During the Spring Festival, a Hakka boy paid tribute to his ancestors in his hometown. In Mandarin, English and Hakka dialect, he expressed the innermost thoughts of thousands of overseas Chinese.
The boy, Qiu Xiantian, is a Hakka from Meizhou, Guangdong province, and a student of the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University. During his summer vacation in Sabah, Malaysia, more than two years ago, Qiu found that most of the local Chinese spoke the same Hakka dialect to him. He was deeply moved by the eagerness of root-seeking of these third and fourth generations of overseas Chinese, which also inspired him to make this video.
In the video, the elder asks Qiu in Hakka what he said in English. "I tell my ancestors that there are many Hakka people and descendants overseas, and I ask them to remember and bless these people too!" Qiu explains in Hakka.
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Editor: Wing, Monica, Jerry