CSCLF facilitates exchanges among Asian teenagers

2019-05-21 18:17:00   

  The China Youth Federation and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) held an activity at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People on May 16 to facilitate exchanges among young people from Asian countries.

  Nearly 200 young people from 13 Asian countries participated in the activity and were invited to attend the sub-forum for youth as part of the Conference on Dialogue on Asian Civilizations.

  Hang Yuanxiang (second from right), executive vice-chairman of CSCLF, pays a visit to the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People on May 16 to talk with young people taking part in the activity organized by CSCLF and the China Youth Federation. [Photo/CSCLF]

  Hang Yuanxiang (R), executive vice-chairman of CSCLF, meets with Sim Chee Keong, deputy minister of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Cabinet of Malaysia, at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People on May 16. [Photo/CSCLF]

  Hang Yuanxiang, executive vice-chairman of CSCLF, visited the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center to talk with young people learning about traditional Chinese culture.

  Hang welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the life story of Soong Ching Ling, the late honorary president of the People's Republic of China. He also shared what CSCLF had done to promote exchanges among Asian teenagers.

  Hang said that Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his speech, praised Asian civilization and proposed ways to enhance exchanges between countries.

  Young people are the hope of Asia and the world, and are also a vital force for helping promote exchanges between countries, Hang continued.

  He expressed hope that young people from throughout Asia would carry out in-depth exchanges and enhance cooperation with the aim of building a shared future for mankind.

  On behalf of all participants, Sim Chee Keong, deputy minister of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Cabinet of Malaysia, thanked CSCLF for its warm hospitality and careful arrangements.

  He said that different countries should live in harmony rather than in conflict. Young Asian people should contribute to exchanges between countries and to the building of a shared future for mankind, he added.

  The deputy minister voiced his pleasure at being invited to the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Centre for Young People to admire traditional Chinese culture, which taught him a lot about China.

  Representatives pose for a photograph at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People. [Photo/CSCLF]

  The representatives learned about traditional Chinese culture, including tea ceremonies, Chinese calligraphy, Peking Opera, wood art, printing and dyeing, Yayue (literally "elegant music"), embroidery, and Chinese traditional medicine.

  Participants pose for a photograph with their embroidery works. [Photo/CSCLF]

  Participants try their hands at Chinese calligraphy. [Photo/CSCLF]

  Participants learn how to make clay sculptures. [Photo/CSCLF]

  A participant weighs Chinese herbal medicine with a steelyard.

  After they finished learning about Chinese culture, the participants went on to admire different styles of operas and dances performed by people from a variety of countries. Performances included Chinese Peking Opera, Japanese Kabuki, and a dance performed by young people from Southeast Asia.

  Peking Opera is performed during the event. [Photo/CSCLF]

  A Japanese Kabuki dance is performed by a Japanese artist. [Photo/CSCLF]

  Participants from Southeast Asia dance on stage. [Photo/CSCLF]

  Participants from Southeast Asia dance on stage. [Photo/CSCLF]

  Chen Aimin, director of the International Department of CSCLF, Yang Hua, deputy director of the aforementioned department, Guo Xinbao, director of the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People, and Su Hongtao and Zhi Gang, deputy directors of the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People, participated in the activity.

  All participants pose for a photograph. [Photo/CSCLF]

  (Source: International Department of CSCLF)

 

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