“Close friends make distance disappear,” wrote Chinese poet Zhang Jiuling in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The series, launched in the six official languages of the United Nations, namely Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian, aims to convey the calming power of poetry, to promote the mutual learning of Chinese and foreign cultures, to create emotional resonance and bring people from different countries, ethnic groups and cultures together.
Each episode revolves around a thought-provoking theme: the pursuit of dreams, people’s aspirations for peace, the value of life, the relationship between man and nature, and what home means to people. .
Some 16 guests from different backgrounds, including diplomatic envoys in China, hosts of multilingual CGTN channels, influencers and musicians, were invited to share their life stories and some of the beautiful poems from around the world.
Recognizing the diversity of human civilizations, the series of reports also highlights the deep meaning of what the ancient Chinese historian Chen Shou wrote in the 3rd century: “A delicious soup is made by combining different ingredients.