“Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students held for the first time in Jamaica

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies,Mona Campus [Time]    2016-07-04 09:22:13 
 

On May 30th, local time, the Jamaican regional preliminary of the 15th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students was held in Kingston, capital of Jamaica. Six students from the Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, participated in the competition. This preliminary marked the first “Chinese Bridge” Competition held in the history of Jamaica.

While addressing the event, Mr. Yu Wansuo, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, said that, “As long as we courageously take the first and historic step, our road ahead will become increasingly broader.”

This competition was composed of three sections, namely, written test, Chinese speech and talent show. Taking “Dreams Enlighten the Future” as the central theme and based on their own experiences in Chinese learning, the contestants shared their stories about Chinese language and expressed their yearning for China.

In the talent show section, the contestants gave full play to their strengths and staged a variety of fascinating performances, including Chinese ribbon dance by Kathieann Young, song and dance “Sweet Honey” by Shanice Tomlinson, song “The Moon Represents My Heart” by Kharisa Higgins, and the martial arts demonstration by Kemar Barrett, which won waves of warm applause from the judges and the audience.

After the fierce competition, the contestant Kathieann Young with the Chinese name Yang Jiali from Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, stood out, winning the championship of this competition.

Story by Zhang Xinshu and Yu Yi

 
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