CIYEC Meets With JCI Japan Online

Updated: 2020-12-22


Representatives of the China International Youth Exchange Center and the Junior Chamber International Japan participate in the online meeting on Nov 30.

The China International Youth Exchange Center (CIYEC) and the Junior Chamber International Japan (JCI Japan) held a videoconference on Nov 30 to discuss how to conduct bilateral exchanges in the post-pandemic era and how to further strengthen practical cooperation between both sides' young entrepreneurs.

In his speech, Wang Yijun, Party Secretary of the CIYEC, first showed his gratitude to Masafumi Ishida, President of JCI Japan, for sending a video after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier in 2020 in which he expressed his concern and empathy for the Chinese people.

Wang noted that the two sides have always maintained a good tradition of friendly exchanges, and said that both sides rolled out regular exchange visits and exchange programs in recent years. They also organized economic forums, economic and trade conferences and innovation and entrepreneurship forums for youth of both countries.

Such activities have greatly promoted pragmatic exchanges and cooperation between the youth of China and Japan, he added.

Wang said that both China and Japan are major economies in the world that can complement each other and enjoy huge cooperation potential, adding that young entrepreneurs of the two countries are important forces in boosting economic and social development and significant engines for the economic development of their respective countries.

He hoped that the two sides will seize the hard-won development opportunity brought by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a 15-member trade pact covering East Asia signed on Nov 15, to launch more exchange and cooperation projects for practical cooperation between youth, and to achieve win-win development for both sides.

Leaders of JCI Japan all expressed their desire to strengthen Japan-China friendly exchanges and economic cooperation in their speeches, and highlighted that the signing of the RCEP and the recent visit of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Japan are highly significant contributions to the economic development of the two countries as well as peace and stability in Asia.

JCI Japan has always attached great importance to cooperation with the All-China Youth Federation. In the current pandemic situation, it is very necessary for the two sides to hold online meetings to cope with new challenges in the development of the youth of the two countries. No matter what happens in the world, faith in friendship between Japan and China should be cemented.


Representatives of the China International Youth Exchange Center attend the videoconference on Nov 30.

Hong Guimei, Deputy Director of the CIYEC, outlined the recent work progress of the center, and expressed her hope that JCI Japan will support and take an active part in the China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and Forum.