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1st China-ASEAN Youth Cultural Exchange Festival Held in Beijing

Time:2013-08-07Editor:Wu JohnResource:Department of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

The CPAFFC, together with the China National Committee for the Care of Children (CNCCC), hosted the 1st China-ASEAN Youth Cultural Exchange Festival (CAYCEF) in Beijing from August 1st to 6th,, 2013.

Altogether 250 young delegates participated in the 1st CAYCEF from 20 provinces or cities in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan as well as from 10 ASEAN countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 

H.E. Mme Gu Xiulian (President of China-ASEAN Association and Director of CNCCC), Mr. Xie Yuan (Vice President of CPAFFC), Mr. Liu Fengyan, Mrs. Liu Yazhi, Mrs. Liu Xiaolian, Mr. Min Zhenhuan (Executive Deputy Directors of CNCCC), H.E. Mme. Magdalene Teo (Ambassador of Brunei to China), H.E. Mr. Somdy Bounkhoum (Ambassador of the Laos to China), H.E. Mme. Erlinda Basilio (Ambassador of the Philippines to China) and other Chinese and international guests attended the major events of the Festival.

The delegates visited the National Museum, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall, the National Stadium(Bird Nest), the National Aquatics Center(Water Cute), the Beijing Zoo and the Planetarium Museum respectively. They learned the Chinese calligraphy and painted the scrolls on the topics of international friendship and the China-ASEAN family. On the opening and closing ceremonies and especially the gala night of the Festival, the youngsters conducted series of colorful performances with their national traditions and ethnic features and exchanged their ideas and thoughts as well.

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