"Chinese Bridge" contest for college students held in Hanoi


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  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2020

HANOI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The 19th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students concluded its final round in the northern and central Vietnam section on Saturday in Hanoi.

The competitions in the section were co-organized by the Center for Language Education and Cooperation under China's Ministry of Education, the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam and Hanoi University, and held by the Confucius Institute at Hanoi University.

The final round was divided into three parts, including themed speech, talent show and impromptu speech, and was held via video link due to COVID-19 concerns.

Tran Thi Hai Xuyen from the University of Languages and International Studies of Vietnam National University won the final round, which saw the participation of 18 students from 16 universities in northern and central Vietnam.

"I aspire to become an interpreter or a tour guide in the future, so as to bring the peoples of China and Vietnam closer and let them know each other better," she said.

Luo Jun, a principle of the Confucius Institute at Hanoi University, said he was impressed by the contestants' Chinese proficiency.

"I believe the future of the exchanges between Chinese and Vietnamese people is bright and vigorous," he said.

Peng Shituan, cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, said that although it was a special competition held amid COVID-19, contestants were able to perform better via video link, which helped ensure the appeal of the competition.

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