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Kenya division of Annual Chinese Bridge Competition set for mid-month

The competition is also seen as a bridge that links Kenyan students to the world and exposes them to bigger opportunities availed through the Nairobi-Beijing collaboration programs, especially through education.

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The 23rd edition of the Annual Chinese Bridge Competition (Kenya Division) will take place on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024, at the University of Nairobi, Main Campus.

The Chinese Bridge Competition is a Chinese proficiency competition for college students. The event that has been gaining popularity in the country over the last couple of years is hosted by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Kenya and organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi.

Besides the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi, the Confucius Institutes at Kenyatta University, Egerton University, and Moi University are co-organizing the event this year.

The theme of this year’s competition is “One World One Family” and will among other things, feature; a Chinese speech as well as a question and answer session, and the talent show before the competition’s results announcement and presentation of the awards is made.

Those who will feature in this year’s edition are expected to showcase their understanding of Chinese culture in areas such as folk songs and dances, operas, calligraphy, painting, and martial arts. Contestants will also put on show their mastery of Chinese through speeches in the Chinese language and working on China’s national knowledge test.

“You are cordially invited to be part of the audience and experience the speeches and performances by our esteemed finalists,” Prof. Wang Shangxue, the Director, the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi said in her message to those eager to attend the event at UoN’s Taifa Hall.

It is hoped that by organizing the proficiency in the Chinese language competition locally, students will be able to understand more about China as well as enhance the cultural and economic ties between the two countries.

The competition is also seen as a bridge that links Kenyan students to the world and exposes them to bigger opportunities availed through the Nairobi-Beijing collaboration programs, especially through education.

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