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Sino-US Young Makers’ Competition Chengdu successfully held

2018/05/30

From May 18 to 20, 2018 Sino-US Young Makers’ Competition, themed “Shaping a better future”, was held on Xipu campus, Southwest Jiaotong University. Over 300 students from more than 30 higher institutes or enterprises, such as Southwest Jiaotong University, Sichuan University, Chongqing University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, have participated in the competition. The participants are divided into 97 groups, each of which includes one to five ones.

In the final, A New Type of Wheat Grain Moxibustion – Fast Moxibustion designed by Chengdu University of TCM, Space Geometric Measuring Instrument by Southwest University of Science and Technology and “I can speak” – an ancillary device for the dumb by Southwest Jiaotong University, were awarded with the first, second and third prize respectively.

Since 2014, the Sino-US Young Makers’ Competition has been successfully held by the Ministry of China for four consecutive years. Themed shaping a better future, the competition focuses on promoting sustainable development in the fields of social community, education, environment protection, health, energy and transportation. By integrating creative ideas and cutting-edge technologies, the competition has given birth to eye-catching products with far-reaching social influence and profound industrial values. The purpose of holding such a cross-border gathering is to promote exchanges of Makers’ cultures between China and the United States and accordingly improving Makers’ community and building up a climate that could empower more people to innovate. It also plays a key role in advancing the exchanges of young people between the two countries, fully displaying the unique feature and charm of Sino-US cultural exchanges.

Both Chinese and American governments have attached great importance to the Sino-US Young Makers’ Competition as it is the cultural activity designed and implemented under the framework of Sino-US high-level consultation mechanism, the highest dialogue mechanism in cultural cooperation and exchanges pursued by the governments of the two countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken the annual event on the List of Announceables and Deliverables during his state visit to the United States in 2015. Vice Premier Liu Yandong and former American Secretary of State Kerry in 2016 jointly saw exhibits of the outstanding products arisen from the competition. In 2017, the US President Trump highlighted the significance of cooperation and exchanges between higher institutes and scholars of the two countries. He suggested the two countries may jointly explore to launch Sino-US exchange center of youth makers based on the Sino-US Young Makers’ Competition.  

Nowadays, the outstanding makers from the two countries can share their insights into the innovation trends while deepening their mutual understanding and building up their friendship.

For China’s part, the preliminary contests will be held in 12 cities from April 4 to June 30 every year. The winners will gather in Beijing, the capital of China, to fight for the final with their US counterparts from August 13 to 17.

On April 27, 2017, according to the initiative of Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation brought forward by China, the United Nation General Assembly approved the proposal of setting up World Creativity and Innovation Day on April 21 each year. That means innovation, upheld by China and United Nations, provides momentum of sustainable development. Also, it is the important driving force for economy and job opportunities.

Many countries or regions across the world agree with China as to the significance of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation. They believe that it will empower the solution made by the United Nations and enable the international community to focus more on the important role of entrepreneurship and innovation to advance economic development.



 


 

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