A Chinese Cultural performance competition is organized every year by the Confucius Institute worldwide, with the aim of increasing people’s understanding of the Chinese Language and culture. In line with the year’s theme “One world, one family” contestants came up with a number of activities.
Since its inception in 2002, more than 600 contestants from over 50 countries have participated in the annual event. On the 28th of May this year, the 21st Chinese Bridge (Ghana edition) was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these contestants were students from the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast (CIUCC), the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The special guests for this year’s edition were Mr. Zhu Jing the Political Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, Prof Daniel Ofori the Provost of the college of humanities, Mr. Liu Yang, Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Chinese enterprises, Professor Chu Beijuan, Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at University of Ghana and Professor Josephine Dzahene-Quarshie, the Ghanaian Director of Confucius Institute, University of Ghana.
Four of these students, namely Kyeremanteng Joseph, Seth Kojo Dickson, Daniel Sekyi Ansah, and Enoch Essel, qualified to represent the University of Cape Coast Confucius Institute at the national level. Throughout the contest, each contestant exhibited their command of the Chinese language and culture.
At the end of the competition, Kyeremanteng Joseph and Daniel Sekyi Ansah won the second prize with 92 and 91.4 points respectively, whilst Enoch Essel and Seth Kojo Dickson won the third prize also with 90.4 and 89 points respectively.
The Chinese language is widely spoken not only in China. Mandarin is also spoken in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia. If you are a travel lover, then learning the Chinese language is imperative.