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First Youth Leaders Rural Revitalization Summit - To Know and Return to the Rural Regions

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Time and Location

Saturday,  08/18/2018
Registration:   08:30 am - 09:00 am
Talk and Q&A:   09:00 am - 16:00 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket: Free
Click HERE to register.
Please note that due to limited space, this event has only 50 open spots for registration; participants with relevant experiences will be preferred.

Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

The First Youth Leaders Rural Revitalization Summit is co-organized by Strive for China, Yale Center Beijing, and PKU Youth Think Tank. Titled “To Know and Return to the Rural Regions,” this event aims to bring more public attention to the role youth talents play in the process of rural revitalization.

More than a year ago, a group Yale University, Peking University, and other elite institutions’ graduates went back to the rural regions of their home country, China, hoping to find a way for young talent to contribute to rural revitalization and to apply the knowledge they gained from years of schooling. On Aug 18th, they will hold the First Youth Leaders Rural Revitalization Summit at Yale Center Beijing.

This summit has invited established guests from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and large-scale corporations, as well as those who have been devoted to rural development at different times, to share their experiences and thoughts. The organizers have also invited youth leaders from various backgrounds to participate in the debate session focused on “whether young university graduates should serve the countryside.”

We believe that “to know and feel the countryside” is the very first step in serving it.

Whether you’re a returning rural resident, young rural leader, or university student who wishes to know more about serving rural areas, as long as you care, this event is for you.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speakers

-  Liu Wenkui
Deputy Director and Secretary for China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

-  Wang Xixin
Associate Dean, Professor and Supervisor for post-doc degree at School of Law at Peking University, Deputy Director at Centers for Studies of Constitutional Administrative Law

-  Xu Yongguang
Founder of the Hope Project, Research Fellow at Counselors’ Office of the State, Deputy Director for China Charity Alliance, Director for Narada Foundation

-  Yang Tuan
Research Fellow at Institute of Social Science at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Counselor at Center for Social Policy Studies, Initiator for Chinese Common Welfare for Women Summit, Member on Board of Directors for Strive for China


-    08:30-09:00     Registration
-    09:00-09:30     Speech by Established Guests
-    09:30-10:30     Q & A with Established Guests
-    10:30-10:50     Tea Break
-    10:50-12:30     Debate by Youth Leaders
-    12:30-14:00     Lunch
-    14:00-15:30     Seminar

Public Event