THE Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League of China signed a set of cooperative deals with Tencent at the Internet giant's new global headquarters in Nanshan District yesterday morning, aiming to provide better and more numerous development opportunities for young people in Shenzhen.
Government officials from the city's youth-related departments and representatives from Tencent's committee of youth development witnessed the signing ceremony.
The cooperation initiative was put forward on the backdrop of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a region that is expected to become the world's most dynamic economic and cultural cluster, to attract more young people to settle there.
The aim of the strategic partnership between the communist youth league and Tencent is to create more learning, growing and development opportunities for young talents from all around the world, according to the communist youth league.
Under the cooperation framework, the communist youth league and Tencent will work closely on science education, cultural communication, entrepreneurship and innovation as well as training programs for young people in Shenzhen.
The two parties will also join hands to attract more international youth-related exchange programs that can provide local youth chances to interact with young people from other countries and regions.
Representatives from both sides probed deeply into the details of the cooperative deals at a seminar after the signing ceremony. Both sides agreed that the cooperation would be a long-term project, and that they would put forward special teams to work on it.
Liu Guangyang, Party secretary of the communist youth league, said that Tencent has been offering great support to the city's youth development affairs, such as projects that encourage university students to start up their own business, exchange programs for the youth in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, and campaigns to select outstanding youth leaders.
Joining Tencent, Liu said, could greatly help the local government create a better environment for young talents in Shenzhen.