Her­itage Is A Liv­ing Memory


On the morn­ing of April 2nd, the par­ty mem­bers and cadres of the Gu­langyu Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­mit­tee vis­it­ed the solemn hero­ic gar­den to re­mem­ber and hon­or the he­roes who put their lives down for the free­dom of Kulangsu.

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Heritage Is A Living Memory
Zheng Yilin, Di­rec­tor of Ku­lang­su Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee, presents flow­ers for the fighters

The fight­ers lib­er­at­ed Ku­lang­su with their own flesh and blood, and to­day res­i­dents of Ku­lang­su are fight­ing to pre­serve its nat­ur­al beauty.

Pre­serve Ku­lang­su’s Nat­ur­al Beau­ty and Keep the Is­land Clean

Af­ter the com­mem­o­ra­tion, the di­rec­tor of the man­age­ment com­mit­tee Zheng Yilin, the deputy di­rec­tor Liang Yix­in, and the sec­re­tary of the dis­ci­pline com­mit­tee, Zhang Changjian or­ga­nized a clean­ing ac­tion. The par­ty mem­bers put on the red vests of Ku­lang­su vol­un­teers, picked up the clips, put on gloves, and start­ed clean­ing up the garbage around the hero park.

Heritage Is A Living Memory

They made sure that every sin­gle cor­ner of this park was garbage-free.

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Vol­un­teers were care­ful­ly clean­ing up all around the park un­til there were no cig­a­rette butts or wa­ter bot­tles left.

What in­spired this clean­ing ac­tion which at­tract­ed so many re­spon­si­ble, con­scious peo­ple of Ku­lang­su? Ear­li­er this year, in March, Ku­lang­su Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee is­sued a proposal.

Clean Home Ac­tiv­i­ty Proposal

Xi­a­men has achieved great suc­cess when it comes to con­stant de­vel­op­ment and growth of many ar­eas! The process of growth will nev­er stop, as long as we all work hard to­wards our dreams. In or­der to pro­mote the im­por­tance of fit­ness and ac­tive lifestyle, as well as im­prove­ment in the qual­i­ty of life that re­sults from it, we pro­pose im­ple­ment­ing these healthy habits:

First, I am go­ing to ex­er­cise. Health is the most valu­able as­set in life. We strong­ly en­cour­age you to use your free time wise­ly: take a walk, spend time in na­ture, par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous fit­ness ac­tiv­i­ties, and de­vel­op an over­all healthy lifestyle.

Sec­ond, I will keep my sur­round­ings clean. Vol­un­teer ser­vice is some­thing every sin­gle per­son can par­tic­i­pate in. While en­joy­ing your time out­side, please pick up the cig­a­rette butts, peels, and pa­per scraps on the side of the road. Take your part in main­tain­ing a beau­ti­ful, clean en­vi­ron­ment we can all enjoy.

Third, lead by ex­am­ple. The code of so­cial be­hav­ior ap­plies to every­one. There­fore, we should all re­spect the pub­lic or­der, main­tain the pub­lic en­vi­ron­ment, take the ini­tia­tive to help oth­ers, and raise our voice against any kind of un­civ­i­lized be­hav­ior. The par­ty mem­bers and cadres of the Ku­lang­su Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­mit­tee sys­tem must lead by ex­am­ple, en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to pro­mote a healthy val­ue system.

Let’s en­joy the spring, na­ture, and beau­ti­ful scenery of our city to­geth­er. Join­ing our forces al­lows us to work to­geth­er to­wards build­ing a har­mo­nious, warm, mod­ern Xi­a­men for everyone.

Clean Our Home Together!

In ac­cor­dance with the pro­pos­als of the Xi­a­men Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mit­tee, the Ku­lang­su Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee be­gan to car­ry out the clean home ac­tiv­i­ties in March.

★ Fit­ness & Cre­ative Activities

Out­door ac­tiv­i­ties are a fun, ex­cit­ing and mo­ti­vat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, en­cour­ag­ing every­one to in­vest their free time wise­ly. Walk­ing in na­ture, ex­er­cis­ing, clean­ing up the road­side garbage, and par­tic­i­pat­ing in clean home ac­tiv­i­ties are dif­fer­ent ways you can make a change not on­ly in your per­son­al life but in your en­vi­ron­ment, as well.

★ Uni­fied Or­ga­ni­za­tion + Per­son­al Participation

Mem­bers of dif­fer­ent com­mit­tees from var­i­ous branch­es should all be en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties (ap­prox­i­mate­ly 8 mem­bers per group). Ac­tiv­i­ties could take place dur­ing the week­ends, and when it comes to or­ga­ni­za­tion, groups should take turns. Aside from or­ga­nized groups, in­di­vid­u­als should al­so be en­cour­aged to re­port about ac­tiv­i­ties or join the vol­un­teer ser­vice organization.

★ Wide Cov­er­age: Di­vid­ed Ar­eas + Surroundings

Clean­ing ac­tiv­i­ties should take place all over Ku­lang­su, there­fore back street al­leys, square piers, and beach­es should not be ne­glect­ed in the process. Fo­cus on the sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­ment first, and then move on­to the pend­ing areas.

In fact, the clean­ing ac­tion on Ku­lang­su Is­land nev­er stops.

Af­ter suc­cess­ful­ly ac­quir­ing the pro­tec­tion con­cept of the world cul­tur­al her­itage, the Ku­lang­su Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee con­tin­ued to ex­pand the scope of pro­tec­tion of cul­tur­al her­itage, ap­ply­ing it to every sin­gle area of the island.

The en­tire is­land should de­vel­op and em­ploy a garbage sort­ing strategy.

  Strict­ly con­trol the con­struc­tion, ex­pan­sion, and re­con­struc­tion of build­ings on the island.

  De­vel­op an en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion sys­tem in or­der to man­age oil and smoke pol­lu­tion adequately.

  Im­ple­ment a silent tour guide.

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Vol­un­teers worked on every inch of Ku­lang­su’s land­scape with noth­ing but en­thu­si­asm and ded­i­ca­tion. Last year, the most ded­i­cat­ed mem­bers of this group suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed var­i­ous vol­un­teer ser­vice ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing route guid­ance, safe­ty guid­ance, and garbage dis­pos­al, which rep­re­sent a great con­tri­bu­tion to the over­all preser­va­tion of world cul­tur­al her­itage on the island.

★  394 vol­un­teer­ing ac­tiv­i­ties were launched.

★ 4718 peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ed in vol­un­teer service.

★  23173 hours is the to­tal vol­un­teer ser­vice time.

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Heritage Is A Living Memory

This year, the Ku­lang­su Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee fo­cused on the growth and de­vel­op­ment of cities, as well as unique scenic tourist ar­eas, com­bin­ing the preser­va­tion and pro­mo­tion of this beau­ti­ful is­land through dif­fer­ent models:

★  Cul­tur­al her­itage pro­tec­tion and use model;

★  Com­mu­ni­ty so­cial gov­er­nance model;

★  Cul­tur­al tourism in­te­gra­tion model;

★  Mod­el of team build­ing management.

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Heritage Is A Living Memory

Heritage Is A Living Memory

We all love Ku­lang­su, so let’s work to­geth­er to pro­tect it and pre­serve its valu­able her­itage through or­ga­nized activities.