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Video competition to enhance ASEAN-China shared visión

Indonesian Ambassador to China and Mongolia, Djauhari Oratmangun, said that the "My Story with China" video competition could help realize the joint ASEAN-China vision. He conveyed it when he was one of the key speakers at the announcement of the "My Story with China" video competition for ASEAN international students in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei hosted by Tianjin Normal University, last Saturday, January 6.

According to Ambassador Djauhari, relations between ASEAN and China have become closer with the increase in status as part of a "comprehensive strategic partnership" since two years ago. Trade between ASEAN and China has increased over the past four years. ASEAN and China are the largest trading partners in the world, and the two parties also carry out investment cooperation.

Ambassador Djauhari believes that if ASEAN's third pillar, namely people-to-people cooperation, is strengthened, relations between ASEAN and China will become stronger in the years to come.

Meanwhile, Director-General of the Chinese Ministry of Education's Center for Language Education and Cooperation, Ma Jianfei, at the same event emphasized the importance of China-ASEAN relations and the important role of youth in promoting cultural exchange. He also encouraged collaboration to support more ASEAN young people to share stories while learning Mandarin.

The video competition with the theme "My Story with China" was held by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation and the ASEAN-China Center, supported by the International Society for Chinese Language Teaching, China Education Press, China Education International Exchange Associate and the Beijing-Tianjing-Hebei Education Committees.

There were 306 videos received by the committee over 8 months and involving more than 3,000 students and lecturers as well as 62 organizations. The winners were selected through online voting which reached 20 thousand votes.

A number of Indonesian students became winners in the "Youth Talents" category, namely Clarissa and Tiffani from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music campus. They performed a piano duet, Wulidha Fitri. Students from Beijing Normal University won in the "Star of Style" category. Meanwhile, Gilbert Lie and his friends from Hebei Normal University won in the "Star of Future'' category for singing the song Haiji de ta ceng shuo -Remember when he said.