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Activity boosts cultural exchange among youth in Greater Bay Area

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2019-04-29

More than 3,000 teenagers from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will engage in a seven-month cultural exchange event launched by Guangzhou.

The event was organized by the Guangzhou municipal culture, radio, television and tourism bureau, and over 500 youth attended the launch ceremony held on April 27 at Guangzhou Library.

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Students attend the opening ceremony of the cultural exchange event at Guangzhou Library on April 27. [Photo/ycwb.com]

According to the organizers, this year's activity will continue to invite students to share their special stories in the Greater Bay Area. Youth art exhibitions displaying Cantonese culture will also be held. In addition, a Canton Fair will be set up where intangible cultural heritages like Guangcai ceramics, Guangxiu embroidery, and costume-making techniques will be displayed.

Experiencing the intangible cultural heritages and handicraft making will help the young people of the Greater Bay Area trace the cultural origin while enhancing their cultural memory, according to Ren Tianhua, deputy director of Guangzhou municipal culture, radio, television and tourism bureau.

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Inheritors of intangible cultural heritages stage a special puppet show at the opening ceremony on April 27. [Photo/ycwb.com]

Since its inception in 2016, the cultural exchange event has been successfully held  three times, attracting more than 10,000 young people to participate while also drawing attention from over one million online and offline fans.

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Handicrafts are on display during the cultural exchange event. [Photo/ycwb.com]