Youth Representatives from Euro-Asia Economic Forum Visit CIYEC
A delegation of youth representatives from the Euro-Asia Economic Forum visited the China International Youth Exchange Center (CIYEC) on Sept 18, during which a symposium was held.
Liu Aiping, Secretary of the Communist Party of China Committee of CIYEC, briefly introduced the youth-related work of the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF). Noting that the ACYF is an umbrella organization comprising main youth groups in China, Liu said that the CIYEC is a specialized organization under the ACYF for international youth exchange and cooperation, which is dedicated to promoting mutual understanding between Chinese and foreign youth, and promoting practical cooperation among young people from different countries.
Over the years, the CIYEC has established several well-received project names in the fields of people-to-people exchanges, trade and economic cooperation, and the work related to study in China, she said, adding that the CIYEC is willing to have extensive exchange and cooperation with youth organizations from other countries.
Ma Heng, a member of the standing committee of the ACYF and Vice-president of the youth federation of Beijing's Chaoyang District; Nie Ou, a committee member of the ACYF and president of a financial research institute under a Xinhua News Agency think tank; Huang Rihan, a committee member of the ACYF and professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of the Minzu University of China; Bian Guibin, President of the Youth Innovation Promotion Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as Dong Bo, Senior Vice-president of 36Kr, as well as President and CEO of KR Star Innovation, briefed the delegation on youth-related work, mass media, and innovation and entrepreneurship at the symposium.
Members of the delegation agreed that the symposium has deepened their understanding of youth organizations and youth-related work, as well as the development of China’s economy and society. They expressed their hope to continue strengthening communication and promoting cooperation in the future.
Cantoreules Daulet, Dean of Confucius Institute at the K.Zhubanov Aktobe Regional University of Kazakhstan, said that his institute has fostered more than 17,000 Chinese-speaking talents, but there is still a huge demand for such talents in Kazakhstan. He said he hopes to take this visit as an opportunity to establish cooperation with the CIYEC and carry out more educational and cultural exchange projects.
The delegation consisted of youth representatives from parliaments, media outlets, and universities of 11 countries, including Moldova, Russia and Kazakhstan. They will then go to Xi’an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, to participate in the 10th Euro-Asia Economic Forum, an economic cooperation mechanism under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The forum was listed in a joint communique issued at the 2005 Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Government (Prime Ministers) in Moscow. It is a biennial event that aims at tapping into the market potential of Euro-Asia region and promoting cultural exchanges and mutual learning through dialogues in the political, business and academic fields.
The symposium was hosted by Jia Tiesong, Deputy Director of the CIYEC. The delegation also visited the Century Theater in Beijing.