Hong Kong youngsters' future lies in the Ocean of Stars
The event of Times Spirit in Hong Kong - Look upward Skies and Talk with Tiangong was successfully held yesterday. "Tour guided" by the three Taikonauts, about 300 of Hong Kong's science and technology workers, teachers and university and secondary school students had a glimpse into the subtlety of the Tiangong space station, and gained some knowledge about how the Taikonauts lived and worked in space. Through online live broadcast, many citizens also witnessed this exciting event. This is a popularisation-of-science lesson full of wit and humour, and also a lesson of national-circumstances education in a novel way, which stimulates Hong Kong youngsters' curiosity in space exploration, and boosts their determination to do something worthy for the country and realise their values of life.
"Hong Kong calling Shenzhou XII" - this exciting dialogue was started in such a unique way. Throughout the whole course of "Linking Earth to Heaven", Hong Kong students were very active asking a lot of questions such as how to do physical exercises in the space station, how to drink water and whether the Taikonauts could see Hong Kong when they moved outside for a spacewalk. The Taikonauts gave brilliant answers to all these question.
When the Taikonauts were walking with dainty floating steps, practicing "Space Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)" or demonstrating "sucking water in space", the audience on earth applauded and cheered. The dream-like interaction between the remote starry river and Hong Kong on Earth inspired the younger generations' enthusiasm for space aviation, led the audience to appreciate the vastness and wonderfulness of the universe and to comprehend the gigantic progress of our Motherland's aerospace industry.
Indeed, the "Linking Earth to Heaven" event served as a vivid lesson of popularization-of-science education and national-circumstances education. Relying on itself and starting from scratch, China's aerospace industry has expanded from small to large in scale and grown from weak to strong in strength. It has made breakthrough achievements such as the "atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb and artificial satellite", "manned spaceflight", "grabbing moon samples" and "Mars exploration". The Tiangong space station roaming in space is the best intuitive embodiment of China's powerful muscle in science and technology as well as its comprehensive national strength. It also well embodies the patriotic spirit of Chinese scientists who devote themselves to and work hard and perseveringly for the country. In fact, patriotism is the loftiest and greatest love. Out of their love of the country, Chinese scientists are willing to work all by their lonesome and have the courage to scale the heights of science, overcoming one difficulty after another and creating one miracle after another.
The Chinese Dream and the Chinese Aerospace Dream cannot dispense with the part of Hong Kong. China will go on with its space exploration. Future hopes are placed on the younger generations. Hong Kong is not weak in science and technology, having made outstanding contributions to the country's aerospace endeavour. Hong Kong's gradual integration into the country's overall development offers Hong Kong's scientific and technical personnel unlimited opportunities for them to maximally realise their personal ideals and ambitions.
The country always supports Hong Kong's development and show solicitude for Hong Kong youngsters. After sending a delegation of aerospace scientists to visit Hong Kong earlier, it has now arranged an Earth-Heaven dialogue between Hong Kong students and the Taikonauts. This event is a special gift from the Central Government for the Hong Kong people especially Hong Kong youngsters to span the gap between Heaven and Earth. This fully shows the Central Government's great kindness and solicitude for Hong Kong youngsters.
Hong Kong now enters a new stage of moving from chaos to order and from order to reinvigoration. This creates a good social environment for young people to grow and accomplish. The Central Government gives an impetus to the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area), which furthermore opens up enormous space for the future of Hong Kong youngsters. Hong Kong now ushers in unprecedented development opportunities.
Hong Kong's young people are the hope and future of this city as well as of our country's reconstruction. As long as one can do one's bit with one's capability to contribute to the country and grasp the opportunities opened up by the times, one can surely chase one's dream in the ocean of stars and write down a chapter in life with great accomplishment. As put it by Deputy Director Tan Tieniu of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR, "Hong Kong youngsters should set up long-range lofty ideals and have in their minds the mission to serve the country worthily, so as to realise their values of life and make their dreams of life come true by making patriotic contributions."
04 September 2021