The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau:
On July 29, hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh & the Center for Chinese-Foreign Language Cooperation, Undertake by the Confucius Institute at North South University, co-organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Dhaka, the online finals of the Bangladesh Division of the 20th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students came to a successful conclusion.
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming was invited to attend and delivered a speech, Mr. Shi Jingwu, Bengali Professor at Beijing University Language Center, Ms. Wu Yun, Deputy Director of the National Cooperation and Exchange Office of Yunnan University, Mr. Liu Chuntao, Chief Correspondent of Xinhua News Agency in Bangladesh, Dr. Nazmus Sakib, Committee member of ABCA (Association of Bangladesh-China Alumni), and Miss. Tahsin, the first prize owner of the 16th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Finals for Foreign College Students (Asian area) in 2017, attended the event.
After three rounds of contests including speeches, knowledge quizzes, and talent performances, with solid Chinese skills and creative talent performances, Poroma Subha Mostafiz from the Confucius Institute of North South University finally won the first prize of this contest and she will have the opportunity to represent Bangladesh participated in the “Chinese Bridge” global finals.
Ambassador Li said in his speech that China and Bangladesh support each other and fight the epidemic together, leaving behind many touching stories. There is an old saying in China, “knowing the pines and cypresses in the cold & you see the truth in adversity”, which means that only through severe tests can tell who is a true friend. After the outbreak of the covid-19 epidemic, the two countries helped each other, this is the realism of friends taking care of each other.
At the same time, he emphasized, “I know that many students are eager to go to China to complete their studies as soon as possible. However, I am also very anxious. I hope that the students will be more patient and actively participate in online learning in Chinese universities. For the better, when all the students are vaccinated, I believe that all international students will return to China and the door of China will always be open to you.”