On April 29th,the Preliminary Round of the 22nd "Chinese Bridge" Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students (Brazil Division) hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Brazil, organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Brasilia, and co-organized by 11 Confucius Institutes in Brazil came to its end in Brasilia.
This competition is the first offline appearance after the epidemic. Twenty outstanding contestants from 12 Confucius Institutes in Brasilia participated in the competition. The contestants competed in the sessions of "One World, One Family" speech, reading and listening test and talent show. Wanderson Léo Ferreira da Costa, the student from the Confucius Institute at State University of Pará (CI-UEPA), took the challenge calmly and actively prepared for the competition. Finally, with his high-spirited speech and humorous "talk show", he left a deep impression on the audience and received the Excellence Award.
The annual "Chinese Bridge" competition, known as the "Olympics" in the field of international Chinese education, is a feast for Chinese language learners around the world and of great significance to cultural exchanges. During the event, Ambassador Zhu Qingqiao attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. After the competition, the Education Counselor of the Embassy Wang Zhiwei met with the Chinese and foreign directors of the Confucius Institutes in Brazil and had a cordial and friendly discussion.
In future, taking the opportunity of implementing the achievements of President Lula's visit to China and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2024, CI-UEPA will continue to devote to the high-quality development of Chinese language teaching in Brazil, promote learning through competitions, and help more outstanding Brazilian young talents to become the inheritors of China-Brazil friendship and new forces in the development of bilateral relations.