Islamabad:May 24:Promotion of Chinese language learning will further consolidate the ‘all-weather’ and ‘deeper than the ocean’ friendship between Pakistan and China. It will not only help in further consolidating bilateral relations, but also enhance diplomatic, commercial, economic, cultural and strategic relations of the two neighbourly countries, said People’s Republic of China Ambassador Liu Jian.
He stated this while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of the 11th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students, which was arranged by the Confucius Institute and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here on Wednesday, says a press release.
Liu Jian said that Pakistan and China are enjoying cordial relations in every field of life. The recent visit of 100-member delegation of the All-China Youth Federation reflects that both countries are interested in people-to-people interaction, teacher-student exchanges and social and cultural exchanges to trickle these relations down to the grassroots level.
Speaking on the occasion, NUML Director General (DG) Brigadier Azam Jamal said: “We are thankful to the Chinese embassy and the Chinese government for provision of proper syllabi, books, reading material and teachers for the Chinese Department at the NUML. The Chinese Department is playing an efficient role in producing young proficient Chinese language speakers and alumni of this department are now serving on key posts in the country as well as abroad,” he added.
The competition was divided into three parts. All contestants were required to deliver a speech in Chinese language in the first part, answer questions of judges in the second part and perform something in Chinese talent show, which was third part of the competition. Students delivered their speeches in Chinese, answered questions with confidence and then performed cultural dances and Chinese songs to demonstrate their mastery in Chinese language.
First position was won by Muhammad Waqas Ali Goraya, second position was grabbed by two students, Musadiq Hanif and Fazal Rahim. The winners of this competition will participate in the Final Competition of 11th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students to be held in China.
In the end, NUML Rector Major General (r) Masood Hasan and Ambassador of People’s Republic of China Liu Jian gave away prizes to the winners of the event.The news.