The 8th China-Japan-ROK Youth Forum Held in Beijing

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 The 8th China-Japan-ROK Youth Forum Held in Beijing

    From Aug 29 to Sept 3, the China-Japan-ROK Youth Forum was held in Beijing, hosted by UNA-China and organized by Beijing Foreign Studies University(BFSU). Delegates from UNA-China, UNA-Japan, UNA-ROK and WFUNAattended the Opening Ceremony of the Froum. Amb. Lu Shumin, President of UNA-China, Amb. Akashi Yasushi, Vice-President of UNA-Japan, Amb. Ho-Jin Lee, Vice-President & CEO of UNA-ROK, Mr. Yan Huohua, Vice-President of BFSU delivered speeches respectively. They pointed out that young people are the future of the nation and the world and they are key holders to a peaceful and prosperous future in this region and friendly relations among China, Japan and ROK. They expressed their hope that the young people could strengthen their mutual understanding to make their own contribution to the sustainable and healthy development of relations between three countries.

    The Forum was composed of a Model UN Conference, a Youth Symposium and cultural activities. One hundred student representatives participated in the Forum from top universities in China, Japan and  ROK, such as Peking University, Zhejiang University, Waseda University, Tokyo University, Yonsei University and Korea University. In the MUN Conference, they hold heated debates on Prevention of Armed Conflicts and Refugee Crisis and adopted two draft resolutions. In the  Symposium, they discussed “Cooperation between CJK on Sustainable Agenda”, ”Cultural Dialogue for Peace and Development” and “Peacekeeping and Peace-building” . They expressed their views and ideas especially on the role of young people on these issues. In cultural activities, student delegates made performances of songs and dances with  their own national characteristics. They also visited  the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. The Forum enhanced their mutual understanding and expanded their consensus. Xinhua Net, CRI Online and CSSN have covered the Forum.

    The China-Japan-ROK Youth Forum is a parallel eventof the Trilateral Presidents Meeting of UNA-China, UNA-Japan and UNA-ROK, aiming at the promotion of dialogue and understanding of the young people. It has been hosted by these three countries in rotation since 2010. China has held the 2nd and the 5th, respectively in Sichuan University and Northwest Polytechnical University in 2011 and 2014.


Amb. Lu Shumin’s speech on the Opening Ceremony.pdf.pdf

Links of Media’s coverage on the Forum:

Xinhua Net, CRI Online, CSSN

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