Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Vietnamese and Chinese youths boost exchanges

Convention Center, in the northwestern province of Lao Cai.
At the exchange, part of the ongoing third Vietnam-China Youth Festival hosted by Vietnam, Giang Quoc Hung, Secretary of the Lao Cai provincial Youth Union Committee and Zhao Guoliang, Deputy Secretary of the Yunnan provincial Youth organization emphasized the exchange was a good opportunity for the two countries’ youths to boost exchanges andcooperation, learn more about each country’s people and culture, and help the participants heighten their awareness of and responsibility for together fostering the friendshipbetween the two Parties, States and peoples and youths, contributing to strengthening Vietnam-China’s comprehensive strategic partnership.
Vietnamese and Chinese youths at the festival. Source:
The Deputy Secretary of the Yunnan provincial Youth Organization thanked the warm reception from the host and hoped the two countries’ youths’ ties would be strengthened.
During the exchange, Vietnamese and Chinese artists, and youth union members performed typical performances in praise of the two countries and their ties.
* Earlier, on the morning, more than 200 Vietnamese and Chinese youths took part in the forum “Youths engage in preserving cultural identities and tourism development” in the northern province of Bac Ninh.
At the forum, Secretary of the provincial Youth Organization Nguyen Nhan Chinh underscored the long-term history of each country and their typical culture. He also stressed on the rich culture of Bac Ninh province with thousands of relics, dozens of trade villages, festivals, all of which are advantageous elements for tourism development.
“As the future leaders of the country, youths are the most dynamic force in engaging in all fields, preserving local culture and tourism development”, Chinh said.
At the forum, the two countries’ youths exchanged with each other, contributing to promoting the two countries’ friendship.
Ye Wenjing, Secretary of Chinese Wuhan city Youth Organization, head of the Chinese youth delegation, showed his honor to participate in such an event and tovisit the provincial trade villages and historical relics. The visit would help boost mutual understanding and cooperation between the two countries’ youths.
* Later, on the afternoon, a forum with the same theme was held in Ninh Binh province with the participation of 400 Vietnamese and Chinese youths.
Addressing the forum, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Youth Organization Hoang Ngoc Hoa emphasized that the third Vietnam-China Youth Festival is the great festival of the two countries’ youths, educating them on Vietnam-China’s friendly ties and comprehensive strategic partnership.
On behalf of the Chinese youth delegation, Deputy Secretary of Guizhou provincial Youth Organization Xu Jiquang thanked Vietnamese nationals and Ninh Binh people for a warm welcome.
Having watched the video “Itinerary of the Vietnam-China Youth Festival”, the participants exchanged knowledge of preserving cultural identities and sustainably developing tourism. They also highlighted youths’ role in the work and made clear advantages and difficulties in carrying out the work as well as made proposals to improve youths’ role in such a work.
In the framework of the forum, the participants toured a photo exhibition on Ninh Binh province’s landscapes and historical relics and visited Bai Dinh Pagoda, the worlds cultural and natural heritage site Trang An landscape complex.
* Also on November 8, 100 Chinese youths and outstanding students of the Hung Vuong University of Phu Tho province together planted friendly trees at the university, showing the forever-lasting friendly ties between the two Parties, States and peoples.
The Chinese youths also visited the Hung Kings’ Temple National Historical Relic Site; learned to wrap Chung cakes, make Day cakes (white, flat, round glutinous rice cake with a chewy texture) and play folk games while visiting the communal house of Thet village in Kinh Duc commune, Viet Tri city; and entertained Xoan singing, an intangible cultural heritage of mankind.
* At the forum “Youths engaging in environmental protection and sustainable development” held the same day in Lang Son province, Chinese and Vietnamese youths discussed, drew paintings under topics of river protection, environmental protection in response to climate change, and exchanged experiences, solutions and initiatives on environmental protection and sustainable development.
* Also in the morning, Vietnamese and Chinese youths planted 66 friendly trees to help build a green, clean and beautiful environment in Lang Son province. On November 7, leaders of the Chinese youth delegation paid a courtesy call to Lang Son provincial leaders.
Translated by Mai Huong


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