“心如铁石总温柔，The heart like iron stone is always tender,
玉骨姗姗几世修。 the petal seems to be shape by many years.
漫咏罗浮证仙迹， chant Luofu prove immortal trace,
梅花端的种梅州”。 the plum planted in Meizhou.
我是广东省梅州市市长张爱军。I am Zhang Aijun, Mayor of Meizhou City, Guangdong Province.
我刚才朗诵的是叶剑英元帅描写梅州梅花的一首诗。What I just recited is a poem by Marshal Ye Jianying describing Meizhou Plum.
梅州，以梅得名，Meizhou named after plum,
梅花盛景，绽放千年，the scenery of plum bloom for thousand years,
是一座美丽山水城市。which is a beautiful landscape city.
今天我给大家带来了“世界客都” Today, I brought you three business cards: “World City of Hakka”,
“长寿之乡”和“最美山水”三张名片。“Longevity Town” and “The Most Beautiful Landscape”.
World City of Hakka
梅州地处广东省东北部，Located in the northeastern part of Guangdong Province
是全球最有代表性的客家人聚居地，and is the most representative Hakka community in the world,
被誉为“世界客都”。 Meizhou is honored as the “world city of Hakka”.
两千多年来，Over the past two thousand years,
客家人历经5次大迁徙，the Hakkas have gone through five major migrations
从中原地区来到梅州，came to Meizhou from central plain.
中原传统文化在这里开枝散叶、发扬光大， The traditional culture of the central plains is spread and flourished here.
是国家历史文化名城。It is a national historical and cultural city.梅州崇文重教，Meizhou advocate culture and appreciate education,
是一座群英堂，is a hall of heroes,
孕育了共和国元帅叶剑英、which gave birth to the Republic Marshal Ye Jianying,
清末外交家和诗人黄遵宪、Huang Zunxian, diplomat and poet of the late Qing Dynasty,
张裕葡萄酒创始人张弼士、founder of ZhangYu wine Zhang Bishi,
中国美术学院创始人艺术家林风眠、artist Lin Fengmian,founder of the China Academy of Art,
世界球王李惠堂、the world ball king Li Huitang,
大慈善家田家炳、the great philanthropist Tian Jiabing,
被国家授予“改革先锋”的“领带大王”曾宪梓 "tie king" Zeng Xianzi, awarded "the pioneer of reform" by the state
等一大批光耀中华、and a large number of famous celebrities and magnates
名扬海外的名人贤士。who shine in China and overseas.
梅州是知名的华侨之乡，Meizhou is a well-known hometown of overseas Chinese.
客家人从松口古镇远下南洋、The Hakkas have moved from Songkou ancient town to Nanyang
衍播四海， and spread the four seas.
目前海外的梅州客籍华侨有700多万人，At present, there are more than 7 million overseas Chinese in meizhou,
联合国教科文组织在松口镇建立了中国唯一的移民纪念广场。 UNESCO has established China's only immigrant memorial plaza in Songkou Town.
梅州是中国知名的长寿之乡。Meizhou is a well-known hometown of longevity in China.
430万常住人口中， Among the 4.3 million permanent residents,
百岁老人达到473人，there are 473 centenarians
98岁以上的老人达到1145人，and 1,145 people over the age of 98.
目前健在的最长寿老人115岁。The oldest living person is 115 years old.
8个县（市、区）中，Among the 8 counties (cities and districts),
蕉岭、大埔是“世界长寿乡”， Jiaoling and Dapu are “the world's longevity town”,
丰顺、梅县是“中国长寿之乡”。 and Fengshun and Meixian are “China’s longevity town”.
梅州的长寿密码，The longevity code of Meizhou
藏在良好的生态环境里，is hidden in a good ecological environment,
与好山好水好空气好土壤有关，which is related to good mountains, water, air and soil,
与健康美味的客家菜有关，healthy and delicious Hakka dishes,
与长寿元素“硒”的摄入量密切相关。and the intake of longevity element selenium.
我们全市52.3%的土地属富硒土壤区域， 52.3% of the land in our city belongs to the selenium-enriched soil area,
土壤硒含量是国家富硒标准的1.75倍。and the selenium content of the soil is 1.75 times of the national standard for selenium-enriched.
长寿还源于群众的宜居生活，Longevity also stems from the livable life of the masses.
梅州群众安全感连续多年居广东省前列，The Meizhou people’s sense of security have ranked first in Guangdong Province for many years,
多次获评中国最具幸福感城市、and have been rated as China's happiest city
全国创新社会治理优秀城市，and a national excellent city for innovation and social governance for many times.
已经成为广东最适宜居住的福地之一。Meizhou has become one of the most livable places in Guangdong.
The Most Beautiful Landscape
梅州是一片绿意盎然、景色宜人的土地。 Meizhou is a green and pleasant land.
这里青山环抱、绿水绕城，Here, the green hills and water surround the city,
Lianhua Mountains, Fenghuang Mountains and Wuyi Mountains stand toweringly.
梅江、汀江、梅潭河三江汇流， the Meijiang River, the Tingjiang River and the Meitan River converge.
韩江入选全国10条“最美家乡河”， Hanjiang is selected as one of the 10 “most beautiful hometown rivers” in the country.
全市自然保护区50个、There are 50 nature reserves
森林公园158个，and 158 forest parks in the city.
森林覆盖率达到75.06%、The forest coverage rate reached 75.06%,
居广东第一，ranking first in Guangdong,
空气和水体质量均居全省全列。and the air and water quality were all front rank in the province.
这里处处皆景，游人如织。Everywhere is scenery and full of visitors here.
全市3A级以上景区33个，There are 33 scenic spots above 3A-level in the city,
居广东省第二位，ranking second place in Guangdong Province,
每年接待游客量达到4600多万。with more than 46 million visitors each year.
风光秀美的阴那山、The beautiful scenery of Yinna Mountain,
五指石、铜鼓峰、神光山， Wuzhi Stone, Tonggu Peak, Shenguang Mountain,
蜿蜒流淌的琴江、松溪河等， and the flowing Qinjiang River and Songxi River
构成了一幅幅美丽的山水画卷。constitute beautiful landscape paintings.
这里也是一首田园诗，It is also an idyllic poem.
上万座风格形态各异的围龙屋Thousands of different styles of Weilong houses
和数以千计的古镇古村落， and ancient villages in ancient towns,
星罗棋布散落在醉美田园，are scattered in the beautiful countryside,
传承了天人合一、自然和谐的崇高追求，inheriting the lofty pursuit of integration of man and nature and natural harmony.
真正体现了“望得见山、 Which truly embodies "seeing mountains,
看得见水、记得住乡愁”。 seeing water and remembering homesickness".
无处不美，无处不靓。everywhere is beautiful.
正如南宋著名诗人杨万里所赞叹：As Yang wanli, a famous poet in the Southern Song Dynasty, said:
“一路谁栽十里梅，"who planted miles of plum all the way,
下临溪水恰齐开，just open next to stream,
此行便是无官事，if no official matter this trip,
只为梅花也合来。”just for the plum blossom is ok."
“世界客都·长寿梅州”欢迎您！ Welcome to " World City of Hakka Longevity Meizhou " !