“Chinese Bridge” international language contest held in Cuba

“Chinese Bridge” international language contest held in Cuba
“Chinese Bridge” international language contest held in Cuba

The event was divided into a category for university students and another dedicated to secondary school students, and from each level a top winner emerged who will represent the island during the international competition that will take place in China.

All the contestants delighted the audience with presentations on topics of Chinese politics, culture, society and history; They gave demonstrations of dance, singing, poetry and painting that included elements of traditional art from that country, and also answered questions from the jury.

In the university category, the young Rodrigo Curbelo won and among the high school students the winner was Amanda Cabezas.

Both told Prensa Latina that it is not only an achievement on a personal level after years of study and strong preparation, but also a recognition of the education received in Cuba and a commitment to represent the homeland well when competing with contestants. from other parts of the world.

At the close of the event, the Chinese ambassador here, Ma Hui, welcomed the display of talent and the growing quality of the contest in Cuba, as well as the interest of youth in the language and culture of the Asian giant.

He highlighted the significance of that enthusiasm for the continued momentum of bilateral relations and people-to-people exchange, mainly, between the new generations on each side.

In conversation with Prensa Latina, the director of the Confucius Institute of the University of Havana, Jeisy Díaz, recalled that the contest stands as a platform to develop skills, as well as promote Chinese culture and language.

As he explained, organizing the 2024 edition had the challenge of incorporating high school students and this meant progress from a didactic point of view, because it can contribute to further promoting the interest of these young people and exchanges with educational institutions. of that level.

“To learn from Chinese culture is to understand its history. There is beauty and a very important material and intangible heritage (…) Cubans must know their legacy in our nation and with young people we can promote the study of the language, create a bond, a vehicle to strengthen ties,” Díaz added.


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