Taiwan entertainers welcome to perform in Chinese mainland for Spring Festival
Published: Jan 27, 2022 10:23 PM
Children's Spring Festival Gala across the Straits is staged on January 24, 2022 in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian Province. Photo: VCG

Children's Spring Festival Gala across the Straits is staged on January 24, 2022 in Fuzhou, East China’s Fujian Province. Photo: VCG

As the 2022 Spring Festival approaches, various cultural performances have been held in the Chinese mainland and entertainers from the island of Taiwan are welcome to join these performances and celebrate the grandest traditional festival with mainland residents, the Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday.

Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said at a press conference Wednesday that Chinese people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits celebrate the Spring Festival together under a peaceful and festive atmosphere, making people feel the warmth of the motherland, People's Daily reported.

Some Taiwan entertainers were seen attending rehearsals for the China Central Television (CCTV) Spring Festival Gala, including actress Michelle Chen and singers Jam Hsiao and Huang Pinyuan.

Hsiao performed his own song at the CCTV online gala that aired on Tuesday, which was praised by mainland netizens.

Other Taiwan entertainers' performance plans have not been revealed and netizens said on social media that they are longing to watch their stunning shows on the eve of the Spring Festival.

Mainland netizens called on other Taiwan celebrities to perform, including boy band The Little Tigers, whose members are Alec Su, Nicky Wu and Julian Chen. The boy band is known as the first idol band, having achieved success throughout Asia.

2022 is the Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese traditional zodiac. The boy band reunited in 2010, which was the last Year of the Tiger because of the name, so mainland netizens hope to see another performance at the gala in the new Tiger year.

"Welcome Taiwan entertainers who support the one-China principle. Chinese people should celebrate the festival together," a Sina Weibo user wrote.

Some Hong Kong entertainers such as Joey Yung will also appear in the Guangdong TV Spring Festival Gala, displaying the solidarity of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Several Taiwan-born celebrities have applied for mainland ID cards and have moved to the mainland to further their careers. 

Taiwan-born actress and TV host Fang Fang posted her brand-new mainland ID card on Christmas Eve via the short video platform Douyin, receiving a warm welcome from mainland netizens on social media.

Not long ago, Taiwan-born singer Qian Baihui also shared her mainland ID, making a splash on social media after settling down in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Wang Yunting, a vlogger from the island of Taiwan with more than 1.7 million followers on Douyin, told the Global Times that she has lived in the mainland for more than 10 years and is happy to see more Taiwan-born people seeing the convenience of living in the mainland.

She told Fang in her latest video posted on Bilibili that the medical insurance system in the mainland is better than in Taiwan.