11 January: Launch of 2011 EU-China Year of Youth

On 11 January 2011, the 2011 EU-China Year of Youth officially launched by Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Wang Xiao, President of the All-China Youth Federation, in the presence of German Olympic gold-medal winning fencer Britta Heidemann, Goodwill Ambassador of the Year, and 200 young people from the EU and China.
The EU and Chinese leaders signed a joint declaration on strengthening dialogue and cooperation on youth issues.

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