Unforgettable Chinese proficiency competition in Fiji

By Zhang Yongxing
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A contester takes part in the preliminary contest of the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition at the University of South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, May 12, 2018. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongxing)

Cheers and applause erupted from a packed hall of the University of South Pacific (USP) building in Fiji's capital city of Suva on Saturday evening, as a Chinese language contest with the participation of university students of the South Pacific island states concluded.


"This is an amazing, unbelievable and unforgettable Chinese language competition. All the student participants should be praised for their wonderful performance," a group of audience told Xinhua while the judges also nodded in agreement.


The 17th edition of the "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students Fiji Regional Final, seeing 11 participants, is more like a vivid and engaging cultural journey for the audience.


The judges and audience are also impressed by the participants' well-prepared, fluent and emotional Chinese speeches and wonderful performances in knowledge quiz and talent show.


The students shared their experiences about learning Chinese language and culture , and performed Chinese folk songs and dances, showing their language gift and knowledge of Chinese scriptures.


Ilaisa George Senimoli, 27 and Sofia Adituraga Mucunabitu, 21, both from the USP, were awarded the first prize and the second prize respectively, and they will participate in the final competition in Changsha, capital city of China's Hunan province in July this year.


They told Xinhua that they love China, Chinese language and culture, looking forward to the forthcoming trip to China and seeing the changing China in person.

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