Lord Mayor of Adelaide hails the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition and exclusively shares a contestant’s performance of singing “Red Dust Inn”

[Source]    Confucius Institute in Adelaide [Time]    2016-07-04 09:39:40 

On June 10th, 2016, the 2016 Australian “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Secondary School Students (Embassy Section) was successfully held at the University of Adelaide.

The magnificent Bonython Hall with a history of nearly one hundred years enjoyed a warm and joyous atmosphere, where approximately 300 people gathered together, including the contestants in Chinese cheongsams or in Tang-style costumes, students and parents who came to watch the competition from each secondary school in South Australia, guests from South Australia, the City of Adelaide and the University of Adelaide as well as Chinese-Australian Guzheng players, Erhu players and dance artists who would perform at the “Chinese Bridge” Competition, sharing a four-hour feast of Chinese language and Chinese culture.

After the “Chinese Bridge” competition, the contestants and the audience still gathered to share feelings and take photos. Mr. Martin Haese , Lord Mayor of Adelaide, not only delivered a passionate opening speech for the competition, but also uploaded to Facebook a video of a contestant singing “Hong Chen Ke Zhan” (Red Dust Inn) by Chinese singer Jay Chou that he had recorded at the competition himself, whilst speaking highly of the successful hosting of the “Chinese Bridge” Competition. The video as well as his complimentary remarks on Facebook have gained numerous views and comments and been shared for many times.