On August 19th, the 10th Malaysian Preliminary Contest of Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Student co-organized by KongZi Institute University of Malaya and Chinese Embassy in Malaysia was successfully held at KongZi Institute University of Malaya. Thirty contestants from ten Secondary schools in Malaysia took part in the preliminary contest.
In the opening ceremony, Mr. Chen Zhong, Chinese Director of KongZi Institute UM summarized the development history of Chinese Bridge for Secondary School Students in Malaysia. He hoped the competition could be a platform where students can improve their competency in Chinese, showcase their personality and further understand the Chinese culture.
The competition is divided into three parts: speech, question-answer (Q&A) and talent show. All the contestants are non-native Chinese speakers; they gave the speeches with the topic “Learning Chinese double your world” in the first part. Chen Yunru from Foon Yew High School impressed the judges and audience by her outstanding speech. In the third part, contestants with different cultural background showed their love and deep understanding on traditional Chinese culture by their wonderful performance such as Mandarin singing, folk dancing, Chinese Guzheng and Chinese Kong Fu. After fierce competition, JASMINE KEE BINTI AZUAN from Yew High School-Kulai Campus emerged as Champion. AFIQAH HANIS BT. HANIFAH who is from the same school with JASMINE won the second prize. They will be the representative for Malaysia Secondary school students to participate in the semi-final and final round of Chinese Bridge-World Secondary Students Chinese Proficiency Competition.