The 13th Chinese Bridge contest comes to a close in Changsha
Xu Jialu, former vice-chairman of the NPC Standing Committee and a renowned linguist; Xu Shousheng, secretary of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee and CPC Committee; Du Jiahao, governor of Hunan province; and Xu Lin, consultant of the State Council and director of the Confucius Institute Headquarters, attended the finals and gave awards to the winners.
After a month of exciting competition, Monica Cunha Da Silva from Brazil, Rebecca Claire Cuthbert Morrison from Australia, Anesu Mhembere from Zimbabwe, Yusun Sung from South Korea and Nikita Kuzmin from Russia stood out from the 126 players from the five continents of America, Oceania, Africa, Asia and Europe, becoming the top five of the contest.
The final was composed of two sections, a drama performance and impromptu answer. The champions from the five continents gave a lively performance of the play The New Silk Road. Monica Cunha Da Silva played Yang Guifei, a much-favored imperial concubine during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) and won over the judges.
The 13th Chinese Bridge contest was opened at the millennium institution, Yuelu Academy, in Changsha on July 6. It is expected to help boost cultural communication and friendship between China and other countries.
By Zhang Qiong, edited by Noelle Mateer and Michael Thai
Source: Changsha Evening News