Preliminary competition of "Chinese Bridge" held
On August 8, Swiss time, the 19th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and the 13th "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for World High School Students, hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland and co-organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Geneva, Switzerland preliminaries online Hold.
Two contestants, Marine Emmanuelle Krieger and Rehnstrom Olivia, selected and sent by the Confucius Institute at the University of Geneva, stood out in the fierce competition and won the championship in the university and middle school students respectively.
This competition attracted 10 contestants from universities such as the University of Geneva, the University of Zurich, the University of Lausanne, and the Geneva Institute for Advanced International Relations, as well as the Geneva International School and Lemania International School.
The undergraduate group competition has the theme of "One Family in the World", and the middle school student group competition has the theme of "Chasing Dreams in Chinese, Living up to Shaohua".
The content of the competition includes self-introduction, keynote speech, question answering, and talent display. The contestants narrated the story of their relationship with China affectionately or humorously, from the unforgettable experience of studying abroad in China to the unforgettable friendship with Chinese friends to the dream of becoming an envoy of Sino-Swiss friendship and the prospect of creating a better future for mankind.
It left a deep impression on the judges and online audiences. Calligraphy, poetry recitation, paper-cutting, talk show, bamboo flute performance, Chinese painting, and other forms of rich talent performances set off the climax of the competition and won everyone's praise.
Chen Peizhong, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland, and Xi Ru, Counselor of the Department of Culture, Education, and Science attended the event.
Chen Peizhong said in his speech that "One Family" not only embodies the cultural values of the Chinese nation that advocates peace and harmony and the United States but also embodies the common aspirations of all countries in the world to build a community with a shared future for mankind, pointing out the direction for the development of Sino-Swiss relations in the new era.
He encouraged the students to continue their efforts to strengthen Chinese learning, build a bridge of spiritual communication with the young generation in China and the world, and become a messenger of friendly exchanges between China and Switzerland, and contribute to the continuous development of China-Sweden relations.
The chairman of the jury and the teacher of the University of Zurich, Franziska Huber, said: Affected by the epidemic, although the competition was held online this year, both the Chinese proficiency of the contestants and the excitement of talent performances have been greatly improved compared with previous years.
It is the epitome of the rapid development of Chinese teaching in Switzerland in recent years.
In recent years, the Confucius Institute at the University of Geneva has taken the creation of high-quality Chinese courses as one of its core tasks and became the first Confucius Institute in Switzerland to integrate into the university credit curriculum system.
The public Chinese credit courses for universities and the Chinese credit courses for international relations have been well received by teachers and students. He has cultivated five champions for the “Chinese Bridge” Swiss division.