On 14 December 2021, guided by Beijing Talent Work Bureau and hosted by Beijing Overseas Talents Centre, the 2021 Beijing Tour for Overseas Talents & Beijing International Youth Innovation and Development Forum was held in Beijing. The forum also released the Beijing Consensus 2021 for Global Youth Innovation and Development.
Mr. Gui Sheng, Director-General of Beijing Talent Work Bureau and Secretary of the CPC Committee of Beijing Overseas Talents Centre, Mr Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), and Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, founder of China-Bridge Association in Germany, delivered speeches.
Secretary-General Chen Dehai highlighted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN-China dialogue relations. This year and the next year are both under the theme of ASEAN-China Year of Sustainable Development Cooperation. Youth from ASEAN and China could join hands to contribute to regional and global sustainable development and build a foundation for harmonious co-existence between man and nature through synergising different countries’ sustainable development plans. The world today is facing the interwoven impact of the profound changes unseen in a century and the COVID-19 pandemic. Youth is the most active and vibrant force. ACC is willing to build communication platforms for Chinese and foreign youth to enhance mutual understanding and friendship. It is hoped that youth from China, ASEAN and all over the world could give full play to their wisdom and talent, contribute to innovation and development, participate in global governance and build an amicable and harmonious home together.
Mr. Hu Yixiong, Deputy Party Secretary and Deputy Director-General of Beijing Overseas Talent Centre explained the Beijing Consensus 2021 for Global Youth Innovation and Development. Guests delivered remarks on topics including a community for common health for mankind, carbon neutrality and inclusive innovation. At the youth roundtable forum, scholars discussed how youth can shape international thinking and create a sustainable future, and exchanged ideas on strategies for supporting youth innovation.