HOUSTON, June 13 (Xinhua) -- More than 20 students from 14 high schools across the Greater Houston region visited the Chinese Consulate General in Houston on Wednesday and held a roundtable discussion with the diplomats.
The students participated in the Open Day event of the Chinese Consulate General in Houston. After being updated by diplomats about China-U.S. relations in fields of trade, science and technology, as well as social and cultural dialogue, the students raised some questions on Chinese education and international affairs.
Treyton Zanutto, 17, from Austin High School, told Xinhua that China is "a very mysterious place" for him, and he thinks China "has a very interesting and fascinating culture".
"I want to learn more about it. It's very fascinating," he said.
The discussion with Chinese diplomats is also part of the Young Leaders Institute: China, which was organized by the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States.
The Young Leaders Institute: China, which kicked off on Monday, is a week-long program intended to prepare Houston high school students for leadership in a globally interconnected city and world.
Kathryn Aing, a student from CyFair Senior High School, said she wants to be a diplomat or an international lawyer in the future.
"I think this generation, a lot of people want to go work in China, and they want to go work internationally, because they know the globalization is very good," she said.
For 2018, Asia Society Texas Center is offering three different sessions, focusing on China, India and Middle East, respectively.
This is the second time that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston organizes its Open Day activity with the Asia Society, a non-profit organization that focuses on making the world know more about Asia.