Award Ceremony for a Writing, Photography and Short Video Competition Themed on "Experiencing China's New Era" Held
 ( 2022.11.25 )

Beijing, November 22th—The award ceremony for a writing, photography and short video competition themed on "experiencing China's new era" was held online and offline here today. The competition was organized by Contemporary World Magazine which is supervised by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee (IDCPC). Liu Jianchao, Minister of the IDCPC, attended and addressed the function. Over 500 participants were present, including Shen Beili, Vice-minister of the IDCPC, relevant comrades from the working committee for central and state organs, the Discipline Inspection and Supervision Office of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection at the Office of Foreign Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, China Scholarship Council, China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), China Xinhua News Network Corporation,, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), representatives from Chinese colleges and universities and foreign students in China. Liu Jianchao, Shen Beili, President of CRBC Du Fei, and responsible officials of co-organizers of the competition presented the awards to the representatives of awardees.

Liu congratulated on the complete success of the competition. He said, the entries reflect the foreign students' deep understanding of China and their assimilation in to the country, as well as their own experience and rational thinking of the great achievements of China in the new era. At present, the CPC has successfully led the Chinese people in blazing a uniquely Chinese path to modernization and began a new journey of building a modern socialist country in all respects. The foreign students in China have the advantage of observing China up close. He hoped the students will deepen their understand of China in the new era, and comprehensively tell the truth about their experience in the country, so as to play a unique role in enhancing people-to-people bonds between China and the world.

Liu said, the world today is in an era full of challenges and hope. Only by strengthening cooperation can all countries move toward the goal of common development and prosperity. The youth is a strong force for promoting win-win cooperation among all countries and the hope for building a better world. It is hoped that the youth of China and other countries will aim high, maintain a global vision, practice the philosophy of peaceful cooperation, contribute the youth's strength to opening up a brighter future of mankind and march forward together!

Wang Bo, Vice President of BIT, delivered a speech on behalf of winners of outstanding organizer award. He said the competition is a stage of mutual learning among civilizations and for showing the vibrant image of the foreign students in China. It is hoped that youth of all countries will take it as an opportunity to observe the world from a perspective of appreciation, mutual learning and sharing, push the harmonious co-existence among different civilizations, and actively contribute to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

Amangeldiyev Sapargeldi, PhD student of Peking University, Yamakawa Yuri, postgraduate student of Beijing Foreign Studies University, and others delivered speeches on behalf of award-winning foreign students in China. They said they acquired much knowledge in China, learnt the Chinese culture, which is a crystallization of human civilization and wisdom, and witnessed China's huge development achievements in all fields in the new era. They particularly mentioned they had the honor to witness the success of the 20th CPC National Congress, which enable them to further realize the CPC is a party that seeks happiness for the Chinese people and strives for promoting the progress of mankind. They thanked the Chinese side for organizing the event and building a cultural exchange platform for China and the world. They hoped to deepen their understanding of China while introducing the real China to the world, to contribute to the friendship between China and the world.

The award ceremony was held in a warm atmosphere. The Chinese and foreign youth worked together and performed calligraphy, acrobatics, musical instruments, songs and poetry. The competition was held from March to October 2022. A total of 3,688 entries from foreign students studying in 196 Chinese colleges and universities from 133 countries were received. The first, second and third awards went to 105 participants. Entries including "experiencing China's new era and glory of Beijing, the dual Olympic city" won the first prize.