attend the “Innovation · Future” Salon with young scholars and business representatives, and feel the trailblazing development at the starting point of the ancient Silk Road.
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