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China-US Young Maker Summit and China-US Youth Innovation Center inauguration ceremony held

OCT . 25 2017
Peking University, Sep 27, 2017: On September 25, 2017, Peking University and New York University co-hosted the China-US Young Maker Summit and China-US Youth Innovation Center inauguration ceremony in New York. Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong delivered a speech at the ceremony. Present were also PKU President Lin Jianhua, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, Ke Mingyuan, vice president of Intel and Yu Xin, co-founder of OFO.

Liu stated, “Innovation cooperation is one of the most dynamic and the most highlighted components of people-to-people exchanges between China and the US. Youth from the two countries share their talent and make sparks of ideas into flames of innovation. I would like to give your amazing unique innovation and enthusiasm a thumbs up.”

“Both Chinese and American people are all very creative,” Liu said. “America is the center of global technical innovation. Marked by the four great inventions as representatives for scientific achievements in its history, today China also implements the strategy of innovation-driven development to build an innovative country. Recently, High-Speed Rail, online shopping, Alipay and Bike-sharing were selected as the new four great inventions of China by foreign students, which reflects China’s vigorous innovative economy.”

She added, “China-US Youth Innovation Center will provide innovation and entrepreneur training for youth and carry out technical and cultural exchanges, which would help more youth on their way of innovation. I hope young people in both China and the US will adhere to the innovative and hard-working spirit and be drivers of innovation development and the vanguard of China-US cultural exchanges, injecting positive energy into the development of China-US relations.”

Written by: Xu Yilun
Edited by: Fu Wenyun, Karen Xu