更新时间：2018-11-11 作者：布隆布拉尼 （柬埔寨）来源：广东作家网
The Silk Road Is The Road Of Friendship
It is my greatest pleasure today to have participated once again with Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen in Maritime Silk Road Forum for Literature Development, held in Guangdong, China. On behalf of Khmer Writers Association, I would like to express my profound loyalty and respect to Chinese Leader together with writers from different countries. In this auspicious time, I would like to pay my thankfulness to China Writers Association, Guangdong Provincial Writers Association, for inviting and bringing us right here together to strengthen our cooperation to be prosperous and hopeful.
Let me remind about the history of the Silk Road which was the most well-known ancient trade route in the world’s history. The Silk Road connected the eastern world, started from the ancient capital city of Chang'an (now Shaanxi Province) of the great China to the western world as far as the Mediterranean Sea of Europe.
In 60 BCE, the Han Dynasty formed a colonial area to the west of Wu Lei (near Luntai Province) in order to control and ensure that this road was safe with better traffic. In the Tang Dynasty Era (AD 618-907) this Silk Road was called Golden Age as it became the most important and prosperous economic road of China
Emperor Kublai Khan, Marcopolo; and most particularly, Venerable Tang Cheng, the monk who went to copy the Dhamma in India and returned back on this road. Besides the legend of Venerable Tang Cheng, there were still more stories all along this road shared by passengers upon their meeting all through the road. These were the way of life on the Silk Road in the time without telephones, televisions, and internet.
In these days, President Xi Jinping has initiated the Silk Road promotion and invited the world to happily participate in the road construction aiming at sharing and collaborating in the development toward a prosperous future and shaping prosperity for the world as a whole. This road will be able to get rid of all obstacles; whereas building roads, sea-crossing bridge have been counted as setting up a new history of China.
As mentioned above, almost everything has been changed along this road, which makes this road become a culture-crossing bridge between Asia and Europe. Beside the exchange of the economic sector and politics between the east and the west, many religions and cults flowed into China including Buddhism, Islam, and other cults believing in astronomy, etc. All these things have become the cultural property of China from the ancient time to the present.
Your Excellency, Ladies, and Gentlemen....!
Cambodia and China have had such a long-time friendship! All local and international Cambodian people and historians know that Zhou Daguan was a Chinese diplomat in Angkor Empire during 13 Century; who kept records on the daily living and tradition of the Kingdom of Cambodia at that time. His detailed record in Chinese has been translated into Khmer and many other languages that make the world know about Cambodia in the Golden Age. Mr. Zhou Daguan is still famous in the present day. He had notably participated in Cambodian-Chinese Friendship up to the present.
In the current century of our existence, the former king Norodom Sihanouk was the builder of Cambodian –Chinese friendship almost in all fields, especially in the writing field. He left behind a great deal of his masterpieces in Khmer and French in evaluating Cambodian-Chinese friendship. In 1950s, as the head of state, he always supported the Khmer Writers Association. We have got a wonderful witness, that is Mr. Ly Thiem Teng as the half-Chinese writer.
Cambodian writers have regarded the Chinese culture and literature as the oldest ones; and these cultures have highly effected the livelihood of Cambodian people up to these days. Furthermore, Hong Kong Literature and movies, as the Special Administrative Region of China also become very popular among Cambodian people. We sometimes compare beautiful Cambodian girls with attractive smile to those of Hong Kong stars. Such comparison, a number of writers include into their writing work or novels that make their piece of work more impressed. To put it straight, Cambodian writers with accurate Chinese language skills always stay at the front of the line.
The current young Khmer Writers have been working hard on writing novels, poet, and translating good books. We have tried our best in writing and motivating friendship as well as making peace with other countries around the world, especially, we surely want to better friendship between Cambodian and Chinese people with better long-term history. In the meantime, the royal government of the Kingdom of Cambodia with Samdech Akkamoha Senapadei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister and the Honorary President of the Khmer Writers Association, he has always provided with full support for the writing sector and the continuation of highest cause of former King Father, Norodom Sihanouk, in strengthening better friendship between Cambodian and Chinese people.
In this digital era, in order that our collaboration goes smoothly, and especially, to achieve our joint goal on the subject of “Maritime Silk Road for Literature Development” in addition to the importance of connecting physical infrastructure, I do believe that the digital connection is one of the needed factors. Meanwhile, we have to place high priority on the research on science, technology, and innovation; counted as the main foundation to support for sustainable economic growth through developing more jobs and strengthen social welfare system. Additionally, science, technology and innovation are the one stimulant in propelling the region integration, encouraging communication between people to people; and improving the effectiveness of the operations of different sectors, such as E-commerce operation, bank operation, financial calculation; which cannot be without experience sharing and exchanging between writers in the writing sector.
At last, I would like to bless the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Forum for Literature Development all the best and Your Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen with good health, great happiness, and success in all responsibilities.