RELEASE: The 2023 World Youth Conference opens in Shandong

JINAN, China, July 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Shandian News report:.

RELEASE: The 2023 World Youth Conference opens in Shandong

JINAN, China, July 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Shandian News report:

In an effort to build an international platform for youth from all over the world where they can exchange ideas, deepen friendship, learn more about traditional Chinese culture, and contribute to building a community with a shared future for humanity, the World Youth Conference 2023 was held in Shandong from July 6 to 9. More than 1,000 guests and youth representatives from 85 countries and regions gathered in the province for the event.

The conference, the first offline meeting of international youth in Shandong after the pandemic, is an important event for international youth exchanges and cooperation. Through mutual learning, attendees from home and abroad enhanced mutual understanding, forged friendships, and worked together for common development.

The conference was co-sponsored by the Shandong Provincial People's Government, the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the All-China Youth Federation and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation. Under the theme New Era, New Civilization, New Youth, New Mission, the conference consists of the opening ceremony, "Huanghewan Youth Economic Forum" main forum, side forums, youth-themed exhibitions, international youth gala and tours in multiple cities.

At the opening ceremony on July 7, the conference launched 10 international youth exchange programs and 10 excellent projects from the Global Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition, launched the Report on the Development of Chinese Youth in New Professions under the New Employment Patterns and the Research Report on the Road to Accelerating the Development of an Institutional Opening Pilot Zone in Shandong, launched two international organizations-Global Youth Conference and International Alliance on Young Entrepreneurs' Innovation and Entrepreneurship-, and published the Declaration of Jinan of the 2023 Global Youth Congress. 12 foreign investment projects with a contract value of 5.16 billion yuan (approximately US$713 million) were signed at the Global Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum, one of the parallel forums of the Global Youth Conference of 2023.

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