Chinese champion may be world winner

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Chi Tran may emerge the victor in the international 2020 Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition.

The Darwin High School student eclipsed regional contenders in the Mandarin speaking and performance-based competition.

She scored second place in the Darwin-hosted national clash.

Challengers faced a written test on their general knowledge of China, an unscripted speech on the topic Fly High with Chinese, and a cultural performance such as a dance, folk song or poetry.

The school’s Chinese language teacher Weijin Wang said Chi developed her encyclopedic knowledge of China — including geography, politics, culture and linguistic areas — the three-minute speech, and her song Falling Flower in two months.

Chi impressed the judges and the audience with her excellent Chinese speaking skills and brilliant Chinese cultural performance,” she said.

“Her hobby of watching Chinese television dramas and movies accelerated her mastery of the language, winning her first place in the regional trial.

“And Chi wore traditional Chinese clothes to complement the ancient style of music accompanying her song.”

Ms Wang said Chi Tran’s regional win and national placement has qualified her to join the Oceania challenge.

“Twenty students from each of five continents will participate in an online four-round elimination series,” she said.

“In the first play-off, 30 of the 100 students will proceed as Oceania rivals, the 15 triumphant students will advance to the semi-final comprising Africa, America, Oceania, Europe and Asia.

“The five champions from that round will contest the global final, battling for a scholarship to study in China.”

The grueling series begins 28 September and ends 6 November.

Chinese champion may be world winner
Chi Tran may emerge the victor in the international 2020 Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition.

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