10th Straits Youth Festival kicks off in Fujian
College students from across the Straits play together during the sixth Straits Youth Festival. [Photo/Fuzhou News]
The 10th Straits Youth Festival, a cross-Straits youth festival to promote exchanges between young people from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, kicked off on Dec 1 and will run until Dec 5 in Fuzhou, capital of East China's Fujian province.
The event is co-organized by the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, the All-China Youth Federation and the People's Government of Fujian Province. It is the first large-scale cross-Straits youth exchange event since the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
The youth festival, which is scheduled to be held both online and offline, is expected to feature a slew of activities focusing on the traditional Chinese culture, the digital economy, rural vitalization, and talent cooperation, as well as other sectors.
One of the highlights of the event this year is the 1,756 employment openings that will be made available to youth from Taiwan who attend the event. Additional development opportunities will also be made available for Taiwan youth who want to study, work, establish a business, or live on the mainland.
The festival has held 265 activities and attracted around 30,000 youth from across the Straits since its inaugural edition in 2013.
College students from across the Straits have fun during a nighttime tour of the Minjiang River in Fujian province during the sixth Straits Youth Festival. [Photo/Fuzhou News]