27th China-Japan-South Korea Youth Games (Aug. 23-29)
The 27th China-Japan-South Korea Youth Games opened in Changsha on August 24. Li Jianming, CPC Leadership Group member and deputy director of the General Administration of Sport of China, and Vice Governor Wu Guiying, attended.
China, Japan, and South Korea are friendly neighbors separated only by a narrow strip of water. They are geographically close and culturally connected. The peoples of the three countries share cultural roots and historical ties that are inseparably intertwined.
Li Jianming said that, since its inception, the China-Japan-South Korea Youth Games have targeted young people and aimed at “Friendship, Progress, and Future”. It has become an important platform integrating sports competition, cultural exchanges, and image display. It has played an important role in promoting the development and prosperity of sports, and cultures of the three countries.
The Japanese, Korean, and Chinese sports delegation leaders delivered speeches at the opening ceremony. Representative athletes from the three countries took an oath.
The China-Japan-South Korea Youth Games began in 1993 and are held annually in China, Japan, or South Korea.
This year’s competition is held in Changsha between August 23 and 29. There are 10 events including track and field, handball, football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, tennis, soft tennis, and rugby. In addition to the national youth teams of China, Japan and South Korea, Changsha, as the host city, also sent a team to participate in the competition.
Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn