The President, within the framework of the master class he gave at Sichuan University, encouraged young Chinese to “always maintain a dose of rebellion” and question the official versions.
president Gabriel Boric is already in China, and this Saturday began its activities in the master class at Sichuan University, in the city of Chengdu, in the southwest of the country.
So far, the President has not addressed the human rights situation in the Asian giant, even when he got off the plane, or in his speech at the university.
“We hope that this visit will be historic, that it will not only consolidate the long-term relationship – dating back to 1970 – between Chile and the People’s Republic of China, but that it will also open new paths in terms of innovation, technology, trade, but also cultural exchange and reciprocal learning of our people,” said Gabriel Boric upon getting off the plane.
The Chilean head of state expressed his desire “for President Xi (Jinping) to know and approve that Chile is not only a reliable partner, but also a strategic partner for China in the world”.
President Boric had two public interventions. Added to his remarks on getting off the plane was the master class, which he delivered at Sichuan University.
Boric on young Chinese: “Always keep a dose of rebellion”
In other trips and even in his interventions at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN), the message of the president revolves around the rejection of human rights violations.
Before this tour, the Chinese ambassador to Chile, Niu Qingbaoraised the concerns of the Chilean authorities about the tone of criticism that may arise, because for the Asian authorities, it should be given privately or in formal bodies such as the UN and not through the press.
Although Boric did not touch on the issue, a message was given to the Chinese youth, urging them to have quotas in the rebellion.
“Many times, young people think that the world starts with us, but when we learn from those who came first and who faced different challenges,
our experience in solving challenges will grow. It requires that as young people – and I encourage you – to always maintain a dose of rebellion, not conformity.
with official versions, to question what is taken for granted”he declared to answer the round of questions in the master class.
The president also addressed the issues of investment, lithium and scientific cooperation, so that Chile is not limited to being an importer of raw materials and begins to provide added value, issues in which China is seen as an important ally.
The day will end with a dinner that the Chilean President will have with the secretary of the Communist Party of Sichuan, Wang Xiaohui.