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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Thursday, December 09 2021 - 16:26
2021 "Belt and Road Initiative" Youth Sports Exchange Week (Jiangsu) Launched
NANJING, China, Dec. 9, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

2021 "Belt and Road Initiative" Youth Sports Exchange Week (Jiangsu) was 
launched in Nanjing on December 5. 209 young people from 62 "Belt and Road 
Initiative" countries and regions, who have been working and studying in 
Nanjing for a long time, signed up to participate in basketball, orienteering 
and many other activities, according to the Nanjing Creative Center.

The theme of the Exchange Week is "Sports ignite passion, make the dreams of 
youth fly, carry forward the spirit of the Silk Road, and build a better 
tomorrow together", The activities include 2021 "Belt and Road Initiative" 
International Young Men's 3x3 Basketball Invitational Tournament, "Belt and 
Road Initiative" Youth Outdoor Sports Challenge, the Fifth "Belt and Road 
Initiative" International Youth Orienteering Training Camp and a series of 
youth sports and cultural exchange activities. Terry, a Turkmen student from 
Southeast University, expressed the hope that he would be actively participate 
in more international sports exchanges and be a participant, promoter, 
collaborator, and beneficiary of the "Belt and Road Initiative" to contribute 
youth strength to the prosperity and development of "Belt and Road Initiative".

Fan Jinhua, Second-Level Counsel of Jiangsu Provincial Sports Bureau and Vice 
President of Jiangsu Sports Federation, expressed the hope that through the 
Exchange Week, the broad masses of young friends will feel the modernization of 
Jiangsu and the charm of Chinese traditional culture, deepen the understanding 
of China and the economic and social development of Jiangsu and become "Belt 
and Road Initiative" youth friendship messengers to convey to the world the 
spirit of the Silk Road with "peace and cooperation, openness and 
inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit" as the core.

"Belt and Road Initiative" Youth Sports Exchange Week is guided by the Office 
of the Leading Group for Promoting the Construction of "Belt and Road 
Initiative" in Jiangsu Province, jointly sponsored by Jiangsu Provincial Sports 
Bureau, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, and Foreign Affairs Office 
of Jiangsu Provincial People's Government, hosted by Jiangsu International 
Sports Exchange Center, and supported by China Sports Lottery.

Source: Nanjing Creative Center