Singaporean win Chinese-Language Contest
( 2003-12-23 14:54) (chinadaily.com.cn by Song
Izutani Haruka from
Japan, Arnaud De Schaetzen from Belgium and Chin Kah Ying from Singapore
won first prizes at the Second Chinese Bridge - Chinese Proficiency
Competition for Foreign College Students.
|Prizewinners at the second Chinese
Bridge Contest were awarded at the Great Hall of the People on
Dec. 22, 2003. [NOCFL]|
The three first prizewinners were awarded titles of Chinese Ambassador
and given Chinese Bridge scholarships for a degree study in China. State
Councilor Chen Zhili, Minister of Education Zhou Ji and leaders of the
China State Leading Group for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
attended the ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Thirteen people from United Kingdom, Russia, Republic of Korea,
Australia, Germany, Belarus, Viet Nam, Canada, Sweden and the United
States won second and third prizes. They were respectively awarded Chinese
Bridge scholarships for a four to six-week study and a 15-day tour in
The competition features the theme of China in the new century.
Organized by National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
(NOCFL), the event drew sixty-three contestants from 28 countries.
"Chinese Bridge" Competition, inaugurated in 2002, is an annual event
aimed at promoting exchange and cooperation between China and other
The theme of next year's competition will be China with a brilliant