On the afternoon of Junell, the Youth Sub-forum ofthe12th China-South Asia Business Forum kicked off at Wyndham Hotel. Revolving about the major theme of “Youth Internationalization and Future Innovation”, this youth sub-forum made themed speeches, discussions and exchanges. Mr. Luo Yongbin, President of Yunnan Youth Federation, delivered a speech at the youth sub-forum. And Mr. Asif Ibrahim, Executive Director of Business Advisory Council(BAC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(ESCAP) and Mr. Liu Guangxi, President of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade yunnan Sub- Council, also gave wonderful keynote speeches.
Mr. Sahibzadi Mahin Khan,Member of the Youth Committee of Pakistan SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry(SAARCCCI), Mr. Ashish Wagh, Managing Director of Indian Film Studios(IFS),Mr. Hossain Ali Sikde, Vice President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce& Industry(DCCI) of Bangladesh, Mr. Chen Ningyi, Vice President of zpchefang.com and founder of the investment platform“My Farm”, Mr. Li Qinghao, co-founder and CEO of Newbanker, Ms. Tang Lei, founder of Linden Centre, Vinetree·Geladan Tented Resort and the Silver Chest Boutique Hotel, and other honored guests together discussed the theme of “Youth International Cooperation and Changes”.
There were also other speakers sharing their ideas, including Mr. Ma Bin, Vice President of Tencent Technology, Mr. Tang Lan, Senior Vice President of Ctrip.com,Mr. Zhang Yuejin, President of Yunnan Morre Garden Biotechnology Development Co., Ltd., Mr. Liu Siyu, CE〇 of Loan qianbao and UNICEF Youth Goodwill Ambassador and Mr. Dong Na, a cultural disseminator of Han Chinese clothing culture and founder of Jinse Culture.
Three Perspectives on Youth Internationalization and Innovation
Mr. Asif Ibrahim said in his keynote speech,“Plenty of opportunities are available for the youth of South Asia to participate in international connection of youth innovation. The“Belt and Road” Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping of China has linked China to other countries of Asia which will be the future economic growth pole. Since the youth willplay a crucial role in thefuture world, I’m expecting them to enhance exchanges.”
Mr. Liu Guangxi said,“The youth is symbolic of innovation, future and all
kinds of creative forces.” He pointed out that, in order to foster an open mind during international innovation, the youth should possess three perspectives, namely inclusiveness, cooperation and connectivity, which comprised the essential qualities for an international horizon. At last, Mr. Liu offered a few lines for the youth to encourage them to be a reader and thinker. Meanwhile, he also inspired them to“be down-to-earth for the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step_”
Respect and understanding is of much importance for international cooperation.
Mr. Ashish Wagh spoke, Indian youth especially in IT and movie industry,,preferred start-ups to practice their thoughts. Last year, a young man who used his iPhone6 and shot a film obtained support from the Apple team. The youth is particularly creative.“Recently, China is taken by Dangal, an Indian film. Such a great success stands as an evidence of China’s vast market. And now we have shot two films together with China.”
Chen Ningyi, born in Kunming in1981,called himself the most senior employee Of his company. In his eyes, China’s youth has undertaken too many responsibilities. “Many distinguished entrepreneurs are born in1990s. When it comes to youth internationalization of China, it is actually a matter on how China’s middle class or above including universities and urban citizens to drive youth internationalization.”
With an educational background in intercultural management, Ms. Tang Leisaid, “During thelate1990s when Asian economy maintained a rapid growth rate, many foreign enterprises swarmed into China only to find that they failed to get accustomed tolocal conditions. So, we went to study the intercultural management.” Then she highlighted, mutual cultural respect and understanding was of primary importance for basis of youth international cooperation. Although now globalization and internalization prevailed, there still existedlots of problems on mutual understanding among countries; second,youth cooperation across the globe was of significance. The reason lied in that they needed to bear the shared social responsibility including for environment since we lived on the same earth.
Past innovation is today’ s lifestyle
According to Mr. Ma Bin, the hottest topics of this time were innovation and entrepreneurship for innovation changed our lives.“Now we use Wechat and Weibo to get informed of any events that happen at any corners all over the world, which was beyond the wildest imagination in the past.”
Mr. Tang Lan, taking changes brought by Ctrip.com tolives as an example, said,“Past innovation is today’s lifestyle.”
In eyes of Mr. Zhang Yuejin, innovation of this era included technical
innovation and innovation in marketing and its methods. Young forces can never be underestimated.
Mr. Liu Siyu talked the fact that many people failed to get loans from traditional financial organizations including some young entrepreneurs of small and micro start- ups.“Loan.qianbao”was aimed to oflierloans and bring opportunities for them. In pursuit of a new financial mode driven by win-win outcomes,he gave expectation on advancing financial reform.
Born in 1990, Mr. Dong Na together with a community of his like-minded
fellows bom in2000s and keen on comics and animation has found out their own way in disseminating Chinese traditional clothing culture. Mr. Dong said, he was expecting that during future international cultural exchanges under the“Belt and Road” Initiative our fellows born in1980s and1990s can demonstrate cultural confidence through the Han Chinese clothing culture.