Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia has the pleasure to once again host our annual essay competition for Indonesian students, Write To China. Under the official name of China-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program, this project is trilateral cooperation between Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, and Fujian Provincial Government. Write To China was first initiated in 2016, which began as an essay competition for Indonesian students and provided a trip to China as its main prize. However, since 2017, the program became a youth exchange program between both Indonesian and Chinese students – visiting both cities of the Fujian province as well as major cities in Indonesia. The China-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program purposes to strengthen people-to-people diplomacy between Chinese and Indonesian youth aged between 18 to 24 years old. The program lasts for three weeks in both countries, making an intense and conducive interaction among participants.
To participate in this youth exchange program, FPCI and the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta will select 20 winners with the best essays under this year’s theme, 70 Years of Friendship: Celebrating China-Indonesia Bilateral Relations. The essays should be:
- Written in English and consist of 1000-1500 words;
- Use the font Times New Roman, size 12, spacing 1.5, and include footnotes if needed;
- Saved as Word document with the file name: WTC2020_(Your Name)_(Your University).
Registration is open at bit.ly/wtc2020. Participants are to complete the registration form with valid data and upload their resume, student ID card, and your essay. Participants may save their registration link to edit their answers and upload the required documents and should submit the final data by the deadline on 14 February 2020.
Essays will be judged based on its grammar and vocabulary, topic relevance, and argument strength. Participants may write about any subject – politics, economy, social, cultural, etc. – as long as it fits into the main theme. After being graded, the committee will sort out the Top 30 essay writers to be interviewed. Following the interview phase, only 20 winners will be selected to take part in the China-Indonesia Youth Exchange trip.
The announcement of the Top 20 winners will be posted on 6 March 2020 through email as well as FPCI’s social media handles. Winners of the Write To China essay competition will be entitled to:
- A three-week exchange trip to Beijing and Fujian province, as well as several cities in Indonesia;
- The committee will cover all fees including visa processing, transportation, accommodation, meals, certificate, and allowance.
Please do take note that winners must have a passport valid until at least November 2020.
For further inquiries, feel free to ask the committee by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject: ASK_(Your Name), or send a message to FPCI’s social media handles at @fpcindo.