The Youth Forum, also closing ceremony, of the 8th ASEAN-China Young Leaders Exchange Festival was held in HNU on October 15, 2021. Chinese and foreign youth representatives exchanged their views on the topic of “China in My Eyes, My Expectation of Asia”. They voiced on building a community of shared future between China and ASEAN, and a more beautiful Asia.
Wu Lan, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, addressed the event. Khamphao Ernthavanh, Lao ambassador to China, Jiang Jiang, vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and Chen Dehai, secretary general of the ASEAN-China Center, delivered speeches respectively.
Other leaders present at the event included: Xiao Xiangqing, deputy secretary general of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee; Jiang Changzhong, secretary of the Party Leadership Group and director of the Hunan Department of Education; and Deng Wei, secretary of the CPC HNU Committee.
Xu Zhengxian, director-general of Foreign Affairs Office of Hunan Provincial People’s Government, and president of Hunan Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, presided over the event.
Wu Lan, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, speaks. (Photo/He Wei, Hunan Daily)
At the event.
Chen Jinlan (L), a doctoral student of business administration, and Tu Gang (R), a postgraduate student of linguistics and applied linguistics, speak at the forum.
The China-ASEAN Association and non-governmental organizations developing friendship with China in 10 ASEAN countries initiated the ASEAN-China Youth Cultural Exchange Festival in 2013. The event invited Chinese and ASEAN youth representatives to join in visit tours and forums and exchange their views. In this session, 54ASEAN countries students studying in China and Chinese college student representatives visited Chairman Mao’s former residence and listened to revolutionary stories, toured Shibadong Village and Fenghuang Ancient Town, and learned about Hunan’s emerging industries.
The forum came to the end with a chorus of Liuyang River.