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Thursday, April 04 2019 - 18:42
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Young Delegates Release the "Changsha Initiative" at the 3rd International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road
CHANGSHA, China, April 4, 2019 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The 3rd International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk 
Road opened in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, on March 
31. On top of 27 high-ranking delegates from 13 member cities of the UNESCO 
Creative Cities Network, the event was joined by 124 young representatives from 
85 Belt and Road countries.

The forum aims to strengthen exchanges and cooperation among the media art 
cities and creative young talents of the Belt and Road nations. Apart from the 
opening ceremony and the Original Changsha media arts show, it includes the 
Caribbean film festival, the Chinese-foreign youth networking event, the 
Experience Changsha Media Arts Residency Program and a meaningful tour of 
Changsha.

The forum this year focuses on media arts, creative ideas, integration and 
protection of cultural heritage. Jointly released by young participants on 
April 3, the document, called the Changsha Initiative, centers on five parts, 
namely creativity, innovation, exchange, capacity building and youth. They 
agreed that as a significant source of innovation and creativity, the young 
could benefit from and contribute to exchanges and mutual learning. Capable and 
skilled youth, from their perspective, is a new generation of dream chasers, 
who will make the world a better place.

A historic city with a history of more than three millennia, Changsha 
represents a hub of great significance in the middle reach of the Yangtze 
River. Also, it is the first Chinese city to be recognized by UNESCO as the 
world "Media Arts Center".

The forum would offer a platform for the young attendees to increase cultural 
exchanges and carry forward the Silk Road spirit for further cooperation, said 
the event organizer. While striving to promote the enduring friendship with the 
Belt and Road countries, they will join hands to build a community with a 
shared future for mankind.

Source: The Organizing Committee of the 3rd International Youth Forum on 
Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road

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   Caption: The fireworks made in central China's Liuyang city, light up the 
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   Caption: A group photo of some young participants from around the world