President Xi Jinping has, on multiple occasions, encouraged young people from around the world to come to China, get first-hand knowledge and share their experiences.
On International Youth Day, let's see some of Xi's remarks on this topic.
"I hope young people at home and abroad will enhance mutual understanding, develop friendship and achieve mutual success, thus contributing to the building of a community with a shared future for humanity."
In a reply letter to 36 representatives of young foreign participants at the Global Young Leaders Dialogue
Aug 10, 2021
"You are welcome to visit more parts of China to gain a deeper understanding of the country as it really is, share your thoughts and experiences with more people, and play an active role in promoting friendship between the peoples of all countries."
In a reply letter to foreign students in Peking University
June 21, 2021
"China welcomes outstanding young people from around the world to study in China, learn more about China and share your experiences with the world."
In a reply letter to Pakistani students from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing
May 17, 2020
"China and Japan are close neighbors separated by only a narrow strip of water. Friendship between the two countries is rooted in the people, and the future of the friendship between the two peoples is in the hands of the young."
In a reply letter to Daichi Nakashima, a prize-winner in the Panda Cup Japan Youth Essay Contest
"Young people are the future of the China-US friendship. Seeing is believing. I hope you will come to China to see the country for yourselves."
In a reply letter to students from Niles North High School in Illinois, the US
"I hope you will be 'Marco Polo in the new era' and facilitate cultural exchanges between China and Italy."
In a reply letter to the principal and eight students of Rome Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II, a boarding school in Italy
March 17, 2019
"Youths from China and Africa should engage in more cultural exchanges, forge a closer bond, and contribute to the inheritance of traditional bilateral friendship among the 2.6 billion people of China and Africa."
In a reply letter to participants in the Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road
August 28, 2018
"I hope you cherish the camaraderie forged with teachers, classmates and friends during your stay in China, and write a new chapter of cooperation between your countries and China."
In a reply letter to the first graduates at the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development of Peking University
Oct 11, 2017
"Young people are leaders and builders of the future, and there is hope for mankind as well as a lasting and powerful driving force for the cause of peace and development as long as young people around the world are visionary and have the courage to shoulder their responsibilities."
In a reply letter congratulating the opening of the Ninth UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris
Oct 26, 2015