British football star David Beckham and Chinese children at the Great Wall on Sept. 22. [Photo: people.com.cn]
British football star David Beckham came to China as the global ambassador of the American International Assurance China Company (AIA) to share the importance of a healthy lifestyle with Chinese children on September 22.
A "Children's Press Meeting" was held at the Great Wall on Saturday morning. Beckham shared his thoughts on being a good listener and supportive parent. 26 children and journalists from across China asked various questions about healthy meals, growing up troubles, and how to create a dynamic family.
As a father of three, Beckham himself is eager to be a good role model for his children and also encourage children to keep a healthy attitude towards life. "I like children myself. Today, not only we played football together, which I enjoyed very much, but also we discussed various questions regarding health," Beckham told the children. "The healthy lifestyle is a very important topic in my life. As a parent, I have always tried my best to encourage my children to take care of their health and pay attention to the family life."
British football star David Beckham plays the football with children on Sept. 22. [Photo: people.com.cn]
At the meeting held by the China Film Director Center, Beckham also attended a charity auction held by "Angel" and extended his encouragements to the young painter Lin Yuhui. Angel is a program that was launched by AIA China. By charity auction through the collected children's painting, the fund will in turn generate money to run the program and to help children.