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Chinese Proficiency Competition
The successfully held 14th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students in Barbados...
Published by The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Barbados on May 23, 2015 at
On May 22nd, the 14th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students Barbados Preliminary Competition was successfully held at the Art Lecture Theater on the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. H.E. Ms. Wang Ke, Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, Professor Eudine Barriteau, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Campus, Dr. Che Corbin and Dr Song Qingbao, co-directors of the Confucius Institute at UWI Cave Hill, representatives from Chinese enterprises, members of the Chinese community and media were in attendance to watch the competition.
During the competition, the six competitors showcased their Chinese language proficiency and understanding of Chinese culture via a prepared speech, talent show, and Q&A about China. In the prepared Chinese speech part, on the theme of “My Chinese Dream”, the competitors analyzed the differences between Chinese and Barbadian food culture, shared experiences of participating in Chinese plays, and introduced the understanding of Chinese movies. The humorous words and phrases they employed in their speeches gained them laughter from the audience. In the talent show round, folk songs, paper cutting, Chinese knotting and Chinese painting grasped the audience’s captivation and won cheers and applause from the audience.
After the fierce competition, Anya Lewis won the favor of the judges and audience. She was awarded the first prize for her fluent Chinese speech and fantastic song entitled “The Most Beautiful Sun”.
After the competition, Ambassador Wang praised the passion of studying Chinese language and the wonderful talents performed by the competitors. She encouraged the young people of Barbados to follow the trends of learning the Chinese language, and devote time to facilitating the collaborations between China and Barbados, as well as promote the friendship of the two countries. During Dr. Corbin’s closing remarks, he highlighted that the founding of Confucius Institute at UWI Cave Hill was a team work effort by all parties and invited the audience to participate in the activities and courses the Confucius Institute will provide in the near future.