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China-Africa Youth Festival opens in Beijing
发布时间:2019-08-30 19:21

The 4th China-Africa Youth Festival opens at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing on Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

The 4th China-Africa Youth Festival opened at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing on Aug 27.

The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hosted by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), with the aim of facilitating exchanges between young people from China and Africa.

More than 300 representatives attended the opening ceremony. They included young people from the African member countries at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, or FOCAC, the ambassadors of African countries to China, reporters from African media outlets in China, African students studying in China, as well as young Chinese people.

Wang Jiarui, chairman of the CSCLF, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Africa Youth Festival, which opened at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing on Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

Wang Jiarui, chairman of the CSCLF, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. He said that the Beijing Summit of FOCAC event marked a milestone in the course of developing China-African relations.

The results achieved at the Beijing Summit of the FOCAC benefited both peoples in China and Africa and injected vitality into the development of China-Africa relations, Wang added.

China would work together with Africa to ensure the prosperity of developing countries, build new types of international relations and construct a Community of Shared Destiny for Mankind, Wang said.

Chen Xiaodong, assistant to the Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in China, addresses the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Africa Youth Festival, which opened at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing in Beijing on Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

Rahmat Allah Mohamed Osman, permanent representative of the African Union to China, speaks at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Africa Youth Festival, which opened at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing on Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

Zanu-PF Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Lewis Matutu speaks at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Africa Youth Festival, which opened at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing on Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

A CSCLF delegation visits African youth who sample traditional Chinese culture at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People. [Photo/CSCLF]

A group of African youth learn Chinese dance at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People. [Photo/CSCLF]

A youth representative from Africa tries her hand at the traditional Chinese tea ceremony at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People. [Photo/CSCLF]

An African youth shows his painting on a porcelain plate. [Photo/CSCLF]

A youth representative from Egypt said that she loved Chinese culture very much and she had studied Chinese for a year.

She felt honored to participate in the grand event and to be offered the chance to learn about traditional Chinese culture.

"I will keep on with my Chinese studies and make contributions to promoting people-to-people exchanges between Africa and China," she said.

Young Chinese dancers perform at the China-Africa Youth Festival. [Photo/CSCLF]

Young Chinese people perform at the China-Africa Youth Festival. [Photo/CSCLF]

That night, the organizing committee hosted a welcome party for the African guests. Artistic performances were performed at the evening gala.

Chinese youth give a performance at the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Africa Youth Festival, which opened at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing on Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

African representatives dance at the reception party held at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People, on the evening of Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

Youth representatives from Africa and Chinese volunteers pose for a photograph. [Photo/CSCLF]

An African representative speaks at a meeting. [Photo/CSCLF]

On the day, African youth representatives were also invited to attend a meeting on sustainable development -- and they visited the Innovation Space at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People, to learn about some of the latest innovative technologies.

African youth representatives visit the Innovation Space at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People to learn about some of the latest innovative technologies. [Photo/CSCLF]

The China-Africa Youth Festival lasted 10 days. Arranged by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and the Guangdong Provincial Government, the delegates from Africa visited a number of places including local government departments, communities, sci-tech parks and scenic spots in Beijing and Guangdong province.

Yu Qun, vice-chairman of the CSCLF, presides over the opening ceremony of the 4th China-Africa Youth Festival, which opened at the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Center for Young People in Beijing on Aug 27. [Photo/CSCLF]

Yu Qun, vice-chairman of the CSCLF, presided over the opening ceremony. Other delegates from the Chinese Foreign Ministry of Affairs and CSCLF departments also attended the event.

(Source: International Department of CSCLF)

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