ISLAMABAD, May 10 (APP):The Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan on Friday organized a “Chinese Bridge Competition 2019” here at Auditorium of National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.

Yao Jing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan, Zia-uddin Najam, Major General (Rtd) Rector NUML participated as chief guest.

Zhang Heqing, Cultural Counselor of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Zhang Daojian, Head of Confucius Institute and Li Yanxuan, Deputy Director China Cultural Center in Pakistan along with other distinguished guests were also present at the Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition 2019 in Pakistan, said a press release.

The “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition is a large-scale international contest sponsored by Hanban, and is well-known in the cultural and educational exchanges worldwide.

It consists of 3 events: “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign High School Students and “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Students in China. The competition is held yearly in China, organized and carried out by the Organizing Committee.

The “Chinese Bridge” Competition aims to arouse the enthusiasm of students in various countries in learning Chinese and strengthen the world’s understanding of Chinese language and culture.

At present, the competition has become an important platform for college students of various countries to learn Chinese language and learn about China. It builds a communication bridge between young people of China and other countries.

It also serves to help young people in the world better communicate with one another. The contents of the competition include Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese cultural talents and comprehensive learning abilities.

Students who win the preliminary rounds held in their countries qualify to come to China for the semi-finals and finals which are going to be held in July, 2019. They will also get scholarships to further their studies in China as rewards.

The program was started with the national anthems of both counties. At first program host gave the detail introduction about Chinese Bridge Competition Rules, Draw the sequence of candidates and their selection process.

Group of students having (HSK-5 Chinese language level) were given tremendous and colorful dance and theatre performances to entertain the audience and chief guest.

ao Jing, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China during his remarks said to the students that he was excited to be part of this wonderful competition of Chinese Bridge . He congratulated the Confucius Institute for organizing this event.

He also congratulated all the students and teachers of NUML & Confucius Institute and Pakistani Institutes Punjab and Faisalabad University. He said that Pakistan young students those studying the Chinese language will have definitely a prominent and bright future.

He said participants were talking about one belt one road initiative and CPEC and they are talking about Pakistan and China relationship which would further strengthen our friendship.

At the ending session of the program Yao Jing, Ambassador of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and Zia Uddin Najam HI(M)(Retd) Rector of NUML distributed the prizes among winning students (1st to 3rd prize) and all others participants were awarded cash and certificates.