Global Youth Conference opens in Jinan
The Global Youth Conference kicked off on May 13 in Jinan, capital of Shandong province. With the theme of “Vibrant Shandong for a Shared Future”, the conference, focusing on the young people, aims to inspire the strength of the youth and jointly foster a youthful Shandong, a youthful China and a youthful world.
The event attracted more than 5,000 youth representatives, international friends and guests from 48 countries both online and offline.
At the conference, the results of 10 Chinese and foreign youth exchange and cooperation projects were released, including the Global Youth Partnership Program, the “Confucius of China, Wisdom of the World” series of books, and the International Youth Exchange Alliance of the Nine Provinces (Regions) Along the Yellow River.
To promote international youth exchanges, Shandong province has designated the year of 2022 as the "International Youth Exchange Year of Shandong Province". As an important part of the conference, the "China and the World in the Eyes of Youth" International Youth Art Exhibition opened today in Shandong Art Museum. The Yellow River Bay International Youth Economic Forum was also held at the conference.
The event, jointly sponsored by Shandong Provincial People’s Government, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, All-China Youth Federation and China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, aims to build a comprehensive platform for international youth exchange and a grand gathering for young people, give full play to the strength of young people around the world, to serve the building of a community with a shared future for the mankind, and promote world peace, development and prosperity.
The opening ceremony was held via video link, with the main venue in Jinan and sub-venues in Beijing and the 16 cities in Shandong province. Chinese and foreign experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and youth representatives attended the opening ceremony.