The opening ceremony, photographed by Southeast Network reporter Lin Xianchang
Southeast Net reported on November 15 (our reporter Lu Jinfulin, Lin Xianchang and Yu Yue) This morning, the 2023 (4th) Maritime Silk Road Tea Culture Forum with the theme of “Blessing the World of Tea” opened in Wuyishan City, Nanping, Fujian Province . Zhang Yan, member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and Minister of the Propaganda Department, attended the opening ceremony and met with diplomatic envoys to China and conference representatives from various countries participating in the forum. Qi Wulu, Ambassador of the Zambian Embassy in China, Lian Ji, former director of the China Intangible Cultural Heritage Center, Chen Huizong, deputy director of the Propaganda Department of the Fujian Provincial Party Committee and president of Fujian Daily, and Yuan Chaohong, secretary of the Nanping Municipal Party Committee, delivered speeches at the opening ceremony. Yu Kangzhen, Counselor of the State Council and former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Lin Zhongle, former Vice Chairman of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and President of the Cross-Strait Tea Industry Exchange Association, attended the opening ceremony.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the joint construction of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. This forum aims to use “Fu Tea” as a medium to build a normalized dialogue, exchange and interaction between “Fu” culture and “Fu Tea” culture and countries along the Maritime Silk Road and friends from all over the world. It provides a platform for learning and actively supports the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”. The forum was held in Wuyi Mountain, a treasure land of “Double World Heritage”, in order to better implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech and coordinate the major article of “tea culture, tea industry, and tea technology”.
Zhang Yan said in his speech that tea is an important carrier of Chinese culture and an important witness of civilizational exchanges. As one of the birthplaces of Chinese tea culture, Fujian has been committed to the inheritance and promotion of tea culture, the transformation and upgrading of the tea industry, and the innovation of tea science and technology in recent years. It has carried out a series of in-depth international cultural exchange activities and vigorously promoted the Silk Road spirit. I hope that by participating in the forum activities, friends at home and abroad will make friends with tea, promote literature with tea, and develop businesses with tea, promote exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations, share the development results of the “Belt and Road” construction, and contribute to building a community with a shared future for mankind.
At the opening ceremony, international friends from the United States, Australia, Kenya, Greece, Sri Lanka, Japan and other countries sent blessing VCRs to the forum. They congratulated the forum and expressed their joy for the development of world tea culture exchanges.
The innovative addition of this forum is to issue “Fucha” overseas communication official appointment letters to international Internet celebrities, including Xinyue, Nesli, Ma Sen, Xiaolong, Ma Haoming, Eddy, “Nostalgia” Shen Dan, “Rural Harmony” Wu Tingqian, etc. from China Eight Internet celebrities from , Russia, Ireland, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Egypt and other countries have been hired. They will promote Fucha culture through online platforms.
In the keynote report session, Li Yide, Chairman of the Chinese Tea Art Joint Promotion Association in Taiwan, Jin Langa, Chairman of the China-Sri Lanka Economic and Trade Cooperation Chamber of Commerce, Zhong Xin, Professor of the School of Journalism at Renmin University of China, Chen Ren, Chairman of the Australia-China Entrepreneurs Committee, and other experts and scholars at home and abroad , sharing and interpreting relevant aspects such as tea culture, tea industry, tea technology and “Fu Tea Going Overseas”.
This forum also sets three topics: exchanges and mutual learning between tea culture and civilizations, “Generation Z” and the inheritance and innovation of tea culture, and Wanli Tea Ceremony and the inheritance of ancient traditions, in order to expand the spread of tea culture at home and abroad.
During the forum, envoys to China, international friends, overseas Chinese and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan will also visit the Wuyi Mountain Tea Expo, watch the performance of “Impression of Dahongpao”, taste various blessing teas such as Dahongpao and black tea, and visit the Swallow’s Nest Ecology Tea garden, experience bamboo rafting on Jiuqu River, visit the Dahongpao Scenic Area, visit the mother tree Dahongpao, etc., and experience the historical and cultural heritage and fresh and natural cultural environment of Wuyi Mountain on the spot.
The forum is jointly guided by the Propaganda Department of the Fujian Provincial Party Committee, the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and the Provincial Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, hosted by Fujian Daily, and hosted by the Propaganda Department of the Nanping Municipal Party Committee, Wuyishan Municipal People’s Government, and Fujian Daily Southeast Network. The Propaganda Department of the Wuyishan Municipal Party Committee and Fujian Southeast Network Overseas Media Co., Ltd. serve as the execution units, as well as the Fujian Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Provincial CPPCC Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, the Chinese Tea Society, the Chinese Tea Culture International Exchange Association, the Cross-Strait Tea Industry Exchange Association, and the Fujian Provincial Tea It is supported by the Society, Fujian Tea Circulation Association and other units.
At the opening ceremony, international friends sent blessing VCRs to the forum.Photo by Southeast Network reporter Lin Xianchang
Issued a letter of appointment as an overseas communication official of “Fucha”.Photo by Southeast Network reporter Lin Xianchang
On-site discussion on exchanges and mutual learning between tea culture and civilizations.Photo by Southeast Network reporter Lin Xianchang
“Generation Z” and the inheritance and innovation of tea culture.Photo by Southeast Network reporter Lin Xianchang
The Wanli Tea Ceremony and the inheritance of hereditary issues were on site.Photo by Southeast Network reporter Yu Yue