On October 31, the theme forum of 2023 World Youth Development Forum on Youth Development Cities was held in Shenzhen. More than ten international students of our school participated in the forum to perceive the development concept of China's youth development cities.
The forum was co-hosted by All-China Youth Federation, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the People's Government of Guangdong Province. Mr. Xu Xiao, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and President of All-China Youth Federation; Mr. Qin Haixiang, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, attended and addressed the forum; Mr. Wang Yi, Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Vice President of All-China Youth Federation attended the forum; Mr. Michal Mlinar, Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, delivered a video address. Nearly 500 people from relevant international youth organizations, diplomatic envoys of some countries in China, party and government representatives of youth development cities and youth representatives attended the conference online and offline. The forum set up the opening ceremony, keynote speeches, city dialogue and other links.
International students of our school participated in the forum as representatives of foreign youth. At the meeting, the international students of our university were very interested in the keynote speeches of guests from the government, international organizations, university research institutions and other aspects. Especially in the urban dialogue session, leaders from Baoding City, Jinshan District of Shanghai City, Hangzhou City, Wenzhou City, Chengdu City, Shapingba District of Chongqing City, Baoji City and other cities discussed, exchanged and shared on youth education, youth culture, youth innovation, urban planning, urban renewal, urban environment and many other aspects. International students listened with great interest. They strongly agree with the local government's initiative to build a youth-friendly city, and record wonderful moments with mobile phone from time to time.
"Cities are more youth-friendly and young people are more successful in cities." Through this activity, international students have a further understanding of the concept of youth development city and a deeper understanding of the Chinese-style modernization development path.