The Fijian preliminary round of the 15th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Mastery Competition for Foreign High School Students was successfully held on Friday, with 10 student players from the Suva-based Yat Sen School participating.
Under the theme “Fly High with the Chinese”, the competition included a talent show and speech in the auditorium of Yat Sen School, attracting more than 400 teachers, students and representatives of local Chinese communities.
Cheers and applause constantly erupted from the auditorium during the Chinese language contest.
Kian Wendt, 16, won the top prize and will compete in the final competition on behalf of Fiji.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the competition, Liu Jiangbo, director of administrative and consular affairs at the Chinese Embassy in Fiji, said that China not only has an unbroken civilization of thousands of years, but that ‘it had also become the second largest economy in the world. , with more opportunities and vitality.
“Learning Chinese will surely open up a kaleidoscope for you, with more inspirations to thrive,” he added.
Warren Yee, Chairman of Yat Sen School Board and Chinese Education Society in Fiji, said, “Chinese is now a global language. When you master the Chinese language, it opens many doors to unlimited employment and travel opportunities around the world.
The competition was jointly organized by the Chinese Embassy in Fiji and Yat Sen School.