Preliminary Round of 19th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in Fiji Division Successfully Held Online

[Source]    xinhuanet.com [Time]    2020-05-28 15:42:54 
 

On May 21, the preliminary round of 19th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in Fiji Division organized by the Chinese Embassy in Fiji and co- organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji was successfully held online in Suva, the capital of Fiji. Eight contestants from the Laucala campus and the lautoka campus of the USP attended the competition.

Yang Hui, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the USP told Xinhua News Agency that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee decided to select among the candidates by online Q&A session and video submission. The competition is divided into Q & A session, speech session and talent show. The questions and answers in the Q & A session include China's national conditions, Fiji culture and cross-cultural communication. Candidates recorded their speeches and talent shows by videos and submitted them to the organizing committee.

After fierce competition, the female student from the Laucala campus, Sharon Levula, won the first prize. Another female student from the Laucala campus, Yashna Nand, won the second prize. Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Law and Education of the USP, awarded the certificates and prizes to the champion and the second prize winner.


The certificates and prizes awarded by Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Law and Education of the USP, to the champion and the second prize winner.

This is the 7th "Chinese Bridge" Competition the Confucius Institute of South Pacific has organized with the support of the Chinese Embassy in Fiji. Yang Hui said that the "Chinese Bridge" Competition not only provides Chinese language learners in Fiji with a platform to demonstrate their own Chinese learning achievements, but also builds a bridge for in-depth cultural exchange between the young generations of both countries”.

(Story by Zhang Yongxing, photo by the Confucius Institute at the University of South Pacific, xinhuanet.com, Suva, May 22)

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