Preliminary Round of 17th “Chinese Bridge” Competition Held in Malaysia

[Source]    xinhuanet.com [Time]    2018-05-15 09:58:56 
 


Nurainina Natasha (right) and Muhammad Syafiq Farhan Boo bin Omar Boo(left), respectively the first and second prize winners, taking photos with the guest. From xinhuanet.com (Photo from the host)

On May 5th, the preliminary round of 17th “Chinese Bridge’”—Chinese proficiency competition for foreign college students was organized by Kong Zi Institute University of Malaya in its hall together with the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia.

Zhang Jiexin, Director of the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia, said the ‘Chinese Bridge’ competition is a bridge for cultural communication between China and Malaysia. In recent years, friendly exchanges have increased between Chinese and Malaysians, and cultural communication between young students has become a new highlight. He encouraged students in the Institute to work hard at Chinese language and Chinese culture so as to contribute to the cultural exchanges between China and Malaysia.


Contestant playing the zither in the preliminary round of 17th ‘Chinese Bridge’—Chinese proficiency competition for foreign college students. From xinhuanet.com (Photo from the host)

31 non-Chinese college students from 15 different universities around Malaysia have participated in the ‘Chinese Bridge’ Contest. The contest has three phases: a Chinese speech, Q&A on Chinese culture, and a talent show.

After intense competition, Nurainina Natasha from Universiti Teknologi MARA and Muhammad Syafiq Farhan Boo bin Omar Boo from University Putra Malaysia have stood out and won the first and second prize respectively.

(Story by Wang Dawei, xinhuanet.com, Kuala Lumpur, May 5th)