Minister Lee said that the itinerary includes a wide variety of activities, and that the students are on a very important mission. He therefore specially reminded them not to put too much pressure on themselves. He said they should embrace the process in a spirit of joy in learning and relaxation, and show themselves as the new generation of Hakka stars. He also hoped that the students will integrate what they have learned as they promote Hakka culture internationally. Through these Hakka youth who set out to face the world, everyone will see the results of passing Hakka culture down, generation to generation.
Of the 139 applicants, 11 Hakka youth who are fluent in both Hakka and English were selected; they all identify strongly with their Hakka heritage, and average only 17 years of age. The delegation will receive two weeks of training before departing, then travel to Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Houston, and New York between August 3rd and 16th. They will engage in goodwill visits, observe and learn international affairs, and engage in cultural exchange. The biannual World Hakka Culture Conference is one of the main events for the delegation. The delegation will also engage in exchanges with local people and Hakka associations, promoting Taiwan's Hakka culture and helping the world to see Taiwan.