The Hanoi chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Chinese Communist Youth League (CCYL) Beijing Committee have discussed ways to promote cultural and communist youth cadre exchanges, conduct joint youth-related research and establish effective bilateral cooperative mechanisms for the 2011-2014 period.

The discussion was held following talks between Vice Secretary of the Hanoi chapter of the HCMCYU Nguyen Thi Nga and Deputy Secretary of the CCYL Beijing Committee Yang Lixian, in Hanoi on March 28.

The CCYL Beijing Committee proposed to coordinate with the Hanoi chapter to facilitate youth creativity and youth-run businesses.

The Hanoi chapter invited the CCYL Beijing Committee to become involved in the friendship meeting between Hanoi and Beijing youths slated for November this year and the 14th Congress of the HCMCYU Hanoi chapter in October this year.

At the talks, the two sides informed each other about their organisational apparatus and shared experiences in youth activities.

Hanoi introduced its model of voluntary youths in traffic management and environmental protection with 1,000 voluntary students keeping watch at traffic intersections during rush hour and a team of volunteers setting out to eradicate illegal advertisements at hotspots in Hanoi on Saturdays.

The Beijing Committee gave a detailed description of the legitimate rights and privileges of the city’s youth, especially educational and developmental rights.

The Beijing Committee said it has established a council to prevent crimes among youth and help youths who had committed crimes.

It also opened a hotline with more than 1,200 psychologists, legal experts and professional students, to consult and detect pressing youth issues.-VNA